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Changemaking at CGI U 2017

Last month, 14 Babson and Olin College of Engineering students attended the 2017 Clinton Global Initiative University Annual Meeting at Northeastern University. Cheryl and Emily have been engaged with CGI U since Babson became a University Network member in 2013, and it’s been a tremendous source of joy for them to see our students in action,…

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Collaborating for Solvable Problems

Earlier this year, Babson was invited to participate in PYXERA’s Global Engagement Forum where leaders and influencers from private, public, and social sectors gathered with a goal of developing paths to action on three of the world’s most pressing “solvable problems” – social challenges for which there are known and tested solutions, even on a…

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Babson Community at First Annual Haiti Tech Summit

On June 6th, on the crystal blue shores of Haiti’s Cotes des Arcadins, a group of young Haitians living abroad joined forces with young Haitians locally to host the first and largest global tech event in the history of the Caribbean: The Haiti Tech Summit. An initiative of the Global Startup Ecosystem, the Haiti Tech…

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The CAMTech-Babson Innovation Leadership Fellowship

Last summer, through The Leonard A. Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship, Babson partnered with the Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech) as the lead event sponsor and curriculum adviser for the CAMTech Uganda Global Surgery Hack-a-thon at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST). The event brought together over 250 innovators from more than…

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Takeaways from the Forbes Under 30 Summit

As we get ready for the Changemaker Marketplace on Friday, read this post from our 2017 Changemaker Award winner Alex Jong Kyu Lim ’18 about an opportunity he got through our relationship with Ashoka to attend the recent 2017 Forbes Under 30 Summit. He writes about the learnings that can come from outside the classroom…

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Heading to Clinton Global Initiative University

By Cheryl Kiser, Executive Director of The Lewis Institute and the Babson Social Innovation Lab. This weekend, Emily and I are so excited to join and support a robust team of Babson and Olin College students at the 2017 Clinton Global Initiative University Annual Meeting. As a CGI U Network member for 5 years, we’ve…

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Becoming a Teacherpreneur

By Kara Falcone (Ms. Falcone to our students!). Kara received her Master’s of Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University in 2016 and has been teaching High School Special Education in Boston since. Her passions include teaching, reading, working with people, putting honey mustard on everything, and a newfound love for entrepreneurship and social innovation.…

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Activating the UN Sustainable Development Goals

As an Entrepreneur in Residence here at The Lewis Institute, Carol Atwood has been a tremendous force in integrating the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into experiential learning opportunities at Babson. She recently led what we hope will be the first of many MCFE (Management Consulting Field Experience) projects focused specifically on activating businesses…

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Working Together for Positive Change

John Kluge MBA’17, Cheryl Kiser, and the student group The Usurpers have been featured in the most recent issue of Babson Magazine. The story, Working Together for Positive Change, dives into the students’ desire to see the role of business in society more intentionally integrated into the MBA experience, and shares the path that ultimately…

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The Power of Language

By Katie Rosario, Assistant Director of Youth Programs at The Lewis Institute. Six months ago, I didn’t even know how to spell entrepreneurship, much less interface with it daily. I started my position at The Lewis Institute as the Assistant Director of Youth Programs at the start of our busiest time of the year and was told…