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The Next Big Thing In Social Media: Beacon

Three Babson undergraduates –  Will Battel, Ben Ventura, Youcef Ziad – are developing the next big thing in social media: “Beacon, the app that’s changing the way we interact with the people around us. Start by activating your very own beacon to see your nearby friends. Want to check another location? Drag and drop additional…

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Creep Alert Takes Top Honors In Wearables Hackathon

More than three dozen students and graduates competed in the Wearables Hackathon in the Butler Venture Accelerator at the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson College, using wearable technology to experiment with creating new products. Creep Alert, featuring undergraduate students Tien Mai (Babson College Global Scholar), Jack Rokous (founder, ROKO Design & Clothing Co.), Mara Steiu (founder,…

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Babson Receives Kira Talent’s People’s Choice Award For Higher Education Recruitment Video

Babson College has received this year’s Kira Talent People’s Choice Award for receiving the most overall votes in the popular voting category for Best Higher Education Recruitment Video. Kira evaluated videos based on five categories: recruitment effectiveness, emotional appeal, entertainment value, overall campaign effectiveness, and votes. All four finalists – York University, University of Phoenix,…

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Babson’s 19th Black Affinity Conference a Rousing Success

Alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends came together this weekend in fellowship and celebration at Babson College’s 19th Black Affinity Conference on the Babson Boston and Wellesley campuses. The event was organized by a committee of Babson students and the Babson Black Affinity Network, with a mission to advance diversity and inclusion, foster greater connections…

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New Film By Babson Filmmaker In Residence

I Am Jane Doe is the latest effort by Babson College Filmmaker In Residence Mary Mazzio.  Writer/Director/Producer Mary Mazzio, an award-winning documentary film writer/director; Olympic athlete; and former law firm partner, is Founder and CEO of 50 Eggs, Inc., an independent film production company. Mary wrote, directed and produced the highly acclaimed award-winning films, Underwater…

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Babson Sophomores Participate In Design Hackathon

More than 250 Babson undergraduate students — approximately one-half the sophomore class — participated in a design hackathon on February 24, 2017 on the Wellesley campus. While a typical hackathon involves the coding of a minimally viable product, this event focused on the user experience (UX) and the user interface (UI) of a mobile application.…

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ABC’s “Shark Tank” Hosts Babson Biz DARTDrones

DARTDrones CEO Abby Speicher MBA’15 receives $300,000 for 10% of her company from Mark Cuban as a contestant on “Shark Tank“, Friday, February 24, 2017, ABC Television Network. And Abby gets a deal! #SharkTank @DARTdrones pic.twitter.com/gXSpLgbw2g — Shark Tank (@ABCSharkTank) February 25, 2017 She started a business at age 17 and reveals in this video why…

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Babson Hosts Wearables Hackathon February 24, 2017

The Babson Fashion Entrepreneurial Initiative and the IoT Initiative at Babson College are hosting the Wearables Hackathon on Friday, February 24, 2017, from 8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., in the Butler Venture Accelerator at the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson College. Students will use wearable technology to experiment with creating new products.…