Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Babson Entrepreneurs

Gathering Intelligence

Through the Butler Venture Accelerator, we meet with a lot of students and alumni with many entrepreneurial ideas. One of the key steps that any entrepreneur needs to make to turn their idea into an opportunity is to gather market intelligence. Market intelligence is what entrepreneurs use to make decisions. During the Summer Venture Program,…

Creating a Capital Campaign for Raising Money

Investors hear lots of pitches and read through many business plans – daily. How do you make your venture stand out? Summer Venture Program adviser David Lopez hosted a session for the 2015 cohort on how to create a capital campaign for raising money. Creating a capital campaign is a good process to go through…

Advice from Babson Entrepreneur Chris Jacobs ’10

Although the Summer Venture Program (SVP) recently ended, there’s lots to reminiscence about from the past ten weeks. One of the most memorable parts of the program is the speakers that come in during “lunch and learn” sessions. This year the SVP participants had 20 lunch and learn sessions and discussions with leading entrepreneurs, investor…

Heatherjean MacNeil

What Makes WIN Lab Unique? A WINning Approach.

Women entrepreneurs are facing a new and intriguing proposition: choosing the right venture accelerator. With the number of accelerator and incubator opportunities for women-led-businesses on the rise, women entrepreneurs must consider what unique elements a venture accelerator can bring to the table and choose the program that best fits their needs. Women Innovating Now (WIN)…

How Can You Be Persuasive

With the Summer Venture Showcase coming up on Thursday, July 30, the 2015 Summer Venture Program participants have been getting ready to present their ventures to a large audience of investors, entrepreneurs, service providers, faculty and students. Babson’s Speech Center recently shared some tips on how to be persuasive with your presentation. Everyone can think…

Susan Duffy

The Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab

As we prepare to officially announce the third cohort of the Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab and the Lab continues to gain local and national recognition, I wanted to take a moment to provide some information for those interested in learning more about WIN Lab, as well as share a few of our early and…

Babson Hatchery

The Product Development Process

The following post is from Emily Proos ’15, co-founder of Bluewire Audio, a summer 2015 hatchery business. The prototype development process is something that many new businesses must go through.  As an entrepreneur pursuing my first venture, even choosing a prototype development company was a bit of a daunting task in itself.  When my dad…

Babson Hatchery

Learn an Industry to Make History

The following post is from Samuel Sternweiler ’17, founder of JEWELv, a summer 2015 hatchery business. General education is necessary to gain basic knowledge to understand the world around you, but it may not do much for driving you towards a career. For the last few years I have had the pleasure of attending the…

Babson Hatchery

Timing and Iterating Personally within Entrepreneurship

The following post is from Christopher Dowd M’16, founder of CrowdLever, a summer 2015 hatchery business. Recently a classmate of mine posted a great short TED talk by Bill Gross about start-ups.  In that talk, Bill Gross takes a look at 200 start-ups, 100 from his own incubator Idea-lab, and 100 others, and tries to…

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San Francisco Alumni Club Monthly Spotlight: PICCPerfect

The San Francisco Alumni Club’s monthly spotlight on alumni businesses continues. Check back and read about more Babson startups! The following post is from Christa Ferguson M’15. Founder’s Names, ages and graduation years/ Title : Emily Levy (21) 2016: CEO and Co-Founder Yousef Al-Humaidhi (22) 2015: CFO and Co-Founder Maria del Mar Gomez (20) 2016:…