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Shannon Sweeny

Babson Hosts 9th Annual Latin American Forum: ‘Defy the Status Quo’

The Babson Latin American Club will host the 9th annual Latin American Forum: ‘Defy the Status Quo’ on April 7, 2017 from 8:00 am- 6:00 pm.    The Babson Latin American Forum is a platform that connects Babson with the global community while building strong networks that transcend time and distance. This year, the forum…

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Babson Undergraduate Students Named Finalists in E-Fest Business Competition

Undergraduate students James Cheng ‘20, Thomas Lehman ’20 are among the 25 finalists chosen for e-Fest 2017, a competition that will award more than $200,000 in grants and scholarships for the best undergraduate business ideas, April 6-8 in Minneapolis. Cheng is a member of the Butler Venture Accelerator at Babson. Their business Vowel, Inc. was chosen…

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Vinci: Bringing Design into the 3D world

The world is not flat. However, when we design things for our 3D world, we do so on 2D surfaces, whether that be on paper or on a computer screen. Losing an entire dimension leaves designs prone to errors when brought into the real world, which can lead to very high costs. This is why…

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Project 99: Creating a network to support and empower a diverse workforce

Guest post from Josuel Placencia ’17 and Yulkendy Valdez ’17. “With Babson’s 2017 graduation looming, many students are finalizing plans for what comes next. For us as Babson seniors what is next is happening now. Together, we are the co-founders of Project 99, a social venture enabling millennials of color to not only get a…

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OveRNight™ RN: Bringing Compassion and Care to Patients Post-Operation

Michael Freyer MS ’16 and his partner Amanda Richey have launched OverRNight™ RN, a service that provides ambulatory surgery clients with specially trained nurses post-procedure during the critical time for healing. They are extending the reach of expert medical care to the patient’s home, while also making the patient feel safe and comfortable on their…

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Shelfie: Creating Fundraising Multimedia Campaigns for Nonprofits

Brendan Barbato ’17 is the CEO and Founder of Shelfie, a business that creates photo and video campaigns for nonprofits. They aim to enhance awareness, engagement and retention while creating communities around a cause. The Inspiration In March of 1997 Barbato was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. “Anyone with a blood glucose level over 125…

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VitalFit Nutrition: From Farm to Fit

The boutique workout world is bigger than ever and the supplement industry has been slow to adapt. Alfred Schofield MSEL ’16 and Cameron Fischer MSEL ’16 are disrupting the supplement industry with VitalFit Nutrition. The Idea Schofield and Fischer met in the Babson Masters of Science in Management in Entrepreneurial Leadership (MSEL) program and found…

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Babson Hosts Second Annual India Symposium: The Leaders of Today Meet the Change Makers of Tomorrow

Babson will be hosting the second annual Babson India Symposium on March 3, 2017 in the Carling-Sorenson Theater. The event is a platform for business leaders, future entrepreneurs and academicians to exchange their experiences and thoughts on the promotion of entrepreneurial ecosystem in India. The event day will entail keynote addresses, panel discussions and fireside chats involving…

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Jinn: A New Tech Resource to Entrepreneurs

What does a school full of entrepreneurs need?  Three Babson undergraduate students Waseem Shabout ’19, Arpit Bansal ’19 and Gabe Ficht ’19, the founders of Jinn, can tell you that full service software development is in high demand. Jinn is an on demand full service software development company. Their goal is to work with tech…