Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Tag: Summer Venture Program

Alexandra Dunk

SVP Week 1: Startup Spots & the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

As soon as the summer starts, so does our Summer Venture Program. For ten weeks, the undergraduate and graduate student teams work, learn, create, collaborate, connect, and accelerate their businesses. Here’s what happened in Week 1: Monday: 12:30pm: SVP Director Bob Stringer and Antonette Ho kicked off our orientation. The teams toured our new WeWork…

Alexandra Dunk

Focus on Fit: SVP Advisor Clynton Caines

Tech doesn’t need to be pretty. To scale, tech needs to solve a problem. When we talk about how tech can and should be in tune with customer needs, Clynton Caines, the newest advisor to join the Blank Center’s Summer Venture Program team, readily points out Craigslist as an example. Clynton explains that Craigslist’s MVP…

Alexandra Dunk

Spring Break To Do List for Babson Entrepreneurs

Are you headed for the sun, slopes, or a staycation this spring break? Whether you’re resting up or jetting off, here are four must do’s for Babson entrepreneurs to make your break count. Register for the Founders Summit The Founders Summit on Thursday, April 11 is a new event for Babson founders and builders of…

Antonette Ho

Summer Venture Program 2019: What You Need to Know Now

“The Summer Venture Program really helped us hit the ground running and gain the confidence needed to move from student entrepreneurs to adult entrepreneurs 🙂 The relationships, mentors, and lessons learned have carried forward with us over years and have greatly added to the success of the company!” – Hanson Grant ’16, founder, Think Board…

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…