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Entrepreneurs and Perfection

The following post is from Kunal Kumar MBA’18, co-founder of Verrocon, a fall 2016 hatchery business. Perfection can be the biggest obstacle for an Entrepreneur. I realized it the hard way. “Blingtion”, was my first venture that I worked on, it was about shoes with interchangeable shoe accessories. I figured that I’ll make the best…

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How 2 Position Your Brand

The following post is from Sara Wu ’17, a Butler Venture Accelerator team member. This past fall, we had the honor to have Dough Fox of Brand Fox, host a session teaching entrepreneurs how to position a company’s brand to better connect and convert their audience. Doug has twenty years’ experience as a brand strategist.…

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Perseverance and Raising Capital

The following post is from Michael Vega-Sanz ’19, co-founder of Lula, a fall 2016 hatchery business. “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” – Steve Jobs, Co-Founder of Apple When word got around that my brother and I raised $200,000 in a four week span…

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Business Feasibility – A Journey Common To All Entrepreneurs

The following post is from Aakant Taurani MBA’17, co-founder of Runner’s Convoy, a fall 2016 hatchery business. Many novice entrepreneurs wonder if they are on the right track when working on their business ideas. While guts and luck do play a big role in the success of new businesses, feasibility checks are among the most…

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Two Things That Make YOUNG Entrepreneurs Successful

The following post is from Michael Kurson ’18, founder of Briggs Original, a fall 2016 hatchery business. My name is Michael Kurson and I’m a Co-Founder at Briggs Original, an alcoholic seltzer company. I’m a 21 year old junior at Babson College, and I have been working on this company for the last 8 months.…

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The Start-Up Checklist

The following checklist is from Courtney Wilson MBA’17, founder of DropZone for Veterans, a fall 2016 hatchery business. Below is The Start-Up Checklist that I created: standardizing routine operations maximizes efficiency. Getting Started Register Website Domain Install Google Analytics on Website Register Company E-Mail Address Install Boomerang Install Rapportive Install Calendly Create MailChimp Account Register…

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Team First

The following post is from Brian Kelley ’18 , founder of Kanga Trash & Energy Systems, a fall 2016 hatchery business. Former Hall of Fame UCLA basketball coach and educator John Wooden always valued teamwork from his squads. Some of his best teams in fact were the ones that featured no selfish players. Everyone was…

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How 2 Create Facebook Advertising Campaigns

The following post is from Sara Wu ’17, a Butler Venture Accelerator team member. Last fall, the Blank Center hosted a How 2 Tuesday with Andrew Krebs-Smith MBA’13, Founder and CEO of Social Fulcrum. During the session we How to Create Facebook Advertising Campaigns. About Andrew Krebs-Smith MBA’13 After building digital departments within traditional agencies,…

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Programming Defined

This past fall, the Blank Center hosted General Assembly for an all day workshop at the Blank Center: Programming for Non-Programmers at Babson: Basics + Front-End Development. As a non-programmer, the workshop was an eye opening experience into how tech works and the ways entrepreneurs can apply it to their ventures. Here are some takeaways…

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Entrepreneurship Faculty Profile: Donna Kelley

Donna Kelley is a legend at Babson. Not only has she taught hundreds of students all around the world, but her role at the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) has helped bring Babson to the forefront of entrepreneurship research. Professor Kelley recently shared what makes Babson special and how entrepreneurs can create value in society. What…