Living Entrepreneurship Blog

Summer Catalyst: Week 3

During Week 3 of Summer Catalyst, participants engaged in an innovative round of Team Updates, along with expert office hours, Lunch & Learns, and Hot Seat sessions. This week in particular highlighted a significant part of the entrepreneurial journey: personal discovery, development, and growth.   Monday For this week’s Team Updates session, participants were split up…

Alexandra Dunk

Summer Catalyst: Advice, Entrepreneur to Entrepreneur

If you were given an unique opportunity to accelerate your business, how would you take advantage of it? To give the Summer Catalyst teams the benefit of perspective from fellow entrepreneurs, SC Director Bob Stringer led a conversation with Summer Venture Program alumni Alisson Amaral ’21, founder of CollegeSpot, and Jess Lynch ’13 MS’13 MBA’18,…

Summer Catalyst: Week 2

During the second week of Summer Catalyst, teams participated in a variety of activities including Team Updates, Hot Seat, Lean Canvas Coaching, and Lunch & Learns. The teams refined their milestones, learned from experts, practiced giving and receiving feedback, and developed new customer discovery strategies.  Let’s delve into the details: Monday:  Today, Summer Catalyst participants…

Summer Catalyst: Week 1

Monday June 1st, 2020 marked the launch of the Blank Center’s new virtual accelerator: the Summer Catalyst. Over the next 10 weeks, 16 teams will innovate, collaborate, and work toward accelerating their businesses. Together, these exceptional participants will learn, grow, support one another, and navigate the entrepreneurial journey amidst a global pandemic.  Despite the unprecedented…

How 2 Lead Your Organization’s Digital Transformation

As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, many entrepreneurs have faced difficult pivots over the past few months as they adapt to new social distancing regulations and the changing needs of their customers. One of the biggest trends is the shift online, as more businesses that would not have considered themselves “tech companies” before are…

How 2 Scale Your Business: Lessons and Mistakes with Ian So ‘08

As a new founder, what would you do if your venture’s most valuable asset — let’s say a $19K food truck– went out of commission shortly after you launched your venture? For Babson alumnus Ian So ‘08, this was one of the many entrepreneurial challenges he had to overcome as the co-founder of The Chicken…

Alexandra Dunk

Announcing the 2020 B.E.T.A. Challenge Semifinalists!

The Blank Center for Entrepreneurship is excited to announce the 2020 B.E.T.A. Challenge semifinalists! See the entrepreneurs pitch live on Wednesday, April 1 in the virtual semifinals! Register now >> Alumni Semifinalists 1Room (Jeremy Bhatia ’11 and Michael Beeler) Dash Beyond Interactive Media Private Limited (Aakaanksh Pothukutchi ’13) M A Y U (Mayura B. Davda MS’16) oveRNight RN (Michael…

Being a Global Entrepreneur in Residence at Babson College

Today on Living Entrepreneurship, we are featuring a guest post from Akhil Nair MBA’18, founding partner of Parzenn Partners. Since graduating from Babson, Akhil has accelerated his venture through Babson’s Global Entrepreneur in Residence program. Here are his thoughts on the GEIR experience! Babson College’s Global Entrepreneur in Residence program is perhaps one of the…

Alexandra Dunk

Millions, Moves, and Milestones: Updates from Babson Businesses, vol. 3

Babson entrepreneurs have been featured in the media, honored for their accomplishments, and successful in their fundraising endeavors in the past few months – here are just a few of their updates. Gravyty, which provides fundraiser enablement solutions powered by artificial intelligence, announced a $21 million investment from K1 Investment Management. Gravyty was co-founded by…

How 2 Use Digital Marketing for Your Startup

Entrepreneurs in 2020 have access to a growing range of increasingly powerful marketing tools. But amidst all of the other responsibilities that come with growing a venture, how much marketing do founders need to do, and which tools are the best use of their time and resources? The Blank Center kicked off this semester’s series…