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2020 Summer Catalyst Startup Profile: Activly

Anna Bilha ’21 is the CEO and co-founder of Activly, an app that allows you to find inspiration, organize your fitness routines, and share your workout plans with others. Inspired from her own personal experiences, along with her passion for fitness and helping others, Anna was eager to make the process of working out easier…

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2020 Summer Catalyst Startup Profile: MATR

MATR Co-founder Padraig Duna MBA’21 believes that the food industry can be better and do better: “We don’t have a good enough way to grow food and make food, without breaking the planet.” This perspective comes from his many years working in the industry and his growing realization that food production was flawed. Padraig was…

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2020 Summer Catalyst Startup Profile: TicketRev

Jason Shatsky ‘21 is the CEO and Co-Founder of TicketRev, a reverse marketplace for event tickets. TicketRev strives to make the process of buying and selling tickets to your favorite events easier and more convenient. Here’s how it works: a buyer enters the online platform, selects his or her desired seating, and identifies what they…

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Summer Catalyst: Week 6

Throughout the entrepreneurial journey, participants will need to use effective and creative problem-solving skills to overcome obstacles. Some challenges may include determining appropriate pricing for the product, finding investors, or fundraising. Another challenge is making time for self-care amidst our hectic schedules. Although this week’s activities focused primarily on fundraising and investment, the discussions also…

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2020 Summer Catalyst Startup Profile: Disliz

Disliz is a stylish watch brand featuring characters from popular media. These collectable watches can be worn as a fashion statement and provide an opportunity for individuals to unite with others who share similar interests. Inspired by their family business and experiences in the watch industry, Summer Catalyst participant Pablo Uribe MBA’21 and his brothers…

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Summer Catalyst: Week 5

From ideation and product development to pitching, sales, marketing, and more, creativity plays an integral role in entrepreneurship and innovation. And implementing creative approaches to problem solving can help entrepreneurs overcome obstacles, explore new possibilities, and work toward achieving their milestones. For Week 5, teams participated in Sales Training with Kate Merritt and office hours…

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Summer Catalyst: Week 4

Within a cohort environment like Babson’s Summer Catalyst, entrepreneurs have the opportunity to learn and grow collaboratively. Starting a venture is by no means an easy endeavor, but working alongside a group of supportive peers and mentors and asking for help can alleviate challenges as they arise. Summer Catalyst emphasizes the theme of community and…

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Summer Catalyst: Week 3

During Week 3 of Summer Catalyst, participants engaged in an innovative round of Team Updates, along with expert office hours, Lunch & Learns, and Hot Seat sessions. This week in particular highlighted a significant part of the entrepreneurial journey: personal discovery, development, and growth.   Monday For this week’s Team Updates session, participants were split up into…

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Summer Catalyst: Advice, Entrepreneur to Entrepreneur

If you were given an unique opportunity to accelerate your business, how would you take advantage of it? To give the Summer Catalyst teams the benefit of perspective from fellow entrepreneurs, SC Director Bob Stringer led a conversation with Summer Venture Program alumni Alisson Amaral ’21, founder of CollegeSpot, and Jess Lynch ’13 MS’13 MBA’18,…

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