Tag: Feasibility

Self-Reflection

Have you ever felt at home while at work? Before working at the Blank Center, this was an unfamiliar concept to me. Today, I know exactly how it feels. I am incredibly fortunate to have spent four years working in the entrepreneurship center of America’s top-ranked school for entrepreneurship. Throughout my time here, I have…

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How 2 Validate a Business Idea

Bradley George, an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson, recently led a How 2 Tuesday session focused on the process of validating a business idea. He began by defining “validate” as “to demonstrate or support the truth or value of something.” Professor George explained that aspiring entrepreneurs must confirm that both their idea solves a…

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#How2Tuesday: How 2 Validate a Business Idea

The Blank Center’s #How2Tuesday series continues Tuesday, February 27 at 5pm in the Blank Center Televideo Room: How 2 Validate a Business Idea with Brad George, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson! What comes before the business plan? EVERYTHING! Before you think about how you will start your venture, you need to decide if you…

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How 2 Uncover and Shape Your Value Proposition

Our How 2 Tuesday series returned for the year with an interactive workshop with Professor Andrew Corbett! Professor Corbett is a Professor of Entrepreneurship, Babson Research Scholar and serves as Chair of the Entrepreneurship Division. He joined us to teach Babson entrepreneurs how to uncover and shape the value propositions of their businesses. Professor Corbett…

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First Fall 2017 #How2Tuesday: How 2 Uncover and Shape Your Value Proposition

We are so excited for our first #How2Tuesday of the fall semester: How to Uncover and Shape Your Value Proposition with Chair of the Entrepreneurship Division, Andrew Corbett! How do you articulate the value you provide your customers and other stakeholders?  In this workshop you will gain insights in distilling your prospective value into an…

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From Ideation to Execution

The following post is from Fifi Shi ’18, a Butler Venture Accelerator team member. “Every year 350 million pairs of sports shoes are thrown away as they are no longer fit to use, while 1.2 billion people wake up without having any kind of foot wear whatsoever”. This fact inspired a young entrepreneur to start…

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How do you know your business idea is feasible?

The following post is from Fifi Shi ’18, a Butler Venture Accelerator team member. “How do you know your business idea is feasible?” Professor Andrew Corbett, faculty director of the Butler Venture Accelerator program, asked this opening question in the feasibility workshop he hosted on October 6. Everyone has interesting business ideas nowadays. However, those…

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Identifying Customer Needs and Prototyping

On October 6th, the Butler Venture Accelerator had a workshop on identifying customer needs and prototyping. This workshop aimed to help entrepreneurs to learn how to generate new business ideas based on customer needs. Participants created a simple prototype of a wallet. In the process, participants interviewed their “customer,” created a simple prototype and pitched…

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