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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…

Brianna Radicioni

Financial Times Ranks Babson MBA One of the Best for Entrepreneurship Worldwide

Babson College’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business has again been recognized by the world’s leading global business publication for having one of the best MBA programs for entrepreneurship worldwide. Financial Times’ FT 2017 Top MBAs for Entrepreneurship ranking names Babson No. 3 behind only MIT: Sloan and Stanford Graduate School of Business. Babson ranks…

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…

Babson College PR

Highlights from the 2017 Black Affinity Network Leadership Retreat

From June 2-4 2017, more than 60 Babson student leaders, alumni, faculty, and staff gathered for the Black Affinity Network Leadership Retreat in Washington, D.C. The retreat was a professional development opportunity for participants in the Alumni Advisor Program as well as for the governing boards of the multiple student organizations within Babson’s Black Affinity…

Shannon Sweeny

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…

Brianna Radicioni

The Boston Globe: Five Things You Should Know About David S. Chang—Director of Babson’s Summer Venture Program

As Director of Babson’s Summer Venture Program (SVP), David Chang is now just one month away from his first Summer Venture Showcase—the culmination of the college’s world-renowned 10-week startup accelerator through its Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship. 2017 Babson Summer Venture Showcase Thursday, July 27, 2017, 1-6 p.m. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 600 Atlantic…

Shannon Sweeny

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…

Shannon Sweeny

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…

Shannon Sweeny

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…