Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Tag: Blank Center

B.E.T.A. Challenge Finals – who will win $20,000??

The day is finally here! Starting at 1pm in Olin 120, watch entrepreneurs as they compete for over $100,000 in cash and in-kind services! The B.E.T.A. Challenge recognizes major milestones Babson businesses have achieved by taking action. Winners of the graduate, undergraduate and alumni challenges each win $20,000 in cash plus “services in kind” donations…

B.E.T.A. Challenge Semifinalists!

This past Monday, March 30, the Blank Center announced the B.E.T.A. (Babson Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®) Challenge semifinalists. Meet the semifinalists on Wednesday, April 8 at the Venture Expo! The event starts at 4:30pm and will be on the ground floor of Olin Hall. Audience members get to help chose who are finalists are by…

Business Insurance for Startups

The following blog is from Jake Cho ’17, a Butler Venture Accelerator team member.  On March 4th, the Butler Venture Accelerator held a peer to peer session focused on discussing various types of insurance start-up companies need to consider when creating a business at all stages. We talked about four main topics of business insurance:…

Yerim Kim

Rebranding and Telling Your Story

On March 10, Brianna Stiklickas’15, founder and CEO of Meet Eugene, joined the Butler Venture Accelerator program for a peer to peer session on her story of rebranding the company and different wants to tell your story effectively. Meet Eugene is an exotic pet food company that currently focuses on pet foods for hedgehog. Stiklickas said that…

Yerim Kim

Doing Business in the Agricultural Industry

On March 5, Patricio Dotras M’15 and Christian Bax M’15 joined members of the Butler Venture Accelerator to share their experience in the agricultural industry. They are currently in the process of creating a new project within BlackRock Farming with a goal to create a boutique private equity company specializing in commercial farms. Dotras and…

Rachel Kim

What’s Your Brand?

Ted Schleuter, chief brand officer and the founder of Crunch Brands, was recently on campus to share his insight on branding. He was currently part of various assignments such as Unreal Candy, Sperry Top-Sider, New Balance, Pan-Mass Challenge and Aceso. Schleuter has been wtih Digitas, Arnold Worldwide and Greco Ethridge Group. Schleuter created Crunch Brands for…

Rachel Kim

2015 MassChallenge

MassChallenge recently visited Babson to share what their competition and accelerator are all about. MassChallenge is the world’s largest startup accelerator and competition and the first of its kind to support high impact, early stage entrepreneurs with no strings attached. They give entrepreneurs everything that they need to succeed for example they provide resources for marketing,…

Venture On

Last week the Butler Venture Accelerator hosted its first ever Accelerator Launch Event. Attendees got a sneak peek at some of our new market materials and got to meet others in the program. The event was open to current participants and those interested in registering. We had a great crowd, including our entire Accelerator team! During…

Take the B.E.T.A. Challenge

The spring semester means that Babson’s business competition, the B.E.T.A. Challenge, is just around the corner. We didn’t always have a business competition. Like many institutions, Babson had business plan competitions. In fact, we were the first academic institution to have a business plan competition for students. Here’s a little history: The John H. Muller Jr. Business…

Rachel Kim

Butler Venture Accelerator

On Monday, January 26, the John E. Alice L, Butler Venture Accelerator Program held its first information session for the semester. The information session was led by Cindy Klein Marmer who is the manager for the Butler Venture Program. Last year, the Butler Venture Accelerator is represented 385 students and 329 businesses. The program is…