Tag: Undergraduate

Babson Hatchery

Overcoming Challenges

The following post is from Kimia Sadeghi ’20, founder of Luana Beverages LLC. Luana sells healthy, high-quality, Hawaiian-inspired beverages. The day of my first production run for my beverage startup Luana was one of the biggest achievements in my life. It was the result of a year and a half of hard work and dedication…

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Babson Hatchery

Finding Your Golden Idea

The following post is from Zaylan Jacobsen ’21, founder of One God. One God is a Christian street-wear company working with NCAA Division I football players to create the next generation of influencers and role models. Early this year, I was working on a business idea that I thought was gold. My two business partners…

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Emily Denoble

Self-Reflection

Have you ever felt at home while at work? Before working at the Blank Center, this was an unfamiliar concept to me. Today, I know exactly how it feels. I am incredibly fortunate to have spent four years working in the entrepreneurship center of America’s top-ranked school for entrepreneurship. Throughout my time here, I have…

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Emily Denoble

How 2 Raise from a Student Venture Fund

Are you a student entrepreneur looking for funding? Consider connecting with a student venture fund! The Blank Center hosted a How 2 Tuesday to introduce students to this concept. Shereen Shermak, Partner of SoCoVentures Syndicate and Advisor to Flybridge Capital, moderated a panel with three representatives of student venture funds: Jonathan Marchetti ’18, Venture Partner…

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Antonette Ho

Spring 2018 Hatchery Businesses

As part of the Butler Launch Pad, 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. Here are the businesses that participated in the hatchery…

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Antonette Ho

Meet the 2018 B.E.T.A. Challenge Finalists

  Later this evening, nine startups will present in front of a panel of judges for their share of $200K+ in cash and prizes during the B.E.T.A. Challenge finals. Who are this year’s finalists? Alumni Challenge Clarke’s Organics is empowering single mother families and creating lasting social impact through every day natural personal care and…

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Antonette Ho

Congrats 2018 B.E.T.A. Challenge Finalists!

The Blank Center is pleased to announce the 2018 B.E.T.A. Challenge finalists. Watch the entrepreneurs compete for $200,000 in cash and in-kind services on Thursday, April 12! Register now >> Alumni Challenge Clarke’s Organics (Daniel Dalet ’03) Hostel Point, Co. (Leonardo Robiglio MBA’17 and Ankit Newaskar MBA’17) SlapFive (Jeffrey Ernst ’86, MBA’89) Graduate Challenge Dondoctor…

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Antonette Ho

#How2Tuesday: How 2 Raise from a Student Venture Fund

The Blank Center’s #How2Tuesday series continues on Tuesday, April 10 at 5pm in Luksic 101 (note room location): How 2 Raise from a Student Venture Fund with Contrary Capital, Dorm Room Fund and Rough Draft Ventures! We’ve all heard of student venture funds, but how are they different from standard VC funds? Shereen Shermak, Partner,…

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Antonette Ho

2018 B.E.T.A. Challenge Semifinalists!

The Blank Center is pleased to announce the 2018 B.E.T.A. Challenge semifinalists. Meet the entrepreneurs on Wednesday, April 4 at 4:30pm in Olin Hall at the Venture Expo! Register now >> Alumni Challenge Clarke’s Organics (Daniel Dalet ’03) COI Energy Services Inc. (Prakash Bhatia MBA’10) Curious Reactor (Gideon Coltof MBA’12) Hostel Point, Co. (Leonardo Robiglio…

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Emily Denoble

Prabha Dublish ’18: Female Founder Stories (Part 1)

Prabha Dublish ’18 is the Co-Founder and President of Womentum. Since 2015, Womentum has supported 40 women entrepreneurs in six countries. Prabha is a talented entrepreneur and will be joining Facebook’s Product Marketing team upon graduation! Tell me about Womentum. Womentum is a pay-it-forward nonprofit crowdfunding platform that allows anyone in the world to donate…

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