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Shannon Sweeny

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…

Brianna Radicioni

Two Babson Alumni Businesses to Appear on ‘Meet the Drapers’—a New TV Show Turning Viewers into Investors

Well-known Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper, and his similarly-famed VC father and daughter, have launched a new television show lauded as the “kinder, gentler version of Shark Tank.” As part of this new series, the Draper family will capitalize on the rise of equity crowdfunding by giving viewers the opportunity to invest in the…

Brianna Radicioni

Entrepreneurship and its Potential in Miami

Guest post by Babson College Professor Donna Kelley, co-author of the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) U.S. Report Miami is booming with startups. According to the most recent United States Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) survey—22 percent of working age adults in Miami are starting or running new businesses, compared to the national average of 12.6…

Michael Chmura

Olin And Babson Team Takes Home Prize in “Arc Tank” Competition

At Northeast Arc’s first “Arc Tank” competition, an Olin College and Babson College team won $2500 for their design idea of a wheelchair attachment that simplifies the transport and accessibility of goods, allowing for increased independence and an easier traveling experience for people who use wheelchairs The students, Andrew Holmes ’19, Mica Chiang ’19, Daniel…

Brianna Radicioni

New, Free Babson College edX Courses Available Now

Babson College has expanded its free edX course offerings to include: Economics: Consumer Demand, taught by Visiting Assistant Professor John Korsak, and Customer Centric Marketing for Entrepreneurs, with Adjunct Lecturer Beth Goldstein. Last year, Babson partnered with edX to launch a new online course series—Business Principles and Entrepreneurial Thought—designed for entrepreneurs of all kinds, both…

Michael Chmura

NFTE’s Youth Entrepreneurship Summit At Babson

The next generation of entrepreneurs will convene at NFTE New England’s Youth Entrepreneurship Summit (YES!) at Babson College on November 17th.  NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship) will host over 300 young people and 50 volunteers at the region’s largest conference targeting NFTE students, ages 14 to 18, with a focus on enhancing their educational journey…

Brianna Radicioni

Alumna and Entrepreneur Nina Vir ’16 Invited to Participate in U.S. Delegation for Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India

Undergraduate alumnus Nina Vir ’16, Founder of Daily Dress Me, has been invited to serve as one of only 100 entrepreneurs on the U.S. Delegation at the upcoming Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 (GES). GES is the preeminent annual entrepreneurship gathering that convenes emerging entrepreneurs, investors, and supporters from around the world. This year, it will be held…

Michael Chmura

Jamie Kendrioski Honored By NAFSA

Jamie Kendrioski, Director of International Services and Multicultural Education, has received the James Leck Distinguished Service Award from NAFSA.  The organization presented Kendrioski with the honor at its regional conference in New Hampshire in November. “James Leck was a mentor to many of us at Babson and introduced Jamie Kendrioski to Babson and highly recommended…

Brianna Radicioni

Babson Wins Big at BostInno 50 on Fire

The Babson College Summer Venture Program (SVP) and its Director, David Chang, were honored not only as winners in BostInno’s 50 on Fire, but also as ‘Inno Blazers’—trailblazers in Boston’s innovation scene. SVP is an annual, sought-after program in Babson’s Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship. Alumnus Mark Bollman ‘10, Founder and CEO of Ball and…