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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…

Babson San Francisco

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:…

Emily Lagasse

The 3 Best Lessons I Have Learned:

I became passionate about pursuing entrepreneurship because it’s one of the only jobs where you have to learn new things every day to improve and move business forward. Some of the things I have learned have been very tactical, like how to manage credit card processing, but some of my takeaways are lessons that can…

Babson Hatchery

Defining a Social Media Strategy

The following post is from Marielle De Blois M’16, founder of Crece, a summer 2015 hatchery business. As entrepreneurs, we all know that it is vital to have an active role in social media. We’ve heard that marketing is no longer about having a monologue with our consumers, but it is now a two-sided conversation;…

Arjun Bhatnagar

Why You should Tell Everyone Your Ideas

If you are an entrepreneur, you understand the pressure to succeed, the trials of being autonomous, and the triumphs that come with taking risks others will not take. With this accumulated pressure, autonomy, and risk come a natural desire to do everything right and to do it all by yourself. Here is the catch —…