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Babson in Miami: Alumni and Family Businesses

Babson has already made an impact on the Miami ecosystem with all the alumni and family businesses in the area. Carlos Alberto Escotet MBA’14, CEO Banesco Panama The Benderson Family ’03 ’16, President Benderson Development Company Sebastian Gomez Puerto MBA’14, Founder and General Manager Cafe X Murilo de Oliveira Amaral MBA’16, Francine Veloni Gervazio MBA’16,…

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Babson Executive Education Delivering Entrepreneur’s Boot Camp in Toronto

The Entrepreneur’s Boot Camp, a multi-day open enrollment program from Babson Executive Education is continuing to expand its reach beyond the Babson campus. After successfully delivering the Entrepreneur’s Boot Camp program around the world, Babson is now traveling to Toronto, Ontario to provide local entrepreneurs with strategies and tools needed to launch a new venture.…

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WanKu: Bottling the Essence of the Andes

Juan Giraldo MBA ’18 and his co-founder Nicolas Estrella are serial entrepreneurs.  In 2016, Giraldo and Estrella took a trip to Ecuador, they met local farmers producing an herbal drink, “the healing water” to provide for their families. WanKu is a delicious herbal infusion known as, “the healing water” that has been consumed for centuries…

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inSegment: A Babson Alumni’s Success in Digital Marketing

Babson alumni Alexander Kesler ’99 is a serial entrepreneur that has used his Babson education to create many successful ventures. Currently he is the CEO and President of inSegment, full-service digital marketing agency. What is your business and who are its founders? (what has your entrepreneurial journey been like?) inSegment, Inc. is an innovative, full-service,…

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Briggs Original Boston Cranberry: Boston’s Best Spiked Seltzer

When Michael Kurson started at Babson in Fall of 2015, he took all his entrepreneurship education and acted, at only 21-years-old founding Briggs Original with friend Neil Quigley. Briggs Original is an alcoholic seltzer company, their first product is Boston Cranberry. Boston Cranberry, launched in early June in the Greater Boston area, the cape, and…

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Two Miami WIN Lab® WINners Win American Entrepreneurship Award

Miami WIN Lab® WINners Kelly Pierce, Founder and CEO of PIERCE Plan and Jaqueline Stetson Pastore, Found of UX Gofer won the American Entrepreneurship Award on Friday June 23, 2017. The American Entrepreneurship Award (AEA) offers the Bronx and Miami-Dade County-based entrepreneurs the chance to receive a share of up to $250,000 in prize funding…

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ForkOut: Bringing Friends Together for Good Food

Caleb Singer MBA’17 and his partner Lida Tang are the founders of the new restaurant connecting app ForkOut.  ForkOut is a new and exciting way that connects you with your friends and local restaurants. The Idea The idea for ForkOut originally began as a social app to connect friends with local events and activities.  College…

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DetraPel: The Revolutionary Liquid Repellent

Babson undergraduate student, David Zamarin ’20, is the founder of DetraPel, a water based, 100% non-toxic, super hydrophobic liquid repellent spray.  DetraPel provides a clear, protective and durable coating to any solid material so liquid just slides off without any staining. It is portable, biodegradable, non-flammable and non-corrosive.  If applied correctly, it will last anywhere…

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Babson Executive Education Welcomes Back Kenyan Women Entrepreneurs for Launch and Grow

After a successful first year, Babson is kicking-off a year-long program with a second group of women entrepreneurs from Africa. Babson Executive Education is running a business leadership program for women entrepreneurs in Africa, Launch and Grow: The Kenyan Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Program. Fourteen women from Kenya were selected to participate in this program, representing a…