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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…

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Realplay: Helping Athletes Capture Their Best Moments

There is one thing you learn very quickly when first meeting Justin Real MBA ’17; he is obsessed with baseball. During his baseball career he experienced the stress of spending the end of high school competing for the attention of college team scouts. This is where the idea for Realplay came, helping high school and college athletes…

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Babson Executive Education Honored by Chief Learning Officer Magazine for Excellence in Learning and Development

Babson Executive Education has received two prestigious Learning In Practice awards from Chief Learning Officer magazine, a publication of Human Capital Media. Babson Executive Education has been recognized with Gold for Excellence in Academic Partnerships award and a Silver for Excellence in Executive Education awards for transformational work in organizational learning and development at a…

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Fifteen Babson and Olin College of Engineering Students Accepted to CGI U 2017

Fifteen Babson and Olin College of Engineering students have been accepted to attend the 2017 Clinton Global Initiative University annual meeting at Northeastern University October 13-15. The annual meeting brings together more than 1,000 innovative student leaders to make Commitments to Action in CGI U’s five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights,…

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Lula: Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing

Undergraduate students Michael and Matthew Vega-Sanz ’19 are the founders of Lula. What is Lula and who are its founders? Lula is an online platform that allows college students to rent cars from each other. We see it as a way to give students all the benefits of owning a vehicle without all the fees…

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The Babson College Learning Ecosystem: Recognition for Excellence in Entrepreneurship

Guest post by: Ian Lapp, PhD, Dean of the Undergraduate School Here at Babson College, we create unique learning opportunities in multiple settings, in the classroom, across the campus, and in the wider world.  Like a natural ecosystem, the Babson learning ecosystem has essential components, nutrient cycles, important interactions, and energy flows.  By shedding a little…

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Babson Hosts Fresh Check Day

On September 29, 2017 Babson College will host Fresh Check Day, an expo-like event bringing the community together to check-in on college students’ mental health. The event will take place from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. Fresh Check Day is a concept created by The Jordan Porco Foundation and designed to bring the whole campus community together to “check-in” on…