Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Author: Antonette Ho

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2019 B.E.T.A. Challenge Finalists!

The Blank Center is pleased to announce the 2019 B.E.T.A. Challenge finalists! Watch the nine startups pitch in front of a panel of judges for their share of over $300,000 in cash and prizes on Thursday, April 11 during the B.E.T.A. Challenge Finale. In celebration of Babson’s Centennial, three additional awards will be given during…

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2019 B.E.T.A. Challenge Semifinalists!

The Blank Center is pleased to announce the 2019 B.E.T.A. Challenge semifinalists. Meet the entrepreneurs on Wednesday, April 3 at 4:30pm in Olin Hall at the Venture Expo! Register now >> Alumni Challenge Artyfactos (Angela Sanchez MBA’11 and Jaime Gomez) Forefront (Yulkendy Valdez ’17 and Josuel Plasencia ’17) Legably (San Dahan MBA’17, Daniel Reilly, and…

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Talk Tech with John Landry, Babson Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Newly appointed Entrepreneur-in-Residence John Landry ’69, MP’08 is no stranger to technology or startups. From his time at Shawmut Bank in the 1970s running the bank’s automated system, to founding Lead Dog Ventures, which invests in early-stage tech companies, John has navigated the web of Boston’s tech scene. And now we’re bringing the Spiderman (of…

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How 2 Tuesdays Spring 2019!

Want to learn something really practical to get your startup moving in the right direction? #How2Tuesdays are short, workshop style sessions meant to bring you very specific, user friendly instruction on some of the most important things you need to know how to do for your venture. Every Tuesday at 5pm in the Blank Center…

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Summer Venture Program 2019: What You Need to Know Now

“The Summer Venture Program really helped us hit the ground running and gain the confidence needed to move from student entrepreneurs to adult entrepreneurs 🙂 The relationships, mentors, and lessons learned have carried forward with us over years and have greatly added to the success of the company!” – Hanson Grant ’16, founder, Think Board…

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B.E.T.A. Challenge 2019: What You Need to Know Now

Want to win $20,000 for your venture? Now in its eighth year, the Blank Center’s B.E.T.A. Challenge recognizes major milestones Babson businesses have achieved by taking action. Winners of the graduate, undergraduate, and alumni B.E.T.A. Challenge each win a grand prize of $20,000 in cash plus​ “services in kind” donations from corporate sponsors respectively. In…

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2018 Rocket Pitch – Call for Pitches!

Working on a business opportunity? Want to pitch your idea and get meaningful, immediate feedback? The answer is simple: participate in Rocket Pitch on Thursday, November 8! Now in its 19th year, Rocket Pitch is an annual event where Babson (students and alumni), Olin Engineering and Wellesley College student entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to…

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Tips for Entrepreneurs from the 2018 Summer Venture Program Cohort

This past summer, the Blank Center had the privilege of accelerating 15 startups through the Summer Venture Program (SVP). The 2018 cohort was incredibly special, as this year was the 10th anniversary of the program. Over the 10 weeks of SVP, our participants have gone achieved many milestones, but have also faced challenges. Here are…

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Special Guest Kevin Colleran ’03 to Speak at Summer Venture Showcase

We are thrilled to announce that Kevin Colleran ‘03, Founder and Managing Director, Slow Ventures, and one of the first 10 employees at Facebook, will be speaking at this year’s Summer Venture Showcase! Kevin Colleran is the Managing Director of Slow Ventures, a Seed stage venture capital firm that manages nearly $250M financed by nearly…