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2020 Summer Catalyst Startup Profile: Exidio

Dan Edlebeck MBA’20 is the CEO and founder of Exidio, a software solutions company that provides front end applications necessary to connect with a distributed, decentralized virtual private network (VPN). In 2017, Dan’s passion for emerging technologies, data privacy, and security inspired him to connect with Sentinel, an open source decentralized VPN. After finishing his…

2020 Summer Catalyst Startup Profile: Avanti

Alex Fantappiè ‘21 is the CEO of Avanti, a platform that connects high school students with job opportunities. Inspired by his parents who both started their own businesses, Alex developed a passion for entrepreneurship when he was about 13 years old. Throughout high school and then at Babson, he started a few businesses in the…

2020 Summer Catalyst Startup Profile: UNfabricated

When Prabaarja Bedi MBA ’20 was 16 years old, she spent time designing dresses with her mother and often visited her family’s textile manufacturing firm. She saw only men working on the factory floor and noticed piles of fabric that were never used. Prabaarja also noticed that there were many women in India with a…

2020 Summer Catalyst Startup Profile: Activly

Anna Bilha ’21 is the CEO and co-founder of Activly, an app that allows you to find inspiration, organize your fitness routines, and share your workout plans with others. Inspired from her own personal experiences, along with her passion for fitness and helping others, Anna was eager to make the process of working out easier…

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2020 Summer Catalyst Startup Profile: MATR

MATR Co-founder Padraig Duna MBA’21 believes that the food industry can be better and do better: “We don’t have a good enough way to grow food and make food, without breaking the planet.” This perspective comes from his many years working in the industry and his growing realization that food production was flawed. Padraig was…

2020 Summer Catalyst Startup Profile: TicketRev

Jason Shatsky ‘21 is the CEO and Co-Founder of TicketRev, a reverse marketplace for event tickets. TicketRev strives to make the process of buying and selling tickets to your favorite events easier and more convenient. Here’s how it works: a buyer enters the online platform, selects his or her desired seating, and identifies what they…

Summer Catalyst: Week 6

Throughout the entrepreneurial journey, participants will need to use effective and creative problem-solving skills to overcome obstacles. Some challenges may include determining appropriate pricing for the product, finding investors, or fundraising. Another challenge is making time for self-care amidst our hectic schedules. Although this week’s activities focused primarily on fundraising and investment, the discussions also…

2020 Summer Catalyst Startup Profile: Disliz

Disliz is a stylish watch brand featuring characters from popular media. These collectable watches can be worn as a fashion statement and provide an opportunity for individuals to unite with others who share similar interests. Inspired by their family business and experiences in the watch industry, Summer Catalyst participant Pablo Uribe MBA’21 and his brothers…

Summer Catalyst: Week 5

From ideation and product development to pitching, sales, marketing, and more, creativity plays an integral role in entrepreneurship and innovation. And implementing creative approaches to problem solving can help entrepreneurs overcome obstacles, explore new possibilities, and work toward achieving their milestones. For Week 5, teams participated in Sales Training with Kate Merritt and office hours…

Summer Catalyst: Week 4

Within a cohort environment like Babson’s Summer Catalyst, entrepreneurs have the opportunity to learn and grow collaboratively. Starting a venture is by no means an easy endeavor, but working alongside a group of supportive peers and mentors and asking for help can alleviate challenges as they arise. Summer Catalyst emphasizes the theme of community and…