Tag: Undergraduate

Founder Stories from the Babson Hatchery

The following post is from Yushan Lou ’18, a Butler Venture Accelerator team member. On April 8, we were honored to have three hatchery members for Founder Friday! They shared their entrepreneurial experiences with us as well as valuable advice for future entrepreneurs. The first hatchery member we met was Brendan Barbato ’17. Inspired by…

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Shannon Sweeny

Babson Undergraduate Business Wins Collegiate Next Great Consumer Brands Competition

Babson undergraduates Hanson Grant ’16 and Ken Zhang ‘16 were recognized once again for their innovative business, Think Board, by the Terry College of Business for the Next Great Consumer Brands Award. Think Board was awarded a $25,000 cash prize and an invitation to present their business at the Next Great Consumer Brands Conference at…

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Giving Thanks Abroad

This article was written by Will Felix, an Education Abroad Peer Advisor who studied abroad in the Netherlands last Fall Last fall, I studied abroad in Rotterdam (The Netherlands). I made a great group of friends, hailing from the states and countries all over Europe. One of the things my American friends and I would…

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Michael Chmura

Alumnus Business Virool Closes $12M in Series A Funding

Virool, the fastest growing video distribution platform for marketers, today announced a new round of strategic funding to further accelerate its presence in the global advertising market. The company has raised a Series A round of $12 million in new funding from Menlo Ventures, Yahoo! Japan, Flint Capital and 500 Startups. The investment builds on…

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Founder Fridays with Founders from Babson’s Hatchery

The Blank Center’s Founder Friday series is continuing on Friday, April 8 at 11am with some of Babson’s hatchery businesses! Here are the founders that will be sharing their stories: Brendan Barbato ’17: Shelfie Shelfie is an interactive, social platform where charities can create value, enhance their image, and strengthen customer intimacy by directly marketing…

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Why Industrial Hemp Could Save the World

The following post is from Trevor Grode ’19, founder of J.W. Hunt Organics, a spring 2016 hatchery business. What are the biggest problems facing the world today? Climate change, globalization, health, water shortages. In short – sustainability. When you consider our rapidly dwindling natural resources and our exponentially increasing population, the question really becomes “how…

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Invest Right Away in a Branding Strategy

The following post is from Emily Levy ’16, founder of PICCPerfect, a spring 2016 hatchery business.  Like most first time entrepreneurs, I thought my team and I could do everything ourselves. My team and I wanted to save money and we did all of the marketing and graphics in house or in the Babson eco-system…

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