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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,…

Erika Buckley

6 Reasons Why Entrepreneurship is a Match for Gen Z

By Erika Buckley, Communications and Development Associate for The Lewis Institute’s Youth Entrepreneurial Leadership Programs. As Generation Z heads off to college, a whole new cohort is poised to enter the workforce. These young people value creativity, admire innovation, and are not afraid to work hard. Sounds like all the ingredients necessary for an entrepreneurial…

Rachel Greenberger

Food Sol Heads to San Francisco

This month, I’ll be in San Francisco to guest lecture at Stanford University in its graduate-level Food, Health and Nutrition Entrepreneurship course and to facilitate the monthly THRIVE event at Babson San Francisco (thank you, Kim Bryden for the shout-out on Tidbit!) Everyone in food knows that San Francisco is one of the U.S. hotbeds…

Cheryl Kiser

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…

Erika Buckley

Student Voices: Akhilesh Khakhar Wants to Teach the World How to Study

Akhilesh Khakhar has a planner with his entire day scheduled. Not unusual for a high school senior, but absolutely necessary for anyone balancing school and spearheading a thriving app. Akhilesh is a Babson Summer Study ’16 alum and we are blown away by everything he has accomplished including creating PrepUP, an SAT and ACT preparation…

Rachel Greenberger

Community Table Mapped to Supply Chain

Many teachers say they absorb more in the classroom than they impart. In addition to what they learn from students, the iterative process of learning how to teach is itself an incredible education journey. What I’ve learned from teaching the MBA elective Food Entrepreneurship twice now has shaped the way I look at my role…

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Tips to Move CSR from Philanthropy to Business Strategy

As part of Emily and Cheryl’s Leading for Social Value course last spring, students were asked to write closing blogs with reflections from the seven weeks of the course. This post from Calliope Desenberg, MBA’18 is the fourth in this series of posts we’ll be sharing periodically. Moving from a philanthropy focused corporate social responsibility…