Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Tag: Entrepreneur

Hailey Serna

SVP Advisor Profile: David Oksman

I recently had the chance to speak with David Oksman ’03, a Babson alum, marketing expert, and one of this year’s Summer Venture Program (SVP) advisors. In his interview, David spoke about his love of entrepreneurship, Babson, and helping these startups. Here is an overview of our talk. What is your role in the Summer…

Babson San Francisco

Summer Catalyst Program WEEK2: ThousandEyes-Paid Acquisition + Weekly Luncheons

BabsonSF’s Summer Catalyst program is in full swing and our entrepreneurs are progressing on their startups! Every week, everyone updates the community on their achievements, key learnings, and goals that they hope to accomplish.  After, we had the opportunity to hear from Yosef Javed, Acquisition Marketing Manager from ThousandEyes, a network intelligence software company that troubleshoots application delivery…

Babson San Francisco

Summer Catalyst Program: WEEK1: Andreessen Horowitz, Hustle Fund, +Blank Center

In the first week of Babson’s Summer Catalyst Program, participants worked on perfecting their pitches, met with their mentors for the first time, and had the opportunity to hear from some amazing guest speakers. Debi Kleiman, the Executive Director of the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson College, visited the Babson San Francisco campus to give a…

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 Hatchery

Overcoming Challenges

The following post is from Kimia Sadeghi ’20, founder of Luana Beverages LLC. Luana sells healthy, high-quality, Hawaiian-inspired beverages. The day of my first production run for my beverage startup Luana was one of the biggest achievements in my life. It was the result of a year and a half of hard work and dedication…

Babson San Francisco

Summer Catalyst Kickoff in San Francisco

This week, we are excited to kick off Babson’s Summer Catalyst Program in San Francisco with 6 teams of entrepreneurs. The Summer Catalyst Program is a 10 week pre-accelerator experience that offers co-working space, mentors, and guidance to help early-stage/seed-level entrepreneurs develop their startups. Throughout the summer, they will be working among like-minded entrepreneurs in the most…

Babson Hatchery

Finding Your Golden Idea

The following post is from Zaylan Jacobsen ’21, founder of One God. One God is a Christian street-wear company working with NCAA Division I football players to create the next generation of influencers and role models. Early this year, I was working on a business idea that I thought was gold. My two business partners…

Emily Denoble

Entrepreneurship Faculty Profile: Candida Brush

Earlier this year, I met with Dr. Candida Brush to learn about The Diana Project™. I recently reconnected with Dr. Brush to chat about her role as an entrepreneurship faculty member and what she thinks makes Babson unique. What is your role at Babson? How long have you been at Babson? I am the Vice…

Antonette Ho

2018 B.E.T.A. Challenge Judges

We’ve been highlighting the B.E.T.A. Challenge finalists a lot lately, so we wanted to take the time to showcase some of judges for tomorrow’s presentations! The B.E.T.A. (Babson Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®) Challenge is Babson’s annual business competition, recognizing major milestones startups have achieved by taking action. Winners of the graduate, undergraduate, and alumni B.E.T.A.…

Jake Maude

Founder Friday with Mike Sepso of Major League Gaming

Mike Sepso recently participated in the Blank Center’s Founder Friday, where he shared how he went from an undergrad at Babson in 1994 to starting Major League Gaming, which was sold to Activision Blizzard Inc for $46 million in 2016. The History Sepso was into broadband even before it was a big thing. At that…