Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Tag: Financing

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…

Antonette Ho

#How2Tuesday: How 2 Come to Terms with Angel & Venture Term Sheets

Our last #How2Tuesday of the year is on Tuesday, April 24 at 5pm in the Blank Center Televideo Room: How to Come to Terms with Angel & Venture Term Sheets with Morgan Lewis! Term sheets keeping you up at night? Join the Blank Center and Morgan Lewis for an in-depth discussion as we explore the…

Antonette Ho

#How2Tuesday: How 2 Raise from a Student Venture Fund

The Blank Center’s #How2Tuesday series continues on Tuesday, April 10 at 5pm in Luksic 101 (note room location): How 2 Raise from a Student Venture Fund with Contrary Capital, Dorm Room Fund and Rough Draft Ventures! We’ve all heard of student venture funds, but how are they different from standard VC funds? Shereen Shermak, Partner,…

Antonette Ho

#How2Tuesday: How 2 Run Your Company When You’re Forced to Bootstrap It

The Blank Center’s #How2Tuesday series continues on Tuesday, April 3 at 5pm in the Blank Center Televideo Room: How 2 Run Your Company When You’re Forced to Bootstrap It with Pierce Atwood and Open Water Power! Raising money is oftentimes a goal for entrepreneurs who are in need of capital. But what if you were…

Jake Maude

Launchpad Venture Group

The Launchpad Venture Group is one of the largest and top three most active Angel groups in the country, in terms of deal volume and dollars invested. The group is capped at 150 investors, and has a long waitlist to get in. The group puts about $8 million to work per year, and currently has…

Emily Denoble

Entrepreneurship Faculty Profile: John Hallal

Babson is fortunate to have many successful adjunct professors. Although they may not teach year-round, these faculty members contribute real-world experiences that are highly valued by students. Professor John Hallal teaches at Babson in the spring semester and also works as an expert advisor to companies and entrepreneurs for mergers and acquisitions. What is your…

Emily Denoble

Entrepreneurship Faculty Profile: Lakshmi Balachandra

Lakshmi Balachandra is one of the friendliest professors I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. She walks around campus with a smile on her face and an interest in what her former students are involved in now. I know this because she was my FME professor! Professor Balachandra is persistent, dedicated, loyal, and silly,…

Antonette Ho

Blank @ Boston – Raising Your First Round of Capital

We’re excited to be at Babson’s Boston for our next event, Raising Your First Round of Capital! Venture Capital firms are raising new funds at alarming rates and the media makes it seem like it is a breeze for early stage start ups to raise millions of dollars at unicorn valuations. Uber… SnapChat… AirBnB… oh…

Antonette Ho

How 2 Understand Fund Economics

The following post is from Yushan Lou ’18, a Butler Venture Accelerator team member. Earlier this spring, the Blank Center was lucky to have Amy Choi’07, MS’07, Brendan Quinn M’12 and Derek Scalf from Silicon Valley Bank host a #How2Tuesday. Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) provides targeted financial services and expertise through its offices in innovation…

Emily Denoble

Finance Tips for Startups

Summer Venture Program advisor Michelle Hipwood recently hosted a lunch and learn, explaining some basic financial information that every startup should be familiar with. First is the standard statement of cash flows, which is prepared by accountants under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). This statement explains changes in the cash balance and is complementary to…