Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Tag: Butler Venture Accelerator

2015 Summer Venture Program

This past Monday, May 18, the Butler Venture Accelerator kicked off its 2015 Summer Venture Program. The Summer Venture Program supports the most promising graduate and undergraduate entrepreneurs from Babson College, F.W. Olin College of Engineering, and Wellesley College. 15 teams were chosen to participate in the program each summer. For the next ten weeks,…

Building Your Team

Arjun Bhatnagar ’18 and Andrew Coca ’18 of Hey! HeadsUp (a Babson hatchery business) recently hosted a peer to peer session on building a team for the Butler Venture Accelerator. Hey! headsUp is an interactive service that schedules reminders onto another’s calendar or to-do list. As freshmen in Babson’s undergraduate program, Bhatnagar and Coca have grown their…

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An exploration of entrepreneurship education in Africa

On April 22nd, Akeem Allen ’17 of CREED and Marvin Tarawally ’17 of Students Making a Real Transformation (SMART) Liberia (formerly Student Reform Initiative) joined members of the Butler Venture Accelerator on their experience of spreading Entrepreneurship spirit in Africa. CREED was established in November of 2014 to provide education to broader education in Mamelodi…

Leverage insights from payment data analytics

We are all aware that one of the key success drivers for startups is understanding and making the most out of the resources available. Having dived deep into the payment industry, Intelligent Payment Networks (IPN) team realized how valuable the insights gained from analyzing the business’s electronic payment processing could be the overall business decision-making…

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…

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Beginning a Business at Babson

The following post is from William Ruiz M’16, co-founder of FoodME , a spring 2015 hatchery business. There’s an invisible line between fantasy and reality as far as idea generation goes. In a competitive environment that is saturated by so many entrepreneurs, ventures are being conceptualized left and right.  Some ideas are considered better than…

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Entrepreneurial Spirit

The following post is from Akeem Allen ’17, founder of CREED , a spring 2015 hatchery business. In 1985, Steve Mariotti founded the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship; an entrepreneurship education program targeted toward low-income youth in inner-city areas all across the United States. Since its inception, NFTE has been able to impact over half a…

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:…