Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Tag: Butler Venture Accelerator

Babson Hatchery

Timing and Iterating Personally within Entrepreneurship

The following post is from Christopher Dowd M’16, founder of CrowdLever, a summer 2015 hatchery business. Recently a classmate of mine posted a great short TED talk by Bill Gross about start-ups.  In that talk, Bill Gross takes a look at 200 start-ups, 100 from his own incubator Idea-lab, and 100 others, and tries to…

Babson San Francisco

San Francisco Alumni Club Monthly Spotlight: PICCPerfect

The San Francisco Alumni Club’s monthly spotlight on alumni businesses continues. Check back and read about more Babson startups! The following post is from Christa Ferguson M’15. Founder’s Names, ages and graduation years/ Title : Emily Levy (21) 2016: CEO and Co-Founder Yousef Al-Humaidhi (22) 2015: CFO and Co-Founder Maria del Mar Gomez (20) 2016:…

Babson Hatchery

Defining a Social Media Strategy

The following post is from Marielle De Blois M’16, founder of Crece, a summer 2015 hatchery business. As entrepreneurs, we all know that it is vital to have an active role in social media. We’ve heard that marketing is no longer about having a monologue with our consumers, but it is now a two-sided conversation;…

Arjun Bhatnagar

Why You should Tell Everyone Your Ideas

If you are an entrepreneur, you understand the pressure to succeed, the trials of being autonomous, and the triumphs that come with taking risks others will not take. With this accumulated pressure, autonomy, and risk come a natural desire to do everything right and to do it all by yourself. Here is the catch —…

Babson Hatchery

How to Decide Your Facebook Cover

The following post is from Clinton Lee M’15, founder of McLee Oil, a summer 2015 hatchery business. One day I, the founder of McLee Oil, felt that the company’s Facebook page cover had been there quite a while and wanted to make some change to it.  The current Facebook cover was designed a few months…

Babson Hatchery

SEO 101: Tips and Tools to Help you Gain Traction

The following post is from Brianna Stiklickas ’15, founder of Meet Eugene, a spring 2015 hatchery business. As entrepreneurs we all know the importance of SEO, but how do you get the most out of your SEO? It is all about the keywords and the meta tags and descriptions! Having strong descriptive keywords is extremely…

Emily Lagasse

Talk to Everybody

If there was one piece of advice I could give to all entrepreneurs, it would be this: Talk to everybody. Someone once gave me this same advice, and while I thought it was a good piece of advice, I had no idea what that looked like, or what it could mean for my business. Then,…

2015 Summer Venture Program

On 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, the 15…

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…

Yerim Kim

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…