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Inventureship™ Opportunity with Alumni Business for Veterans

Alex Corindia MBA’19, Graduate Student Fellow at The Lewis Institute. When the Inventureship™ program was launched in 2016, it was a first-of-its-kind opportunity to connect students with social enterprises and companies seeking a greater social impact. The mandate to students was clear: apply the Babson Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® methodology on a strategic level to…

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Babson Community Featured at Upcoming Ashoka U Exchange

As an Ashoka U Changemaker Campus since 2009, Babson has embraced a deep commitment to changemaking both inside and outside our campus. We’re proud to have so many members of the Babson community – faculty, staff, and alumni – present their work at the upcoming 2018 Ashoka U Exchange. Here are some of the sessions…

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Babson, Olin, and Wellesley Colleges Present BOW World Health Day April 3

Leading up to World Health Day presented by the World Health Organization on April 7th, the Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship at Babson College, together with Olin and Wellesley Colleges, are delighted to present BOW World Health Day on April 3rd. Bringing together luminaries, thought leaders, and global healthcare entrepreneurs, the event will explore how…

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Showing Up For Purpose

By Jack Barber ’16, Co-Founder of Mainely Burgers. If someone had told me three years ago that my brother, Max, and I would be running our business Mainely Burgers full-time, I would have told them that they were crazy. During my senior year at Babson, I was razor focused on getting a job in finance.…

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Learning From David Bornstein: Solutions to Social Problems

              For the last six years, The Lewis Institute has been honored to welcome luminaries, thought leaders, and most importantly, game changers to campus to receive our Social Innovator Award. A social innovator sets in motion change that affects the life course of the individual, his/her community, and eventually,…

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Creating an Ensemble Educational Experience

Since its inception, The Lewis Institute recognized that leading our community through the journey of creating economic and social value simultaneously was going to take a team of teams. And with the right team of teams, we could design an Ensemble Educational Experience both inside and outside the classroom. How do you begin building an…

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The Lewis Institute Activating Youth

Over the past 8 years, The Lewis Institute has put the power of entrepreneurship into the hands of over 32,000 youth. After officially rolling out our ACTIVATE curriculum in 2017, we had the chance to step back and think about all of the communities, individuals, and mindsets that have been transformed and the power of…

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A Tech Summit as an Economic Development Tool

This post is the second in a series sharing the story about the creation of the first annual Haiti Tech Summit. Read the first post, Babson Community at First Annual Tech Summit, here. By Shaina Silva ‘08, Haiti Tech Summit Organizer. I graduated from Babson in 2008 and have since focused my entrepreneurship and global…

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Real Talk About College Entrepreneurship

By Prabha Dublish ’18, Co-Founder of Womentum. “An entrepreneur is someone who jumps off a cliff and builds a plane on the way down.” – Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn. As a college student who founded a tech nonprofit, this quote really resonates with me. Throughout my time at Babson, I’ve heard from many people…