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Dan Edmonson

Course Review: Innovation & Experimentation

Babson’s MBA program debuted an exciting new class in the Fall 2014 semester, Innovation & Experimentation, which comprehensively covers the process of creating new products or services and improving those which already exist.  The course is essentially broken down into two sections: one covering the process of product or service development, and the other focused…

Janco Damas

Recalling 2014, Babson’s Annual Entrepreneurship Forum

As this year is all but wrapped up, one event protrudes from recorded memory of this year, The Babson Entrepreneurship Forum (BEF). For  most of the fall semester Babson students worked diligently to organize the event. Unlike the other singular events held on campus typically each week, the BEF is an entire day of events…

Janco Damas

10 Babson Startups to watch in 2015

2014 brought about all sorts of interesting discussion amongst the entrepreneurs at Babson.  Ongoing was the discussion of how to better shift desktop platforms for an increasingly mobile audience.  That particular discussion has changed the way founders approach new ideas as many are starting with a mobile-first strategy, such was the case with the first…

Dan Edmonson

Course Review: New Venture Creation

The strength of Babson’s entrepreneurship curriculum can not only help students derive invaluable insights into the process of launching a new business, but can also compel ideating entrepreneurs to turn their dreams into realities.  I participated in a class this fall, New Venture Creation, which directly applied the school’s Entrepreneurial Thought and Action methodology to…

Traveling to Washington with the Graduate Affinity Conference

NAWMBA Conference – Washington D.C Hi Everyone! Today I am writing to you to let you know about the experience my friend and I had this past weekend at the NAWMBA Conference in Washington D.C. NAWMBA – National Association of Women MBAs – is an association dedicated to empower women MBA students and professionals and…

Janco Damas

Drones Meet Farming at Babson

Babson entrepreneurs and students represent a diverse group of perspectives. Projects they collaborate on take into account demand across varying markets and borders. In the video, we introduce two students to consider how a drone technology startup from Belgium might help to improve farming yield of a farm in Peru. This is a solution that…

Dan Edmonson

Babson Alumni Spotlight: Ron Ayotte

I recently spoke with Ron Ayotte, founder of I4class, to discuss his new venture. I4class is a web application that helps teachers and students collaborate with one another.  Teachers can use the application to observe students’ work and progress on assignments and to better understand how they approach problems in real time.  Teachers can then…

Dan Edmonson

Babson Alumni Spotlight: Mark Wallace ’14

I recently caught up with recent Babson MBA graduate Mark Wallace to discuss Parlor Skis, a venture launched by Mark and two of his fellow alpine ski team members and former classmates at Williams College.  The company creates custom, built-to-order skis to provide users with a unique ski-buying and riding experience.  This is accomplished through…

Janco Damas

Angel Investors get-together at Babson

Throughout the year Babson will have its fair share of Investors visit campus. The buzz of which investor is visiting campus provides a surreal reminder of how fertile this environment is and to make the best of our time here at Babson. On October 15th Babson’s Knight Auditorium provided meeting accommodations for the Boston Harbor…