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STEP Project members and enterprising families attend 2017 Global Summit hosted by Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) in Lugano, Switzerland

On November 9-11, 2017, STEP affiliate, Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) hosted the Third Global STEP Summit in Lugano, Switzerland.  This year’s theme was entitled:  THRIVING ON CHAOS: How Family Firms and Entrepreneurial Families Can Flourish in the New Global Disorder and Impact on the Global Economy. One hundred and fifteen (115) academics and family…

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Babson Alumni Business, Greensole, Featured at Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Shriyans Bhandari MS ’16 is the founder of Greensole, a business based in India that recycles discarded running shoes to create comfortable footwear for communities in need. Greensole is featured among 100 other innovations at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. GES is the preeminent annual entrepreneurship gathering that convenes emerging entrepreneurs, investors, and supporters from around…

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Babson College Human Resources Recognized by Jewish Family & Children’s Service for Extraordinary Advocacy for People with Disabilities

Babson College Human Resources was recognized at the biennial Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS) CHAI Champions dinner for their extraordinary advocacy for people with disabilities. Babson is being honored specifically for Human Resources’ efforts to hire people with disabilities. Eighteen individuals and organizations were honored at the dinner on November 5, 2017. CHAI (Community Housing…

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Babson Community Members Volunteer to Help Boston Public School Students with College Essays

On Friday November 3, 2017, Babson undergraduate students, faculty, and staff volunteered their time to advise Boston Public School students on their college essays. This collaboration is made possible by Babson’s partnership with 826 Boston. 826 Boston is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6- 18 with their creative and expository writing skills,…

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Babson’s Ashleigh Hala Main Special Guest Speaker at MBTA 2017 Domestic Violence Prevention Conference

Babson’s Associate Director of Wellness/Director of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Services Ashleigh Hala was the main Special Guest Speaker at the event “STOP IT!” during the MBTA 2017 Domestic Violence Prevention Conference. Her remarks focused on the work she does at Babson and how her work with students is constantly challenging societal beliefs on…

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TILE: The World’s Largest Conversation Series

In 2015, 15-year-old Michael Ioffe ’21 was a student at Lincoln High School in Portland, Oregon. He was inspired by the power of conversation and started a monthly fireside chat between himself and local business leaders in the basement of a local theatre company. This is where TILE (Talks on Innovation, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship) was…

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Thero: Making Your Coffee Out of This World

Ruohan ‘Chloris’ Yang MSEL ’17, Allen Zhang MSEL ’17 and Xin ‘Nathan’ Nie are the founders of Thero, a lifestyle focused company that is using new material technology to make life more convenient. Their first product is the Thero Magic Mug, a space-grade travel mug that quickly cools down your scalding hot coffee to the…

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Babson Students Host Sallie Mae Hackathon

Babson College and Sallie Mae invites students to a “design thinking hackathon” to develop innovative fintech ideas for the biggest financial problems students are facing. This event is open to all undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, and faculty. No technical skills are required. When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Students will be…