Tag: Summer Venture Program

Ziyan Liu

Week 4: Summer Venture Program 2017

Lots of events and activities happened during week 4 of Summer Venture Program! During team updates, SVP Director David Chang put up each start-up’s company brief that were filled out during the first week of the program. So many things have changed since the program started! Some have accomplished their top millstones, some have solved…

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Ziyan Liu

B2B Sales

On Thursday, June 8th, we had our second lunch and learn session with Beth Goldstein on how to make a great first impression during an elevator pitch. As one of our Summer Venture Program 2017 advisors, Beth has expertise in marketing and sales, with a focus on customer discovery and market research. Aside from being…

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Ziyan Liu

Week 3: Summer Venture Program 2017

Week three of Summer Venture Program was about connecting the entrepreneurs with the outside world; from getting them in touch with potential customers, to helping them making connections with potential investors and advisors. On Monday, June 5, after a quick weekly team update, Mitchell Troyanovsky (Quonvo) delivered his investor presentation during Hot Seat. Quonvo is…

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Ziyan Liu

Communicate Effectively

What makes a business successful? This question seems to be extremely broad that any entrepreneurs can answer it differently based on their personal stories and past experiences. Sharon Sinnott, the Director of Babson Speech Center, thinks that communication is one of the most important elements that can make a business thrive. On Thursday, June 1,…

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Ziyan Liu

Week 2: Summer Venture Program 2017

After a rainy Memorial Day weekend, our passionate entrepreneurs got back to work at Workbar Boston with their full strength and enthusiasm. It is nice to know that they are utilizing other co-working spaces such as Workbar Cambridge and the Blank Center! We started week 2 by having team updates. On the first day of…

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Emily Denoble

SVP Advisor Profile: Keith Hopper

The Blank Center is delighted that Keith Hopper is part of the 2017 Summer Venture Program team as an advisor for the second consecutive year! Keith is an invaluable resource to the Boston startup community and the SVP teams. We recently chatted about how being an advisor for SVP differs from typical mentor relationships and…

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Ziyan Liu

Week 1: Summer Venture Program 2017

Except for the weather being a little cloudy, May 22nd was a perfect day for us to kick off the 2017 Summer Venture Program. Our SVP director, David Chang, welcomed fourteen startups to Workbar Boston, where all the teams will be working to develop their ventures for the next couple of months. After the introductions,…

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Emily Denoble

2017 Babson Rising Stars: Part 1

At the 2017 Celebrating Achievements in Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® (CAETA) event in April, Babson named four alumni of its undergraduate and graduate programs as Rising Star honorees. Touring musician and founder of Road Dog Music Group, Jamie Kent ’09 walked onstage and shared that he is often asked how being an entrepreneur and a…

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Antonette Ho

2017 Summer Venture Program

In less than two weeks, we will be kicking off the 9th year of the Babson Summer Venture Program! We are excited about the 14 teams this year and are looking forward to hosting the program in downtown Boston for the first time. The Summer Venture Program (SVP) is a 10-week intensive experience designed to…

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Emily Denoble

Hostel Point: Past Summer Venture Program Participants: Where Are They Now? (2017 Series: Part 4)

When you travel to a new country and stay in a hostel, you probably don’t know what to expect from the experience. Will your roommates be yoga fanatics or would they rather go bungee jumping? This uncertainty is what drove Leonardo Robligio to create Hostel Point, Co. This in-house social platform allows guests to communicate…

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