Tag: entrepreneurial inspiration

The Discipline of Staying Flexible: Summer Catalyst Director Elliott Adams Talks Entrepreneurship & Iteration

So, you’ve got a business idea, a hypothesis even. Can it be proven? Does your customer want what you’re offering? Rewind – who is your customer, again? These are the questions that motivate Elliott Adams, the director of this year’s Summer Catalyst Program at Babson San Francisco, and form the foundation of his perspective on…

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Entrepreneurial Quotes to Live By

As Babson’s Global Entrepreneurship Week celebration comes to a close, we wanted to share some entrepreneurial quotes that some of our community members live by. These quotes were collected as part of the Blank Center’s “Entrepreneurial Quotes to Live By” Instagram Contest. Enjoy! “A true entrepreneur is a doer. Not a dreamer.” “The best time…

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Honoring Cyril Camus ’91 and 2017 Rising Stars

To kick off this year’s Back to Babson weekend, the college hosted the Celebrating Achievements in Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® awards gala. During this event, Babson recognized alumni entrepreneurs who create economic and social value everywhere. Attendees included members of Babson’s governance, faculty, staff, students, and alumni. This year’s Rising Star Honorees were Leon Logothetis…

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2017 Babson Rising Stars: Part 2

Babson’s 2017 Celebrating Achievements in Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® (CAETA) event in April named four undergraduate and graduate alumni as Rising Star honorees. The first two alumni were Jamie Kent ’09 and Abby Speicher Carroll MBA’15. The final Rising Star nominees were Karim El-Gamal MBA’11, and Michael Kasseris MBA’11, who founded Rail Trail Flatbread Company…

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2017 Babson Rising Stars: Part 1

At the 2017 Celebrating Achievements in Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® (CAETA) event in April, Babson named four alumni of its undergraduate and graduate programs as Rising Star honorees. Touring musician and founder of Road Dog Music Group, Jamie Kent ’09 walked onstage and shared that he is often asked how being an entrepreneur and a…

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Honoring Thomas MBA’63 and Laurie Cunnington

At the Celebrating Achievements in Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® event, Babson was proud to name Thomas W. Cunnington, MBA’63, and his wife, Laurie Cunnington, to the Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. They are both partners of Cunnington & Cunnington, a consulting firm based in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, that specializes in energy projects. They started this…

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How 2 Raise a Seed Round

The Blank Center recently had the pleasure of hosting Adam Martel M’17 and Rich Palmer M’16 of Gravyty, a firm that helps nonprofits raise more money and build better relationships with donors. In the last year, Gravyty raised a seed round and returned to campus to help Babson startups to do the same. One of…

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How 2 Build a Personal Board of Advisors

Sarah Hodges, MBA’10, is the driving force behind extremely successful consumer and enterprise startups and, last year, entered the venture capital world as a partner at Pillar VC. Sarah recently stopped by the Blank Center to speak about the importance of having a personal board of advisors. For those who are unfamiliar, a personal board…

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