Creating Social Value Blog / Tag: Entrepreneurial Thought & Action

Emily Weiner

Empowering Emerging Female Leaders

Each year I look forward to the day that 100 young women from Women2Women International (W2W) arrive on campus to cultivate the tools, relationships, and opportunities required to be leaders in their home communities. W2W is a program created by Empower Peace, an organization designed to bridge the cultural and communication divides between young people…

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…

Lemonade Day Goes to Jackson, Mississippi

By Sarah Schwartz, the City Director for Boston Lemonade Day. During the first ten days of the new year, Babson Master of Science in Management students traveled to Jackson, Mississippi. There they worked with middle school students teaching them the life skills of the Lemonade Day Program. Our MSM students utilized their ET&A® training while…

Escape From Alcatraz: Using Everyday Entrepreneurship to Unlock Innovation

By Craig Bida, Senior Fellow in Social Innovation at The Lewis Institute and independent marketing, communications and strategy consultant focused on creating economic and social value. As a strategist and consultant, I work with organizations of all kinds and across all sectors, from companies to non-profits, social enterprises, foundations even government agencies. One thing I’ve…

Cheryl Kiser

Kicking Off the Global Entrepreneurial Leadership Summit in London

I am honored and excited to be invited back for a second year to kick off the Global Entrepreneurship Leadership (GEL) Summit in London tomorrow. The Lewis Institute’s relationship with GEL and their founding organization WildHearts is emblematic of the kinds of relationships we cultivate to stay connected with how social innovation plays out in…

Cheryl Kiser

Big D Tapping into the Entrepreneurial Spirit

A week ago we launched eProv Studio as part of Babson’s Social Innovation Lab. Our first engagement was with a room of enthusiastic, creative, highly engaged and curious 50+ year olds at a pre-conference session for The Institute for the Ages’ Seventh Annual Conference on Positive Aging in Sarasota, Florida. At eProv Studio we believe…

Combating Human Trafficking Through a Business Lens

Christina Bain runs the Initiative on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery at the Babson Social Innovation Lab. January 1st marked the beginning of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month, a month where anti-trafficking consciousness is given a spotlight here in the United States.  But human trafficking is a global crisis. According to the International…

A Prescription for the Nation’s Health? Yep, a Dose of ET&A

By Nate Garvis, Social Innovation Fellow at The Lewis Institute and Founder of Naked Civics, LLC. Ask just about any doctor out there and they will tell you that somewhere around 80 percent of your healthcare outcome occurs from elements that happen outside of their office. In other words, our nation’s progress on a healthier…

Taking the Pulse of Entrepreneurship in Scotland

I recently returned from the WildHearts Global Entrepreneurial Leader Conference in Scotland – the first global conference on entrepreneurship held there – and as I try to find words to describe the experience what keeps coming is simply, SPECTACULAR. I was there to talk about ET&A – communicating our fundamental belief that entrepreneurship can be…

Rachel Greenberger

You Can’t Eat Online

I’m asked a lot:  “When are you going to take what you do online?” At Food Sol, everything we do is through relationships. We believe that creating inside of a community is more resource-efficient than flying solo, and that the most effective communities share a common spirit and desire to gather face-to-face. That said, the…