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Antonette Ho

Summer Venture Program 2019: What You Need to Know Now

“The Summer Venture Program really helped us hit the ground running and gain the confidence needed to move from student entrepreneurs to adult entrepreneurs 🙂 The relationships, mentors, and lessons learned have carried forward with us over years and have greatly added to the success of the company!” – Hanson Grant ’16, founder, Think Board…

Antonette Ho

B.E.T.A. Challenge 2019: What You Need to Know Now

Want to win $20,000 for your venture? Now in its eighth year, the Blank Center’s B.E.T.A. Challenge recognizes major milestones Babson businesses have achieved by taking action. Winners of the graduate, undergraduate, and alumni B.E.T.A. Challenge each win a grand prize of $20,000 in cash plus​ “services in kind” donations from corporate sponsors respectively. In…

Alexandra Dunk

Right on the Money: David Chang’s Fundraising Advice

Funding: Everyone wants it, but no one knows how to get it. David Chang, entrepreneur (5 startups/exits), angel investor (40 startups), and Summer Venture Program director, joined us at the Blank Center for How 2 Raise a Seed Round to demystify fundraising and to share pitch tips. Here are five takeaways from his presentation for…

Antonette Ho

Tips for Entrepreneurs from the 2018 Summer Venture Program Cohort

This past summer, the Blank Center had the privilege of accelerating 15 startups through the Summer Venture Program (SVP). The 2018 cohort was incredibly special, as this year was the 10th anniversary of the program. Over the 10 weeks of SVP, our participants have gone achieved many milestones, but have also faced challenges. Here are…

Hailey Serna

Inside Scoop from Investors

Students from the Singapore Management University (SMU) Masters of Science in Innovation program joined our Summer Venture Program entrepreneurs for an investor panel held at Babson Boston. Five investors, Natalie Bartlett of Rough Draft Ventures, Parul Singh of Founder Collective, Sanjay Manandhar of Boston Harbor Angels, Shereen Shermak, Superangel, and TJ Mahony of Accomplice, gave…

Hailey Serna

Week 10: Summer Venture Program 2018

It’s hard to believe that we are officially done with the 2018 Summer Venture Program. Our entrepreneurs have accomplished and grown so much these past 10 weeks and it truly showed during our culminating event, the Summer Venture Showcase. Let’s take a look at how our startups got here. The first half of the week…

Hailey Serna

Media Relations 101

For our lunch and learn during Summer Venture Program week 9, Fleishman Hillard and Babson’s PR Department joined forces to teach our entrepreneurs all about navigating the press and media. Sarah Francomano from Fleishman Hillard, began the talk by explaining how you can tell when your company is ready for PR and describing what PR…

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

2018 SVP Startup Profile: Sports Riot

Entrepreneur Emily Cronin MBA ‘19 Tell me a little bit about yourself and your company SportsRiot? At SportsRiot we create sportscentric festival experiences in unique destinations for adults looking to connect with others and celebrate a shared love of sports. I am a part of the two year MBA program here at Babson. My background…