Alexis Ierardi

DON’T FALL FOR SCAMS: 5 TIPS FOR SUCCESS

Entrepreneurs of all kinds need to be wary of scams in every aspect of their lives and businesses. Scams and cons can come through channels most often seen as flashing advertisements and urgent emails, but we do not always expect them to be on the other side of the table in a nice suit. Keep…

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Marissa Goldstein

Profile of a WINner: Brittany Lo

I recently sat down with one of the Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab’s participants, Brittany Lo ‘14 to discuss her business, B.Lo Bar. An accomplished and ambitious senior at Babson College, Brittany is currently competing in EDENS Retail Challenge, where the best up-and-coming entrepreneurs pitch their retail concepts to compete for prize money. Tell me…

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Are you an Adviser or Decision-Maker?

Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night and asked yourself, “Can I really do this?” I have had countless sleepless nights that go something like…It’s 4:09am and I jolt out of bed in a cold sweat wondering if I have what it takes to launch my own company. My name is…

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Action tank hosted by CWEL and Lewis Institute

ACTION TANK- FOOD ENTREPRENEURS On April 23, Babson’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) and the Lewis Institute for Social Innovation hosted a unique event that emphasized Babson’s Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®. They called the event ‘Action Tank’. The unique concept of this event was that four food entrepreneurs presented a unique business problem that…

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What is Social Media?

Social media has become an indispensable part of our personal lives. Counting all of its members, Facebook is the third largest country in the world next to China and India. Every second two new members join LinkedIn which in total is equal to the entire enrollment of the Ivy League Universities. Social media not only…

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Alex Goldman

An Entrepreneur’s Attempt to Define Entrepreneurship

In the spirit of Babson’s “Define a word, Redefine the World” campaign to change the global perception of entrepreneurship, I am going to give my own attempt at defining it based on my experience to date with my startup Terravia. First, a little background about Terravia. Terravia aims to provide a creative booking platform that…

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The first semester of 88 acres

Launching a company while in business school is an awesome idea – don’t wait to do it after you graduate.  The resources that have been at our disposal are nothing short of extraordinary – professors have been genuinely interested and willing to help, class projects have allowed us to fine tune our business plan, presentations…

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The Investor Pitch

Although it is winter in New England, here at the Blank Center we are gearing up for the summer. We’ve locked down our dates for this year’s Summer Venture Program (SVP), a 10-week program that supports the most promising MBA and undergraduate entrepreneurs from Babson, Olin Engineering and Wellesley Colleges. Demo Day is the culmination…

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How to Divide Equity amongst Co-founders

When co-founding a business, a major question that the co-founders face is how to divide equity. It can be difficult to discuss this especially when co-founders are friends, which is very common. Having the discussion with co-founders is very important. These discussions are normally about past contributions of the business partners, the involvement of the…

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The End of Semester event- Butler Venture Accelerator Program

Last week the Babson Entrepreneurship Club and the Butler Venture Accelerator Program hosted the end of semester dinner for Accelerator members. Three businesses were recognized for recent accomplishments: Game Day, Thirty-One Gifts and Zingfin Technologies. The founders of each of the businesses talked about their business and their entrepreneurial experience. Game Day is run by…

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