Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Tag: Summer Venture Program

Jake Maude

SVP Blog Series: Lula Rides

Lula Rides is a car sharing platform, with a twist. Described by BostInno as “Airbnb for College Students’ Cars”, it has users taking trips on Babson’s Wellesley campus, as well as requests to join fifty additional college campuses. Founded by Babson student Michael Vega-Sanz (interviewed here) and his twin brother Matthew Vega-Sanz, the application just…

Emily Denoble

Dan Marques: Blank Center Advisory Board Member Profile

Dan Marques ’07, a digital marketer by trade, has impacted the Blank Center significantly through the creation of the Summer Venture Program and by scaling the Blank Center’s existing programs to support all Babson entrepreneurs. Dan has graciously returned to the Blank Center as a member of its Advisory Board. I called Dan to learn…

Jake Maude

SVP Blog Series: Magnomer

Magnomer is a Babson startup focused on improve recycling efficiency through a patent-pending process. The name Magnomer is a mashup of magnetic and polymer, since the company is applying magnetized materials to plastics so that recyclers can separate plastics from other items. The company is currently working with Preserve (also started by a Babson alum),…

Antonette Ho

#How2Tuesday: How 2 Raise a Seed Round

Our last #How2Tuesday of the semester is on Tuesday, November 28 at 5pm in the Blank Center Televideo Room: How to Raise a Seed Round with David Chang! Join David Chang, entrepreneur, angel investor, and director of the Summer Venture Program, for a practical session on how to pitch and land your first investors. David…

Antonette Ho

Fall 2017 Hatchery Businesses

As part of the Butler Launch Pad, the Blank Center awards about a dozen entrepreneurs each semester with access to professional and semiprivate workspace to grow their ventures. The undergraduate and graduate hatcheries provide a vibrant atmosphere conducive to sharing ideas and information amongst student entrepreneurs. Read more about the fall 2017 hatchery businesses: Graduate…

Babson Hatchery

The Right Choice

The following post is from Ravish Majithia MBA’18, founder of Magnomer, a fall 2017 hatchery business. Magnomer uses cradle-to-cradle principles to redesign plastic packaging by adding visual magnetizable elements that complement brand designs and enable recovery from waste streams for better recyclability. Let me paint you a hypothetical buying choice. Which would you pick: a…

Antonette Ho

#How2Tuesday: How 2 Discover Your Customer

The Blank Center’s #How2Tuesday series continues on Tuesday, October 10 at 5pm in Luksic 101: How 2 Discover Your Customer with Keith Hopper! Please note the room location is Luksic 101. The majority of new products fail because their creators lack a complete understanding of their customers. In this hands-on workshop, Keith will define Customer…

Antonette Ho

September 13 Student Showcase!

The Blank Center, Undergraduate Center for Career Development (CCD), and the Weissman Scholarships Program will be hosting a student showcase to highlight the different experiences Babson students had during their summer 2017 break. This event will be held on Wednesday, September 13, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Reynolds. Here are the students and experiences…

Antonette Ho

Customer Learning

Learning about your customers may seem obvious to first-time entrepreneurs. However, for many founders, the moving pieces of a business sometimes gets in the way. We lose sight about what is important to the customer and, as a startup, we forget that we are providing value to the customer. During the Summer Venture Program (SVP),…

Antonette Ho

What Are Investors Looking For?

As fundraising is an area that entrepreneurs often have questions about, the Summer Venture Program invited three investors to share their side of the story. We were privileged to have Natalie Bartlett of General Catalyst/Rough Draft Ventures; Ziad Moukheiber, CEO of Boston Harbor Angels; and Jason Frishman, Founder of NetCapital provide their insights. The three…