Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Tag: startup

Emily Denoble

Past B.E.T.A. Challenge Finalists: Where Are They Now? (2017 Series: Part 4)

Emily Levy ’16 is brightening lives every day. Her business, Mighty Well, creates functional and stylish medical apparel and accessories for patients, their loved ones, and medical professionals. She won the B.E.T.A. Challenge in 2016, applying because she was seeking validation for her business and wanted to be fast-tracked into MassChallenge. The chance to win…

Emily Denoble

Past B.E.T.A. Challenge Finalists: Where Are They Now? (2017 Series: Part 3)

Do you dream of operating a drone? Look no further than DARTdrones. Founded by Abby Speicher, MBA’15, DARTdrones is a national flight school for drone pilots offering expert training, certification, and consultation throughout the United States for business, police departments, fire departments, and individuals. Abby won the graduate B.E.T.A. Challenge in 2015 and recently appeared…

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,…

Emily Denoble

Past B.E.T.A. Challenge Finalists: Where Are They Now? (2017 Series: Part 2)

Ryan Wright, who graduated from Babson’s evening MBA program in 2013, made it to the semifinals of the 2014 B.E.T.A. Challenge and came back the next year to win the alumni B.E.T.A. Challenge in 2015. His business, WrightGrid, is “on a mission to enhance personal connectivity by deploying accessible and sustainable power solutions in public…

Emily Denoble

Past B.E.T.A. Challenge Finalists: Where Are They Now? (2017 Series: Part 1)

Hanson Grant, Founder of Think Board, graduated from Babson’s undergraduate program in 2016. His ground-breaking company sells dry-erase film that turns any surface into a whiteboard. Hanson’s energy, focus on customer engagement, and passion drove Think Board to win the 2015 undergraduate B.E.T.A. Challenge. Although the chance to win $20,000 was the main motivation Hanson…

Antonette Ho

February Blank in Boston Event – NEW DATE – Thursday, February 16

The following post is from Ali Pincus Jacobs, a Blank Center team member. We are excited to share that we have rescheduled the Blank in Boston Fintech Panel for Thursday, February 16. Fintech from a Founder’s Perspective Thursday, February 16, 2017 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Babson Boston 100 High Street, 1st Floor (entrance on Federal…

Antonette Ho

Blank in Boston: Fintech from a Founder’s Perspective

The following post is from Ali Pincus Jacobs, a Blank Center team member. Are you interested in the intersection of finance and technology? You have likely been hearing a lot of buzz around Fintech. It is a sector that is set to attract global investment of over $150 Billion within the next 3-5 years and…

Babson Hatchery

Entrepreneurs and Perfection

The following post is from Kunal Kumar MBA’18, co-founder of Verrocon, a fall 2016 hatchery business. Perfection can be the biggest obstacle for an Entrepreneur. I realized it the hard way. “Blingtion”, was my first venture that I worked on, it was about shoes with interchangeable shoe accessories. I figured that I’ll make the best…

Babson Hatchery

Business Feasibility – A Journey Common To All Entrepreneurs

The following post is from Aakant Taurani MBA’17, co-founder of Runner’s Convoy, a fall 2016 hatchery business. Many novice entrepreneurs wonder if they are on the right track when working on their business ideas. While guts and luck do play a big role in the success of new businesses, feasibility checks are among the most…