Past B.E.T.A. Challenge Finalists: Where Are They Now? (Series: Part II)

Post from SoYoon Jun ’14, founder of How To Marry: Joshua Bennett’14, a co-founder of College Outside, visited the Butler Venture Accelerator to share his experience with B.E.T.A. Challenge. He was one of the two finalists of the Undergraduate B.E.T.A. Challenge in 2013. College Outside is a highly integrated marketing company that connects the millennium…

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Beta Testing

I am a big believer of testing early and testing often.  This is applicable to startups in all industries.  Whether product, tech, medical, energy, social, or other, it is critical to get in front of the customers or users, and get the feedback needed to iterate, improve, and ultimately add the value people are seeking.…

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Past B.E.T.A. Challenge Finalists: Where Are They Now? (Series: Part I)

Sending money overseas is not an easy task. Money transfer through Western Union requires up to 14% in fees. For Latin Americans who work hard in the United States to take care their family back home, money transfer is always a concern. Matias Sevi’12 of MandaSeguro, founded an online portal that allows transfer money in…

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Do you want to improve your SEO? Synapse SEM Campus Visit

On Wednesday, February 19, Paul Benson M’09 of Synapse SEM visited campus. The Butler Venture Accelerator was privileged to be able to sit in on his talk. Benson’s presentation provided very useful information on how startups can leverage search engine optimization (SEO) to increase their websites’ visibilities. If you are an entrepreneur, marketer, or website…

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3D Printing and Prototyping

Post from SoYoon Jun ’14, founder of How To Marry: Alfredo Gago M’12, CAM’14, the founder of Salamander’s Energy Solutions, came to visit Babson to demonstrate his newly purchased 3D printer during a peer-to-peer session organized by the Butler Venture Accelerator Program. Gago is originally from Venezuela and is a part of the Accelerator’s hatchery…

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Every Venture Needs an IP Strategy

On February 19, the Butler Venture Accelerator hosted a panel discussing IP strategies for start-ups regarding branding, patents, building assets, and more. The panelists featured William Hilton, Gesmer Updegrove LLP Kevin Mulcahy, Babson College Lecturer Roger P. Zimmerman, Bowditch & Dewey LLP Caroline Daniels, Babson College Faculty and Accelerator Program Advisor For entrepreneurs who just started…

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Entrepreneurial Journey of So Yoon Jun’14 – How To Marry

Entrepreneurs are often willing to take adventurous journey. I had a chance to interview So Yoon Jun ’14 about her entrepreneurial experience. She has worked at the Blank Center over two years and been exposed to numerous entrepreneurial occasions. Last year she took a semester off to work at several companies. Jun shared that the…

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When Do Entrepreneurs Need Legal Counsel?

In partnership with the Blank Center and the Babson Alumni and Friends Network, Pierce Atwood LLP hosted a panel on “When Do Entrepreneurs Need Legal Counsel” on Wednesday January 29h at their office in Boston. The panel discussed Babson entrepreneurs’ experience with legal counsel in growing their ventures. The panel discussion featured: Mike Salguero M’09,…

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My Entrepreneurial Journey Part 2

I had a chance to go to the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas during winter break. CES is an annual exhibition where over 3,000 consumer technology businesses from all over the world gather and present their latest products. What was special about this year’s exhibition was that I participated in the…

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3 Ways to Improve Your Client Acquisition Strategy

-          Every company acquires clients differently. Find out what works best for you! Understanding the nuances of the client acquisition process for your business is crucial to success. For about one year my team spread our sales effort throughout multiple industries in order to obtain clients. We even spent one weekend cold calling more than…

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