Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Tag: Investors

Antonette Ho

3 Important Things I Learned from Early Stage VCs Today

The following post is from Debi Kleiman, Executive Director of The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship. Talk about learning from the best! Today in Babson’s MIS3615 Tech Entrepreneurship Bootcamp we were fortunate to have three top Boston-based venture capitalists come to class and share their insights on tech entrepreneurship. I honestly wish we had…

Antonette Ho

Blank in Boston: Fundraising for First Time Entrepreneurs

The following post is from Ali Pincus Jacobs, a Blank Center team member. Early stage VC firms appear to be popping up faster than tech startups here in Boston, however, it’s still very difficult to raise capital as a first time entrepreneur. First time entrepreneurs have everything going against them – small network, no track record,…

Antonette Ho

How 2 Use Storytelling

The following post is from Sara Wu ’17, a Butler Venture Accelerator team member. Our last #How2Tuesday  this past fall was Pitching: The Art of Storytelling. We had the honor of having Professor Lakshimi Balachandra host this session. Speaking from her own VC background, Professor Balachandra identified/ranked the five most important factors an investor is…

Antonette Ho

How 2 Undertand Angel Investors

The following post is from Sara Wu ’17, a Butler Venture Accelerator team member. Last fall, we had the honor of having Ziad Moukheiber at Babson for How to Understand Angel Investors. Ziad is an active angel investor and is currently CEO of Boston Harbor Angels, one of the top angel groups in the US.…

Babson Hatchery

Perseverance and Raising Capital

The following post is from Michael Vega-Sanz ’19, co-founder of Lula, a fall 2016 hatchery business. “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” – Steve Jobs, Co-Founder of Apple When word got around that my brother and I raised $200,000 in a four week span…

Antonette Ho

What Makes a Good Pitch

The Babson Entrepreneurship Forum (BEF) is the flagship student-run forum of the year. This year the BEF celebrated its 15th anniversary and as part of their celebration, they hosted a Live to Pitch event. Over 40 startups across Boston applied, but only five ventures were chosen to compete live in front of an experienced panel…

Babson Hatchery

Takeaways from Pitching to Investors

The following post is from Matthew Vega-Sanz ’19, co-founder of Lula, a fall 2016 hatchery business. Every entrepreneur that is preparing to pitch to investors or raise capital at some point in the future, should know the words of Richard Harroch, “It’s almost always harder to raise capital than you thought it would be, and…

Antonette Ho

The Angel Investor Portfolio

I recently had the privilege to attend an Angel Portfolio Workshop, hosted by the Boston Harbor Angels, one of the top angel groups in the country. Attendees were members of the Boston Harbor Angels who had diverse portfolios and a variety of experiences as angel investors. It was a lively discussion where participants shared best…

Antonette Ho

#How2Tuesday: How to Use Storytelling

The Blank Center’s #How2Tuesday series continues on Tuesday, November 8 at 5pm! How 2 Use Storytelling with Lakshmi Balachandra, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson! This session focuses on what entrepreneurs should consider when crafting their pitches – specifically, the how stories can capture investors’ interest when entrepreneurs pitch their ventures for funding.  Participants will…