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Hailey Serna

SVP Advisor Profile: David Oksman

I recently had the chance to speak with David Oksman ’03, a Babson alum, marketing expert, and one of this year’s Summer Venture Program (SVP) advisors. In his interview, David spoke about his love of entrepreneurship, Babson, and helping these startups. Here is an overview of our talk. What is your role in the Summer…

Hailey Serna

Week 4: Summer Venture Program 2018

Week 4 of the Summer Venture Program focused on marketing, branding, and positioning. Our entrepreneurs participated in workshops, met with various industry experts, and delved into perfecting their brand. We began the week with our usual team updates. While our teams shared the progress they’ve made the past week, our entrepreneurs munched on some delicious…

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Summer Catalyst Program WEEK2: ThousandEyes-Paid Acquisition + Weekly Luncheons

BabsonSF’s Summer Catalyst program is in full swing and our entrepreneurs are progressing on their startups! Every week, everyone updates the community on their achievements, key learnings, and goals that they hope to accomplish.  After, we had the opportunity to hear from Yosef Javed, Acquisition Marketing Manager from ThousandEyes, a network intelligence software company that troubleshoots application delivery…

Hailey Serna

Customer Discovery

“Make your judgement trustworthy by trusting it.” Eric Braun, an advisor of the Summer Venture Program, spoke with our entrepreneurs all about the importance of customer discovery and understanding your assumptions. The only way you can trust your judgments about your customers is by testing them. Take all your hypotheses about your business model and…

Babson San Francisco

Summer Catalyst Program: WEEK1: Andreessen Horowitz, Hustle Fund, +Blank Center

In the first week of Babson’s Summer Catalyst Program, participants worked on perfecting their pitches, met with their mentors for the first time, and had the opportunity to hear from some amazing guest speakers. Debi Kleiman, the Executive Director of the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson College, visited the Babson San Francisco campus to give a…

Babson San Francisco

Meet the Summer Catalyst Mentors in San Francisco!

Each team in Babson’s Summer Catalyst program is paired with an amazing mentor who offers a wealth of startup knowledge, experience, and connections. Every week, the mentor meets with the team and provides industry guidance and input regarding the direction of the venture. Being a startup founder in it’s early stages is exhilarating but can also be extremely difficult so having mentors…

Hailey Serna

Week 3: Summer Venture Program 2018

Despite the rainy and gloomy weather, our entrepreneurs were enthusiastic and excited to get to work during our third week of the Summer Venture Program. As usual, we kicked off the week with some team updates and a delicious meal from a local restaurant. Something that always seems to amaze me about this cohort is…

Hailey Serna

Communicating with Impact

How do you most effectively package your pitch? Andy Tollison, a Babson Speech Center consultant, taught the Summer Venture Program participants just how important it is to consider not only the content of a pitch, but also the way it is presented. Did you know that about a quarter of what people recall from a…

Hailey Serna

The Boston Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

David Chang, the Director of the Babson College Summer Venture Program, recently lead a talk about his experience navigating the Boston Entrepreneurship Ecosystem. So who exactly is David? He’s an “accidental entrepreneur.” Originally attending Cornell’s School of Engineering, David never imagined that he would step foot into the business realm. However, after a few classes…

Hailey Serna

Week 2: Summer Venture Program 2018

After a relaxing Memorial Day weekend, it was time to get back into the swing of things with the second week of the Summer Venture Program. The week begun with team updates. This was a chance for our fifteen teams to reflect on and share their successes of the previous week, ask each other for…