Seeds of Fortune at CGI U

By Nitiya Walker, Babson College Undergraduate student. 1,100 innovative student leaders, 700 commitments to action, 3 days, and 1 university brought together future ideas that could possibly enhance our world’s next generation of leaders. The Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) focuses on areas of education, environment, climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation,…

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Rachel Greenberger

10 Questions for Local Food Entrepreneur: Jody Adams

This interview is originally published on Examiner.com Last month, The New York Times featured Jody Adams in its Women Who Belong in the Kitchen series. For her work as chef-owner of Rialto in Harvard Square, Jody has accrued dozens of awards and accolades. But her impact and influence extend far beyond: she’s a humanitarian, community…

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Emily Weiner

InnerCity Weightlifting Summer Workout Series

This summer, InnerCity Weightlifting (ICW) is bringing their training out of the gym and onto the Greenway with a series of 10 free summer workout sessions. The Lewis Institute, Graduate Admissions, and the Graduate Center for Career Development have partnered to sponsor the next session coming up on Wednesday July 23rd at noon. And, we’ll…

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Rachel Greenberger

10 Questions for Local Food Entrepreneur: Lynn Elliott

This interview is originally published on Examiner.com. I met Lynn in 2013, before she’d left a job in finance to launch Lynn’s Delicious. We’ve been in and out of each other’s food worlds ever since. Lynn lives and breathes her mission, and so I wanted to share some of her food journey here… 1: What…

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Rachel Greenberger

10 Questions for Local Food Entrepreneur: Sally Sampson

This interview was originally published on Examiner.com. Cooking guide for kids ChopChop is joyful, fun and a “magazine on a mission.” Today, Sally Sampson’s colorful and captivating quarterly reaches more than 2 million families a year. This summer, Sally and ChopChop are teaming up with former White House pastry chef Bill Yosses to lead healthy…

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Jesseca Timmons

Notes From the Case Files: The Passion Behind Year Up

By Jesseca P. Timmons, a case writer in Entrepreneurial Studies and Social Entrepreneurship for the Lewis Institute at Babson College. Meeting amazing entrepreneurs—whether they are born social entrepreneurs such as Adam Braun, innovative “intra-preneurs” like Sy Friedland (who I will write about soon) or grassroots founders with truly astounding instincts and drive, like Jon Feinman—is…

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Rachel Greenberger

10 Questions for Local Food Entrepreneur: Ali Fong

This interview was originally published on Examiner.com. In April, founder of Chicken ‘n Rice Guys and Babson alum Ian So (B’08) asked me to moderate a food truck panel at CIC’s Venture Café. On the panel with Ian and the founder of Mei Mei Street Kitchen was Ali Fong, the woman behind famed Boston food…

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Rachel Greenberger

10 Questions for Local Food Entrepreneur: Anna Gaul

This interview was originally published on Examiner.com. With flavors like Earl Grey Lemon and Sweet Corn, Tipping Cow Ice Cream is doing something different. Founder/owner Anna Gaul who describes herself as an “ice cream fanatic” sat down to talk about how she started her young, hip, hyper-local company. 1. What was the seed for what…

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Rachel Greenberger

10 Questions for Local Food Entrepreneur: Poorvi Patodia

This interview was originally published on Examiner.com. Poorvi and I met at the Stonyfield Entrepreneurship Institute in March 2011. Her snack food business was just an idea then (as was Food Sol). Now, three years later, I wanted to talk to Poorvi about her food entrepreneurial journey and what Biena has become… This will be…

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Jesseca Timmons

Notes from the Case Files: What Happened Next

By Jesseca P. Timmons, a case writer in Entrepreneurial Studies and Social Entrepreneurship for the Lewis Institute at Babson College. The end of a teaching case is never really the end. Part of what makes the case method fascinating is finding out what an entrepreneur did next—or where they are today. When Mary Gale and…

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