Student & Alumni Businesses

Shannon Sweeny

Babson College Undergraduate Student Business Wins Deal on ABC’s Shark Tank

David Zamarin ’20, founder of DetraPel, appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank on Sunday January 7, 2018 at 10:00 pm.  Zamarin struck a deal with Mark Cuban and Lori Greiner for $200,000 for 25% of DetraPel. DetraPel DetraPel is a nanotechnology protective coatings company.  DetraPel provides an array of products that are clear, protective and durable…

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Brianna Radicioni

Two Babson Alumni Businesses to Appear on ‘Meet the Drapers’—a New TV Show Turning Viewers into Investors

Well-known Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper, and his similarly-famed VC father and daughter, have launched a new television show lauded as the “kinder, gentler version of Shark Tank.” As part of this new series, the Draper family will capitalize on the rise of equity crowdfunding by giving viewers the opportunity to invest in the…

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Shannon Sweeny

Babson Alumni Business, Greensole, Featured at Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Shriyans Bhandari MS ’16 is the founder of Greensole, a business based in India that recycles discarded running shoes to create comfortable footwear for communities in need. Greensole is featured among 100 other innovations at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. GES is the preeminent annual entrepreneurship gathering that convenes emerging entrepreneurs, investors, and supporters from around…

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Brianna Radicioni

Alumna and Entrepreneur Nina Vir ’16 Invited to Participate in U.S. Delegation for Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India

Undergraduate alumnus Nina Vir ’16, Founder of Daily Dress Me, has been invited to serve as one of only 100 entrepreneurs on the U.S. Delegation at the upcoming Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 (GES). GES is the preeminent annual entrepreneurship gathering that convenes emerging entrepreneurs, investors, and supporters from around the world. This year, it will be held…

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Brianna Radicioni

Babson Wins Big at BostInno 50 on Fire

The Babson College Summer Venture Program (SVP) and its Director, David Chang, were honored not only as winners in BostInno’s 50 on Fire, but also as ‘Inno Blazers’—trailblazers in Boston’s innovation scene. SVP is an annual, sought-after program in Babson’s Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship. Alumnus Mark Bollman ‘10, Founder and CEO of Ball and…

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Michael Chmura

Jennifer Pierre MS’16 Appears On The Harry Show

Melanites™ founder Jennifer Pierre MS’16 was among the guests on the Harry Show with Harry Connick Jr. as part of the Leading Lady segment to discuss Melanites and the mission to celebrate Brown Boyhood. According to Melanites, “…learn more about why disrupting the blue aisle and providing diverse and representative toy options is so important….There…

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Shannon Sweeny

TILE: The World’s Largest Conversation Series

In 2015, 15-year-old Michael Ioffe ’21 was a student at Lincoln High School in Portland, Oregon. He was inspired by the power of conversation and started a monthly fireside chat between himself and local business leaders in the basement of a local theatre company. This is where TILE (Talks on Innovation, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship) was…

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Brianna Radicioni

Babson Alumni Business Cargo42 Receives Key to Miami-Dade County

Babson alumni and co-founders of Cargo42, Murilo Amaral MBA’16, and Alfredo Keri MBA’16, recently received a Key to Miami-Dade County from Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, City Officials, and other local dignitaries. The Cargo42 team joined the Miami-Dade Beacon Council for this special honor at the 2017-2018 Annual Meeting and Key Ceremony on Thursday, October 26,…

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Michael Chmura

Alumni Business Quick Key Named To TiE Boston ScaleUp

Babson alumni business Quick Key has been named to Cohort 4 (Oct 2017 – Apr 2018) of TiE Boston’s award winning  ScaleUp accelerator specifically geared to help growth stage companies overcome common obstacles and barriers to scale. Based in the Boston/Cambridge area, the ScaleUp Team “supports Massachusetts-based startups that are now in need of the next…

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Shannon Sweeny

Thero: Making Your Coffee Out of This World

Ruohan ‘Chloris’ Yang MSEL ’17, Allen Zhang MSEL ’17 and Xin ‘Nathan’ Nie are the founders of Thero, a lifestyle focused company that is using new material technology to make life more convenient. Their first product is the Thero Magic Mug, a space-grade travel mug that quickly cools down your scalding hot coffee to the…

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