Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Babson Entrepreneurs

Working with Family and Friends

Starting a new business can be lonely. It is no surprise that many entrepreneurs seek to find teammates for their ventures to help them get their idea off the ground. But what happens when you enlist family members or friends? Where do you cross the line between personal and professional? On Tuesday, December 2, the…

Arjun Bhatnagar

Programming & Tech – What You Really Need to Know

“I want to learn programming.” “I want to learn how to build an app.” “I want to learn how to build a website, software, or a tool for my business.” If you are not in high school or do not have enough time in your life right now, it is almost impossible to do any…

Yerim Kim

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…

Izi Aviyente

You build your mobile app; what’s next? Discovery of your app

You built your app and now  you are waiting to be discovered from the 1 million apps in the app store. Similar to SEO, here comes ASO: AppStore Search Optimization. Surveys reveal that 47% of the users found the last app they found through app search. This certainly highlights the importance of having an app…

Secrets to the Venture Capital Industry

Venture capital. The industry can seem like a mystery. For individuals wanted to become VCs, they don’t know how to get their foot into the door. For entrepreneurs, they don’t know how to get funding for this source of capital. As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week and in partnership with the Venture Capital Private Equity…

Emily Lagasse

Have a BIG Idea? Start Small.

By definition, entrepreneurs dream big. We envision a product, a service, or a world made better by our efforts and contributions. We believe anything is possible. We even daydream about our eventual interview with Oprah after making a huge impact on our communities, our country, and our world. For entrepreneurs, the dreaming part is easy.…

Yerim Kim

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…

Yerim Kim

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…

Rachel Kim

Dividing Equity Among Founders

On November 17, Professor Les Charm hosted a workshop on dividing equity among founders for Babson’s Global Entrepreneurship Week. Professor Charm started out with a scenario. There were five different characters working at a lab and each fighting for their equity. Each student became one of the characters and started discussing how much equity they…

Rachel Kim

Accelerator Adviser Profile Part VI: John Hallal

John Hallal is a business adviser, attorney, entrepreneur and professor. Professor Hallal is the advisor for the Launch and Grow stage of the Butler Venture Accelerator program. He has been part of this program for the past three years. Professor Hallal is passionate, open and spontaneous. If he hears a good idea, then he is…