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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…

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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…

Antonette Ho

How to Raise a Seed Round

Being an entrepreneur and angel investor himself, Summer Venture Program director David Chang has seen both sides of the fundraising process. As part of “fundraising week” at SVP, David hosted a session for participants covering the basics of fundraising and tactics. David started the session by sharing the different sources of capital. The ones we…

Antonette Ho

Tips for Entrepreneurs from the 2017 Summer Venture Program Cohort

This past summer, the Blank Center had the privilege of accelerating 14 startups through the Summer Venture Program. Over the last 10 weeks, our participants have gone achieved many milestones, but have also faced challenges. Here are tips for aspiring entrepreneurs from this year’s SVP cohort: Just get started doing things – nothing is worse…

Antonette Ho

Raising Money

The Summer Venture Program (SVP) was fortunate to have Les Charm, Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneur, visit Workbar Boston mid-July. A beloved faculty member, Les has taught graduate students and executives from all over the world. Aside from teaching, Les has had years of experience being on boards of companies. Through his own experiences, Les has…

Ziyan Liu

2017 SVP Startup Profile: Vinci

Team: Eagle Wu ’19: Co-Founder, CEO Tiffany Yue: Co-Founder, CTO What’s Vinci? Using next-gen virtual reality, we help people communicate and experience the 3 dimensional world in a 3 dimensional space – as it should be. VINCI offers a full service integration covering hardware setup, software development and distribution for Enterprise VR solutions. Our services…