Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Tag: Startup Scene

Jake Maude

Jeff Bussgang’s Entering Startupland

On February 15th, Babson hosted Jeff Bussgang, a venture capitalist at Flybridge Capital Partners, and the author of Mastering the VC Game. His latest book, Entering Startupland, draws from a breadth of experience in startups and venture capital. The book focuses on helping “joiners” figure out how to get into a startup, and setting their…

Antonette Ho

Accelerate Your Startup This Summer

“SVP ’17 was the best way I could’ve ever imagined spending 10 weeks. The amount of resources, mentorship, and love we received from the Babson and Boston communities as student entrepreneurs exceeded all our expectations. The program is a must for any founders from Babson, Olin, and Wellesley.” – Derek Tu ’18 Looking to accelerate your startup…

Jake Maude

Boston Harbor Angels

Boston Harbor Angels (BHA) is one of the most prominent angel investing groups in the US with numerous successful exits. BHA is a tight knit group of investors, who pride themselves on seeking out high quality, high impact companies in which to invest. On December 15th, Babson hosted the Boston Harbor Angels for their year-end…

Jake Maude

Rocket Pitch 2017

All eyes on you, your idea meets the world, standing room only, 3 minutes, “Go.” Rocket Pitch at Babson is the culmination of countless hours of ideation, action, and the pursuit of something beyond what exists. It brings together many people from diverse backgrounds, especially founders, angel investors, students, and entrepreneurial thinkers. For some, it…

Antonette Ho

#How2Tuesday: How 2 Raise a Seed Round

Our last #How2Tuesday of the semester is on Tuesday, November 28 at 5pm in the Blank Center Televideo Room: How to Raise a Seed Round with David Chang! Join David Chang, entrepreneur, angel investor, and director of the Summer Venture Program, for a practical session on how to pitch and land your first investors. David…

Antonette Ho

Customer Learning

Learning about your customers may seem obvious to first-time entrepreneurs. However, for many founders, the moving pieces of a business sometimes gets in the way. We lose sight about what is important to the customer and, as a startup, we forget that we are providing value to the customer. During the Summer Venture Program (SVP),…

Antonette Ho

What Are Investors Looking For?

As fundraising is an area that entrepreneurs often have questions about, the Summer Venture Program invited three investors to share their side of the story. We were privileged to have Natalie Bartlett of General Catalyst/Rough Draft Ventures; Ziad Moukheiber, CEO of Boston Harbor Angels; and Jason Frishman, Founder of NetCapital provide their insights. The three…

Antonette Ho

How to Raise a Seed Round

Being an entrepreneur and angel investor himself, Summer Venture Program director David Chang has seen both sides of the fundraising process. As part of “fundraising week” at SVP, David hosted a session for participants covering the basics of fundraising and tactics. David started the session by sharing the different sources of capital. The ones we…

Antonette Ho

Tips for Entrepreneurs from the 2017 Summer Venture Program Cohort

This past summer, the Blank Center had the privilege of accelerating 14 startups through the Summer Venture Program. Over the last 10 weeks, our participants have gone achieved many milestones, but have also faced challenges. Here are tips for aspiring entrepreneurs from this year’s SVP cohort: Just get started doing things – nothing is worse…

Antonette Ho

Raising Money

The Summer Venture Program (SVP) was fortunate to have Les Charm, Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneur, visit Workbar Boston mid-July. A beloved faculty member, Les has taught graduate students and executives from all over the world. Aside from teaching, Les has had years of experience being on boards of companies. Through his own experiences, Les has…