Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Tag: Alumni

Emily Denoble

Brett Markinson: Blank Center Advisory Board Member Profile

Brett Markinson ’89 is a serial entrepreneur and has been involved in the development of many successful businesses, including HauteLook.com, SoleSociety.com, Innovent Capital, and TheOIX.com. At Babson, he pursued concentrations in entrepreneurship and finance. Brett brings a great amount of expertise to his newest role on the Blank Center’s Advisory Board. During the recent Back…

Emily Denoble

John Grayson: Blank Center Advisory Board Member Profile

John Grayson, MBA ’97, is the Founder and President of Genuine, one of the nation’s top digital advertising agencies. Genuine was recently acquired by the Interpublic Group of Companies (IPG), a publicly traded advertising company. We are thrilled that John has returned to Babson as a member of the Blank Center’s Advisory Board! While he…

Antonette Ho

Grow with Google for Startups and Businesses

Join us on Thursday, October 5 as the experts from Google share their deep knowledge around digital marketing for startups This event is for launched startups, not concepts. Register now >> Running a startup or establishing digital presence for your established business is no walk in the park. Amidst managing financials and day-to-day operations, founders…

Ziyan Liu

Week 6-7: Summer Venture Program 2017

Summer Venture Program is heating up! We’re more than halfway through the program, and all of our venture are growing rapidly and are making amazing progress. On Monday, June 26, we had a Lunch and Learn session on the topic of marketing strategy with one of our advisors, Dan Towvim. Dan shared his stories and…

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,…

Antonette Ho

Reinventing Retail and Fashion

Join the Blank Center on Wednesday, May 3 for a Fireside Chat with two amazing fashion entrepreneurs: Seymour Holtzman and Peter Stratton ’94 of the DXL Group! We’ll be serving lunch at 11:30am in the Blank Center, session starts at 12pm (moderated by Dr. Caroline Daniels, Senior Lecturer of Entrepreneurship and leader of Babson’s Fashion…

Antonette Ho

Meet the 2017 B.E.T.A. Challenge Semifinalists at the Venture Expo!

Join us Wednesday, April 5 at 4:30pm and meet the semifinalists of the B.E.T.A. Challenge at the Venture Expo! Refreshments provided – we’ll also be giving out audience prizes. Don’t miss it! >> Register now to attend! Here are our 2017 B.E.T.A. Challenge semifinalists!: Undergraduate Challenge DetraPel (www.detrapel.com) is a liquid repellent spray that protects…

Antonette Ho

Congrats 2017 B.E.T.A. Challenge Semifinalists!

The Blank Center is pleased to announce the 2017 B.E.T.A. Challenge semifinalists. Meet the entrepreneurs on Wednesday, April 5 at 4:30pm in Olin at the Venture Expo! Register now >> Alumni Challenge botkeeper (Enrico Palmerino ’11) GEMS Corporation (Annie Feldman MBA’16, Andrew Schwartz, Jeffrey Lipton and Ted Liao) Gopapaya (Jorge Pascual MBA’13) Rapidocc (Chirag Shah…

Antonette Ho

Blank in Boston: Fundraising for First Time Entrepreneurs

The following post is from Ali Pincus Jacobs, a Blank Center team member. Early stage VC firms appear to be popping up faster than tech startups here in Boston, however, it’s still very difficult to raise capital as a first time entrepreneur. First time entrepreneurs have everything going against them – small network, no track record,…