Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Author: Emily Denoble

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Jennifer Pierre MSEL’16: Female Founder Stories (Part 5)

Jennifer Pierre, MSEL’16, is the founder of Melanites, a company on a mission to inspire children of color to be thinkers, doers, makers, and performers. I got to know Jennifer through the 2016 Summer Venture Program and am thrilled to see the traction that Melanites has gained since! Learn more about her story below. Tell…

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Yulkendy Valdez ’17: Female Founder Stories (Part 4)

Yulkendy Valdez ’17 co-founded Project 99 with Josuel Plasencia ’17 in 2014 to encourage diversity in the workplace. At Babson, Yulkendy was a CWEL Scholar and a recipient of the Glavin Global Leadership Award. She now works full-time as the Managing Partner of Project 99. Yulkendy and Josuel are creating important and meaningful changes in…

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How 2 Validate a Business Idea

Bradley George, an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson, recently led a How 2 Tuesday session focused on the process of validating a business idea. He began by defining “validate” as “to demonstrate or support the truth or value of something.” Professor George explained that aspiring entrepreneurs must confirm that both their idea solves a…

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April Chen ’19: Female Founder Stories (Part 3)

April Chen ’19 is a Co-Founder of Gentle. In 2017, Gentle surpassed its goal on Kickstarter, raising nearly $5,500 from 120 backers. It is now a running business, with exciting developments ahead. April is also a freelance graphic designer and was involved in last year’s Summer Venture Program. Tell me about Gentle. Our mission is…

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Entrepreneurship Faculty Profile: Diane Mulcahy

Diane Mulcahy is an adjunct lecturer for Babson’s MBA program. Her class “Entrepreneurship and the Gig Economy” was named by Forbes.com as one of America’s Top 10 Most Innovative Business School Classes. Professor Mulcahy is a consultant and advisor to Fortune 500 companies and startups looking to succeed in the gig economy. She is also…

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Brittany Lo ’14: Female Founder Stories (Part 2)

Brittany Lo ’14 is a beauty entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of Beautini. Before founding her business, Brittany gained experience working for brands including L’OREAL USA, Redken 5th Ave, and Sony Music Entertainment. Beautini is a two-time winner of The Knot Best of Weddings and was named in New York Magazine’s 2017 “Best of…

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Prabha Dublish ’18: Female Founder Stories (Part 1)

Prabha Dublish ’18 is the Co-Founder and President of Womentum. Since 2015, Womentum has supported 40 women entrepreneurs in six countries. Prabha is a talented entrepreneur and will be joining Facebook’s Product Marketing team upon graduation! Tell me about Womentum. Womentum is a pay-it-forward nonprofit crowdfunding platform that allows anyone in the world to donate…

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How 2 Network

Welcome back to another exciting semester of How 2 Tuesdays! Our first How 2 Tuesday in February was led by Stuart Tucker, a Major Gifts Officer at Babson. Mr. Tucker’s job is to generate new relationships and maintain existing connections with Babson alumni, friends, and corporations. He regularly interacts with both “cold” and “warm” contacts…

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Diana Kander on Curiosity

In January, the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) held its annual conference in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Heidi Neck, the Jeffry A. Timmons Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Babson, was ending her term as President of USASBE and organized this incredible conference that I was lucky enough to attend. During one…

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Sandeep Soni: Blank Center Advisory Board Member Profile

Sandeep Soni P’20 is the Chief Operating Officer of Unique Business Systems, a global technology company in the enterprise software space. He is an angel investor and a board member of the Indian Angel Network (IAN). Mr. Soni is a mentor and board member for several startups and now serves as an Advisory Board Member…