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Announcing Summer Venture Program in San Francisco!

This summer, we’re excited to launch Babson’s signature accelerator here at our San Francisco campus located in SoMa, the center of the start-up scene in SF. Within blocks of the campus are headquarters of some of the biggest names in tech, as well as a host of co-working spaces, accelerators, and VC firms, making San…

Crowdfunding

The following post is from Fifi Shi ’18, a Butler Venture Accelerator team member. The founders of Load & Road LLC, Kazu Kawanobe M’16 and Mayuresh Soni M’16, joined the Butler Venture Accelerator on December 3 to host a peer to peer session about crowdfunding. As this is quite a new way of fundraising, they…

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Being Your Own CTO – Advantages, Disadvantages, and Roadblocks

The following post is from Dylan Husted ’17, founder of SaveOhno.org, a fall 2015 hatchery business. In the early days of SaveOhno.org, one of the top questions people asked me was, “Who’s going to build this platform?” When my response was, “Me” the subject of the conversation seemed to shift from a practical venture to…

Entrepreneur’s Pyramid of Success

The following post is from Jake Cho ’17, a Butler Venture Accelerator team member. On December 2, Brian Kelley ’18 of Kanga Trash & Energy Systems shared his lessons learned from reading Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success at a peer-to-peer session held by the Butler Venture Accelerator.  John Wooden, the head basketball coach of Emeritus…

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Tracking an Industry On the Move

The following post is from Bryanne Leeming MBA ’16, founder of JumpSmart. JumpSmart creates interactive products that teach kids coding and the engineering process from ages 8-12. Our first product is an electronic, programmable floormat with lights and sensors that children can use to create games, designs, and animations they play on their feet. I’ve…

PilotHouse: Dealing with Uncertainty

The following post is from Jake Cho ’17, a Butler Venture Accelerator team member. On November 30th, Finn Merrill ’16 of PilotHouse, shared his lessons learned from his experience in the hospitality industry at a peer-to-peer session held by the Butler Venture Accelerator. Planning to launch next spring, PilotHouse will provide portable hospitality system to…

Product Customization & Personalization

The following post is from Jake Cho ’17, a Butler Venture Accelerator team member. On November 11th, Sam Sternweiler ’17 of JEWELv, shared his lesson learned from his experience in product customization industry at a peer-to-peer session held by the Butler Venture Accelerator. JEWELv is a jewelry-customization start-up at the edge of launching.  The ustomization…

Babson Hatchery

3D Printing

The following post is from Kazu Kawanobe M’16, founder of Load&Road, LLC, a fall 2015 hatchery business. For hardware design, it is very difficult to imagine actual product until we touch and feel. For example, the first prototype we ordered from Chinese machining company was far bigger and far heavier than we had expected, even…

Techstars Hosts Babson Entrepreneur at its Startup Boot Camp in Detroit

Deniz Emre M’16 and Founder of Qopy was recently selected to represent Babson at Patriot Boot Camp in Detroit, a three day intensive program presented by leading startup accelerator Techstars.  PBC is aimed at equipping Military Veterans with the education, resources, and community needed to be successful technology entrepreneurs.  Below are a few thoughts and…