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Rachel Kim

Accelerator Adviser Profile Part V: Caroline Daniels

We are featuring profiles of our Butler Venture Accelerator advisers. Check back for updates! Brilliant and fabulous. That’s how you can define Dr. Caroline Daniels. Dr. Caroline Daniels teaches entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial marketing in undergraduate, graduate, Babson Executive Education and Babson Global programs. She is the faculty advisor to the Pursue stage of the Butler…

Yerim Kim

Mobile First Product Development

Izi Aviyente M’15, CTO of Date My Wardrobe, joined the Butler Venture Accelerator and shared his lesson learned from founding Date My Wardrobe at a peer to peer session a couple weeks ago. Date My Wardrobe is an online, localized marketplace for people to rent shoes, dress, and accessories to other fashionistas. Date My Wardrobe…

Babson Celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week

Today marks the start of Babson’s fifth celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). Since our first GEW on campus, we’ve grown the number of activities and initiatives on campus immensely. Our events on/off campus are part of the thousands of events in 140+ countries celebrating innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity during GEW. In its eighth year,…

Rachel Kim

Accelerator Adviser Profile Part IV: Elizabeth Thornton

We are featuring profiles of our Butler Venture Accelerator advisers. Check back for updates! Happy, Fearless, Objective, these three words describe Elizabeth Thorton. I had the pleasure of interviewing Thorton, Professor of Management Practice, Babson Executive Education and Adjunct Lecturer in Entrepreneurship. She is also Babson’s first Chief Diversity Officer. According to Professor Thorton, entrepreneurship…

Rachel Kim

Accelerator Adviser Profile Part III: Cindy Klein Marmer

We are featuring profiles of our Butler Venture Accelerator advisers. Check back for updates! “Entrepreneurship is the act of seeing something that can be made better, and making the world a better place by resolving the problem” Cindy Klein Marmer manages the Butler Venture Accelerator program. As part of the founding group, the Accelerator is…

Rachel Kim

Entrepreneurs Are Visionary

Lauren de los Santos M’15 and Seth Fabricant M’15 hosted a peer to peer session on idea generation and prototyping on Thursday, October 30 for the Butler Venture Accelerator. The session was based on how they developed their venture, Cloudanan. Cloudanan is a customer experience and marketing research company that uses technology to collect and…

Yerim Kim

Past Rocket Pitch Participants: Where Are They Now? (Series: Part III)

David Eddy M’85, founder of Legacy Software, Ltd., recently shared his experience in participating at Rocket Pitch with me. Legacy Software, Ltd. produces a built, working, battle-tested software product that helps to transfer the knowledge about Fortune 350 software portfolios to younger generation. Eddy participated in Rocket Pitch four times, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2013. Among…

Rachel Kim

Accelerator Adviser Profile Part II: Richard Mandel

We are featuring profiles of our Butler Venture Accelerator advisers. Check back for updates! Do you guys often see a man with a white beard holding a rose in a vase? Well, that’s Professor Richard Mandel. Professor Mandel was a mailman. He played three different instruments. He studied law. He was the Professor for Professor…

Idea Generation and Innovation

What do you think of when someone says “innovation”? Many people think of product innovation, such as Apple, or process innovation, such as Dell. On October 15, the Butler Venture Accelerator held a lunch and learn session on idea generation and innovation. Innovation is not the same as idea generation, it is a much longer…

Yerim Kim

Past Rocket Pitch Participants: Where Are They Now? (Series: Part II)

Andres Valencia M’15, a founder of GoBag, shared his experience in participating at Rocket Pitch. GoBag is a producer of flexible water bottle that can be folded. GoBag provides you a cool way to wear your water. Valencia participated in 2013 Summer Venture Program and 2013 Rocket Pitch. Valencia came up with this idea around…