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Shannon Sweeny

Babson College Undergraduate Student Business Wins Deal on ABC’s Shark Tank

David Zamarin ’20, founder of DetraPel, appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank on Sunday January 7, 2018 at 10:00 pm.  Zamarin struck a deal with Mark Cuban and Lori Greiner for $200,000 for 25% of DetraPel. DetraPel DetraPel is a nanotechnology protective coatings company.  DetraPel provides an array of products that are clear, protective and durable…

Brianna Radicioni

Attend Babson Miami Events January 10-11, Receive Application Fee Waiver for Miami Graduate Programs

This month, Babson is hosting multiple Miami events, including mock admissions interviews, graduate information sessions, an alumni panel, and a special Babson Connect event at SLS Brickell. Anyone who attends one of these events will be given the opportunity to waive their application fee for Babson Miami graduate programs. The application period is open and…

Shannon Sweeny

Babson Offers New Free edX Course, ‘From Corporate Social Responsibility to Corporate Social Innovation’

Babson College is continuing to expand its free edX course offerings with a unique course in evolving corporate social responsibility to corporate social innovation. Based on real-world experiences from business leaders, this class will allow you to learn how to develop and lead social innovation initiatives that create both economic and social value. The class…

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 business…

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…