Faculty & Leadership Blog

Adam Sulkowski

15 Student Take-Aways on Contracts (and More) From 2 Very Different Start-Up Stories

What can we learn by comparing the experiences of: Eagle Wu, whose startup, Vinvi VR, contracts with the Defense Department and Karim El-Gamal, who started Rail Trail Flatbread and New City Microcreamery with fellow Babson alumnus Michael Kasseris? Students previously noted take-aways related to law, strategy, and entrepreneurship based on the conversation with our first…

Adam Sulkowski

Student take-aways from a talk with head of IP litigation at Burns & Levinson

Howard Susser, Chair of IP Litigation at Burns & Levinson LLP, visited our law class for MBAs. Tales of clients like Sportvision (best known for the Virtual Yellow 1st&10 line on televised football and other TV graphics) memorably illustrated themes for entrepreneurs. Below are highlights of take-aways from us (as a class) based on written…

Adam Sulkowski

2 Entrepreneurs = 30 Student Take-Aways on Law, Strategy, and Success

A pioneering astrophysicist with a medtech start-up. A co-founder of an industrial waste consultancy with Fortune 100 manufacturers as clients. Anna Banacka (founder, MindMics) and Jake Vaillancourt (co-founder, WasteHub and 10X) visited our course on law for working professionals earning their MBA. Below are highlights of take-aways from us (as a class) based on written…

Adam Sulkowski

Roger Babson’s Founding Principles: Still Sustaining into a Second Century

Happy 100th birthday, Babson College! In a 1930 issue of The New Yorker magazine, Henry F. Pringle profiled Roger Babson and explained his motivations for founding Babson College, which the author described as the entrepreneur’s “greatest enthusiasm” – on par, the author suggested, to having a child. The following are highlights of Pringle’s profile of Babson, prepared…

The Future of Work: Adapt or Be Left Behind

Post by David Finger A global pool of on-demand talent is now available at our fingertips creating opportunities for entrepreneurs and corporations alike. With with this new opportunity comes new managerial, technical, and social challenges. Organizations must figure out how to best utilize the global workforce, from hiring to management, or be overtaken by those who…

Virtual Reality: What’s the Opportunity for 21st Century Education?

Post by Adam Sanders Although virtual reality (VR) has sparked the imaginations of inventors and researchers for decades, the primary enabling technology, the head-mounted display (HMD) has been unwieldy, expensive, and limited in terms of options. That changed in 2016, “the year of virtual reality,” when five different companies released consumer-aimed HMDs, that could provide…

How Technology is Reshaping Our Dining Experiences

Post by Melissa Castro Experiential Eating Dining experiences have traditionally included a delicious meal paired with impeccable customer service and a nice ambiance. We can agree this was true a decade ago, but the tables have turned and the stakes are much higher now. Eating out is no longer a simple activity. Today, it requires…

Blockchain Is Not Magic

Post by Douglas Antin Wait…What’s Blockchain Again? Ok, so maybe you or someone you know could use a brief explanation on what blockchain is again. Blockchain enables peer to peer (P2P) transactions using complex math with a lot of computing power (cryptographic functions) to remove the need for a middleman to enforce the transaction. Removing…

Shannon Sweeny

Professor Bailey Brings Operations for Entrepreneurs Course Online to BabsonX

Nine times out of ten, entrepreneurs neglect to consider the role of Operations Management, which is a critical component for the successful launch and growth of every startup.  This is the problem that Professor Jennifer Bailey is trying to prevent. Bailey is bringing a 4 week, online version of her popular operations class to BabsonX.…