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Jake Maude

Founder Friday with Mike Sepso of Major League Gaming

Mike Sepso recently participated in the Blank Center’s Founder Friday, where he shared how he went from an undergrad at Babson in 1994 to starting Major League Gaming, which was sold to Activision Blizzard Inc for $46 million in 2016. The History Sepso was into broadband even before it was a big thing. At that…

Antonette Ho

#How2Tuesday: How 2 Raise from a Student Venture Fund

The Blank Center’s #How2Tuesday series continues on Tuesday, April 10 at 5pm in Luksic 101 (note room location): How 2 Raise from a Student Venture Fund with Contrary Capital, Dorm Room Fund and Rough Draft Ventures! We’ve all heard of student venture funds, but how are they different from standard VC funds? Shereen Shermak, Partner,…

Jake Maude

Babson Built Podcast

It is very difficult to visit Babson’s campus without meeting an entrepreneur. Most conversations with students and faculty alike are seasoned with tidbits about startups, and many would argue that entrepreneurship is the very lifeblood of the school. Every year, nearly 18% of MBA students go on to start their own business, the highest of…

Antonette Ho

Fashion & the Environment

The Babson Fashion Initiative will be hosting a conversation about Fashion and the Environment on Wednesday, April 11 at 3pm in the Blank Center. Prof. Caroline Daniels, FEI, will discuss the impact of Fashion on the Environment. Cheryl Kiser, Director of the Lewis Institute, will discuss Social Innovation in Fashion. CEO Kathryn Hilderbrand of The…

Antonette Ho

#How2Tuesday: How 2 Run Your Company When You’re Forced to Bootstrap It

The Blank Center’s #How2Tuesday series continues on Tuesday, April 3 at 5pm in the Blank Center Televideo Room: How 2 Run Your Company When You’re Forced to Bootstrap It with Pierce Atwood and Open Water Power! Raising money is oftentimes a goal for entrepreneurs who are in need of capital. But what if you were…

Babson San Francisco

Babson Connect San Francisco featuring Fashion Entrepreneur Ruthie Davis M’93

We are excited to announce Ruthie Davis MBA’93, founder, designer and president of luxury shoe brand Ruthie Davis, as our featured speaker for Babson Connect San Francisco on April 12. Ruthie is a distinguished entrepreneur and founder of the only luxury female American shoe designer label in the fashion industry. She earned her MBA in entrepreneurship from Babson’s…

Antonette Ho

2018 B.E.T.A. Challenge Semifinalists!

The Blank Center is pleased to announce the 2018 B.E.T.A. Challenge semifinalists. Meet the entrepreneurs on Wednesday, April 4 at 4:30pm in Olin Hall at the Venture Expo! Register now >> Alumni Challenge Clarke’s Organics (Daniel Dalet ’03) COI Energy Services Inc. (Prakash Bhatia MBA’10) Curious Reactor (Gideon Coltof MBA’12) Hostel Point, Co. (Leonardo Robiglio…

Emily Denoble

How 2 Validate a Business Idea

Bradley George, an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson, recently led a How 2 Tuesday session focused on the process of validating a business idea. He began by defining “validate” as “to demonstrate or support the truth or value of something.” Professor George explained that aspiring entrepreneurs must confirm that both their idea solves a…

Jake Maude

Ralph Wagner | Walnut Ventures

The Walnut Ventures meeting provides a relaxed, casual setting for angel investors from diverse backgrounds. The format was similar to other investor meetings I’d attended. There was is an introduction and the pitch itself, which was followed by a round of questions. After a company presents, the entrepreneurs are asked to leave the room and…

Emily Denoble

April Chen ’19: Female Founder Stories (Part 3)

April Chen ’19 is a Co-Founder of Gentle. In 2017, Gentle surpassed its goal on Kickstarter, raising nearly $5,500 from 120 backers. It is now a running business, with exciting developments ahead. April is also a freelance graphic designer and was involved in last year’s Summer Venture Program. Tell me about Gentle. Our mission is…