Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Tag: Co-founders

Babson Hatchery

The Truth Behind Finding a Tech Co-Founder

The following post is from Ernie Valladares ’20, co-founder of Third Eye Innovation. Third Eye Innovation is building an aftermarket heads up display that projects the vehicles blind spot. So you have that billion dollar “blockchain peer-to-peer app” idea but realize you have no technical background. Contrary to popular belief, “handling the business side” is…

Babson Hatchery

Setting the Road to Succeed

The following post is from Juan Giraldo MBA’18, co-founder of Wanku – Healthy Tradition, a spring 2017 hatchery business. WANKU is an ancestral and refreshing herbal infusion made out of more than 20 medicinal herbs and aromatic flowers from the Andes. WANKU sources 100% organic ingredients directly from Andean smallholder farmers at fair trade prices. When…

Ziyan Liu

Peter Biro’s Story

On February 26, the Blank Center invited Peter Biro, entrepreneur in residence of Babson, for Founder Friday. Peter is a serial entrepreneur and franchise owner of Five Guys Burgers and Fries, and Naked Pizza. Peter co-founded the business which currently operates in 12 locations in Middlesex County, MA. After the success with Five Guys, in…

Antonette Ho

Greg Gomer’s Story

The following post is from Ziyan Liu ’19, a Butler Venture Accelerator team member. We were honored to have Greg Gomer as our first speaker for Founder Fridays. Greg graduated from Babson in 2007 and after spending some time at Fidelity, Greg decided to start his own venture. In 2009, Greg became part of the…

Antonette Ho

Division of Equity

The following post is from Jake Cho ’17, a Butler Venture Accelerator team member. How would you divide equity amongst founders? As part of Babson’s Global Entrepreneurship Week, Professor Les Charm held an interactive workshop for Butler Venture Accelerator participants on what to think about when dividing equity amongst founders. In groups of five, each…

Antonette Ho

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…

Rachel Kim

Dividing Equity Among Founders

On November 17, Professor Les Charm hosted a workshop on dividing equity among founders for Babson’s Global Entrepreneurship Week. Professor Charm started out with a scenario. There were five different characters working at a lab and each fighting for their equity. Each student became one of the characters and started discussing how much equity they…

How to Divide Equity amongst Co-founders

When co-founding a business, a major question that the co-founders face is how to divide equity. It can be difficult to discuss this especially when co-founders are friends, which is very common. Having the discussion with co-founders is very important. These discussions are normally about past contributions of the business partners, the involvement of the…