Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Tag: Food Entrepreneurship

Babson Hatchery

Overcoming Challenges

The following post is from Kimia Sadeghi ’20, founder of Luana Beverages LLC. Luana sells healthy, high-quality, Hawaiian-inspired beverages. The day of my first production run for my beverage startup Luana was one of the biggest achievements in my life. It was the result of a year and a half of hard work and dedication…

Babson Hatchery

Impossibility of Perfectionism

The following post is from Daniel Brassloff ’20, co-founder of Uncontained. Uncontained provides instant and environmentally conscious mug cakes that just happen to be all-natural and gluten free. In working on our venture for an extended period of time, we have come to the realization that perfectionism is impossible in itself. We could never have…

Jake Maude

SVP Blog Series: Waku

As featured in Bostinno, Bevnet, BeverageDaily.com and FoodNavigator-USA, Waku (formerly Wanku) has been described as a “healthy, natural, aromatic” and “delicious” drink. Derived from a traditional recipe of an indigenous people in the Andes Mountains, this is a beverage with an impact. Prior to Waku, there was little market access to the drink, and people…

Jake Maude

Food Startup Strategy with Food Lawyer Larry Gennari

It’s no secret that Babson boasts some incredible food entrepreneurs. Food Sol’s Community Table is a mix of people with varied interests in food and entrepreneurship that helps keep this trend going. The event meets at the Blank Center, an incubator that is perhaps the heart of Babson’s entrepreneurial pursuits. In early September the meeting…

Ziyan Liu

2017 SVP Startup Profile: Wanku

Founders: Juan Giraldo MBA’18: Co-founder & CEO Nicolás Estrella: Co-founder & CMO What’s Wanku? Wanku is bringing a delicious herbal infusion known as the ‘healing water’ that has been consumed for centuries in the Andes Mountains because of its health properties. What is the story behind your startup? 7 months ago me (Juan) and my…

Emily Denoble

2017 Babson Rising Stars: Part 2

Babson’s 2017 Celebrating Achievements in Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® (CAETA) event in April named four undergraduate and graduate alumni as Rising Star honorees. The first two alumni were Jamie Kent ’09 and Abby Speicher Carroll MBA’15. The final Rising Star nominees were Karim El-Gamal MBA’11, and Michael Kasseris MBA’11, who founded Rail Trail Flatbread Company…

Antonette Ho

Accelerator: Food Entrepreneurship

With resources like FoodSol on campus, it is no surprise that there are so many food entrepreneurs at Babson. There are many common themes we hear from food entrepreneurs in the Butler Venture Accelerator: how do I find a commercial kitchen? How can I get my food product on the shelf? What steps do I…

Babson Hatchery

The Value of a MVP

The following post is from Diego Pacheco M’16, founder of Cociel, a fall 2015 hatchery business. Hi my name is Diego Pacheco a second year in the two year MBA of 2016. Since I was 12 years old I started coding websites, designing and start selling services to my family & friends. Years after, I…

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…

Antonette Ho

Past B.E.T.A. Challenge Finalists: Where Are They Now? (Series: Part V)

Post from SoYoon Jun ’14, founder of How To Marry: Rob Dalton M’14 is in his final stretch for the evening MBA program at Babson. He is a co-founder of 88 Acres, a business that won the 2013 Graduate B.E.T.A. Challenge. I have got a chance to interview Rob and his co-founder, Nicole Ledoux, about their…