Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Author: Alexandra Dunk

Alexandra Dunk

Millions, Moves, and Milestones: Updates from Babson Businesses, vol. 3

Babson entrepreneurs have been featured in the media, honored for their accomplishments, and successful in their fundraising endeavors in the past few months – here are just a few of their updates. Gravyty, which provides fundraiser enablement solutions powered by artificial intelligence, announced a $21 million investment from K1 Investment Management. Gravyty was co-founded by…

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A Babson Built Gift Guide

Do you have a lot of holiday presents to buy, but not a lot of ideas or time? Where better to get gift ideas than from our Babson Built guests? Not only did these Babson alumni entrepreneurs join us on the podcast to inspire us with their entrepreneurial journeys and share their advice, but their…

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Putting the Spotlight on Our Global Entrepreneurs

Global Entrepreneurship Week is an opportunity to celebrate and connect with entrepreneurs and innovators around the world – and here at Babson too. In honor of Global Entrepreneurship Week, we are highlighting four international entrepreneurs who are part of Babson’s network, thanks to the Global Entrepreneur in Residence (GEIR) program. The GEIR program enables international…

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The Future of Fashion and the FEI

The following post is from Professor Caroline Daniels, who leads The Fashion Entrepreneurial Initiative. Join the FEI for its Global Fashion Trends event on Monday, November 18, as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Launched in the fall of 2016, The Fashion Entrepreneurial Initiative (FEI) supports and inspires students at Babson to create a positive social, environmental,…

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Millions, Moves, and Milestones: Updates from Babson Businesses, vol. 2

Babson entrepreneurs have been featured in the media, honored for their accomplishments, and successful in their fundraising endeavors in the past few months – here are just a few of their updates. Emily Levy ’16 and Maria Del Mar Gomez Viyella ‘16, co-founders of Mighty Well, were named by Marie Claire as 25 year-olds forging…

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Celebrating 100 Years with Babson’s Biggest Pitch Competition

This Friday as part of the Centennial Celebration, three startups will take the stage to compete in Babson’s biggest pitch competition yet: ePitch. The finalists will pitch to a panel of well-known judges:  Jamie Siminoff ’99, CEO and chief inventor of Ring; Tim Chae, general partner, 500 Startups; Diane Hessan, founder and chairman of C Space, Fred…

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Serial Entrepreneur Matt Coffin Says Go “Absolutely All In”

At the Summer Venture Showcase, successful serial entrepreneur, investor, and Blank Center Advisory Board Member Matt Coffin ’90 joined our Executive Director Debi Kleiman for a fireside chat about venture capital. Matt was the CEO and Founder of LowerMyBills.com, which he sold to Experian for $380 million. He went on to found other companies and…

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“Never Quit”: Diane Hessan on Entrepreneurial Resilience

Diane Hessan’s journey building Communispace, the first company to leverage online communities in order to generate market research, is a remarkable one, full of ups, downs, and plot twists. She took it from a startup all the way to the highly successful company she sold to Omnicom in 2011. Diane shared some of her stories…

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Strategic Selling for Startups

Pitching and selling: what’s the difference? While they are both important in the life of a startup, they are actually very different and require distinct skill sets. On June 12 and 13, Kate Merritt, owner of KMP Consulting, took some of the Summer Venture Program teams through an intensive B2B Sales Training workshop to help…

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Your Guide to the Boston Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

A key component of the Summer Venture Program is its location in downtown Boston, giving the student entrepreneurs a chance to immerse themselves in the Boston startup ecosystem. To help orient us in our first week of SVP, Blank Center Executive Director Debi Kleiman gave us an introduction to the ecosystem. The Boston entrepreneur is…