Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Tag: Butler Venture Accelerator

Emily Denoble

How 2 Divide Equity

For the Blank Center’s first How 2 Tuesday event of the semester, Senior Lecturer Les Charm hosted a workshop on approaches and important topics to consider when dividing equity among the founders of a new business. He calls this the “kitchen table discussion” because it often takes place at an informal location, such as a…

Emily Denoble

Past B.E.T.A. Challenge Finalists: Where Are They Now? (2017 Series: Part 1)

Hanson Grant, Founder of Think Board, graduated from Babson’s undergraduate program in 2016. His ground-breaking company sells dry-erase film that turns any surface into a whiteboard. Hanson’s energy, focus on customer engagement, and passion drove Think Board to win the 2015 undergraduate B.E.T.A. Challenge. Although the chance to win $20,000 was the main motivation Hanson…

Antonette Ho

#How2Tuesday: How To Do In Depth Market Research

The Blank Center’s #How2Tuesday series continues on Tuesday, Tuesday, February 21 at 5pm! How 2 Do In Depth Market Research with Angelo Santinelli, Adjunct Lecturer of Entrepreneurship! Just Start! Act! Go talk to Customers! For today’s millennial entrepreneur this means email or survey people. However, most entrepreneurs really don’t know how to create and administer…

Antonette Ho

Accelerator Launch Event Featuring Babson EIR Craig Dubitsky

On Wednesday, February 15 at 3:30pm, the Blank Center will be hosting our Accelerator Launch Event! For those that are in the Accelerator, it is a great way to connect with other entrepreneurs, share ideas and network. Our Accelerator faculty advisers (Brad George, Caroline Daniels, John Hallal and Richard Mandel) will also be in attendance!…

Antonette Ho

#How2Tuesday: How to Divide Equity

We’re thrilled for our first #How2Tuesday of 2017! Tuesday, February 14 at 5pm in Luksic 101: How 2 Divide Equity with Professor Les Charm, Senior Lecturer of Entrepreneurship! Not sure how to divide equity with your founders? Join us for an interactive workshop with Professor Les Charm on Tuesday, February 14 at 5pm in Luksic…

Antonette Ho

How 2 Use Storytelling

The following post is from Sara Wu ’17, a Butler Venture Accelerator team member. Our last #How2Tuesday  this past fall was Pitching: The Art of Storytelling. We had the honor of having Professor Lakshimi Balachandra host this session. Speaking from her own VC background, Professor Balachandra identified/ranked the five most important factors an investor is…

Antonette Ho

How 2 Undertand Angel Investors

The following post is from Sara Wu ’17, a Butler Venture Accelerator team member. Last fall, we had the honor of having Ziad Moukheiber at Babson for How to Understand Angel Investors. Ziad is an active angel investor and is currently CEO of Boston Harbor Angels, one of the top angel groups in the US.…

Babson Hatchery

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…

Antonette Ho

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.…

Babson Hatchery

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…