Yerim Kim

Past Rocket Pitch Participants: Where Are They Now? (Series: Part I)

Octavia Costea M’15, founder of Spreads and Beyond, recently shared with me her experience with Rocket Pitch. Spreads and Beyond is a producer of delicious, 100% pure fruit spreads without any artificial pectin or added sugar. Octavia uses a unique old Romanian family recipe to make this possible. Costea  is currently part of the WIN Lab, participated…

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Linda Woods Curtin

CWEL’s Fall Event Lineup: Bridging the Gender Gap

There’s been a lot of discussion and debate lately about the lack of women in the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Boston and beyond. At Babson’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership, we’re addressing the gender imbalance by creating innovative education programs and events to empower women to reach their full potential. We’re pleased to announce a robust…

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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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Marissa Goldstein

Profile of a WINner: Michelene Wilkerson

A sophomore from Staten Island, NY, Michelene Wilkerson is an inspiring entrepreneur who is passionate about motivating others, social justice and exploring new ideas. In addition to starting her business 36HUGHES, Michelene has been a contributor to Entrepreneur Magazine and a Youth Poet Ambassador for Staten Island (2010-2011). She was also a member of the…

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Marissa Goldstein

Profile of a WINner: Joanne Louis

With the 2013-2014 academic year just about over, I wanted to be sure to highlight a few more WINners: women who were part of the first cohort of the Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab, a year-long residency program for students at Babson College that accelerates their entrepreneurial path from ideation to launch. A senior and…

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Marissa Goldstein

Profile of a WINner: Savitha Sridharan

I recently had the opportunity to speak with one of The Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab’s participant, Savitha Sridharan, MBA Candidate Class of 2014, to discuss her business, Aurora. An engineer by training and an ultra-marathon runner, Savitha is dedicated to creating awareness and solutions to help communities in her native country of India as…

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Marissa Goldstein

Profile of a WINner: Daniela Afonso

I recently sat down with one of The Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab’s participants, Daniela Afonso, MBA Candidate Class of 2014. Daniela, a native of Brazil, is a marketing professional with more than 10 years of experience developing local and national marketing campaigns. She started two successful businesses prior to pursuing her MBA at Babson.…

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Marissa Goldstein

Profile of a WINner: Maria Becerra

I recently sat down with one of The Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab’s participants, Maria Becerra, MBA Candidate Class of 2014, to discuss her business, Trinity Activewear. Maria hails from Colombia and is an avid swimmer, biker and runner as well as a “fashionista”. In addition to recently winning the WIN Lab’s “Most Traction to…

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Marissa Goldstein

Profile of a WINner: Brittany Lo

I recently sat down with one of the Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab’s participants, Brittany Lo ‘14 to discuss her business, B.Lo Bar. An accomplished and ambitious senior at Babson College, Brittany is currently competing in EDENS Retail Challenge, where the best up-and-coming entrepreneurs pitch their retail concepts to compete for prize money. Tell me…

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Marissa Goldstein

Profile of a WINner: Emily Lagasse

I recently sat down with one of The Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab’s participants, Emily Lagasse M’15 to discuss her business, FedWell pet foods. Emily was recently named the winner of the 2013 Female Entrepreneurship Challenge at the Annual Women’s Business Conference. Tell me about your business idea. FedWell brings home-cooked, preservative-free dog food to…

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