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Babson Startup Profile: Parlor Skis

What is your name and the name of your business? Mark Wallace M’14, Parlor Skis. What’s the mission or description of your business? Parlor is a New England based custom ski builder. Launched in Cambridge, Parlor offers a level of customer service, customization and performance that separates them from the traditional ski companies. Every ski…

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Undergraduate GAP Students Launch FME Businesses

The 2017 GAP class recently launched their FME businesses at Barefoot Park. Babson’s GAP (Grow, Achieve, Prepare) enrollment option grants incoming students the ability to explore their passions, while participating in a GAP semester.  To abide to the traditional four-year graduation track, these students take a semester’s worth of classes during the summer. As a…

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Past Summer Venture Program Participants: Where Are They Now? (2014 Series: Part 1)

In 2013, Hans Homberger M’14 participated in the Summer Venture Program with his venture, FourthWheel Coffee. Leveraging his family’s coffee plantations in El Salvador, Homberger found a way to bring fresh coffee beans to consumers in the U.S.A. within five days of being roasted. When he entered SVP, all Homberger had was his family’s unroasted…

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Featured Alumni Business: Wild Hearts Horses For Heroes

What is your name and the name of your business? Julie Lovely M’07, Executive Director, Wild Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Program, Inc., and Wild Hearts Horses for Heroes What’s the mission or description of your business? The mission of Wild Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Program is to transform the lives of our participants, their families and all…

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Past Summer Venture Program Participants: Where Are They Now? (Series: Part V)

Josh Harwell M’12 partook in the 2012 Summer Venture Program by working on his venture, CAMFormulas. CAMFormulas is an online retailer of high-quality and pharmaceutical grade health, beauty, and nutritional products. Harwell and three interns spent most of the summer focusing on developing marketing initiatives and updating CAMFormula’s e-commerce platform. In addition to the interns,…

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Past Summer Venture Program Participants: Where Are They Now? (Series: Part IV)

Chris Jacobs ’10 participated in the 2010 Summer Venture Program and spent the summer growing his venture, Honest Discounts. Honest Discounts provides Americans with a completely free discount prescription card program which saves them 10%–75% on all generic and brand name prescription medications not covered by their health insurance. The card program has no age,…

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Past Summer Venture Program Participants: Where Are They Now? (Series: Part III)

Seth Burstein M’11 participated in the Summer Venture Program in 2010 and 2011 with two different ventures, Trade Show Internet and Golden Health Guide. Burstein started Trade Show Internet prior to attending Babson and established Golden Health Guide with his co-founder, Laura Goodman Mitchell M’11, during his first year of the MBA program. Today Trade…

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Past Summer Venture Program Participants: Where Are They Now? (Series: Part II)

In 2012, David Blutenthal M’13 and one other teammate participated in the Babson Summer Venture Program (SVP) to develop a music application, Expressionality. They spent their summer building the initial application, and today view the SVP as a tremendously positive experience. According to Blutenthal, the Summer Venture Program was an opportunity for him to quickly…

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Past Summer Venture Program Participants: Where Are They Now? (Series: Part I)

As undergraduate students participating in the 2010 Babson Summer Venture Program (SVP) Enrico Palmerino ’11 and Dinesh Wadhwani ’12 focused on growing and scaling their four person company, ThinkLite. During that time, Palmerino and Wadhwani were able to acquire ThinkLite’s second major account (Kodak), begin the process of manufacturing lights in China, produce the first…


Dinesh Wadhwani speaking at a Babson event in 2011.

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