Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Tag: Startups

Emily Lagasse

Have a BIG Idea? Start Small.

By definition, entrepreneurs dream big. We envision a product, a service, or a world made better by our efforts and contributions. We believe anything is possible. We even daydream about our eventual interview with Oprah after making a huge impact on our communities, our country, and our world. For entrepreneurs, the dreaming part is easy.…

Balancing A Startup and School – Intelligent Payment Networks

Post from Katya Bilonog of Intelligent Payment Networks: Being a busy college student, I find it to be an art to balance academics and running the company that was founded during my time here at Babson, Intelligent Payment Networks. IPN was founded by my colleagues, Max Miller and Eveline Dang, who saw a problem to be…

Abby Speicher

The Power of Experimentation for DARTdrones

Babson professors tell their students that we need to learn by trial and error, by asking for feedback, and by conducting small experiments. Learning this in class is one thing, but actually building a business model based on small experiments is another. Working in the Hatchery this summer showed me first hand that experimenting and…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

hpaul1

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.…

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…