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Babson San Francisco

Week 5: SF Summer Venture Program

We’re halfway into Summer Venture Program and our teams are collaborating and reaching milestones! In terms of programming, we had a talk from two Babson alums, Ben Narasin, partner @ Canvas Ventures and Ian Thiel, Head of Product @ Optimizely, we had another *Hot Seat,* and we volunteered with NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship). We were also fortunate to…

Emily Denoble

Entrepreneurship Faculty Profile: Phil Kim

To anyone who has met Professor Phil Kim, it would not come as a surprise that he recently received tenure at Babson. He is a kind, intellectual man, passionate about creating positive change in the world. I recently sat down with Professor Kim to learn more about his interests and what entrepreneurship means to him.…

2016 Babson Summer Venture Showcase Wellesley

15 startups will share their stories and present their business ventures. Join us on Thursday, July 28 in Olin Auditorium for this year’s Summer Venture Showcase! Our teams from the Summer Venture Program Wellesley cohort will present their accomplishments, we hope to see you there! Register now >> https://2016babsonsvpwellesley.eventbrite.com Registration opens at 1pm, opening remarks/presentations…

Emily Denoble

Marsh Carter & Anne Steer Visit

Marsh Carter, former Chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, and Anne Steer, Head of Distribution at Congress Asset Management, spent time at the Summer Venture Program a couple weeks ago. This was Carter’s seventh year with the Program, and Steer’s second. Both are experienced business leaders, providing unique perspectives and invaluable advice for the…

Babson San Francisco

Week 4: SF Summer Venture Program

Lot’s of happenings @ Babson San Francisco! We had a very eventful week including 3 all star speakers Elliott Adams (Customer Development), Armando Biondi (Growth Strategies), and Dwight Gertz (Decisions), our 5th *Hot Seat*, a Gari focus group, office hours with mentors, and we celebrated IdaRose’s birthday! Elliott, one of our SVP advisors, gave an overview of the business…

Emily Denoble

The Art of Persuasion

Did you know that persuasion, defined as “a conscious attempt by one individual or group to change the attitudes, beliefs, or behavior of another individual or group of individuals through the transmission of some message“, functions on a continuum? Every message your company emits can either slightly or completely shift a customer’s opinion of your…

How to Deal With the Unexpected

What happens to a business when an unexpected obstacle occurs? To emulate what could happen in starting a new venture, Stephen Brand, co-director of Wellesley’s Summer Venture Program, facilitated an “enterprise game” for participants of the Wellesley cohort several weeks ago. The participants were divided into groups and were tasked with creating a new venture…

Emily Denoble

Understanding Insurance

The Blank Center recently had the honor of having Cottingham & Butler insurance brokers on campus to present to members of Babson’s entrepreneurship community. The focus of the discussion was business insurance: Why entrepreneurs should care and the basics of its various forms. Why You Should Care About Insurance Starting a business involves a lot…

Babson San Francisco

Week 3: SF Summer Venture Program

Another productive and fun-filled week @ Babson San Francisco! This week featured Babson @ the Ballpark, two *Hot Seats*, guest speakers, and an SVP alumni panel! For Wisdom Wednesday, digital marketing expert Adam Helweh helped our entrepreneurs with their landing pages and offered office hours to discuss UI and UX.  We then listened to a presentation about target…