Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Author: Yerim Kim

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An exploration of entrepreneurship education in Africa

On April 22nd, Akeem Allen ’17 of CREED and Marvin Tarawally ’17 of Students Making a Real Transformation (SMART) Liberia (formerly Student Reform Initiative) joined members of the Butler Venture Accelerator on their experience of spreading Entrepreneurship spirit in Africa. CREED was established in November of 2014 to provide education to broader education in Mamelodi…

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Rebranding and Telling Your Story

On March 10, Brianna Stiklickas’15, founder and CEO of Meet Eugene, joined the Butler Venture Accelerator program for a peer to peer session on her story of rebranding the company and different wants to tell your story effectively. Meet Eugene is an exotic pet food company that currently focuses on pet foods for hedgehog. Stiklickas said that…

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Doing Business in the Agricultural Industry

On March 5, Patricio Dotras M’15 and Christian Bax M’15 joined members of the Butler Venture Accelerator to share their experience in the agricultural industry. They are currently in the process of creating a new project within BlackRock Farming with a goal to create a boutique private equity company specializing in commercial farms. Dotras and…

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SBIR Tips

As part of last month’s Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Butler Venture Accelerator had program participant Soumya Roy M’15 share SBIR tips he learned from a training he attended with Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/ Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR). SBIR is a grant program designed to stimulate technological innovation in the private sector and…

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Demystifying the App Development Process

As part of last month’s Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Butler Venture Accelerator in collaboration with Alpha Software, Babson Entrepreneurship Club and Babson Tech Club to held a panel on demystifying the app development process. Izi Aviyente M’15, CTO of Date My Wardrobe, Gordon Fontenot, iOS Developer at Thoughtbot, Bob Moore, VP of Mobile Development at Alpha…

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Lessons from the 2015 Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs Inductees

To kick off last month’s Global Entrepreneurship Week, Babson held an induction ceremony for the Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs, the world’s first entrepreneurship hall of fame. Three new members were recognized for their outstanding business accomplishments as well as their contributions to society. This year’s inductees were Diane Hessan, founder and chairman of Communispace, Alan…

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Starting a Food Business

Annie Feldman M’16 and Marla Feldman, co-founders of EnerChi Bites, recently hosted a peer to peer session for the Butler Venture Accelerator. They shared their lessons learned from founding EnerChi Bites. EnerChi Bites is an emerging snack food company producing a healthy, tasty snack that comes in bite-sized portions. The Feldman sisters’ idea started as…

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Mobile First Product Development

Izi Aviyente M’15, CTO of Date My Wardrobe, joined the Butler Venture Accelerator and shared his lesson learned from founding Date My Wardrobe at a peer to peer session a couple weeks ago. Date My Wardrobe is an online, localized marketplace for people to rent shoes, dress, and accessories to other fashionistas. Date My Wardrobe…

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Past Rocket Pitch Participants: Where Are They Now? (Series: Part III)

David Eddy M’85, founder of Legacy Software, Ltd., recently shared his experience in participating at Rocket Pitch with me. Legacy Software, Ltd. produces a built, working, battle-tested software product that helps to transfer the knowledge about Fortune 350 software portfolios to younger generation. Eddy participated in Rocket Pitch four times, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2013. Among…

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Past Rocket Pitch Participants: Where Are They Now? (Series: Part II)

Andres Valencia M’15, a founder of GoBag, shared his experience in participating at Rocket Pitch. GoBag is a producer of flexible water bottle that can be folded. GoBag provides you a cool way to wear your water. Valencia participated in 2013 Summer Venture Program and 2013 Rocket Pitch. Valencia came up with this idea around…