Entrepreneurship Pictionary at Kids College, Babson Reunion & Homecoming
On September 20, the Blank Center participated in Kids College at the Babson Reunion and Homecoming. Butler Venture Accelerator prepared Pictionary game for Kids College and had a lot of fun with the kids. The Entrepreneurship Pictionary contained words related to Babson alumni’s startups.
Here are the list of the words and facts in the Entrepreneurship Pictionary. Enjoy!
Fact: Daniel Gerber ’20 H’67 is founder of Gerber Baby Foods. Gerber Baby Foods is a purveyor of baby food and baby products.
Fact: Scott Hunter M’09 started Vedavoo, an American builder of bags, backpacks, and other gear for fly fishing, hiking and climbing. Hunter was the 2014 alumni winner of the B.E.T.A. Challenge, Babson’s annual business competition.
Fact: Sara Gragnolati M’10 is Founder and CEO of Cocomama Foods. Cocomama produces gluten-free ready-to-eat Quinoa Cereal.
Fact: Akio Toyoda M’82, P’14 is President and CEO of Toyota Motor Corporation. Toyota Motor Corporation is a Japanese automotive manufacturer headquartered in Toyota, Aichi, Japan.
Fact: Chris Jacobs ’10 is founder and Chief Card Giver at Honest Discounts. Honest Discounts allows anyone to save 10~75% on all generic or brand name prescriptions not covered by their health insurance.
Fact: Franklin E. Perdue was the president and CEO of Perdue Farms, now one of the largest chicken-producing companies in the United States. Perdue was inducted into Babson’s Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs in 1981.
Fact: Emily Lagasse M’15 founded FedWell, a pet food line that promises quality recognizable ingredients to keep dogs healthy and happy.
Fact: Roger Enrico ’65, H’86 is former Chairman/CEO of PepsiCo. PepsiCo is an American multinational food and beverage corporation headquartered in NY with interests in the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of grain-based snack foods, beverages, and other products.
Fact: Jonathan Feinman M’10 is founder and executive director of InnerCity Weightlifting. Their mission is to reduce violence by getting the students off the streets and into the gym, and empower them with confidence and the positive community.
Fact: Arthur M. Blank ’63, H’98 is co-founder of Home Depot, an American retailer of home improvement and construction products and services. It operates many big-box format stores across United States, all ten provinces of Canada, as well as Mexico.
Word: Jeans / pants
Fact: Romney Evans M’06 and Jessica Arrendondo Murphy M’06 started True Fit originally to help customers find the perfect pair of jeans. Since then, True Fit has grown to help consumers find any type of apparel and currently has partners such as Macy’s and Nordstrom.
Fact: Dinesh Wadhwani’12 is co-founder and CEO of ThinkLite LLC. ThinkLiteis a global lighting efficiency company that custom designs, manufactures, distributes, and installs energy efficient retrofit solutions to commercial customers and governments.
Fact: Morgen Newman ‘06 and Jeff Avallon ‘06 and John Goscha ’06 founded IdeaPaint in 2008. IdeaPaint is a single-coat, roller-applied whiteboard paint that transforms almost anything into a high-performance dry erase surface.
Fact: Serial entrepreneur Christopher Robbins, M’03 co-founded Stone Hearth Pizza Co. Stone Hearth has five restaurants in Needham, Allston, Cambridge, Belmont, and Winchester.
Fact: Ruthie Davis M’93 is President, founder, and Designer at Ruthie Davis, an online boutique of exclusive designer ladies shoes and sneakers all made in Italy.
Fact: Ken Chen ’06 and Gautam Gupta ’07 founded Nature Box, a service that mails delicious and nutritious steps to your doorstep.
Fact: Jim Poss M’03 founded Big Belly Solar, a maker of solar-powered trash compactors. BigBelly Solar has won numerous awards and is recognized as a C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group best practice. Poss was recognized as a Rising Star in 2010 for the Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.
Word: Television/ TV
Fact: Mir Ibrahim Rahman ’00 is a co-founder and CEO of GEO TV Network, Pakistan’s most popular and largest media brand. GEO has received the National Association of Broadcaster’s International Excellence Award, recognizing GEO’s contribution in some of the most innovative, creative and exposing programming created in Pakistan.
Fact: Ian So’08 and Jaemin Lee’08 founded The Chicken & Rice Guys, Boston-based food truck serving their version of the popular NYC chicken and rice street food. They’ve been featured in publications including Boston Magazine.
Word: Water bottle
Fact: Andres Valencia M’15 founded GoBag, a flexible water bottle that can be folded, flattened or rolled to fit any pocket, allowing you to conveniently bring your water everywhere. Valencia was a part of Babson’s Summer Venture Program in 2014.
If you have an entrepreneurial idea and are looking for resources to move it forward, join the Butler Venture Accelerator. The program is open to all current Babson, Olin and Wellesley students and Babson alumni.