Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Tag: Speech Center

Hailey Serna

Week 3: Summer Venture Program 2018

Despite the rainy and gloomy weather, our entrepreneurs were enthusiastic and excited to get to work during our third week of the Summer Venture Program. As usual, we kicked off the week with some team updates and a delicious meal from a local restaurant. Something that always seems to amaze me about this cohort is…

Hailey Serna

Communicating with Impact

How do you most effectively package your pitch? Andy Tollison, a Babson Speech Center consultant, taught the Summer Venture Program participants just how important it is to consider not only the content of a pitch, but also the way it is presented. Did you know that about a quarter of what people recall from a…

Hailey Serna

Week 2: Summer Venture Program 2018

After a relaxing Memorial Day weekend, it was time to get back into the swing of things with the second week of the Summer Venture Program. The week begun with team updates. This was a chance for our fifteen teams to reflect on and share their successes of the previous week, ask each other for…

Emily Denoble

April Chen ’19: Female Founder Stories (Part 3)

April Chen ’19 is a Co-Founder of Gentle. In 2017, Gentle surpassed its goal on Kickstarter, raising nearly $5,500 from 120 backers. It is now a running business, with exciting developments ahead. April is also a freelance graphic designer and was involved in last year’s Summer Venture Program. Tell me about Gentle. Our mission is…

Antonette Ho

Three Minutes. Three Slides. 18th Annual Rocket Pitch

Today marks the 18th annual Rocket Pitch, sponsored by the Blank Center, Pierce Atwood LLP and Samuel Goldstein and Co. There are 48 presentations scheduled today from Babson students (ugrad, MSEL, MBA, CAM) and alumni, each with only three minutes and three slides to clearly and succinctly deliver the critical differentiating elements of their business…

Antonette Ho

Rocket Pitch 2.0!

Join us for our 18th annual Rocket Pitch! Rocket Pitch is an annual event where Babson (students and alumni), Olin Engineering and Wellesley College student entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to a large audience of students, faculty, entrepreneurs, investors, and service providers. Each entrepreneur is given three minutes and three PowerPoint slides to quickly and succinctly deliver…

Ziyan Liu

B2B Sales

On Thursday, June 8th, we had our second lunch and learn session with Beth Goldstein on how to make a great first impression during an elevator pitch. As one of our Summer Venture Program 2017 advisors, Beth has expertise in marketing and sales, with a focus on customer discovery and market research. Aside from being…

Ziyan Liu

Communicate Effectively

What makes a business successful? This question seems to be extremely broad that any entrepreneurs can answer it differently based on their personal stories and past experiences. Sharon Sinnott, the Director of Babson Speech Center, thinks that communication is one of the most important elements that can make a business thrive. On Thursday, June 1,…

Ziyan Liu

Week 2: Summer Venture Program 2017

After a rainy Memorial Day weekend, our passionate entrepreneurs got back to work at Workbar Boston with their full strength and enthusiasm. It is nice to know that they are utilizing other co-working spaces such as Workbar Cambridge and the Blank Center! We started week 2 by having team updates. On the first day of…

Antonette Ho

Three Minutes. Three Slides. 17th Annual Rocket Pitch

Today marks the 17th annual Rocket Pitch, sponsored by the Blank Center, Pierce Atwood LLP and Samuel Goldstein and Co. There are 86 presentations scheduled today from Babson students (ugrad, MSEL, MBA), Wellesley College students and Babson alumni, each with only three minutes and three slides to clearly and succinctly deliver the critical differentiating elements…