Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Author: Antonette Ho

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Entrepreneurship Faculty Profile: Yasu Yamakawa

Passionate. Curious. Focused. Resilient. Those are the four words that Professor Yasu Yamakawa uses to describe himself. Having the pleasure of assisting him with the course Made in Japan: Culture and Opportunities the past two years, these four words do ring true. Seeing him in action on and off Babson’s Wellesley campus, Professor Yamakawa has helped…

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Blank in Boston: Sales is Everything

The following post is from Ali Pincus Jacobs, a Blank Center team member. Are you looking to jumpstart your sales at your startup in 2017? Join the Blank Center in Boston on Thursday, January 12th at 5:30 p.m. for a panel discussion on “Sales is Everything: Tips and Tricks from Successful Babson Entrepreneurs”. Babson alumni…

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Are You Up For the B.E.T.A. Challenge?

Babson is the first academic institution to have a business plan competition. We were also the first to get rid of it. With the growing trend that action is what helps entrepreneurs get ahead, the Blank Center reshaped Babson’s business competition to what is now the B.E.T.A. (Babson Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®) Challenge. Now in its…

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Future of Fashion

The following post is from Sara Wu ’17, a Butler Venture Accelerator team member. As part of Babson’s Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Fashion Entrepreneurial Initiative hosted a panel: The Future of Fashion. The panelists included Jay Adams, Co-Founder and CEO of BRASS, Dan Marcus, Director of Online Marketing at Talbots, Aman Advani, CEO of Ministry…

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How 2 Create Facebook Advertising Campaigns

The following post is from Sara Wu ’17, a Butler Venture Accelerator team member. Last fall, the Blank Center hosted a How 2 Tuesday with Andrew Krebs-Smith MBA’13, Founder and CEO of Social Fulcrum. During the session we How to Create Facebook Advertising Campaigns. About Andrew Krebs-Smith MBA’13 After building digital departments within traditional agencies,…

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Programming Defined

This past fall, the Blank Center hosted General Assembly for an all day workshop at the Blank Center: Programming for Non-Programmers at Babson: Basics + Front-End Development. As a non-programmer, the workshop was an eye opening experience into how tech works and the ways entrepreneurs can apply it to their ventures. Here are some takeaways…

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What Makes a Good Pitch

The Babson Entrepreneurship Forum (BEF) is the flagship student-run forum of the year. This year the BEF celebrated its 15th anniversary and as part of their celebration, they hosted a Live to Pitch event. Over 40 startups across Boston applied, but only five ventures were chosen to compete live in front of an experienced panel…

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Entrepreneurship Faculty Profile: Donna Kelley

Donna Kelley is a legend at Babson. Not only has she taught hundreds of students all around the world, but her role at the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) has helped bring Babson to the forefront of entrepreneurship research. Professor Kelley recently shared what makes Babson special and how entrepreneurs can create value in society. What…

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Welcome to Joe Zhou, Global Entrepreneur in Residence!

The following post is from Ali Pincus Jacobs, a Blank Center team member. The Blank Center is excited to welcome Joe Zhou as the first Global Entrepreneur in Residence. Joe is the Founder & CEO of FirstBlood, an E-sports startup that recently broke the speed record for crowdfunding. Prior to founding Firstblood, Joe co-founded Alt-Options,…

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Takeaways from the 2016 Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs

The following post is from Fifi Shi ’18, a Butler Venture Accelerator team member. Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs®, the world’s first entrepreneurship hall of fame, was held November 10 as the kickoff event of Babson’s Global Entrepreneurship Week. Two new entrepreneurs were recognized for their outstanding business achievements and their contributions towards society. This year’s…