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Shannon Sweeny

Babson Student Business Aims to Bring Shoes to the World

Greensole, a Babson graduate student business making a social impact by recycling discarded shoes and creating comfortable footwear for communities in need, is looking to scale up through an Indiegogo campaign this month. Greensole is founded by Babson graduate student, Shriyans Bhandari MS’16 and Ramesh Dhami. In 2016, Greensole hit their milestone of helping 10,000…

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…

Shannon Sweeny

Babson Faculty Featured in “We the People: The Market Basket Effect”

Peter Cohan, lecturer of business strategy and entrepreneurship at Babson, appears in the film, “We the People: The Market Basket Effect.”  The film is the story of the employees of a local grocery chain, Market Basket, who went on strike in 2014 after CEO Arthur T Demoulas was fired by his cousin Arthur S Demoulas.…

Brianna DiPietro

Two Babson Graduate Businesses Named Finalists in SXSW MBA Pitch Competition

Babson graduate students Adam Martel M’17 and Rich Palmer M’16 of Gravyty, and Kazunori Kawanobe M’16, Abhinav Sureka M’16, and Mayuresh Soni M’16 of Load&Road LLC. – the maker of Teplo, participated in the 2016 SXSW MBA Pitch Competition at SXSW Interactive—landing top spots as 2nd and 4th place finalists. The cohorts competed against fifteen other MBA entrepreneur teams…

Brianna DiPietro

Babson Graduate Business: Teplo

Babson graduate students Kazunori Kawanobe M’16, Abhinav Sureka M’16, and Mayuresh Soni M’16 cordially invite you to tea time with Teplo. Teplo Teplo is a smart bottle designed for tea drinkers who are looking for the ultimate, and unique, tea-drinking experience. The product is a glass bottle with a thermo-sensor, heater, Bluetooth communication module, and…

Michael Chmura

MBA Student Business Jack Iron Sets Sail

Babson MBA evening student  David Bruenner and Chris Schmidt, co-founders and co-designers of dry goods brand Jack Iron, today announced the launch of a Kickstarter campaign supporting an initial product line of handcrafted belts and functional accessories that combine rich leather with distinctive nautical snap shackles. Bruenner and Schmidt are seeking to raise $20,000 from backers who will receive…

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…