Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Tag: Startups

Antonette Ho

Summer Venture Program 2020: What You Need to Know Now

“ With housing, office space, mentorship, and a support network, SVP allows founders to focus on what matters most – building their business. Arist wouldn’t be where it is today without SVP.”– Ryan Laverty ’20, Co-founder and COO, Arist One of Babson’s signature programs, the Summer Venture Program (SVP) is a 10-week intensive experience that builds…

Antonette Ho

B.E.T.A. Challenge 2020: What You Need to Know Now

Want to win $20,000 for your venture? Now in its ninth year, the Blank Center’s B.E.T.A. Challenge recognizes major milestones Babson businesses have achieved by taking action. Winners of the graduate, undergraduate, and alumni B.E.T.A. Challenge tracks each win a grand prize of $20,000 in cash, plus​ “services in kind” donations from corporate sponsors. In…

Engaging with Your Customer: How 2 Achieve Customer Success

At the core of any successful startup is a strong understanding of its customers. Throughout this semester’s #How2Tuesdays series, we’ve heard from experts that many startups fail because they never truly put themselves in their customers’ shoes to design a problem-solving product. So how can founders go above and beyond to serve their customers? Earlier…

Never Not Negotiating: How 2 Negotiate in the Life of a Startup

Aside from pitching, one of the most important skills for an entrepreneur to master is negotiation. Entrepreneurs find themselves negotiating across all aspects of their venture, from raising funding to convincing co-founders to join their team. The Blank Center recently had the privilege of welcoming one of the foremost experts in entrepreneurial negotiation, Samuel “Mooly”…

Lessons from John Landry: How 2 Have a Successful Startup

Although all startups are unique, new ventures consistently face some of the same crucial early choices, such as adding co-founders and taking their first outside funding. If you knew which approaches to these choices give startups the best chance to succeed, would you change how you grow your venture? This past Tuesday, #How2Tuesdays moved from…

The Art of Investor Empathy: How 2 Raise Money

Across all industries and sectors, funding is the lifeblood of growing ventures. But for most first-time founders, raising money beyond the initial friends and family round is an intimidating process. How do founders know they’re taking the “right money” at the right time?  Members of the Babson community found answers to their questions about funding…

SVP Week 10: Showcase Week!

After ten weeks of entrepreneurial growth, the Summer Venture Program came to an exciting finish this week with Thursday’s Summer Venture Showcase. Here’s the recap of SVP’s final week! Monday, July 22nd and Tuesday, July 23rd SVP teams practiced their Showcase presentations in the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s Morris Auditorium. Building off of the…

2019 SVP Startup Profile: TopForm

TopForm is one of thirteen Babson startups presenting at Thursday, July 25th’s Summer Venture Showcase at the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston. Register to attend our showcase at bit.ly/2019svp! There are few feelings in sports more satisfying than the smooth swish of a basketball falling through the hoop, making a shot with nothing but net.…

Alexandra Dunk

Millions, Moves, and Milestones: Updates from Babson Businesses

In the past few months, Babson student and alumni businesses have launched beta testing, landed funding, received accolades, won competitions, and explored new partnerships. Here are just a few of their updates: David Zamarin ’19 and his startup Detrapel, which uses nanotechology in its powerful, non-toxic sprays to protect your belongings, was awarded a bronze…

Alexandra Dunk

Ups, Downs, and Lessons: How 2 Survive from Failure

Is failure a f-word? We say no – As tough as it can be, there are opportunities that come along with failure. Moderated by Mary Gale, Senior Lecturer of Entrepreneurship, a panel of Babson alumni and professors – Emily Lagasse MBA’15, Fedwell Pet Foods and Petwell Supply; Kenneth (K.J.) Neilson MBA’11, entrepreneur; Ian So ’08,…