Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Women’s Leadership

Carolina Pina

Unlocking Doors for Female CEOs in Miami

Venture capital firms are “bright, clannish and almost exclusively male,” according to a recent Economist article. For many start-ups, access to VC connections and funding determines success or failure. And when only 6% of VC partners are women, female-led businesses are left at a disadvantage. That’s why the Babson College Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab®…

Linda Woods Curtin

One Entrepreneur’s (Failure) Story

Identifying the Problem Imagine showing up for your first day at a new job. Your boss takes you to your desk and says, “Just so you know, you’ll be expected to purchase all your own equipment and supplies: your computer, printer, and paper.” Who would want that job? Well, that’s the job public school teachers…

Ashley Lucas

WIN Lab Partners with Zendesk

Zendesk, a proven cloud-based help desk software provider, has announced a partnership with Babson College’s Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® – an eight-month-long residency program designed specifically for high-growth women entrepreneurs to accelerate their entrepreneurial paths. Zendesk is a customer service platform crafted for companies that want to create customer relationships that are more meaningful,…

Heatherjean MacNeil

WIN Lab Welcomes New Director

It is with great pleasure that Babson introduces WIN Lab Miami’s new Director, Carolina Pina. Carolina brings great managerial talent and passion for women’s entrepreneurship to the role. Prior to joining WIN Lab she was Director of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management Miami Campus. In 2015 she founded Ignitus, a consulting practice that helps…

Babson Hatchery

The Start-Up Checklist

The following checklist is from Courtney Wilson MBA’17, founder of DropZone for Veterans, a fall 2016 hatchery business. Below is The Start-Up Checklist that I created: standardizing routine operations maximizes efficiency. Getting Started Register Website Domain Install Google Analytics on Website Register Company E-Mail Address Install Boomerang Install Rapportive Install Calendly Create MailChimp Account Register…

Heatherjean MacNeil

Announcing Babson WIN Lab’s 2016/2017 Sponsors!

We are pleased to announce the Babson WIN Lab sponsors for the 2016 – 2017 accelerator year. These organizations play a vital role in helping us achieve our mission, and we are proud to partner with them to develop women entrepreneurs in both Boston and Miami. Miami WIN Lab Sponsors The John S. and James…

Heatherjean MacNeil

The Launch of WIN Lab Miami: The Value of Diversity in Entrepreneurship

Diversity is not only good for business – it’s good for innovation, and at the Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab Miami, our inaugural cohort of women entrepreneurs represents diversity of all kinds. With 24 women innovating in a variety of industries such as: technology, food and beverage, consumer products, apparel and fashion – just to…

Morgan Newman

The Importance of Gender Balance in Founding Teams

By Molly Hayward & Morgen Newman, co-founders of Cora Morgen Newman ’06 is also the co-founder of IdeaPaint and Bushwick Kitchen @MorgenNewman | @CoraWomen ____________________________________________________ Investors and founders agree there’s one indicator of the future success of a business even more important than the idea or business model: the team. However, often overlooked is the…