Undergraduate Blog / Tag: Entrepreneurship

Babson San Francisco

Week 4: SF Summer Venture Program

Lot’s of happenings @ Babson San Francisco! We had a very eventful week including 3 all star speakers Elliott Adams (Customer Development), Armando Biondi (Growth Strategies), and Dwight Gertz (Decisions), our 5th *Hot Seat*, a Gari focus group, office hours with mentors, and we celebrated IdaRose’s birthday! Elliott, one of our SVP advisors, gave an overview of the business…

Babson San Francisco

Week 3: SF Summer Venture Program

Another productive and fun-filled week @ Babson San Francisco! This week featured Babson @ the Ballpark, two *Hot Seats*, guest speakers, and an SVP alumni panel! For Wisdom Wednesday, digital marketing expert Adam Helweh helped our entrepreneurs with their landing pages and offered office hours to discuss UI and UX.  We then listened to a presentation about target…

Babson San Francisco

Week 2: SF Summer Venture Program

Babson’s SF Summer Venture Program is in full swing! Our entrepreneurs are acclimating to the Bay Area and progressing on their startups. Every Monday, everyone updates the community on their achievements, key learnings, and goals that they hope to accomplish that week. The next day, we had a presentation from Michelle Messina and Jon Baer, co-authors…

Babson San Francisco

Week 1: SF Summer Venture Program

On Monday May 23, we kicked off the 2016 Summer Venture Program in San Francisco! SF SVP Director, IdaRose Sylvester welcomed our 11 teams to the Bay Area and introduced the Silicon Valley mindset and entrepreneurial ecosystem. Afterward, we solved a team building puzzle and went bowling, which was a great opportunity to connect with each other…

Meghan Rowledge

Babson’s First Ever FME Awards: THE LENNYS

This year I have had the  opportunity to do so many things as n FME Mentor.  I learned how to use a 3D printer, helped three amazing companies throughout the year and worked with some incredible people. Shout out to the Section 5 Teaching Team. Being a Mentor has been such a humbling experience, that…

Josh Boutin

Babson Hosts BETA Semifinals for On-Campus Start-Ups

Last Wednesday, Babson hosted its annual BETA Challenge semifinals, bringing together 18 businesses started by current undergraduate and graduate students, as well as alumni. The BETA Challenge first started in 2012 to recognize student entrepreneurs and their achievements. Winners from each division (undergraduate, graduate, and alumni) receive $20,000 in cash and in-kind services, with select…

Babson San Francisco

Tech Trek: Google & WeTravel

Each semester, Babson ugrads visit tech companies and hear from company representatives to get an “insider’s perspective.” It’s been a busy week here at Babson San Francisco with the undergraduate cohort visiting both Google and weTravel. We were able to gain insights into what it’s like to work for a big, established company such as…

Brenda Kostyk

Three Steps to Acing Your Technical Interview

Jared Silver ’19 is a first year student at Babson, whose personal mission is to change people’s lives through technology, entrepreneurship, and unconventional problem solving.  An entrepreneur and self-taught programmer, he is an active member of C.O.D.E. — Community of Developers & Entrepreneurs — a student organization where students learn and create viable software solutions for problems…

Brenda Kostyk

Summer 2016 — What about working for an Accelerator?

Last week, I had the pleasure of joining Derek Tu (eTower President), Ryan Lupberger (eTower Community Manager), and many others at eTower’s housewarming in VanWinkle.  In addition to enjoying very loud music :), new products and concepts, relaxing in their new chairs and sofas, and simply enjoying the buzz of the event — it was great to learn what…

Brenda Kostyk

First Years Not Afraid to Tackle Pressing Social Issues

The Hult Prize Foundation is a start-up accelerator for budding young social entrepreneurs emerging from the world’s universities.  It is the largest student competition for social good.  The annual, year-long competition crowd-sources ideas from students after challenging them to solve a pressing social issue around topics such as food security, water access, energy, and education. Winners receive $1million in…