What To Do With a Really Big Idea

Entrepreneurs have ideas, sometimes lots of ideas. But how do you get from idea, to an actual business opportunity? Oftentimes many entrepreneurs think they have a great idea, create the product/service, but don’t think about the other dimensions of the business. On October 2, the Butler Venture Accelerator had a lunch and learn session on…

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What To Do While Exploring

It’s been a couple weeks since we notified our first batch of Accelerator participants about what stage they’ll start out in the Butler Venture Accelerator. Many, like you, may be exploring various ideas and not sure what to do next. Cindy Klein Marmer, advisor to the Explore stage of the Accelerator, hosted a “Welcome to…

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Accelerating Your Venture at Babson

With the recent rankings that Babson is #1 for entrepreneurship (U.S. News, The Princeton Review, Entrepreneur Magazine), it is no surprise that many students that come to Babson want to start, have or be part of an entrepreneurial venture. The Blank Center’s Butler Venture Accelerator supports and advances student entrepreneurial businesses in each phase of…

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Five Mistakes Startups Make

Never a dull moment in the Blank Center! We have been gearing up for new and returning students looking to advance their entrepreneurial ventures through the Butler Venture Accelerator. The sixth year of the Summer Venture Program finished August 1, where we had 16 Babson businesses participating in SVP, a 10-week intensive experience designed to…

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Breaking New Ground Finalist – Brittany Lo ’14

Post from SoYoon Jun ’14, founder of How To Marry: Brittany Lo’14, the founder of BeautyBar by B.LO, believes that women should feel beautiful every day. BeautyBar by B.LO is a physical place where women can go anytime of the day to get their hairs styled and get their make-up done while enjoying complementary cocktails. Since…

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Breaking New Ground Winner – Macy Horton ’14

Post from SoYoon Jun ’14, founder of How To Marry: A graduating senior, Macy Horton’14, recently won SGA’s Breaking New Ground competition and received $3,000 cash prize. I got to interview Horton to learn more about her entrepreneurial journey with her venture, Rock Dust Soil Solutions. Coming from the small town in Maine, Macy Horton’14 was…

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Past B.E.T.A. Challenge Finalists: Where Are They Now? (Series: Part V)

Post from SoYoon Jun ’14, founder of How To Marry: Rob Dalton M’14 is in his final stretch for the evening MBA program at Babson. He is a co-founder of 88 Acres, a business that won the 2013 Graduate B.E.T.A. Challenge. I have got a chance to interview Rob and his co-founder, Nicole Ledoux, about their…

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Past B.E.T.A. Challenge Finalists: Where Are They Now? (Series: Part III)

Post from SoYoon Jun ’14, founder of How To Marry: Joey Roth ‘14 used to be terrible at the videogame FIFA. International students at Babson would score on him goal after goal after goal. Which is why creating a strategy guide for the game seemed like a nearly impossible task. However, he knew somebody out…

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Past B.E.T.A. Challenge Finalists: Where Are They Now? (Series: Part II)

Post from SoYoon Jun ’14, founder of How To Marry: Joshua Bennett’14, a co-founder of College Outside, visited the Butler Venture Accelerator to share his experience with B.E.T.A. Challenge. He was one of the two finalists of the Undergraduate B.E.T.A. Challenge in 2013. College Outside is a highly integrated marketing company that connects the millennium…

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3D Printing and Prototyping

Post from SoYoon Jun ’14, founder of How To Marry: Alfredo Gago M’12, CAM’14, the founder of Salamander’s Energy Solutions, came to visit Babson to demonstrate his newly purchased 3D printer during a peer-to-peer session organized by the Butler Venture Accelerator Program. Gago is originally from Venezuela and is a part of the Accelerator’s hatchery…

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