Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Tag: Adviser

Hailey Serna

SVP Advisor Profile: Eric Braun

A few weeks back, I spoke to Eric Braun about his experience in the entrepreneurship community and specifically as an advisors of the Summer Venture Program.  Our conversation was wonderful and I wanted to share a bit of it with you. What is your role in the Summer Venture Program and within the entrepreneurship ecosystem…

Ziyan Liu

Week 1: Summer Venture Program 2017

Except for the weather being a little cloudy, May 22nd was a perfect day for us to kick off the 2017 Summer Venture Program. Our SVP director, David Chang, welcomed fourteen startups to Workbar Boston, where all the teams will be working to develop their ventures for the next couple of months. After the introductions,…

Emily Denoble

Building a Board

Professor Les Charm joined the Summer Venture Program’s for a Lunch and Learn to discuss building an advisory board: How to manage expectations, find members, and run meetings. He dispelled some misconceptions that our entrepreneurs held about the purpose of board members, saying that “the role of the board is to help you solve the…

Emily Denoble

SVP Alumni Tips

The Wellesley Summer Venture Program recently welcomed back two of its recent alumni to speak to the current cohort. Dylan Husted (CEO of SaveOhno, SVP’15), and Emily Lagasse (Founder of Fedwell Pet Foods, SVP’13), participated in an informal panel and shared advice that we believe entrepreneurs at all stages can benefit from. When did you…

Antonette Ho

#BeantownThrowdown Recap

On October 9, Summer Venture Program alumnae Emily Levy ’16 and Maria Gomez ’16 of PICCPerfect represented Babson and won the #BeantownThrowdown pitch event. PICCPerfect is creating functional fashion for medical accessories. Its first product is the PICCPerfect PICC line cover for patients undergoing long term IV treatment. PICCPerfect is a safe and stylish way…

Rachel Kim

Accelerator Adviser Profile Part VI: John Hallal

John Hallal is a business adviser, attorney, entrepreneur and professor. Professor Hallal is the advisor for the Launch and Grow stage of the Butler Venture Accelerator program. He has been part of this program for the past three years. Professor Hallal is passionate, open and spontaneous. If he hears a good idea, then he is…

Rachel Kim

Accelerator Adviser Profile Part V: Caroline Daniels

We are featuring profiles of our Butler Venture Accelerator advisers. Check back for updates! Brilliant and fabulous. That’s how you can define Dr. Caroline Daniels. Dr. Caroline Daniels teaches entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial marketing in undergraduate, graduate, Babson Executive Education and Babson Global programs. She is the faculty advisor to the Pursue stage of the Butler…

Rachel Kim

Accelerator Adviser Profile Part IV: Elizabeth Thornton

We are featuring profiles of our Butler Venture Accelerator advisers. Check back for updates! Happy, Fearless, Objective, these three words describe Elizabeth Thorton. I had the pleasure of interviewing Thorton, Professor of Management Practice, Babson Executive Education and Adjunct Lecturer in Entrepreneurship. She is also Babson’s first Chief Diversity Officer. According to Professor Thorton, entrepreneurship…

Rachel Kim

Accelerator Adviser Profile Part III: Cindy Klein Marmer

We are featuring profiles of our Butler Venture Accelerator advisers. Check back for updates! “Entrepreneurship is the act of seeing something that can be made better, and making the world a better place by resolving the problem” Cindy Klein Marmer manages the Butler Venture Accelerator program. As part of the founding group, the Accelerator is…

Rachel Kim

Accelerator Adviser Profile Part II: Richard Mandel

We are featuring profiles of our Butler Venture Accelerator advisers. Check back for updates! Do you guys often see a man with a white beard holding a rose in a vase? Well, that’s Professor Richard Mandel. Professor Mandel was a mailman. He played three different instruments. He studied law. He was the Professor for Professor…