Benefits of Networking

We think that why should we meet with people, We feel strange talking to our competitors, We are often mistaken.   I started my business at MyFaci.com with a idea I thought it would make it big. The problem was not in the idea but in the mindset. I was clear that my idea was…

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Ryan Narod

Web Strategy for Startups

Helping companies succeed using technology is one of my passions, and I get to do this every day for clients. I started Wiz Studios just over 6 months ago, and since then, I have met with numerous startups through the Butler Venture Accelerator who all have the same questions about their web strategy. Here are some tips…

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Han Tran

Inbound Methodology

On April 2nd, Paul Schmidt, HubSpot’s Inbound Marketing Consultant visited Babson College to help students and entrepreneurs to promote their businesses using inbound methodology. Inbound methodology provides techniques to help convert strangers into customers and promoters. The methodology includes four steps: attract, convert, close, and delight. Instead of using the traditional outbound marketing methods which…

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KP Rhee

Assessing the Feasibility of Your Venture

Everybody has interesting business ideas. However, the cool idea which was seemingly successful as a concept often does not thrive as expected. In order for a concept to turn into a business, entrepreneurs must assess whether idea is feasible or not. Faculty director of the Butler Venture Accelerator program Andrew Corbett hosted a feasibility workshop on…

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

Post from SoYoon Jun ’14, founder of How To Marry: Joshua Bennett’14, a co-founder of College Outside, visited the Butler Venture Accelerator to share his experience with B.E.T.A. Challenge. He was one of the two finalists of the Undergraduate B.E.T.A. Challenge in 2013. College Outside is a highly integrated marketing company that connects the millennium…

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Beta Testing

I am a big believer of testing early and testing often.  This is applicable to startups in all industries.  Whether product, tech, medical, energy, social, or other, it is critical to get in front of the customers or users, and get the feedback needed to iterate, improve, and ultimately add the value people are seeking.…

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KP Rhee

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

Sending money overseas is not an easy task. Money transfer through Western Union requires up to 14% in fees. For Latin Americans who work hard in the United States to take care their family back home, money transfer is always a concern. Matias Sevi’12 of MandaSeguro, founded an online portal that allows transfer money in…

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3D Printing and Prototyping

Post from SoYoon Jun ’14, founder of How To Marry: Alfredo Gago M’12, CAM’14, the founder of Salamander’s Energy Solutions, came to visit Babson to demonstrate his newly purchased 3D printer during a peer-to-peer session organized by the Butler Venture Accelerator Program. Gago is originally from Venezuela and is a part of the Accelerator’s hatchery…

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Han Tran

Every Venture Needs an IP Strategy

On February 19, the Butler Venture Accelerator hosted a panel discussing IP strategies for start-ups regarding branding, patents, building assets, and more. The panelists featured William Hilton, Gesmer Updegrove LLP Kevin Mulcahy, Babson College Lecturer Roger P. Zimmerman, Bowditch & Dewey LLP Caroline Daniels, Babson College Faculty and Accelerator Program Advisor For entrepreneurs who just started…

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Han Tran

When Do Entrepreneurs Need Legal Counsel?

In partnership with the Blank Center and the Babson Alumni and Friends Network, Pierce Atwood LLP hosted a panel on “When Do Entrepreneurs Need Legal Counsel” on Wednesday January 29h at their office in Boston. The panel discussed Babson entrepreneurs’ experience with legal counsel in growing their ventures. The panel discussion featured: Mike Salguero M’09,…

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