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Shannon Sweeny

Vinci: Bringing Design into the 3D world

The world is not flat. However, when we design things for our 3D world, we do so on 2D surfaces, whether that be on paper or on a computer screen. Losing an entire dimension leaves designs prone to errors when brought into the real world, which can lead to very high costs. This is why…

Shannon Sweeny

Project 99: Creating a network to support and empower a diverse workforce

Guest post from Josuel Placencia ’17 and Yulkendy Valdez ’17. “With Babson’s 2017 graduation looming, many students are finalizing plans for what comes next. For us as Babson seniors what is next is happening now. Together, we are the co-founders of Project 99, a social venture enabling millennials of color to not only get a…

Shannon Sweeny

OveRNight™ RN: Bringing Compassion and Care to Patients Post-Operation

Michael Freyer MS ’16 and his partner Amanda Richey have launched OverRNight™ RN, a service that provides ambulatory surgery clients with specially trained nurses post-procedure during the critical time for healing. They are extending the reach of expert medical care to the patient’s home, while also making the patient feel safe and comfortable on their…

Shannon Sweeny

Shelfie: Creating Fundraising Multimedia Campaigns for Nonprofits

Brendan Barbato ’17 is the CEO and Founder of Shelfie, a business that creates photo and video campaigns for nonprofits. They aim to enhance awareness, engagement and retention while creating communities around a cause. The Inspiration In March of 1997 Barbato was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. “Anyone with a blood glucose level over 125…

Michael Chmura

Creep Alert Takes Top Honors In Wearables Hackathon

More than three dozen students and graduates competed in the Wearables Hackathon in the Butler Venture Accelerator at the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson College, using wearable technology to experiment with creating new products. Creep Alert, featuring undergraduate students Tien Mai (Babson College Global Scholar), Jack Rokous (founder, ROKO Design & Clothing Co.), Mara Steiu (founder,…

Shannon Sweeny

VitalFit Nutrition: From Farm to Fit

The boutique workout world is bigger than ever and the supplement industry has been slow to adapt. Alfred Schofield MSEL ’16 and Cameron Fischer MSEL ’16 are disrupting the supplement industry with VitalFit Nutrition. The Idea Schofield and Fischer met in the Babson Masters of Science in Management in Entrepreneurial Leadership (MSEL) program and found…

Michael Chmura

ABC’s “Shark Tank” Hosts Babson Biz DARTDrones

DARTDrones CEO Abby Speicher MBA’15 receives $300,000 for 10% of her company from Mark Cuban as a contestant on “Shark Tank“, Friday, February 24, 2017, ABC Television Network. And Abby gets a deal! #SharkTank @DARTdrones pic.twitter.com/gXSpLgbw2g — Shark Tank (@ABCSharkTank) February 25, 2017 She started a business at age 17 and reveals in this video why…

Shannon Sweeny

Jinn: A New Tech Resource to Entrepreneurs

What does a school full of entrepreneurs need?  Three Babson undergraduate students Waseem Shabout ’19, Arpit Bansal ’19 and Gabe Ficht ’19, the founders of Jinn, can tell you that full service software development is in high demand. Jinn is an on demand full service software development company. Their goal is to work with tech…

Shannon Sweeny

Two Babson Beauty Businesses Among Local Beauty Startups

Babson student business Busy Beauty, founded by Jamie Steenbakkers ’18 and Michael Leahy ’18, and alumni business Follain, founded by Tara Foley MBA’13, are featured on These 6 Beauty Startups are a Boston Girl’s Best Friend in BostInno. The list is made up of local Boston beauty businesses that help combat the harsh Boston winters…

Brianna Radicioni

KYBOE! and Alumnus Marc Bell ’89 Launch Babson College Edition Watch—10 Percent of Sales to Be Donated to Babson

KYBOE! has launched a first-of-its-kind Babson college edition watch. It was inspired by Babson College alumnus, President’s Advisory Council member, and entrepreneur Marc Bell ’89 who, after falling in love with KYBOE!, its products, and founders, jumped on the opportunity to help the Netherland-based company launch in North America in 2015.