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Babson San Francisco

Summer Catalyst Program WEEK6: Jed Christiansen, TechStars + Showcase Prep

With only a handful of weeks left in the program, participants have been perfecting their pitches in preparation for the Summer Catalyst Showcase. Although every participant has been working hard to make progress in their own respective venture, it’s refreshing to see everyone in the program actively sharing resources and supporting each other. This week’s…

Babson San Francisco

Meet the Summer Catalyst Mentors in San Francisco!

Each team in Babson’s Summer Catalyst program is paired with an amazing mentor who offers a wealth of startup knowledge, experience, and connections. Every week, the mentor meets with the team and provides industry guidance and input regarding the direction of the venture. Being a startup founder in it’s early stages is exhilarating but can also be extremely difficult so having mentors…

Babson San Francisco

Babson to Offer Summer Experience for Entrepreneurs in San Francisco

This summer, we’re excited to offer Babson entrepreneurs another experience in San Francisco at Babson’s location in SoMa, the hub of the startup ecosystem. Babson Summer Catalyst is a 10-week pre-accelerator experience in San Francisco designed to help early-stage seed-level entrepreneurs through co-working and access to the SF/Silicon Valley ecosystem. Throughout the experience, Summer Catalyst teams are…

Jake Maude

The Butler Launch Pad: John Hallal on the “Launch and Grow” Stage

An adjunct professor at Babson College, John Hallal teaches Mergers & Acquisitions for Entrepreneurs. John also serves as an advisor in Babson’s Launch Pad Program, advising businesses at the “Launch and Grow” stage, coaching entrepreneurs on go-to-market strategies, operations, sales and fundraising. John currently works as Managing Director for Network Blue, is an attorney for…

Jake Maude

SVP Blog Series: DetraPel

DetraPel is an amazing product that you can be sprayed on anything to make it water repellent, like a pair of shoes or a sweater. The company is run by a team of four, and headed up by David Zamarin (interviewed here), a sophomore at Babson College. Recently, they are excited to have raised some funding, and are…

Jake Maude

SVP Blog Series: Magnomer

Magnomer is a Babson startup focused on improve recycling efficiency through a patent-pending process. The name Magnomer is a mashup of magnetic and polymer, since the company is applying magnetized materials to plastics so that recyclers can separate plastics from other items. The company is currently working with Preserve (also started by a Babson alum),…

Emily Denoble

How 2 Raise a Seed Round

The Blank Center recently had the pleasure of hosting Adam Martel M’17 and Rich Palmer M’16 of Gravyty, a firm that helps nonprofits raise more money and build better relationships with donors. In the last year, Gravyty raised a seed round and returned to campus to help Babson startups to do the same. One of…

Antonette Ho

Introducing the Butler Launch Pad

The following post is from Debi Kleiman, Executive Director of The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship. What’s in a name? Well, a lot actually. It’s about brand, identity, personality and vision. For us at the Blank Center, we specialize in helping our student and alumni startups get the connections, resources, mentorship, experiences and knowledge…

Emily Denoble

Welcoming David Chang, 2017 Summer Venture Program Director!

The Blank Center is thrilled to announce that the director of the 2017 Summer Venture Program is David Chang! David has extensive experience both as an entrepreneur and an angel investor and is excited to work directly with Babson startups for ten weeks this summer. I reached out to David to learn more about his…

Babson Hatchery

Scaling Your Startup

The following post is from David Zamarin ’20, founder of DetraPel, a fall 2017 hatchery business. Every startup founder will always hit a block on the road. Sometimes those blocks could include a manufacturing issue, a loss of customers, or an internal issue with the team. But, there is almost certainly one problem that every…