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Babson Built | Juan Giraldo on Waku

Babson Built is a dive into the entrepreneurial mindset and journey, brought to life through the stories of Babson founders. From dorm room startup to Shark Tank to Series A, our interviews depict the highs, lows, and thrills of starting and scaling a venture. 

The Babson Built podcast is now live and can be listened to on both iOS devices (using the Podcast app) and Android devices (using Podcast Addict app), with upcoming interviews with some of the world’s coolest and most innovative founders.

WAKU or “healing water” is infused with medicinal herbs and aromatic flowers from the Andes Mountains. The founders, Juan and Nico, grew up in Ecuador drinking this “healing water” whenever they were sick. They decided to partner with a local farmer, Don Miguel, and helped him get this “healing water” to the US market. This is a social impact business, helping Don Miguel and other rural farmers improve their livelihoods.

In this episode, Jake Maude asks Juan how he has grown this sustainable business with a product that has become increasingly popular in the Boston market.

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