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Emily Denoble

How 2 Avoid Top Startup Mistakes

Startups commonly make the same legal mistakes. Jack Steele, a lawyer at Pierce Atwood LLP, who works with new businesses, recently visited Babson and shared how to avoid these familiar problems. Presenting with him was Joanna Geisinger, MBA ’17 and founder of TORq Interface. TORq Interface is a platform that allows hospitals and medical device…

Emily Denoble

Past B.E.T.A. Challenge Finalists: Where Are They Now? (2017 Series: Part 4)

Emily Levy ’16 is brightening lives every day. Her business, Mighty Well, creates functional and stylish medical apparel and accessories for patients, their loved ones, and medical professionals. She won the B.E.T.A. Challenge in 2016, applying because she was seeking validation for her business and wanted to be fast-tracked into MassChallenge. The chance to win…

Emily Denoble

Past B.E.T.A. Challenge Finalists: Where Are They Now? (2017 Series: Part 3)

Do you dream of operating a drone? Look no further than DARTdrones. Founded by Abby Speicher, MBA’15, DARTdrones is a national flight school for drone pilots offering expert training, certification, and consultation throughout the United States for business, police departments, fire departments, and individuals. Abby won the graduate B.E.T.A. Challenge in 2015 and recently appeared…

Antonette Ho

MassChallenge Fireside Chat

Looking to apply to MassChallenge but not sure where to start? Hear tips and takeaways from Babson entrepreneurs that were in MassChallenge on Monday, March 6 at 5pm in the Blank Center co-working space. About MassChallenge MassChallenge is the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet. No equity and not-for-profit, we are obsessed with helping entrepreneurs…

Antonette Ho

#How2Tuesday: How 2 Avoid Top 10 Startup Mistakes

The Blank Center’s #How2Tuesday series continues on Tuesday, February 28 at 5pm in the Blank Center Televideo Room! How 2 Avoid the Top 10 Startup Mistakes, featuring Jack Steele, Esq. of Pierce Atwood and Babson’s own Joanna Geisinger MBA’17 of TORq Interface. As an entrepreneur starting a new venture, you are constantly faced with making…

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…

Antonette Ho

Are You Up For the B.E.T.A. Challenge?

Babson is the first academic institution to have a business plan competition. We were also the first to get rid of it. With the growing trend that action is what helps entrepreneurs get ahead, the Blank Center reshaped Babson’s business competition to what is now the B.E.T.A. (Babson Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®) Challenge. Now in its…

Babson Hatchery

The Start-Up Checklist

The following checklist is from Courtney Wilson MBA’17, founder of DropZone for Veterans, a fall 2016 hatchery business. Below is The Start-Up Checklist that I created: standardizing routine operations maximizes efficiency. Getting Started Register Website Domain Install Google Analytics on Website Register Company E-Mail Address Install Boomerang Install Rapportive Install Calendly Create MailChimp Account Register…

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

Summer Reflection

Having the opportunity to work with the Butler Venture Accelerator and Summer Venture Program (SVP) this year opened my eyes to the severely challenging yet incredibly rewarding reality of entrepreneurship. Despite frequent challenges, the entrepreneurs I worked with always maintained hope. This appears to be a common thread between successful business people- having the confidence…