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Professor Candida Brush Receives Karl Vesper Entrepreneurship Pioneer Award

Babson Entrepreneurship Division Chair and Professor Candida Brush has received the Karl Vesper Entrepreneurship Pioneer Award. The Vesper award is given each year in conjunction with the Experiential Classroom to an individual who epitomizes the concept of an ‘academic entrepreneur’ — a person who with passion and perseverance has enabled entrepreneurship to expand both in…

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Babson Global CEO Shahid Ansari Keynotes International Congress

Professor Shahid Ansari, CEO of Babson Global, delivered the keynote at International Congress on Education, Innovation and Learning Technologies in Barcelona on July 16,, 2014. Prof. Ansari spoke on “Growing Entrepreneurs: The Babson Way.” Palau de Congressos de Catalunya will host the I Catalunya Emprèn Congress, a meeting point for thousands of entrepreneurs seeking financing, businesspeople looking…

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Secondary Market Trading Study Conducted By Professor Sirri

Alexandria, VA – The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) today published a report on municipal market trading patterns, associated pricing and the effect of price transparency on pricing. The report, which is the first of its kind from the municipal market regulator, provides a baseline set of statistics about municipal bond trading to enable market…

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Celebrating Small Business Week — Babson Style

I love it when all my hats fit at the same time.  Thursday night’s Small Business Week reception at the Chamber of Commerce building in Washington, D.C. was a smash hit from the entrepreneurship perspective. With hats of Babson faculty member, Academic Director of Goldman Sachs 10,000  Small Businesses, and a federally appointment member of the SBA’s advisory board for the SBDC programs, this night just really worked. From…

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How Small Business Owners Can Build Community

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) is one of Babson College’s primary economic development programs, focused on helping small business owners grow their business.  Since 2010 Babson has been the educational partner for the program, with responsibility for program design, training faculty and business advisors across the country for program delivery, guiding the alumni program,…

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Building Entrepreneurial Cultures

What do the  Goldman Sachs Builders + Innovators Summit,  Zappos, and Babson College have in common:  A shared  mission of building entrepreneurial cultures. I was honored and excited to again attend the annual Goldman Sachs Builders + Innovators Summit, this time held at Dove Mountain in Tuscon.  For this event GS gathers up 100 entrepreneurs (both…

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President’s May Update: A Conversation with Betsy Newman

President Schlesinger and Carolyn Hotchkiss, Dean of Faculty, speak with Dr. Betsy Newman, Vice President of Student Affairs and Program Strategy, who received her doctorate this month from the University of Pennsylvania.  Her dissertation focused on the development of a new Theory on Becoming an Entrepreneurial Leader, and the discussion reflects Babson’s distinctive approach to creating…

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President’s March Update: A Conversation With 3 Babson Research Scholars

President Schlesinger and Carolyn Hotchkiss, Dean of Faculty, speak with Dessi Pachamanova, Associate Professor of Operations Research; Miguel Rivera-Santos, Associate Professor of Strategy and International Business; and Anne Roggeveen, Associate Professor of Marketing about their latest research and how they bring their research insights into the classroom.

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Who Will Win The Oscars This Year? One Professor’s Predictions!

Who will take the Oscars this year?  Professor Julie Levinson,  Associate Professor of Film and Director of the Honors Program, makes her predictions: Best Picture: Argo Best Director: Steven Speilberg Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence Best Supporting Actor: Tommy Lee Jones Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway Best Foreign Film: Amour Best Documentary: Searching for…

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President’s January Update: A Conversation with 3 of our Newer Faculty Members

President Schlesinger and Carolyn Hotchkiss, Dean of Faculty, speak with Nathan Karst, Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics;  Meghan MacLean, Assistant Professor of Science; and Gonzalo Chavez, Lecturer in Finance about their research interests and teaching experience at Babson.

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