Creating Social Value Blog

Food Sol at the Summer Fancy Food Show

Today concludes this year’s Summer Fancy Food Show. Held each June in New York, the Show is hosted by the Specialty Food Association, which offers industry-wide research and forecasting, as well as educational programs and business development support to food entrepreneurs and emergent brands. This year, Food Sol was able to offer a Premium Pass…

Social Innovation Showcased in Babson Summer Startups

By Ryan Lupberger, Undergraduate Scholar at The Lewis Institute One socially focused business is an outlier, two is a coincidence, and three makes it a trend. As a believer in supporting socially focused business, I’m encouraged to see three great social enterprises in this year’s Summer Venture Program at the Blank Center for Entrepreneurship here…

Cheryl Kiser

Providing Pathways Not New Ways for Change

“You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.” -E. O. Wilson We love this quote…

Insights from the Inside: Cultivating Outsized Influence

This post is part of a series providing a road map for real world operational management of non-profits and social enterprises. The author, Gene Miller, has held a variety of high-stakes leadership positions in diverse industries through crisis periods and great successes. This series shares her results-based approach, presenting practical guides for how to get…

Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship Summit at Babson

We just wrapped up a tremendous Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship Summit here on campus from the Leonard A. Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship. 80 leaders in healthcare including one of our 2015 Social Innovator Award recipients Dr. Paul Farmer attended the day long summit. Everyone left the room inspired – we were honored and thrilled.…

Insights from the Inside: Building a High Functioning Board

This post is part of a series providing a road map for real world operational management of non-profits and social enterprises. The author, Gene Miller, has held a variety of high-stakes leadership positions in diverse industries through crisis periods and great successes. This series shares her results-based approach, presenting practical guides for how to get…

Rachel Greenberger

A Food Sol Recipe Replicated

For two years, Food Sol has been in recipe development for our Community Table, a design that weekly brings together food entrepreneurs and students of food to exchange resources and ideas. It became popular at Babson pretty quickly, which led to a question: How would it do in other contexts and communities where the entrepreneurial…

Insights from the Inside: Constructing Your Organizational Framework

This post is part of a series providing a road map for real world operational management of non-profits and social enterprises. The author, Gene Miller, has held a variety of high-stakes leadership positions in diverse industries through crisis periods and great successes. This series shares her results-based approach, presenting practical guides for how to get…

Breaking Through Sustainability Assumptions

By Ryan Lupberger, Babson Undergraduate Student and Scholar at The Lewis Institute. Assumptions. We all have them and they are a key part of our perception and conversations. Sitting in an FME meeting room, brainstorming for our first business, we came up with a host of ideas. We thought about gels that clean computer screens,…

Rachel Greenberger

Quick Service Incubator with Chef Tiffani Faison April 15th

On April 15, The WIN Lab and Food Sol at Babson will co-host a Quick Service Incubator with Chef Tiffani Faison at Workbar Cambridge. The story of how this event came to be is all about community. Three years ago, I met Heatherjean MacNeil. She was entrepreneuring with her company Proxy Apparel and leading the…