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Babson San Francisco

SF SVP Silicon Valley Trip!

This week our SVP teams ventured to Silicon Valley and toured 500 Startups, Facebook, and Google! The treks introduced everyone to the entrepreneurial ecosystem outside of San Francisco. It was an immersive experience and each location had their own unique personality. In fact, many compared Facebook to Disneyland and immediately noticed Google’s convenience in making mundane tasks…

Babson San Francisco

Week 7: SF Summer Venture Program

All 11 teams at Babson San Francisco are building momentum and preparing for the August 4th Venture Showcase! This week, we had two *Hot Seats* and speakers Brad Kondracki and Mike Pestana from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati (WSGR) and CiCi MacDonald from Chew on this Storytelling. We also had special guest Will Lamb, Dean of Babson’s…

Babson San Francisco

Week 6: SF Summer Venture Program

This week, we had several special guests @ Babson San Francisco including: Debi Kleiman, Executive Director of the Blank Center, Kathleen Utecht, Babson alum and managing partner @ Core Innovation Capital, and Stuart Goldstein, Babson alum and managing partner of Samuel Goldstein and Co (Certified Public Accountants).  Debi moderated a fireside chat with Kathleen, a VC who…

Babson San Francisco

Week 5: SF Summer Venture Program

We’re halfway into Summer Venture Program and our teams are collaborating and reaching milestones! In terms of programming, we had a talk from two Babson alums, Ben Narasin, partner @ Canvas Ventures and Ian Thiel, Head of Product @ Optimizely, we had another *Hot Seat,* and we volunteered with NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship). We were also fortunate to…

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…

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…

Peer Career Ambassadors

My most productive summer yet

This post was written by Peer Career Ambassador Jenny Hai ‘16 Have you been searching for an internship for the past 6 months? Chances getting more bleak by the day? Stressing that the most productive activity you will be doing this summer will be babysitting your neighbor’s dog? Considered taking summer courses, but didn’t follow…

Josuel Plasencia

Ashoka U: The Social Entrepreneurship Conference

By way of introduction, my name is Josuel Plasencia and I am a junior at Babson College. I am passionate about inclusive leadership and strategic consulting. I express my interest in inclusive leadership by running Project 99 (99leaders.org) along Yulkendy Valdez and Paulina Zarate (both juniors at Babson). Project 99 is incubating the new face…

Meghan Rowledge

Senior Spotlight

Mid-April is a hectic time for both high school and college seniors a like. High Schoolers are busy trying to figure out which college to pick before the May 1st deadline, as college seniors are trying to make the most of their last days of college and figure out what to do after graduation. Given…

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…