Tag: Summer Venture Program

SVP Week 4: Perfecting their Pitches

Imagine: you have developed a groundbreaking new product or service, but you only have one minute in line at Starbucks or in a crowded elevator to explain it to your dream client. Would you be able to make a great first impression for your venture? This scenario is far more common than you’d imagine, so…

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SVP Week 2: From Relaxation to Iteration

After the relaxing holiday weekend, SVP teams returned to Boston last Tuesday for a busy week of growth and ideation which allowed them to refine their customer-product fits. Tuesday, May 28th SVP teams informed each other of their accomplishments since last week and their goals for the week ahead during our Team Updates at Babson…

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Alexandra Dunk

Your Guide to the Boston Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

A key component of the Summer Venture Program is its location in downtown Boston, giving the student entrepreneurs a chance to immerse themselves in the Boston startup ecosystem. To help orient us in our first week of SVP, Blank Center Executive Director Debi Kleiman gave us an introduction to the ecosystem. The Boston entrepreneur is…

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Alexandra Dunk

Focus on Fit: SVP Advisor Clynton Caines

Tech doesn’t need to be pretty. To scale, tech needs to solve a problem. When we talk about how tech can and should be in tune with customer needs, Clynton Caines, the newest advisor to join the Blank Center’s Summer Venture Program team, readily points out Craigslist as an example. Clynton explains that Craigslist’s MVP…

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Antonette Ho

Summer Venture Program 2019: What You Need to Know Now

“The Summer Venture Program really helped us hit the ground running and gain the confidence needed to move from student entrepreneurs to adult entrepreneurs 🙂 The relationships, mentors, and lessons learned have carried forward with us over years and have greatly added to the success of the company!” – Hanson Grant ’16, founder, Think Board…

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Alexandra Dunk

From Summer to School: Student Showcase on 9/12

How did you spend your summer vacation? Did you work abroad? Start a business venture? Join us, along with the Office of Faith and Service, Weissman Scholars, and the Centers for Career Development, on Wednesday, September 12 to hear from students who had unique summer experiences. Here are the students who will be sharing their experiences: Ralph…

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