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Babson Sending Eight Students to CGI U 2016 in San Francisco

Eight Babson students have been accepted to the 2016 Clinton Global Initiative University (“CGI U”), held from April 1-3 at the University of California, Berkeley in the San Francisco Bay Area. The annual conference will bring over 1,000 student leaders from more than 35 universities who have pledged a “Call to Action” in one of…

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Amplifying Entrepreneurial Education in Tanzania

By Sarah Schwartz, Manager of Operations for Youth Programs. It’s morning in Karatu, Tanzania, and the sound of rhythmic clapping hands is echoing against the walls in Michela’s Room at the Ganako School. A hundred students, sitting on long wooden benches, have gathered for the final day of Babson’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy (BELA). Instruction begins,…

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The Creation of Shoulder to Shoulder

At Babson we often talk about Entrepreneurship of All Kinds® by which we mean that entrepreneurship doesn’t just happen in garages, or coffee shops, or even Silicon Valley board rooms. One of the most interesting forms in which we see entrepreneurship taking place is the Entrepreneur Inside – someone who is working inside an existing…

The Next Quick Service Incubator with Gail Simmons and Nancy Cushman

On April 13, the WIN Lab will co-host a Quick Service Incubator with Food Sol at District Hall. Registration is not yet open, but mark your calendars now as our co-hosted event last spring with celebrity chef Tiffani Faison sold out weeks in advance. Senior Fellow at Food Sol Nancy Cushman will join Babson Entrepreneur…

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Growing Community of Social Changemakers at Babson

By Prabha Dublish, Undergraduate student at Babson College and Undergraduate Scholar at The Lewis Institute. As I enter into the second semester of my sophomore year here at Babson, I am thankful for the opportunities I have had so far to grow as an individual while following my passion. When Emily, the Associate Director of…

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The Impact of MBA Impact Hour

By Ross Chesnick, Graduate student at Babson College. I caught a glimpse of the clock while sorting through the clutter of digital documents on my desktop. It was 4:30 PM on a Tuesday in late October. I slammed my laptop shut and pressed pause on the ever-demanding MBA pipeline of assignments and deadlines, and made…

Habitat Build in Vero Beach Florida

Today, the Babson Habitat for Humanity collegiate chapter continued our work building homes in the Indian River community. We performed a variety of tasks both individually and in teams: roofing, painting, sanding, etc. We think we speak on behalf of the entire team when we say we’ve learned so much from the “sweat equity” we’ve…

Rachel Greenberger

Contextualizing Food Entrepreneur Questions Series

Food Sol supports food entrepreneurship in all its forms – from food product and service startups, across the full industry spectrum, to eater entrepreneurship: the notion that by wallet and plate, anyone who eats can contribute to shaping and influencing the future of food. Plenty of media has covered food entrepreneurship in its obvious manifestations—detailing…

Cheryl Kiser

Design and Entrepreneurship in China

Last month, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to co-present at two different universities in China with long-time friend, mentor, and collaborator Cheryl Heller, Founding Chair of the Design for Social Innovation (DSI) program at the School of Visual Arts (SVA). Working in that capacity together, I was able to see firsthand how the…

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Lean for Social Innovation: TPS Driving Change

By Kali Diamond ‘15. This post is the last in our series that explores how Toyota Production System (TPS) philosophies were applied at The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) to support social innovation in MIS 3535 Lean for Social Innovation (held during Spring 2015). Posts include the opinions of thought leaders and Babson student perspectives. Over the…