Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Tag: Alumni

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,…

Emily Denoble

Past B.E.T.A. Challenge Finalists: Where Are They Now? (2017 Series: Part 2)

Ryan Wright, who graduated from Babson’s evening MBA program in 2013, made it to the semifinals of the 2014 B.E.T.A. Challenge and came back the next year to win the alumni B.E.T.A. Challenge in 2015. His business, WrightGrid, is “on a mission to enhance personal connectivity by deploying accessible and sustainable power solutions in public…

Antonette Ho

February Blank in Boston Event – NEW DATE – Thursday, February 16

The following post is from Ali Pincus Jacobs, a Blank Center team member. We are excited to share that we have rescheduled the Blank in Boston Fintech Panel for Thursday, February 16. Fintech from a Founder’s Perspective Thursday, February 16, 2017 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Babson Boston 100 High Street, 1st Floor (entrance on Federal…

Antonette Ho

Blank in Boston: Fintech from a Founder’s Perspective

The following post is from Ali Pincus Jacobs, a Blank Center team member. Are you interested in the intersection of finance and technology? You have likely been hearing a lot of buzz around Fintech. It is a sector that is set to attract global investment of over $150 Billion within the next 3-5 years and…

Antonette Ho

Blank in Boston: Sales is Everything

The following post is from Ali Pincus Jacobs, a Blank Center team member. Are you looking to jumpstart your sales at your startup in 2017? Join the Blank Center in Boston on Thursday, January 12th at 5:30 p.m. for a panel discussion on “Sales is Everything: Tips and Tricks from Successful Babson Entrepreneurs”. Babson alumni…

Babson San Francisco

San Francisco Summer Venture Program Takeaways

Now in its eighth year, Summer Venture Program continues to attract Babson’s top entrepreneurs to an intensive and energetic 10 week accelerator. Since 2008, 124 ventures and 176 entrepreneurs have participated in SVP. It is one of the most compelling and competitive programs for startups, demonstrating Babson’s deep commitment to building innovative entrepreneurs through practice and…

Emily Denoble

SVP Alumni Panel 2.0

Everyone could use a little advice from someone who was once in their shoes. Chris Jacobs and Jeff D’Agostino, two Summer Venture Program (SVP) alumni, spent time with the teams a few weeks ago and shared what they learned while in and since completing the Program. Chris participated in SVP in 2010 with his business…

Babson San Francisco

Week 5: SF Summer Venture Program

We’re halfway into Summer Venture Program and our teams are collaborating and reaching milestones! In terms of programming, we had a talk from two Babson alums, Ben Narasin, partner @ Canvas Ventures and Ian Thiel, Head of Product @ Optimizely, we had another *Hot Seat,* and we volunteered with NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship). We were also fortunate to…

Babson San Francisco

Week 4: SF Summer Venture Program

Lot’s of happenings @ Babson San Francisco! We had a very eventful week including 3 all star speakers Elliott Adams (Customer Development), Armando Biondi (Growth Strategies), and Dwight Gertz (Decisions), our 5th *Hot Seat*, a Gari focus group, office hours with mentors, and we celebrated IdaRose’s birthday! Elliott, one of our SVP advisors, gave an overview of the business…