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Michael Chmura

Alumni Business Unruly Studios Launches Unruly Splats

Unruly Studios is a Boston-based edtech start-up that creates interactive games to empower kids with critical STEM skills while encouraging physical play and social engagement. According to Founder Bryanne Leeming, its products get kids moving around and engaging with the whole room for their first ever experience of Active STEM Play. Its new product, Unruly…

Michael Chmura

Alumni Joint Exhibition: A Coming Of Age

A joint Hollister Gallery exhibition – A Coming Of Age – features the work of two talented Babson graduates: LaShonda Cooks ’10 (The Pursuit of Womanhood) and Jamaal Eversley ’10 (Smells Like Teen Spirit). (Exhibition hours: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday–Friday, through October 26, 2017.)  “LaShonda and I have always admired each other’s artwork,”…

Michael Chmura

Alumna Biz To Compete On Steve Harvey’s FUNDERDOME

Emily Lagasse MBA’15, founder and CEO of Fedwell Pet Foods, will compete on Steve Harvey’s FUNDERDOME, airing on ABC, Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 9 p.m. Eastern/8 p.m. Central. “I will be pitching a new product in front of a live studio audience (eek!) for a chance at $50,000! To find out what happens, you’ll have…

Brianna Radicioni

Babson College and its Alumni Join B-School Disrupt SF on September 18

Babson College will join forces with other leading business schools for B-School Disrupt SF on September 18, sponsored by Silicon Valley Bank. This special startup pitch event is meant to gather alumni around TechCrunch Disrupt SF—an annual local event debuting revolutionary startups and game-changing technologies, taking place in the city that same week. Alongside other…

Michael Chmura

Babson’s Play Business And HubCharge Finalists In National RECESS Pitch Competition

Babson student businesses Play Business and HubCharge are among the 15 college startup finalists of the RECESS Pitch Competition in Los Angeles.  Babson is the only college to place two startups among the finalists of this national competition. Startup: Play Business Babson Graduate Student Joan Segura Emerging markets and mostly Latin American countries have nearly…

Shannon Sweeny

Gentle Cards: Babson student brings compassion to those who need it most

Most people associate sending or receiving a card with a celebratory moment: birthdays, graduations, anniversaries. April Chen ’19 and her co-founder Michelle Yu of Wellesley College created Gentle Cards to show those same gestures of love and thoughtfulness for those in times they need it most. Gentle’s mission is to let compassion reach its destination.…

Shannon Sweeny

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,…

Shannon Sweeny

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…

Shannon Sweeny

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,…

Shannon Sweeny

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…