Tag: Summer Venture Program

Emily Denoble

Past Summer Venture Program Participants: Where Are They Now? (2017 Series: Part 2)

Serial entrepreneur Andres Valencia, MBA’15, participated in the 2014 Summer Venture Program with the company GoBag, which sold customizable and lightweight water bottles. Although GoBag is no longer in operation, Andres’ entrepreneurial spirit means that he is always looking for new opportunities. Most recently, this passion led him to Indonesia! What made you want to…

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Antonette Ho

Congrats 2017 B.E.T.A. Challenge Semifinalists!

The Blank Center is pleased to announce the 2017 B.E.T.A. Challenge semifinalists. Meet the entrepreneurs on Wednesday, April 5 at 4:30pm in Olin at the Venture Expo! Register now >> Alumni Challenge botkeeper (Enrico Palmerino ’11) GEMS Corporation (Annie Feldman MBA’16, Andrew Schwartz, Jeffrey Lipton and Ted Liao) Gopapaya (Jorge Pascual MBA’13) Rapidocc (Chirag Shah…

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Emily Denoble

How 2 Avoid Top Startup Mistakes

Startups commonly make the same legal mistakes. Jack Steele, a lawyer at Pierce Atwood LLP, who works with new businesses, recently visited Babson and shared how to avoid these familiar problems. Presenting with him was Joanna Geisinger, MBA ’17 and founder of TORq Interface. TORq Interface is a platform that allows hospitals and medical device…

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Antonette Ho

Spring 2017 Hatchery Businesses

As part of the Butler Venture Accelerator, the Blank Center awards about a dozen entrepreneurs each semester with access to professional and semiprivate workspace to grow their ventures. The undergraduate and graduate hatcheries provide a vibrant atmosphere conducive to sharing ideas and information amongst student entrepreneurs. Read more about the spring 2017 hatchery businesses: Graduate…

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Emily Denoble

Past B.E.T.A. Challenge Finalists: Where Are They Now? (2017 Series: Part 4)

Emily Levy ’16 is brightening lives every day. Her business, Mighty Well, creates functional and stylish medical apparel and accessories for patients, their loved ones, and medical professionals. She won the B.E.T.A. Challenge in 2016, applying because she was seeking validation for her business and wanted to be fast-tracked into MassChallenge. The chance to win…

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Emily Denoble

Past B.E.T.A. Challenge Finalists: Where Are They Now? (2017 Series: Part 3)

Do you dream of operating a drone? Look no further than DARTdrones. Founded by Abby Speicher, MBA’15, DARTdrones is a national flight school for drone pilots offering expert training, certification, and consultation throughout the United States for business, police departments, fire departments, and individuals. Abby won the graduate B.E.T.A. Challenge in 2015 and recently appeared…

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Antonette Ho

MassChallenge Fireside Chat

Looking to apply to MassChallenge but not sure where to start? Hear tips and takeaways from Babson entrepreneurs that were in MassChallenge on Monday, March 6 at 5pm in the Blank Center co-working space. About MassChallenge MassChallenge is the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet. No equity and not-for-profit, we are obsessed with helping entrepreneurs…

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