Tag: family entrepreneurship

4 Lessons Learned from Competing with Giants

written by Khanh-Linh Ha ’21   One question for all of the entrepreneurs out there: How many of you would say “no” and walk away from billions of dollars offered for your business? That was exactly what Tân Hiệp Phát (THP), the leading beverage company in Vietnam, did after receiving an acquisition offer at the evaluation…

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Raised Right: Putting Animals First

Braeden Ruud MS ’16, along with his family, founded Raised Right, a company that makes stage-of-life specific meals for dogs and cats with human-grade ingredients and safety standards. Raised Right’s subscription service will deliver the perfect amount of pet food to your door with environmentally friendly materials. Ruud’s background in ranching and farming, along with…

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How a Perfect Cup of Coffee Helps Make Babson College No. 1 in Entrepreneurship

Guest post by Keith Rollag, Professor and Dean-Elect of the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business (starting July 1, 2018) Once again we’re honored that U.S. News & World Report has named Babson College’s graduate school No. 1 in Entrepreneurship for the 25th consecutive year. Our “silver anniversary” is a special achievement given that our perennial…

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Showing Up For Purpose

By Jack Barber ’16, Co-Founder of Mainely Burgers. If someone had told me three years ago that my brother, Max, and I would be running our business Mainely Burgers full-time, I would have told them that they were crazy. During my senior year at Babson, I was razor focused on getting a job in finance.…

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STEP Project members and enterprising families attend 2017 Global Summit hosted by Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) in Lugano, Switzerland

On November 9-11, 2017, STEP affiliate Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) hosted the Third Global STEP Summit in Lugano, Switzerland.  This year’s theme was entitled:  THRIVING ON CHAOS: How Family Firms and Entrepreneurial Families Can Flourish in the New Global Disorder and Impact on the Global Economy. One hundred and fifteen (115) academics and family business…

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Babson Welcomes C. Dean Metropoulos ’67, MBA’68 into the Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs®

In early November, Babson welcomed double-alumnus C. Dean Metropoulos ’67, MBA’68, back to campus! Mr. Metropoulos, executive chairman and CEO of Metropoulos & Company, a boutique acquisition and management firm, was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs®! His company has transformed more than 80 global organizations and brands, including Pabst Brewing Company and Hostess…

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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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Demystifying the STEP Project

Matt R. Allen is an Associate Professor in Babson’s Entrepreneurship Division, Faculty Director for the Institute for Family Entrepreneurship, and the Academic Director for Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practices (STEP). He has taught entrepreneurship and family entrepreneurship courses to students at levels ranging from undergraduates to graduates and executives. Babson has recently emphasized the importance of…

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Entrepreneurship Faculty Profile: William B. Gartner

Professor William B. Gartner is a prominent researcher of entrepreneurship and has won several prestigious awards for his work. We are thrilled that he has joined Babson’s entrepreneurship division this year! I recently called Professor Gartner to learn what excites him about his new role and how he hopes to engage the Babson community. What…

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Utilizing Entrepreneurship To Propel Organizations Across Generations

Matt R. Allen is an Associate Professor in the Entrepreneurship Division, Faculty Director for the Institute for Family Entrepreneurship, and Academic Director for the Global Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practices (STEP) Project. We can’t celebrate the great news about the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business’s 24th consecutive year as the No. 1 school in entrepreneurship…

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