Yerim Kim

Prototyping New Ideas: From Zero to One

On June 17th, Ross Beyeler’09, founder and CEO of Growth Spark, visited the Summer Venture Program. Beyeler shared lessons he learned on taking first steps in exploring ideas that has potential as a business. Beyeler’s most important lesson was to always focus on the customer. You need to set a goal to interact with potential…

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Izi Aviyente

Entrepreneurship, life and happiness

                          “I am the happiest man alive. I have that in me that can convert poverty to riches, adversity to prosperity, and I am                              more invulnerable than Archilles; Fortune…

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Yerim Kim

Marketing Intelligence for Entrepreneurs

On May 27, Kevin Mulcahy visited the Summer Venture Program, and held a lunch and learn session about market intelligence. In the last few years, Mulcahy worked in delivering customized market and intelligence gathering insights on competitors, business partners and emerging market segments. According to Mulcahy, intelligence earns its name only when it serves a…

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The Unbridled Start Up Experience as an Intern

Working for start- up have always been interesting experiences. While it can be frustrating making hundreds of calls and getting shut down ninety- five percent of the time, the experience itself is extremely valuable. It forces you to keep you calm and not be rattled when you come in contact with hostile people over the…

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Yerim Kim

Entrepreneurial Journey of SVP Alum Joanna Meiseles M’12

On June 3rd, Summer Venture Program alum Joanna Meiseles M’12 visited the 2014 cohort to share her entrepreneurial journey. Meiseles is founder of Snip-its, the largest chain of children’s hair salons in the US, and is now Senior Director of Programs and Operations at MassChallenge, the largest start-up accelerator and competition in the world. The…

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Yerim Kim

Takeaways from SVP Alum Carl Sanders-Edwards M’12

On May 22, Carl Sanders-Edwards M’12, founder and CEO of Jump Shift came to Babson to share his entrepreneurial journey with the Summer Venture Program participants. JumpShift is a company that helps organizations develop better leaders and managers by inspiring them to take smart action. Sanders-Edwards emphasized the importance of decisions throughout the session. Originally…

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Yerim Kim

How to get the most out a conference

Lauren DiPerna M’ 15, one of the Summer Venture Program participants, shared what she learned from attending the 2014 CropLife America’s National Policy Conference in Washington DC at a peer to peer session on May 28. CropLife America is a trade association that represents more than 60 developers, manufacturers, formulators and distributors of crop protection…

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Barbara DeLoureiro

Connections through Technology: The Givve Collection

I am one of the faculty members who teaches Global Connections through Technology, a core IT class for every MBA student at Babson College. As part of the course, student teams are connected with startups, non-profits, or small businesses to take on a seven-week consulting project. The result of the student project is the creation…

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Breaking New Ground Finalist – Brittany Lo ’14

Post from SoYoon Jun ’14, founder of How To Marry: Brittany Lo’14, the founder of BeautyBar by B.LO, believes that women should feel beautiful every day. BeautyBar by B.LO is a physical place where women can go anytime of the day to get their hairs styled and get their make-up done while enjoying complementary cocktails. Since…

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Passion

I love nature. I want my children to grow in a world where they can live. I want them to enjoy climbing a tree, picking up wild fruits, and sharing experiences with wildlife. I want to teach my grandchildren how to fish, the same way my grandfather taught me. I believe the world has taken…

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