Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Tag: Events

Alexandra Dunk

Right on the Money: David Chang’s Fundraising Advice

Funding: Everyone wants it, but no one knows how to get it. David Chang, entrepreneur (5 startups/exits), angel investor (40 startups), and Summer Venture Program director, joined us at the Blank Center for How 2 Raise a Seed Round to demystify fundraising and to share pitch tips. Here are five takeaways from his presentation for…

Alexandra Dunk

Pitch to Progress: Rocket Pitch Results

You practice for weeks. You make your pitch. Now what? Rocket Pitch, presented by the Blank Center, is a different kind of pitch event. Presenters have only three minutes and three slides to communicate the differentiating elements of their business ideas. Feedback is built into the event, with every presenter getting live feedback on the…

Alexandra Dunk

Prepare to Pitch: Three Tips for Rocket Pitch Presenters

The 19th annual Rocket Pitch is just a few weeks away, and this year’s student and alumni presenters are in the middle of preparing and practicing – and practicing again. Here are three tips for presenters, from Babson entrepreneurs with pitching experience under their belts. Know your stuff – but remember that your audience doesn’t…

Alexandra Dunk

Aging and Caregiving Digital Health Opportunities, Problems, and Pitches

The problems facing the aging population are getting bigger and bigger – and so is the opportunity to innovate. On Thursday, October 11, the Blank Center, Aging2.0 Boston, and Massachusetts eHealth Institute are collaborating to present Aging & Caregiving Digital Health Reverse Pitches. Key players in the aging services sector will pitch what they see…

Alexandra Dunk

From Summer to School: Student Showcase on 9/12

How did you spend your summer vacation? Did you work abroad? Start a business venture? Join us, along with the Office of Faith and Service, Weissman Scholars, and the Centers for Career Development, on Wednesday, September 12 to hear from students who had unique summer experiences. Here are the students who will be sharing their experiences: Ralph…

Emily Denoble

How 2 Use Free Tools for Your Startup

Greg Gomer ’07, a serial entrepreneur, co-founder of BostInno and HqO, led a How 2 Tuesday on using free tools for your startup. Greg began the presentation with the statement that believing you need to raise capital before you really start your business is a “death sentence.” People who say this are already making excuses,…

Emily Denoble

Self-Reflection

Have you ever felt at home while at work? Before working at the Blank Center, this was an unfamiliar concept to me. Today, I know exactly how it feels. I am incredibly fortunate to have spent four years working in the entrepreneurship center of America’s top-ranked school for entrepreneurship. Throughout my time here, I have…

Emily Denoble

How 2 Raise from a Student Venture Fund

Are you a student entrepreneur looking for funding? Consider connecting with a student venture fund! The Blank Center hosted a How 2 Tuesday to introduce students to this concept. Shereen Shermak, Partner of SoCoVentures Syndicate and Advisor to Flybridge Capital, moderated a panel with three representatives of student venture funds: Jonathan Marchetti ’18, Venture Partner…

Emily Denoble

How 2 Activate Your Venture at a Live Event

At a recent How 2 Tuesday, Joe Lovett and Jessica Peterson of Cramer, a brand experience agency, shared how to stand out in an expo environment. Joe is Cramer’s Director of Strategic Planning and Jessica is a Strategic Planner. They aim to clarify the brand’s voice and create a plan to appeal to customers. Participating…

Emily Denoble

How 2 Understand SEO

Kerri Koncius ’01 is the Founder & CEO of Koncius Digital Marketing, LLC, a Massachusetts-based firm that develops digital marketing strategies for clients across industries. Kerri visited the Blank Center to host a How 2 Tuesday dedicated to helping Babson entrepreneurs develop their search engine optimization (SEO) strategies, specifically for Google. SEO Overview Benefits of…