Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Tag: #How2Tuesdays

Alexandra Dunk

Starting Out and Selling Online: How 2 Sell via Ecommerce

For entrepreneurs starting out in the e-commerce space, it can be hard to know what resources to integrate and leverage. In How 2 Sell via Ecommerce, Ross Beyeler ’09, Founder of Growth Spark and COO of Trellis, shared some incredibly valuable resources with us. As Ross explained, “I find early on as an entrepreneur, it’s…

Alexandra Dunk

Decoding Deals: How 2 Come to Terms with Angel and Venture Term Sheets

Term sheets: Can’t live with them, can’t live without them, definitely can’t make sense of them. Mike Conza, Partner at Morgan Lewis, walked us through some of the complexities in How 2 Come to Terms with Angel and Venture Term Sheets. He opened the session by explaining the difference between angel and venture capital. Angel…

Alexandra Dunk

Funding Fit: How 2 Be Bankable

When entrepreneurs are looking to fund their startup, generally they first think of raising money from investors. But, according to the Kauffman Foundation, “about 40% of initial startup capital in a newly founded business is debt that originates from banks.” Lindsay Blakey, Vice President, Business Development Sales Manager, and Michael DiCiaccio, Vice President, Business Banking…

Alexandra Dunk

Ups, Downs, and Lessons: How 2 Survive from Failure

Is failure a f-word? We say no – As tough as it can be, there are opportunities that come along with failure. Moderated by Mary Gale, Senior Lecturer of Entrepreneurship, a panel of Babson alumni and professors – Emily Lagasse MBA’15, Fedwell Pet Foods and Petwell Supply; Kenneth (K.J.) Neilson MBA’11, entrepreneur; Ian So ’08,…

Alexandra Dunk

Estimating Sales from Samples: How 2 Get Maximum Benefit from Surveys

Surveys are a tremendous tool for entrepreneurs. In fact, you can use surveys to estimate your venture’s potential sales. But this depends on you asking the right questions in the right ways. In How 2 Get Maximum Benefit from Surveys, Professor Alisa Jno-Charles ’05 MBA’11 shared her suggestions for writing an effective survey and leveraging…

Antonette Ho

How 2 Tuesdays Spring 2019!

Want to learn something really practical to get your startup moving in the right direction? #How2Tuesdays are short, workshop style sessions meant to bring you very specific, user friendly instruction on some of the most important things you need to know how to do for your venture. Every Tuesday at 5pm in the Blank Center…

Alexandra Dunk

Before You Sign on the Dotted Line: How 2 Read a Term Sheet

Terminal value? Full ratchet? Protective provisions? What do these terms actually mean? Angelo Santinelli, adjunct lecturer at Babson and founder of Dakin Management, joined us for the last How 2 Tuesday session of the semester and shared advice for entrepreneurs who are raising money and trying to decipher terms in How 2 Read a Term…

Alexandra Dunk

From Blockchain to Babson GEIR: Joe Zhou’s Journey

All semester long, the Blank Center has presented How 2 Tuesday sessions, workshop style sessions meant to offer practical advice for entrepreneurs building their businesses. In honor of Global Entrepreneurship Week, a weeklong celebration of entrepreneurs and innovators, we hosted a special How 2 Tuesday: How 2 Become a Babson Global Entrepreneur-in-Residence (GEIR). Ali Pincus-Jacobs…

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…