Living Entrepreneurship

Rachel Kim

Accelerator Adviser Profile Part I: Andrew Corbett

We are featuring profiles of our Butler Venture Accelerator advisers. Check back for updates! Professor Andrew Corbett is all about cognitive aspect in business. His research is based on how people think and learn and how they find new opportunities based on their skills. He is currently a professor in the Entrepreneurship Division and faculty…

Undergraduate

Brenda Kostyk

Boston’s Start Up Playground

For those of you interested in connecting with Start Ups, Boston is your playground! While there is plenty of start up activity here on campus, not taking advantage of Boston’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is a mistake you don’t want to make if you are truly interested in innovation.  Selfishly, I want to start by promoting CCD’s…

Living Entrepreneurship

Yerim Kim

Identifying Customer Needs and Prototyping

On October 6th, the Butler Venture Accelerator had a workshop on identifying customer needs and prototyping. This workshop aimed to help entrepreneurs to learn how to generate new business ideas based on customer needs. Participants created a simple prototype of a wallet. In the process, participants interviewed their “customer,” created a simple prototype and pitched…

Undergraduate

Abby

My First Cruickshank 5K!

This weekend I had the opportunity to run in the 12th Annual Cruickshank 5K at Basbon. It was difficult, but I had been training for it for a few months. It was the first 5K I ran in, and it brought back memories of the 5K that my FME business, Stamp Out Suicide, put on…

Faculty & Leadership

mchmura

Professor Candida Brush Receives Karl Vesper Entrepreneurship Pioneer Award

Babson Entrepreneurship Division Chair and Professor Candida Brush has received the Karl Vesper Entrepreneurship Pioneer Award. The Vesper award is given each year in conjunction with the Experiential Classroom to an individual who epitomizes the concept of an ‘academic entrepreneur’ — a person who with passion and perseverance has enabled entrepreneurship to expand both in…

Undergraduate

Caroline Hayes

Networking & job searching while studying abroad

This post was written by Lisa Youxi Chen ’16, currently studying at LSE. Networking While Studying Abroad This year I am studying abroad at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) for a year. Before coming to LSE, some people have told me that it could be hard to pursue a finance summer…

Undergraduate

Tips from an International Student…

It is a very special time of the year for college applicants. Choosing where you are going to spend the next four years of your life (especially if you are from a place far away) is a sensitive decision. As an international student from Myanmar, I faced a very difficult decision myself. I had my…

Living Entrepreneurship

BRIC

до свидания, Санкт. Петербург !*

Post by: Vinita Atkins and Paola Toledo It was the last week in St. Petersburg, and it was busy and entertaining. We spent it on business trips with Professor Coyle for our Business Environment in Russia course. We had the opportunity to visit companies in different industries and talk with professionals that were at different…

Living Entrepreneurship

What To Do With a Really Big Idea

Entrepreneurs have ideas, sometimes lots of ideas. But how do you get from idea, to an actual business opportunity? Oftentimes many entrepreneurs think they have a great idea, create the product/service, but don’t think about the other dimensions of the business. On October 2, the Butler Venture Accelerator had a lunch and learn session on…

Creating Social Value

Cheryl Kiser

T Minus 6 Days to Babson Food Day

As the count down to the 4th Annual Babson Food Day begins, I am smiling all over thinking about how this spirited and absolutely delicious event has taken root over the years. Part of the nationwide Food Day movement, Babson Food Day is designed to be open, accessible, inspiring and relevant to everyone. Though we…