Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Tag: Startups

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,…

Alexandra Dunk

Spring Break To Do List for Babson Entrepreneurs

Are you headed for the sun, slopes, or a staycation this spring break? Whether you’re resting up or jetting off, here are four must do’s for Babson entrepreneurs to make your break count. Register for the Founders Summit The Founders Summit on Thursday, April 11 is a new event for Babson founders and builders of…

Antonette Ho

Summer Venture Program 2019: What You Need to Know Now

“The Summer Venture Program really helped us hit the ground running and gain the confidence needed to move from student entrepreneurs to adult entrepreneurs 🙂 The relationships, mentors, and lessons learned have carried forward with us over years and have greatly added to the success of the company!” – Hanson Grant ’16, founder, Think Board…

Antonette Ho

B.E.T.A. Challenge 2019: What You Need to Know Now

Want to win $20,000 for your venture? Now in its eighth 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 each win a grand prize of $20,000 in cash plus​ “services in kind” donations from corporate sponsors respectively. In…

Babson Hatchery

Breaking Down B2B Sales: Updates from the Hatcheries

Through the Butler Launch Pad, the Blank Center awards graduate and undergraduate student entrepreneurs access to professional and semiprivate workspace to grow their businesses. Known as the hatcheries, these spaces encourage ideation and collaboration. In a series of blog posts, this semester’s hatchery teams will go beyond the four walls of their offices and share their…