Tag: Summer

Emily Besen

NOT A TYPO: Recruiting for Summer 2019 in some industries will start AS EARLY AS SUMMER 2018

Some competitive companies, such as Amazon, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, ETC. are opening Summer 2019 applications as early as May, June or July 2018. That’s not a typo.  In order to recruit the best talent, some companies are opening their applications one full year before the start of the internship/job. While applications will likely stay…

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Antonette Ho

Accelerate Your Startup This Summer

“SVP ’17 was the best way I could’ve ever imagined spending 10 weeks. The amount of resources, mentorship, and love we received from the Babson and Boston communities as student entrepreneurs exceeded all our expectations. The program is a must for any founders from Babson, Olin, and Wellesley.” – Derek Tu ’18 Looking to accelerate your startup…

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Antonette Ho

September 13 Student Showcase!

The Blank Center, Undergraduate Center for Career Development (CCD), and the Weissman Scholarships Program will be hosting a student showcase to highlight the different experiences Babson students had during their summer 2017 break. This event will be held on Wednesday, September 13, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Reynolds. Here are the students and experiences…

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Katrina Rega

The Power of a Thank You Note

As my internship ended this week, I contemplated the best way to leave a mark of my appreciation with my managers and coworkers. I came to the decision that I would bake cupcakes and write thank you notes for them. At lunch on my last day, I brought out the cupcakes in little ribbon-wrapped boxes…

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Antonette Ho

Customer Learning

Learning about your customers may seem obvious to first-time entrepreneurs. However, for many founders, the moving pieces of a business sometimes gets in the way. We lose sight about what is important to the customer and, as a startup, we forget that we are providing value to the customer. During the Summer Venture Program (SVP),…

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Sharon Chin

Ending Things on a Good Note, Literally

It’s the third week of August, which means that my internship at Kapten & Son has come to an end! Although this is exciting because it means no more waking up at the crack of dawn to commute to Brooklyn and more beach days, I know that I will definitely miss the energy and people…

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Antonette Ho

What Are Investors Looking For?

As fundraising is an area that entrepreneurs often have questions about, the Summer Venture Program invited three investors to share their side of the story. We were privileged to have Natalie Bartlett of General Catalyst/Rough Draft Ventures; Ziad Moukheiber, CEO of Boston Harbor Angels; and Jason Frishman, Founder of NetCapital provide their insights. The three…

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Sharon Chin

Five Quotes from a Twenty-something Entrepreneur

On the first day of my internship, I told Addy, one of the founders of Kapten & Son, that his name was also a nickname for a drug. He chuckled. There are three founders of Kapten & Son. When Kapten decided to focus on the US as its primary growth market, Addy picked up his…

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Antonette Ho

Entrepreneurship Faculty Profile: Angela Randolph

I first met Professor Angela Randolph when she was applying to work at Babson. During this invite-only session, Professor Randolph discussed how entrepreneurial ideas comes from identifying problems consumers have and brainstorming creative solutions to add value. Now, almost two years later, Babson is fortunate to have Professor Randolph share these skills and tactics to…

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Antonette Ho

How to Raise a Seed Round

Being an entrepreneur and angel investor himself, Summer Venture Program director David Chang has seen both sides of the fundraising process. As part of “fundraising week” at SVP, David hosted a session for participants covering the basics of fundraising and tactics. David started the session by sharing the different sources of capital. The ones we…

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