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Babson Built | Daniel Dalet & Abel Gonzalez of SoloCoco

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 episodes from some of the worlds coolest and most innovative founders.

Hear the story of SoloCoco, a social impact business based in the Dominican Republic that creates virgin coconut oil products, handmade by single mothers who have become experts at their craft. The company distributes to 10 countries and is especially popular among Whole Foods shoppers because of its natural properties and fair trade certification. 

In this episode we hear from SoloCoco co-founders Daniel Dalet (Babson ’03) and Abel Gonzalez about the obstacles they faced in creating the venture, and how they stumbled across an avenue for social impact almost accidentally. SoloCoco is the winner of the 2016 Lewis Institute Changemaker Award as well as the Babson 2018 B.E.T.A. Challenge

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