Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Author: Antonette Ho

2016 Babson Summer Venture Showcase Wellesley

15 startups will share their stories and present their business ventures. Join us on Thursday, July 28 in Olin Auditorium for this year’s Summer Venture Showcase! Our teams from the Summer Venture Program Wellesley cohort will present their accomplishments, we hope to see you there! Register now >> https://2016babsonsvpwellesley.eventbrite.com Registration opens at 1pm, opening remarks/presentations…

Marsh Carter & Anne Steer Visit

The following post is from Emily Denoble ’18, a Butler Venture Accelerator team member. Marsh Carter, former Chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, and Anne Steer, Head of Distribution at Congress Asset Management, spent time at the Summer Venture Program a couple weeks ago. This was Carter’s seventh year with the Program, and Steer’s…

The Art of Persuasion

The following post is from Emily Denoble ’18, a Butler Venture Accelerator team member. Did you know that persuasion, defined as “a conscious attempt by one individual or group to change the attitudes, beliefs, or behavior of another individual or group of individuals through the transmission of some message“, functions on a continuum? Every message…

How to Deal With the Unexpected

What happens to a business when an unexpected obstacle occurs? To emulate what could happen in starting a new venture, Stephen Brand, co-director of Wellesley’s Summer Venture Program, facilitated an “enterprise game” for participants of the Wellesley cohort several weeks ago. The participants were divided into groups and were tasked with creating a new venture…

Understanding Insurance

The following post is from Emily Denoble ’18, a Butler Venture Accelerator team member. The Blank Center recently had the honor of having Cottingham & Butler insurance brokers on campus to present to members of Babson’s entrepreneurship community. The focus of the discussion was business insurance: Why entrepreneurs should care and the basics of its…

Work Life Balance for Entrepreneurs

The following post is from Emily Denoble ’18, a Butler Venture Accelerator team member. Did you know that the United States ranks among the worst countries for work-life balance? Or that nearly 60% of employees recently worked while on vacation? Cindy Berg, an entrepreneur, mother, and Summer Venture Program advisor, presented these shocking facts to…

How to Interview Customers

The following post is from Emily Denoble ’18, a Butler Venture Accelerator team member. Unsure how to get honest feedback from customers? Keith Hopper, a Summer Venture Program advisor, recently led a Lunch and Learn workshop focused on this very task. His preferred method? One-on-one interviews. Keith believes that structured interviews help provide validation that…

How to Make a Great PowerPoint Presentation

The following post is from Chirag Shah M’17, co-founder of Rapidocc a 2016 SVP Wellesley business. We all know the basics of a good PowerPoint presentation – captivating visuals, concise statements, and thoughtful animations and transitions. Though we know these factors make an excellent presentation, we don’t always employ them. Why? Because we’re more comfortable…

How to Overcome Stage Fright

The following post is from Emily Denoble ’18, a Butler Venture Accelerator team member. Sharon Sinnott, faculty member and Director of the Babson College Speech Center, took center stage for Thursday’s lunch-and-learn workshop. The Speech Center assists the entire Babson community, including students, faculty, staff, and alumni, enhance their verbal communication skills. This is a…

Overcome Your Fear of Networking

The following post is from Chirag Shah M’17, co-founder of Rapidocc a 2016 SVP Wellesley business. Networking may be seamless or challenging for you, but whatever it is, we all can attest to its power. For instance, according to Kim Miles, Founder of Miles In Heels Productions, effective networking got her to where she is. …