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B2B Sales

On Thursday, June 8th, we had our second lunch and learn session with Beth Goldstein on how to make a great first impression during an elevator pitch. As one of our Summer Venture Program 2017 advisors, Beth has expertise in marketing and sales, with a focus on customer discovery and market research. Aside from being…

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Week 3: Summer Venture Program 2017

Week three of Summer Venture Program was about connecting the entrepreneurs with the outside world; from getting them in touch with potential customers, to helping them making connections with potential investors and advisors. On Monday, June 5, after a quick weekly team update, Mitchell Troyanovsky (Quonvo) delivered his investor presentation during Hot Seat. Quonvo is…

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Communicate Effectively

What makes a business successful? This question seems to be extremely broad that any entrepreneurs can answer it differently based on their personal stories and past experiences. Sharon Sinnott, the Director of Babson Speech Center, thinks that communication is one of the most important elements that can make a business thrive. On Thursday, June 1,…

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Week 2: Summer Venture Program 2017

After a rainy Memorial Day weekend, our passionate entrepreneurs got back to work at Workbar Boston with their full strength and enthusiasm. It is nice to know that they are utilizing other co-working spaces such as Workbar Cambridge and the Blank Center! We started week 2 by having team updates. On the first day of…

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Week 1: Summer Venture Program 2017

Except for the weather being a little cloudy, May 22nd was a perfect day for us to kick off the 2017 Summer Venture Program. Our SVP director, David Chang, welcomed fourteen startups to Workbar Boston, where all the teams will be working to develop their ventures for the next couple of months. After the introductions,…

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Celebrating Achievements in Entrepreneurial Thought and Action

On Wednesday, April 13, the Blank Center co-hosted Babson Celebrating Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®. The event took place in Knight Auditorium, where Babson College recognized this year’s four Rising Stars, announced winners of the B.E.T.A. (Babson Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®) Challenge, and also recognized the 2016 Hall of Fame honoree Eric G. Johnson ’72, P’08,…

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Past B.E.T.A. Challenge Finalists: Where Are They Now? (2016 Series: Part 4)

Abby Speicher M’15 participated in 2015 Babson’s B.E.T.A. Challenge, where she became the winner of graduate division and won $20,000 to support her start-up business, DARTdrones. DARTdrones is a flight school for drone pilots with a focus on police departments, fire departments, and lifeguards. DARTdrones also teaches commercial drone users about regulations for drones, and…

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Peter Biro’s Story

On February 26, the Blank Center invited Peter Biro, entrepreneur in residence of Babson, for Founder Friday. Peter is a serial entrepreneur and franchise owner of Five Guys Burgers and Fries, and Naked Pizza. Peter co-founded the business which currently operates in 12 locations in Middlesex County, MA. After the success with Five Guys, in…

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Past B.E.T.A. Challenge Finalists: Where Are They Now? (2016 Series: Part 2)

Rob Hunter M’14, founder of HigherMe, was the winner of the 2014 graduate B.E.T.A. Challenge. Rob founded HigherMe in March 2014 when he was still a graduate student at Babson. HigherMe is a recruiting platform that helps employers in the retail and service industries to find and hire better employees by screening data, video of…

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Past B.E.T.A. Challenge Finalists: Where Are They Now? (2016 Series: Part 1)

Ryan Wright M’13 is the founder of WrightGrid, a company that won the 2015 Alumni B.E.T.A. Challenge. I had a chance to interview Ryan to hear some stories and updates about his company. Since the beginning, Ryan wanted to create a sustainable power product that could be applicable in both major metropolitans and other outlying…