Babson Entrepreneurs

Antonette Ho

Customer Learning

Learning about your customers may seem obvious to first-time entrepreneurs. However, for many founders, the moving pieces of a business sometimes gets in the way. We lose sight about what is important to the customer and, as a startup, we forget that we are providing value to the customer. During the Summer Venture Program (SVP),…

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Carolina Pina

Tikkun Olam: Responsibility to Repair the World

I had not heard the phrase Tikkun Olam until a week ago when I found myself in Tel Aviv, Israel surrounded by 50 incredibly talented and influential leaders of Latin American descent participating in the REALITY Adelante journey put on by the Schusterman Foundation. Every year the Schusterman Foundation hosts REALITY journeys with different themes.…

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Antonette Ho

What Are Investors Looking For?

As fundraising is an area that entrepreneurs often have questions about, the Summer Venture Program invited three investors to share their side of the story. We were privileged to have Natalie Bartlett of General Catalyst/Rough Draft Ventures; Ziad Moukheiber, CEO of Boston Harbor Angels; and Jason Frishman, Founder of NetCapital provide their insights. The three…

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Antonette Ho

Entrepreneurship Faculty Profile: Angela Randolph

I first met Professor Angela Randolph when she was applying to work at Babson. During this invite-only session, Professor Randolph discussed how entrepreneurial ideas comes from identifying problems consumers have and brainstorming creative solutions to add value. Now, almost two years later, Babson is fortunate to have Professor Randolph share these skills and tactics to…

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Antonette Ho

How to Raise a Seed Round

Being an entrepreneur and angel investor himself, Summer Venture Program director David Chang has seen both sides of the fundraising process. As part of “fundraising week” at SVP, David hosted a session for participants covering the basics of fundraising and tactics. David started the session by sharing the different sources of capital. The ones we…

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Antonette Ho

Raising Money

The Summer Venture Program (SVP) was fortunate to have Les Charm, Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneur, visit Workbar Boston mid-July. A beloved faculty member, Les has taught graduate students and executives from all over the world. Aside from teaching, Les has had years of experience being on boards of companies. Through his own experiences, Les has…

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Ziyan Liu

2017 SVP Startup Profile: Vinci

Team: Eagle Wu ’19: Co-Founder, CEO Tiffany Yue: Co-Founder, CTO What’s Vinci? Using next-gen virtual reality, we help people communicate and experience the 3 dimensional world in a 3 dimensional space – as it should be. VINCI offers a full service integration covering hardware setup, software development and distribution for Enterprise VR solutions. Our services…

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Ziyan Liu

2017 SVP Startup Profile: Thero

Team: Chloris Yang MSEL’17: CEO Allen Zhang MSEL’17: CMO Nathen Nie: CTO Anmol Garg MSEL’17: CFO Gino Zhang: Product Design What’s Thero? By applying aerospace material science to CPG, Thero focus on creating innovative product that makes a better life. The first Thero Mug helps to cool down scouting hot drinks to perfect temperature in…

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Ziyan Liu

2017 SVP Startup Profile: Gentle

Founders: April Chen ’19: Co-founder (also SVP designer-in-residence!) Michelle Yu, Wellesley College ’19: Co-founder What’s Gentle? Cards are mainly written on and sent during the holiday season, or for someone’s birthday. However, these small gestures of love are often neglected when people are in most need of encouragement, whether it be after a failure, rejection…

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