Babson to Offer Summer Experience for Entrepreneurs in San Francisco
This summer, we’re excited to offer Babson entrepreneurs another experience in San Francisco at Babson’s location in SoMa, the hub of the startup ecosystem.
Babson Summer Catalyst is a 10-week pre-accelerator experience in San Francisco designed to help early-stage seed-level entrepreneurs through co-working and access to the SF/Silicon Valley ecosystem.
Throughout the experience, Summer Catalyst teams are given key resources to get their business from a minimum viable product to a launched business. Teams will receive work space, advisors, and an opportunity to build a tight-knit community with like-minded entrepreneurs. The program offers an experiential learning process for teams to accelerate and scale their startups.
Within blocks of the campus are headquarters of some of the biggest names in tech, as well as a host of co-working spaces, accelerators, and VC firms, making San Francisco an ideal spot for budding Babson entrepreneurs. San Francisco provides entrepreneurs with access to the wealth of resources in Silicon Valley and expands the powerful Babson network.
The program supports Babson student entrepreneurs, as well as recent alumni and others outside of the Babson community. Up to 10 venture teams will be selected to participate and are provided shared workspace, mentorship, speakers, workshops, and pitch training. The program culminates with a capstone event, Venture Showcase, during which participants pitch their businesses to an audience of students, faculty, alumni, and the investment community. Participants will not be provided housing for the program but can benefit from living in one of the many coliving and entrepreneurial communities in San Francisco or the greater Bay Area.
The program starts on May 29 and ends on August 3.
Attend an info session via WebEx:
Use password: summercatalyst
Applications are due Friday, March 30th at 12 noon ET.
We hope to see you in San Francisco!
About The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson College
Dedicated in 1998, The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship is the nerve center for entrepreneurial activity at Babson. The 6,000-square-foot center was named in honor of Arthur M. Blank ’63 H’98, co-founder of The Home Depot, and provides a home for members of the Entrepreneurship faculty, the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC), Diana Project, Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM),Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practices (STEP) Project, and the John E. and Alice L. Butler Venture Accelerator Program. The center focuses on expanding the practice of Entrepreneurship of All Kinds® through innovative co-curricular programs and global collaborative research initiatives that inspire and inform Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®. Outside the classroom, students live entrepreneurship through more than a dozen student-run entrepreneurship organizations and forums, and the Boston-area entrepreneurial ecosystem.
About Babson San Francisco
Babson San Francisco expands Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® to the West Coast through an innovative MBA program, an undergraduate semester experience, and custom executive education, while connecting Babson students, faculty, and alumni to the broader entrepreneurial ecosystem of the Bay Area.