Creating Social Value Blog / Tag: Food Entrepreneurship

The Lewis Institute

4 Lessons Learned from Competing with Giants

written by Khanh-Linh Ha ’21   One question for all of the entrepreneurs out there: How many of you would say “no” and walk away from billions of dollars offered for your business? That was exactly what Tân Hiệp Phát (THP), the leading beverage company in Vietnam, did after receiving an acquisition offer at the evaluation…

Rachel Greenberger

Blockchain for Food

The potential of blockchain technology to transform the food industry is a hot topic—arguably the hottest. I started to unpack this at Babson San Francisco’s THRIVE event last month in a conversation on food blockchains with Ami Patel from ripe.io (here’s the recording, if you’re interested). But we only scratched the surface at THRIVE. Now,…

The Lewis Institute

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.…

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…

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…

Food Sol

Seventh Babson Food Day

Quite a lot has changed since Food Sol launched six years ago – both across the food industry (from field to fork it’s been interrupted and redesigned) as well as in food education (who teaches what and to whom). When we started, annual events that celebrated farming, food, access, sustainability, justice, animal welfare, and culture…

Rachel Greenberger

Teaching Food Entrepreneurship

The Class of 2017 had more food-focused students than I’d yet seen in 6 years at Babson. This sudden uptick fueled my desire to teach them and boosted my confidence that if I offered a course in food entrepreneurship, it might have a shot at running. Run it did. Last September, twenty-five MBAs signed up…

Rachel Greenberger

Summer Fancy Food Show 2017

As we have for the past three years, next week Food Sol will bring a cohort of Babson MBAs to the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York, the largest specialty food industry trade show in North America. Through our relationships at Specialty Food Association (organizers and hosts of the Show), we are able to…

Rachel Greenberger

Cooking Lessons: Christina Wang

As in cooking, entrepreneurship starts with a vision. Someone gives you a recipe (which you may or may not follow), and you begin collecting ingredients. Some you already have. Others you have to go out and find. Then you observe, experiment, practice, improvise, manage and, eventually you hope, create. Cooking Lessons is a new small-bite…

Food Sol

Future Food: Urban Ag + Ag Tech

Next Wednesday, Food Sol will host a panel discussion on urban agriculture and agricultural technology. It would take some time to list all the reasons why this is important. Suffice it to say that agricultural innovation, under which both topics lie, influences technology, healthcare, construction and infrastructure, city planning and policy, renewables and sustainability, industrial…