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Mara-Florina Steiu

Myth-Busting Internship

This internship has been a special one. More than an enriching learning experience, it has been a myth-busting challenge that constantly took me out of my comfort zone and made me reassess my beliefs on start-ups, people, and life. Such valuable lessons are worth pondering upon again and again, so I’ll do this once more,…

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The Glavin Office

Spain Elective Abroad: Think + Feel = Theel

This blog post is written by Jie-Ling, a participant of the 2017 Spain Elective Abroad… Full of culture, gorgeous architecture, mouth-wateringly delicious tapas, and lovely people, Spain is definitely all it says it is and more. An enriching and rewarding experience, this Elective Abroad provided me with a glimpse into the socio-economic structure of the…

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Brittany Myrick

Idle Hands are the Devils Workshop

Somehow I seem to always find myself in internships where I constantly do not have enough work to do. I am one of those people who would rather be stressed out with too much on my plate, than nothing to do. So it is very difficult for me to sit at a desk day after…

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Ziyan Liu

2017 SVP Startup Profile: Vidvision

Founders: Derek Tu ’18: Co-founder Kyle Lawson ’18:  Co-founder What’s Vidvision? Vidvision converts video viewers into customers What is the story behind your startup? We met and started working on this idea in our dorm room in eTower, stayed up late brainstorming on the idea-paint walls. Derek worked for start-ups in marketing roles and saw…

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Ziyan Liu

2017 SVP Startup Profile: Project 99

Founders: Yulkendy Valdez ’17: Co-founder and Managing Partner Josuel Plasencia ’17: Co-founder and Managing Partner What’s Project 99? Project 99 is supporting leading organizations engage, retain, and advance their diverse millennial talent. What’s the story behind your startup? We decided to pursue Project 99, because we have experienced the problem we are trying to solve…

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Rachel Greenberger

Teaching Food Entrepreneurship

The Class of 2017 had more food-focused students than I’d yet seen in 6 years at Babson. This sudden uptick fueled my desire to teach them and boosted my confidence that if I offered a course in food entrepreneurship, it might have a shot at running. Run it did. Last September, twenty-five MBAs signed up…

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Ziyan Liu

2017 SVP Startup Profile: CrossRoad Optics

Founders: Jacob Riedel, F.W. Olin College of Engineering’17: CEO Ryan Louie, F.W. Olin College of Engineering ’17: CTO What’s CrossRoad Optics? CrossRoad Optics uses Computer Vision to monitor and track road users, including pedestrians, bikes and cars. The data we provide quantifies the road and provides new insight for advocates, retail shop owners, developers, municipalities,…

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Ziyan Liu

2017 SVP Startup Profile: Cathexis

Founders John Whelan MBA’18, Co-Founder Simon Kohnstamm MBA’18, Co-Founder What’s Cathexis Labs? Cathexis Labs uses emerging technologies to change the way that food reaches consumers in order to reduce food waste. What is the story behind your startup? John’s passionate about food, and Simon’s an avid environmentalist/techie. Together we want to change the world and…

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Antonette Ho

Meet the 2017 SVP Cohort at Venture Showcase!

Join us on Thursday, July 27 for this year’s Summer Venture Showcase at The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston! 14 startups from the Summer Venture Program cohort will share their stories and present their business ventures. Register now (pre-registration is required) >> Registration opens at 1pm, opening remarks/presentations begin at 2pm. The Summer Venture Program…

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Seeing the Bright Side of the Challenges

It is without question that every single person in any job or career field experiences challenges throughout their day, week, month, etc. I am a firm believer of how you respond to those challenges directly impacts the team of people you work with along with the quality of work you produce. Too many times I’ve…

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