Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Tag: Entrepreneurs

Antonette Ho

B.E.T.A. Challenge 2020: What You Need to Know Now

Want to win $20,000 for your venture? Now in its ninth year, the Blank Center’s B.E.T.A. Challenge recognizes major milestones Babson businesses have achieved by taking action. Winners of the graduate, undergraduate, and alumni B.E.T.A. Challenge tracks each win a grand prize of $20,000 in cash, plus​ “services in kind” donations from corporate sponsors. In…

Alexandra Dunk

Putting the Spotlight on Our Global Entrepreneurs

Global Entrepreneurship Week is an opportunity to celebrate and connect with entrepreneurs and innovators around the world – and here at Babson too. In honor of Global Entrepreneurship Week, we are highlighting four international entrepreneurs who are part of Babson’s network, thanks to the Global Entrepreneur in Residence (GEIR) program. The GEIR program enables international…

Relationships Matter: How 2 Grow Your Services Business

New services ventures face an uphill battle as they work towards building their credibility and winning early clients. In a competitive services landscape, what can founders do to ensure that their businesses have the best chance for growth? As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, Babson Global Entrepreneur in Residence (GEIR) Akhil Suresh Nair MBA’18 led…

The 4H’s of Pitching: How 2 Pitch to Investors

Across all sectors and stages of entrepreneurship, founders will all inevitably have to pitch their ventures. But not all pitches will come in the traditional form of a rehearsed presentation for investors or competition judges. Whether it’s on the biggest of stages or an in an impromptu encounter with their dream investor, how can founders…

The Art of Investor Empathy: How 2 Raise Money

Across all industries and sectors, funding is the lifeblood of growing ventures. But for most first-time founders, raising money beyond the initial friends and family round is an intimidating process. How do founders know they’re taking the “right money” at the right time?  Members of the Babson community found answers to their questions about funding…

Alexandra Dunk

Serial Entrepreneur Matt Coffin Says Go “Absolutely All In”

At the Summer Venture Showcase, successful serial entrepreneur, investor, and Blank Center Advisory Board Member Matt Coffin ’90 joined our Executive Director Debi Kleiman for a fireside chat about venture capital. Matt was the CEO and Founder of LowerMyBills.com, which he sold to Experian for $380 million. He went on to found other companies and…

SVP Week 10: Showcase Week!

After ten weeks of entrepreneurial growth, the Summer Venture Program came to an exciting finish this week with Thursday’s Summer Venture Showcase. Here’s the recap of SVP’s final week! Monday, July 22nd and Tuesday, July 23rd SVP teams practiced their Showcase presentations in the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s Morris Auditorium. Building off of the…

2019 SVP Startup Profile: Maja

Maja is one of thirteen Babson startups presenting at Thursday, July 25th’s Summer Venture Showcase at the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston. Register to attend our showcase at bit.ly/2019svp! The usage of CBD (cannabidiol) as a health and wellness product has skyrocketed in recent years due to its calming and relaxing effects. But despite its…

2019 SVP Startup Profile: Rostock

Rostock (stylized with a lowercase r) is one of thirteen Babson startups presenting at Thursday, July 25th’s Summer Venture Showcase at the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston. Register to attend our showcase at bit.ly/2019svp! In our current social media age, advertisers and marketers are being presented with innovative new channels for reaching customers. But in…

SVP Week 9: Rising to the Entrepreneurial Challenge

With the 2019 Summer Venture Showcase days away, the Summer Venture Program startups have been preparing to present to the Babson community. But the life cycles of these businesses do not end after the Showcase, and founders are balancing these immediate preparations with their continued growth of their ventures. Here’s a look into how SVP…