Rachel Greenberger

10 Questions for Local Food Entrepreneur: Blonde Beauchamp

This interview was originally published on Examiner.com. Babson food entrepreneurs were out in force at Mass Innovation Nights Foodie Edition last month: Alex Kravetz of CogniTea; Annie Feldman of Enerchi Bites; Octavia Costea of Spreads & Beyond. Also there was Blonde Beauchamp of The Craic and Blonde. Blonde’s energy is infectious, and she’s managed to…

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Notes from the Case Files: Learning by Doing

By Jesseca P. Timmons, a case writer in Entrepreneurial Studies and Social Entrepreneurship for The Lewis Institute at Babson College. In the fascinating six-month process of writing a case on Year Up, we learned Year Up is very different from most other organizations which focus on inner city youth. Unlike Teach for America or City…

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Cheryl Kiser

Kicking Off the Global Entrepreneurial Leadership Summit in London

I am honored and excited to be invited back for a second year to kick off the Global Entrepreneurship Leadership (GEL) Summit in London tomorrow. The Lewis Institute’s relationship with GEL and their founding organization WildHearts is emblematic of the kinds of relationships we cultivate to stay connected with how social innovation plays out in…

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Creating Social Value Where Opportunity Knocks

By Nisha Munshi, Babson MBA Student and Sr. Regulatory Nutrition Specialist for Dunkin’ Brands, Inc. “You’re a Registered Dietitian and you work for Dunkin’ Donuts?” A bit of an oxymoron, right? I thought so too until I took Babson’s Social Value Creation (SVC) Matters class. After three years of working as a regulatory nutrition specialist,…

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Rachel Greenberger

10 Questions for Local Food Entrepreneur: Cassandria Campbell

This interview originally appeared on Examiner.com. Fresh Food Generation is dedicated to providing healthy, vibrant, local and delicious food to food-access-challenged Boston. Co-founder Cassandria Campbell and I met through Babson alum Linda McQuillan (B’78) and The Food Project, and Cassandria was one of the entrepreneurs to pitch at the Quick Service Incubator at last year’s…

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Rachel Greenberger

10 Questions for Local Food Entrepreneur: Kate McAleer

This interview originally appeared on Examiner.com. There was a chocolate emergency when this Examiner called to interview Kate McAleer. “10,000 pounds of chocolate just arrived at our door! We expected it next week but it just showed up… All is well now.” Bixby & Co. is a two-and-a half-year-old natural candy company about to launch…

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Rachel Greenberger

10 Questions for Local Food Entrepreneur: Mei Li

This interview originally appeared on Examiner.com. When Mei Li and I met at a food truck panel in April, her reputation preceded her. Mei Mei is on the tip of most tongues when Bostonians talk about local food trucks. Here she shares just some of her infectious energy, insight, wisdom, and vision. Q. What was…

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Rachel Greenberger

10 Questions for Local Food Entrepreneur: Flea Foster

This interview originally appeared on Examiner.com. I live just blocks away from Spoke, and so got to watch it go from raw concept into open restaurant over the course of last year – in that slice of real estate sandwiched between Dave’s Fresh Pasta and Sunshine Lucy’s on Holland Street in Davis Square, Somerville. I…

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Jesseca Timmons

Notes from the Case Files: The Opportunity Gap

By Jesseca P. Timmons, a case writer in Entrepreneurial Studies and Social Entrepreneurship for the Lewis Institute at Babson College. Meeting social entrepreneur Gerald Chertavian, founder of Year Up, opened my eyes to an issue I had been only vaguely aware of: the nationwide “skills gap,” which he also describes as the “opportunity gap.” Gerald,…

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Rachel Greenberger

10 Questions for Local Food Entrepreneur: Sue Liang

This interview originally appeared on Examiner.com. In June, Sue Liang published 10 Steps to Becoming a Food Entrepreneur, and it quickly made Google News. A poised and tenacious entrepreneur, Sue is currently at MassChallenge. Q:   What was the seed for what is now Asulia? A:   On Mother’s Day the year before I started Asulia, my…

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