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

Post from SoYoon Jun ’14, founder of How To Marry: Rob Dalton M’14 is in his final stretch for the evening MBA program at Babson. He is a co-founder of 88 Acres, a business that won the 2013 Graduate B.E.T.A. Challenge. I have got a chance to interview Rob and his co-founder, Nicole Ledoux, about their…

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

Dan Wilson M’13 founded AfterDark Technologies to accommodate athletes who like to continue their passion for team sports even after the sun sets. The company was founded in early 2013 and, like many  other businesses, AfterDark Technologies started as concept. Having problems finding time to play during the day and finding lighted fields at night,…

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

Post from SoYoon Jun ’14, founder of How To Marry: Joey Roth ‘14 used to be terrible at the videogame FIFA. International students at Babson would score on him goal after goal after goal. Which is why creating a strategy guide for the game seemed like a nearly impossible task. However, he knew somebody out…

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Assessing the Feasibility of Your Venture

Everybody has interesting business ideas. However, the cool idea which was seemingly successful as a concept often does not thrive as expected. In order for a concept to turn into a business, entrepreneurs must assess whether idea is feasible or not. Faculty director of the Butler Venture Accelerator program Andrew Corbett hosted a feasibility workshop on…

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

Post from SoYoon Jun ’14, founder of How To Marry: Joshua Bennett’14, a co-founder of College Outside, visited the Butler Venture Accelerator to share his experience with B.E.T.A. Challenge. He was one of the two finalists of the Undergraduate B.E.T.A. Challenge in 2013. College Outside is a highly integrated marketing company that connects the millennium…

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Beta Testing

I am a big believer of testing early and testing often.  This is applicable to startups in all industries.  Whether product, tech, medical, energy, social, or other, it is critical to get in front of the customers or users, and get the feedback needed to iterate, improve, and ultimately add the value people are seeking.…

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

Sending money overseas is not an easy task. Money transfer through Western Union requires up to 14% in fees. For Latin Americans who work hard in the United States to take care their family back home, money transfer is always a concern. Matias Sevi’12 of MandaSeguro, founded an online portal that allows transfer money in…

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3D Printing and Prototyping

Post from SoYoon Jun ’14, founder of How To Marry: Alfredo Gago M’12, CAM’14, the founder of Salamander’s Energy Solutions, came to visit Babson to demonstrate his newly purchased 3D printer during a peer-to-peer session organized by the Butler Venture Accelerator Program. Gago is originally from Venezuela and is a part of the Accelerator’s hatchery…

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Entrepreneurial Journey of So Yoon Jun’14 – How To Marry

Entrepreneurs are often willing to take adventurous journey. I had a chance to interview So Yoon Jun ’14 about her entrepreneurial experience. She has worked at the Blank Center over two years and been exposed to numerous entrepreneurial occasions. Last year she took a semester off to work at several companies. Jun shared that the…

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3 Ways to Improve Your Client Acquisition Strategy

-          Every company acquires clients differently. Find out what works best for you! Understanding the nuances of the client acquisition process for your business is crucial to success. For about one year my team spread our sales effort throughout multiple industries in order to obtain clients. We even spent one weekend cold calling more than…

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