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Venture On

Last week the Butler Venture Accelerator hosted its first ever Accelerator Launch Event. Attendees got a sneak peek at some of our new market materials and got to meet others in the program. The event was open to current participants and those interested in registering. We had a great crowd, including our entire Accelerator team! During…

Heatherjean MacNeil

WIN Lab Update

Phase II of WIN Lab kicked off at the end of January with a two-day intensive business boot camp, Mastering Sales and Operations, hosted Executive in Residence Pat Henriques. The boot camp pushed the WINners to build their launch plans and included in-depth workshops focused on building a competitive operational strategy and supply chain; mapping…

Take the B.E.T.A. Challenge

The spring semester means that Babson’s business competition, the B.E.T.A. Challenge, is just around the corner. We didn’t always have a business competition. Like many institutions, Babson had business plan competitions. In fact, we were the first academic institution to have a business plan competition for students. Here’s a little history: The John H. Muller Jr. Business…

Rachel Kim

Butler Venture Accelerator

On Monday, January 26, the John E. Alice L, Butler Venture Accelerator Program held its first information session for the semester. The information session was led by Cindy Klein Marmer who is the manager for the Butler Venture Program. Last year, the Butler Venture Accelerator is represented 385 students and 329 businesses. The program is…

Andres Valencia

Market Research? Just get out there!

Very often entrepreneurs hear the “talk to the customers” advice, but it is surprising to see how we constantly keep failing to get out there early in the process. Many times we wait for the final product, the right numbers and a solid questionnaire to go out there and test our ideas; we get stuck…

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…