Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Tag: Summer Venture Program

Fall 2016 Hatchery Businesses

As part of the Butler Venture Accelerator, 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 2016 hatchery businesses:  …

Student Showcase Recap

The following post is from Fifi Shi ’18, a Butler Venture Accelerator team member. “What should I do for the summer? Should I apply for a summer internship? Should I go for a big corporation?…” Many students try to get in big firms for their summer internship, either for the name or for the feeling…

September 29 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 2016 break. This event will be held on Thursday, September 29, from noon to 2 p.m. in the Hollister Atrium. Here are the students…

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San Francisco Summer Venture Program Takeaways

Now in its eighth year, Summer Venture Program continues to attract Babson’s top entrepreneurs to an intensive and energetic 10 week accelerator. Since 2008, 124 ventures and 176 entrepreneurs have participated in SVP. It is one of the most compelling and competitive programs for startups, demonstrating Babson’s deep commitment to building innovative entrepreneurs through practice and…

Emily Denoble

Summer Reflection

Having the opportunity to work with the Butler Venture Accelerator and Summer Venture Program (SVP) this year opened my eyes to the severely challenging yet incredibly rewarding reality of entrepreneurship. Despite frequent challenges, the entrepreneurs I worked with always maintained hope. This appears to be a common thread between successful business people- having the confidence…

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Spend Spring 2017 in San Francisco!

  Interested in Tech Entrepreneurship and Startups? Immerse yourself in Silicon Valley, visit awesome tech companies, and build your Babson network on both coasts (1000+ alums in the greater San Francisco area) while earning 18 credits! Looking back, since Fall 2014, we’ve had:  76 participants in 4 semesters 9 alumni currently living and working in the San…

Emily Denoble

SVP Wellesley Commencement Speaker: Guy Kawasaki

For the final Lunch and Learn of the 2016 Summer Venture Program, our speaker was none other than marketing guru Guy Kawasaki. Kawasaki has authored thirteen books and was on Apple’s marketing team in 1984. He is jovial and speaks in metaphors, equating our fast-paced way of life to Tinder and the importance of quick…

Emily Denoble

Verbal and Nonverbal Presentation Techniques

Remember Amy Cuddy’s 2012 TED Talk in which she introduced the importance of “power posing?” She studied whether our nonverbals affect how we think and feel about ourselves, and as it turns out, they do. Cuddy found that people who for two minutes posed in “high power” positions, consisting of stretching out and taking up…

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SF Summer Venture Showcase Recap!

Our first ever Summer Venture Showcase in San Francisco was a huge success! Over 110 attendees gathered to watch 10 teams present their businesses at Mozilla. Leading up to Showcase, the teams participated in a 10 week intensive Summer Venture Program designed to accelerate the development of entrepreneurial ventures. The program supports the most promising…

Emily Denoble

Entrepreneurship Faculty Profile: Mary Gale

Mary Gale is a prominent member of the Babson community, adored campus-wide for her giving nature and infectious energy. I got to know her while working for the Summer Venture Program, for which she is the faculty director. While out of state for the San Francisco Summer Venture Showcase, she shared via phone call her…