2016 Babson Connect San Francisco
Babson’s west coast campus hosted its 10th bi-annual Babson Connect event on April 7th for another enthusiastic group of more than 85 members of the Babson community, including current alumni, faculty, staff, and current students from Wellesley and San Francisco. It featured a lively and interactive conversation with Craig Newmark, the founder of Craig’s List and Craigconnects led by Tiffany Lien, ‘10, an undergraduate alumna and Business Development Manager at Inflection, a Silicon Valley identity management company. A self-proclaimed “nerd,” Craig shared his principal belief that everyone should “treat people like you want to be treated.” He also took questions from the attendees who were very interested in learning how he created and helps to maintain his two entrepreneurial venture.
Upon the conclusion of Craig Newmark’s presentation, there was an hour and a half of informal networking over beer, wine, and appetizers from Cheshire Cat Catering featuring several alums who graciously volunteered to speak with students and alums about their respective industries, companies, and jobs. Among the companies represented were Facebook, Hertz, Gameloft, Cognizant, Apple, Adobe Systems, 500 Startups, and Sumologic.