Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Tag: Innovation

Antonette Ho

Entrepreneurial Quotes to Live By

As Babson’s Global Entrepreneurship Week celebration comes to a close, we wanted to share some entrepreneurial quotes that some of our community members live by. These quotes were collected as part of the Blank Center’s “Entrepreneurial Quotes to Live By” Instagram Contest. Enjoy! “A true entrepreneur is a doer. Not a dreamer.” “The best time…

Antonette Ho

Babson Celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017

Today marks the start of Babson’s 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Week! Babson will be celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2017 from November 9-16 with a series of events and activities. The Babson events are a part of the thousands of events in 170 countries celebrating innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity during GEW. Here are this year’s events!…

Antonette Ho

Babson Celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week

Tomorrow marks the start of Babson’s 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Week! From November 10-17, Babson will be hosting a series of events and activities celebrating innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity during GEW. Celebrated in 160 countries, GEW brings together aspiring and inspiring entrepreneurs, helping them embrace originality, imagination, and ingenuity through local, national, and global activities. Here…

Babson Hatchery

Beginning a Business at Babson

The following post is from William Ruiz M’16, co-founder of FoodME , a spring 2015 hatchery business. There’s an invisible line between fantasy and reality as far as idea generation goes. In a competitive environment that is saturated by so many entrepreneurs, ventures are being conceptualized left and right.  Some ideas are considered better than…

Lauren de los Santos & Seth Fabricant

Innovation: From Entrepreneurs to Intrapreneurs

Creativity comes naturally to some people but for others it’s a struggle. However, as with any other skill, creativity can be developed. Here are some quick tips that may help with idea generation: Think of solutions to immediate problems in your life. What type of product or service would help fix this problem? Think about…

Antonette Ho

Idea Generation and Innovation

What do you think of when someone says “innovation”? Many people think of product innovation, such as Apple, or process innovation, such as Dell. On October 15, the Butler Venture Accelerator held a lunch and learn session on idea generation and innovation. Innovation is not the same as idea generation, it is a much longer…

Emily Besen

Babson JMCFE Team Honored with WTT Young Leader Award

A Babson Joint Management Consulting Field Experience (JMCFE) Team has earned a Third Place Prize in the field of marketing at the 2014 WTT Young Leader Competition ceremonies September 23rd in Saint Gallen, Switzerland. Professor Dwight Gertz, Babson program faculty advisor, accepted the award on behalf of Babson team members Santiago Quinones, Mustafa Ozkanli, and Anibha Singh.…

Cliff Lee

Think like a five-year-old.

The Babson Summer Venture Program is a great learning environment for us entrepreneurs to shape and re-shape our thinking as we pursue our big ideas. This week we were reminded to think like a five-year-old. Tony McCaffrey talked about “functional fixedness,” a cognitive bias that limits our thinking. For most of us, we tend to…

Fan Bi

Building product for the mean vs niche user groups

Who will be the end user of your product? What will they use it for? Sometimes these questions are easy to answer with “we work in industry X, providing product Y to solve problem Z in market G.” However, often with large general consumer focused products and services, the product need’s to service many users,…