Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Tag: CWEL

Emily Denoble

Angela Sanchez MBA’11: Female Founder Stories (Part 6)

Angela Sanchez MBA’11 is the Founder and CEO of Artyfactos, a jewelry company that sells statement pieces handcrafted by Latin American women using natural materials including seeds, orange peels, and coffee beans. I originally interviewed Angela for an “Entrepreneurship in Fashion” course project, led by Dr. Caroline Daniels. When we spoke on the phone, Angela…

Emily Denoble

Jennifer Pierre MSEL’16: Female Founder Stories (Part 5)

Jennifer Pierre, MSEL’16, is the founder of Melanites, a company on a mission to inspire children of color to be thinkers, doers, makers, and performers. I got to know Jennifer through the 2016 Summer Venture Program and am thrilled to see the traction that Melanites has gained since! Learn more about her story below. Tell…

Emily Denoble

Yulkendy Valdez ’17: Female Founder Stories (Part 4)

Yulkendy Valdez ’17 co-founded Project 99 with Josuel Plasencia ’17 in 2014 to encourage diversity in the workplace. At Babson, Yulkendy was a CWEL Scholar and a recipient of the Glavin Global Leadership Award. She now works full-time as the Managing Partner of Project 99. Yulkendy and Josuel are creating important and meaningful changes in…

Ziyan Liu

2017 SVP Startup Profile: CliqBit

Founders: Hannah Wei, Wellesley College ’18: Co-founder Olivia Joslin, Wellesley College ’19: Co-founder What is CliqBit? CliqBit connects companies with Generation Z for consumer research. Gen Z (ages 13-21) can come onto CliqBit and make quick money by assisting corporate researchers in answering their questions. On the other hand, corporate researchers can finally get the…

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

Connect – Engage and Learn

The following post is from Octavia Costea M’15, founder of Spreads&Beyond, a spring 2015 hatchery business. As entrepreneurs, we increasingly want to break thru the noise and make a path where we are noticed. We are seeking to stand out from the crowd and create connections. We do that over and over again by networking, and…

Yerim Kim

Past Rocket Pitch Participants: Where Are They Now? (Series: Part I)

Octavia Costea M’15, founder of Spreads and Beyond, recently shared with me her experience with Rocket Pitch. Spreads and Beyond is a producer of delicious, 100% pure fruit spreads without any artificial pectin or added sugar. Octavia uses a unique old Romanian family recipe to make this possible. Costea  is currently part of the WIN Lab, participated…

Antonette Ho

What To Do While Exploring

It’s been a couple weeks since we notified our first batch of Accelerator participants about what stage they’ll start out in the Butler Venture Accelerator. Many, like you, may be exploring various ideas and not sure what to do next. Cindy Klein Marmer, advisor to the Explore stage of the Accelerator, hosted a “Welcome to…

Antonette Ho

Breaking New Ground Finalist – Brittany Lo ’14

Post from SoYoon Jun ’14, founder of How To Marry: Brittany Lo’14, the founder of BeautyBar by B.LO, believes that women should feel beautiful every day. BeautyBar by B.LO is a physical place where women can go anytime of the day to get their hairs styled and get their make-up done while enjoying complementary cocktails. Since…

Marissa Goldstein

Profile of a WINner: Savitha Sridharan

I recently had the opportunity to speak with one of The Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab’s participant, Savitha Sridharan, MBA Candidate Class of 2014, to discuss her business, Aurora. An engineer by training and an ultra-marathon runner, Savitha is dedicated to creating awareness and solutions to help communities in her native country of India as…