News & Announcements Blog / Tag: Alumni

Michael Chmura

Ian So ’08 Among Boston Business Journal 40 Under 40

Ian So ’08, co-founder of The Chicken & Rice Guys, is among the new Boston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 honorees. According to BBJ: “This year’s Boston Business Journal 40 Under 40 honorees are all young and extremely talented professionals. As a group, they represent a wide variety of business industries in the for-profit, nonprofit…

Shannon Sweeny

Two Babson San Francisco MBAs Found Opportunity in Solar

Kyle Cherrick MBA ’16 and Jeff Rodgers MBA ’16, Blended Learning students at the Babson San Francisco campus, met at orientation.  They were assigned to the same working group for the first set of courses of their MBA program. From there, Solar Merchant, later to be known as Pick My Solar was born. Solar Merchant…

Shannon Sweeny

Babson Business True Fit Raises $25M

True Fit, footwear and apparel’s discovery platform, announced a $25 million Series B financing from Jump Capital, Signal Peak Ventures, and Intel Capital. The new funding brings total investment in True Fit to $40 million and it will be used to serve rising demand and growth, as well as to drive continued innovation for retailers…

Shannon Sweeny

Babson Student Business Aims to Bring Shoes to the World

Greensole is a Babson graduate student business making a social impact by recycling discarded shoes and creating comfortable footwear for communities in need. Greensole is founded by Babson graduate student, Shriyans Bhandari MS’16, a long distance runner that saw an issue with how many shoes he was discarding, and Ramesh Dhami. In 2016, Greensole hit their milestone…

Shannon Sweeny

Babson Alumni and Leaders Nominated for Rosoff Awards New Vision for Diversity

Babson leadership members Sadie Burton-Goss, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, and Jane Edmonds, Vice President of Governance, as well as Babson alumni Daquan Oliver ’14, Executive Director and Founder of WeThrive, Ian So ’08, CEO and Co-Founder of Chicken & Rice Guys, and Esmeralda Lambert MBA’11, CEO and Founder of Esmeralda Lambert LLC have been nominated…

Shannon Sweeny

Babson Alumni Business wins Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Babson Alumni, Mihael Mikek MBA’06, CEO at Celtra Inc, won the Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the High Tech category, honoring immigrant entrepreneurs in Massachusetts. The award, presented by The Immigrant Learning Center, honors outstanding Massachusetts immigrant entrepreneurs in four categories: business growth, neighborhood business, high-tech and life science. Babson Alum, Edison Almeida…

Michael Chmura

Alumnus Business Virool Closes $12M in Series A Funding

Virool, the fastest growing video distribution platform for marketers, today announced a new round of strategic funding to further accelerate its presence in the global advertising market. The company has raised a Series A round of $12 million in new funding from Menlo Ventures, Yahoo! Japan, Flint Capital and 500 Startups. The investment builds on…

Michael Chmura

MBA Graduate’s Book Tops Amazon Management And Leadership Chart

“The Excellence Habit – How Small Changes In Our Mindset Can Make A Big Difference In Our Lives,” written by Vlad Zachary M’99, attained #1 bestselling status on Amazon in Management & Leadership during the launch week of January 11, through 15, and since then has consistently stayed in the top 50 through top 100…

Michael Chmura

Graduate Coauthors Book On Leadership And Corporate Reinvention

Why do most corporate transformation strategies fail and how can companies avoid being just another heartbreaking statistic? “Weʼve found that there are two big reasons that these strategies donʼt work. The first is a lack of appreciation for the role that culture plays in creating transformation programs that stick. The second is poor leadership,” explain…