Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Tag: Boston

Antonette Ho

2018 Summer Venture Program

In 10 days, we will be kicking off the 10th year of the Babson Summer Venture Program! We are excited about the 15 teams this year and are looking forward to hosting the program at Workbar South Station for the second year in a row! The Summer Venture Program (SVP) is a 10-week intensive experience…

Antonette Ho

Join the Blank Center for eSports Panel Discussion

eSports have exploded in popularity over the past few years. Professional eSports teams are popping up, major brands are clamoring for sponsorship opportunities and fans are filling massive stadiums to watch tournaments while millions of others stream the content from their devices. Experts estimate that eSports revenue could reach $1.5 billion by 2020 – securing…

Antonette Ho

Accelerate Your Startup This Summer

“SVP ’17 was the best way I could’ve ever imagined spending 10 weeks. The amount of resources, mentorship, and love we received from the Babson and Boston communities as student entrepreneurs exceeded all our expectations. The program is a must for any founders from Babson, Olin, and Wellesley.” – Derek Tu ’18 Looking to accelerate your startup…

Jake Maude

Marijuana and the Entrepreneur

The Blank Center’s Marijuana and the Entrepreneur was both an information session on an emerging industry and a Q&A with experts in the industry, rolled into one, and has likely sparked the imagination of numerous attendees. The panel was made up of Ben Ferri, founder of Kind & Co, Mark Slater, Chief Investment Officer at…

Antonette Ho

Customer Learning

Learning about your customers may seem obvious to first-time entrepreneurs. However, for many founders, the moving pieces of a business sometimes gets in the way. We lose sight about what is important to the customer and, as a startup, we forget that we are providing value to the customer. During the Summer Venture Program (SVP),…

Antonette Ho

What Are Investors Looking For?

As fundraising is an area that entrepreneurs often have questions about, the Summer Venture Program invited three investors to share their side of the story. We were privileged to have Natalie Bartlett of General Catalyst/Rough Draft Ventures; Ziad Moukheiber, CEO of Boston Harbor Angels; and Jason Frishman, Founder of NetCapital provide their insights. The three…

Antonette Ho

How to Raise a Seed Round

Being an entrepreneur and angel investor himself, Summer Venture Program director David Chang has seen both sides of the fundraising process. As part of “fundraising week” at SVP, David hosted a session for participants covering the basics of fundraising and tactics. David started the session by sharing the different sources of capital. The ones we…

Antonette Ho

Tips for Entrepreneurs from the 2017 Summer Venture Program Cohort

This past summer, the Blank Center had the privilege of accelerating 14 startups through the Summer Venture Program. Over the last 10 weeks, our participants have gone achieved many milestones, but have also faced challenges. Here are tips for aspiring entrepreneurs from this year’s SVP cohort: Just get started doing things – nothing is worse…

Antonette Ho

Raising Money

The Summer Venture Program (SVP) was fortunate to have Les Charm, Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneur, visit Workbar Boston mid-July. A beloved faculty member, Les has taught graduate students and executives from all over the world. Aside from teaching, Les has had years of experience being on boards of companies. Through his own experiences, Les has…

Ziyan Liu

2017 SVP Startup Profile: Vinci

Team: Eagle Wu ’19: Co-Founder, CEO Tiffany Yue: Co-Founder, CTO What’s Vinci? Using next-gen virtual reality, we help people communicate and experience the 3 dimensional world in a 3 dimensional space – as it should be. VINCI offers a full service integration covering hardware setup, software development and distribution for Enterprise VR solutions. Our services…