Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Tag: Entrepreneurial Thought and Action

Staying True To Fulfilling Your Mission But Open-Minded to How

The following post is from Yuanyuan Yin M’15 and Dylan Murphy, founders of SuperHealos, a spring 2015 hatchery business. When we started SuperHealos, we planned to revolutionize the children’s hospital supply industry by providing the most comfortable, functional, and moral boosting superhero costume-like hospital gown and other products. We quickly realized that hospitals have serious…

Yerim Kim

Doing Business in the Agricultural Industry

On March 5, Patricio Dotras M’15 and Christian Bax M’15 joined members of the Butler Venture Accelerator to share their experience in the agricultural industry. They are currently in the process of creating a new project within BlackRock Farming with a goal to create a boutique private equity company specializing in commercial farms. Dotras and…

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…

Venture On

Last week the Butler Venture Accelerator hosted its first ever Accelerator Launch Event. Attendees got a sneak peek at some of our new market materials and got to meet others in the program. The event was open to current participants and those interested in registering. We had a great crowd, including our entire Accelerator team! During…

Take the B.E.T.A. Challenge

The spring semester means that Babson’s business competition, the B.E.T.A. Challenge, is just around the corner. We didn’t always have a business competition. Like many institutions, Babson had business plan competitions. In fact, we were the first academic institution to have a business plan competition for students. Here’s a little history: The John H. Muller Jr. Business…

Rachel Kim

Butler Venture Accelerator

On Monday, January 26, the John E. Alice L, Butler Venture Accelerator Program held its first information session for the semester. The information session was led by Cindy Klein Marmer who is the manager for the Butler Venture Program. Last year, the Butler Venture Accelerator is represented 385 students and 329 businesses. The program is…

Andres Valencia

Market Research? Just get out there!

Very often entrepreneurs hear the “talk to the customers” advice, but it is surprising to see how we constantly keep failing to get out there early in the process. Many times we wait for the final product, the right numbers and a solid questionnaire to go out there and test our ideas; we get stuck…

Yerim Kim

Starting a Food Business

Annie Feldman M’16 and Marla Feldman, co-founders of EnerChi Bites, recently hosted a peer to peer session for the Butler Venture Accelerator. They shared their lessons learned from founding EnerChi Bites. EnerChi Bites is an emerging snack food company producing a healthy, tasty snack that comes in bite-sized portions. The Feldman sisters’ idea started as…

Balancing A Startup and School – Intelligent Payment Networks

Post from Katya Bilonog of Intelligent Payment Networks: Being a busy college student, I find it to be an art to balance academics and running the company that was founded during my time here at Babson, Intelligent Payment Networks. IPN was founded by my colleagues, Max Miller and Eveline Dang, who saw a problem to be…

Web Summit Recap

Post from Ativ Patel ’17, founder of Mento, Inc.   The Web Summit was an incredible once in a life time experience. I am still humbled and honored that I was selected as a “future global leader” scholar. The schedule that was set up for the scholars gave us vast amounts of knowledge and more importantly, friends friends for life. Before I…