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Babson Built | Craig Benson on Cabletron Systems

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. 

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Cabletron Systems began in the early 1980’s to manufacture networking computer equipment that dramatically reduce the cost of Ethernet networking equipment. This technology led the way to the more modern computer technology. 

In this episode Jake Maude interviews founder, Craig Benson, to explore how he started this company out of his garage and then it grew into a billion dollar business. 

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