Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Tag: Summer Venture Program

Alexandra Dunk

Prepare to Pitch: Three Tips for Rocket Pitch Presenters

The 19th annual Rocket Pitch is just a few weeks away, and this year’s student and alumni presenters are in the middle of preparing and practicing – and practicing again. Here are three tips for presenters, from Babson entrepreneurs with pitching experience under their belts. Know your stuff – but remember that your audience doesn’t…

Alexandra Dunk

From Summer to School: Student Showcase on 9/12

How did you spend your summer vacation? Did you work abroad? Start a business venture? Join us, along with the Office of Faith and Service, Weissman Scholars, and the Centers for Career Development, on Wednesday, September 12 to hear from students who had unique summer experiences. Here are the students who will be sharing their experiences: Ralph…

Alexandra Dunk

Accolades and Accomplishments: News from SVP Alumni

Since its founding in 2009, our Summer Venture Program has influenced the lives of over 250 student entrepreneurs. Many of these entrepreneurs continue with their ventures, found new ventures, or apply their skills and experiences from SVP elsewhere. We are always excited and proud to hear their news and updates. This summer, SVP alums took…

Antonette Ho

Tips for Entrepreneurs from the 2018 Summer Venture Program Cohort

This past summer, the Blank Center had the privilege of accelerating 15 startups through the Summer Venture Program (SVP). The 2018 cohort was incredibly special, as this year was the 10th anniversary of the program. Over the 10 weeks of SVP, our participants have gone achieved many milestones, but have also faced challenges. Here are…

Hailey Serna

Inside Scoop from Investors

Students from the Singapore Management University (SMU) Masters of Science in Innovation program joined our Summer Venture Program entrepreneurs for an investor panel held at Babson Boston. Five investors, Natalie Bartlett of Rough Draft Ventures, Parul Singh of Founder Collective, Sanjay Manandhar of Boston Harbor Angels, Shereen Shermak, Superangel, and TJ Mahony of Accomplice, gave…

Hailey Serna

Week 10: Summer Venture Program 2018

It’s hard to believe that we are officially done with the 2018 Summer Venture Program. Our entrepreneurs have accomplished and grown so much these past 10 weeks and it truly showed during our culminating event, the Summer Venture Showcase. Let’s take a look at how our startups got here. The first half of the week…

Hailey Serna

Media Relations 101

For our lunch and learn during Summer Venture Program week 9, Fleishman Hillard and Babson’s PR Department joined forces to teach our entrepreneurs all about navigating the press and media. Sarah Francomano from Fleishman Hillard, began the talk by explaining how you can tell when your company is ready for PR and describing what PR…

Babson San Francisco

Summer Catalyst Program WEEK7: Showcase Pitches-Practice Makes Perfect!

All the Summer Catalyst teams are building momentum and perfecting their pitches just in time for the Summer Catalyst Venture Showcase on August 2nd! Until then, everyone is working hard to achieve their goals: building out their prototype, completing focus groups, outreaching to potential clients, and refining their pitch-deck. Every week, the teams check in about their…

Hailey Serna

Weeks 9: Summer Venture Program 2018

It is hard to believe that we just completed our last week of programming for this year’s Summer Venture Program (SVP). Our startups have grown so much since the beginning of SVP. To see what our entrepreneurs have been up to all summer, check out the previous weekly blogs (after reading this one of course).…

Antonette Ho

Special Guest Kevin Colleran ’03 to Speak at Summer Venture Showcase

We are thrilled to announce that Kevin Colleran ‘03, Founder and Managing Director, Slow Ventures, and one of the first 10 employees at Facebook, will be speaking at this year’s Summer Venture Showcase! Kevin Colleran is the Managing Director of Slow Ventures, a Seed stage venture capital firm that manages nearly $250M financed by nearly…