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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…

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…

Michael Chmura

Babson Graduates Among Forbes 30 Under 30

Alexander Debelov ’10, cofounder of Virool, and Polina Raygorodskaya ’08, cofounder of Wanderu, are among the members of the 2016 Forbes 30 under 30. Alexander Debelov ’10, cofounder, Virool – Marketing & Advertising Category As a student at Babson College, Debelov cofounded the Kairos Society, the world’s largest student entrepreneurship organization. Two years after graduating,…

Michael Chmura

Babson Alumnus Business Ring Raises $28 Million Series B From Sir Richard Branson

Ring, inventor of the smart doorbell, today announced the company raised $28 million in Series B funding to further its mission of reducing crime in communities. Sir Richard Branson, Shea Ventures and American Family Insurance led the round. True Ventures, Upfront and multiple angels, including Sky Dayton, also participated. Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin…

Brianna DiPietro

Babson Alumna Startup: Meet Eugene

Meet Eugene. The love of Brianna Stiklickas’ ’15 life, and the very small – yet powerful, motivator behind her entrepreneurial pursuit and her recently launched Kickstarter Campaign.