Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Tag: Alumni

Hailey Serna

Weeks 9: Summer Venture Program 2018

It is hard to believe that we just completed our last week of programming for this year’s Summer Venture Program (SVP). Our startups have grown so much since the beginning of SVP. To see what our entrepreneurs have been up to all summer, check out the previous weekly blogs (after reading this one of course).…

Antonette Ho

Special Guest Kevin Colleran ’03 to Speak at Summer Venture Showcase

We are thrilled to announce that Kevin Colleran ‘03, Founder and Managing Director, Slow Ventures, and one of the first 10 employees at Facebook, will be speaking at this year’s Summer Venture Showcase! Kevin Colleran is the Managing Director of Slow Ventures, a Seed stage venture capital firm that manages nearly $250M financed by nearly…

Hailey Serna

Weeks 7-8: Summer Venture Program 2018

With the July 4 holiday, the Summer Venture Program (SVP) took a break from programming so that the teams could dig deep into their business, and recharge for the rest of the program. We are officially in the home stretch! Per usual, we began week 8 with some lunch and team updates. During this time,…

Hailey Serna

2018 SVP Startup Profile: Gaido

Entrepreneurs Colleen Leung MBA‘18 Mazen Danaf, MIT PhD Marion Benitez MBA‘18 Tell me a little bit about yourselves and your company Gaido? Gaido is an online career counselor for university students. We help students understand what types of jobs they like, evaluate their current skills sets, and then identify the skills needed to get that…

Hailey Serna

2018 SVP Startup Profile: William Palmer Eyewear

Entrepreneur William Tanadi ‘18 Tell me a little bit about yourself and your company William Palmer Eyewear? I just graduated from Babson’s undergrad program. I started William Palmer Eyewear, an eyewear/sunglass startup selling affordable prescription eyewear in Indonesia. We sell high-quality, affordable and trendy eyewear. Running a business is very exciting for me. I’ve been…

Hailey Serna

2018 SVP Startup Profile: Dondoctor

Entrepreneur Felipe Acosta MBA’18 Tell me a little bit about yourselves and your company Dondoctor? My name is Felipe Acosta from Bogota, Colombia. I just graduated from the MBA program and I was one of the finalists in the B.E.T.A. Challenge. Because of B.E.T.A. Challenge, I learned about the Summer Venture Program (SVP). I had…

Hailey Serna

2018 SVP Startup Profile: Wish Route

Entrepreneur Jess Lynch ’13, MS’13, MBA ‘18 Tell me a little bit about your company Wish Route? The purpose of Wish Route is to get people motivated and moving in the direction they wish they were going.  We are starting with health and wellness topics like I wish I exercised more or I wish I…

Hailey Serna

Week 6: Summer Venture Program 2018

Week 6 of the Summer Venture Program was all about the legal matters of running a business. With the help of our sponsor Pierce Atwood LLP, our entrepreneurs had all of their legal concerns addressed and put to ease. Before delving into our lunch and learn with Pierce Atwood, our teams shared their midpoint updates—recapping…

Hailey Serna

Making A Great First Impression

“What percentage of what we discuss today, will you remember tomorrow?” asked Beth Goldstein during her Lunch and Learn. Beth is an advisor of the Summer Venture Program with an expertise in marketing and consulting. She spoke with our entrepreneurs all about forming the perfect pitch in a sales situation. Beth explained that on average…