Tag: Food Sol

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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Founders of Leading-Edge Cooperative Organic Valley Come to Babson

“Business is all about relationships,” the CEO said. We were not in a classroom or theater listening to a man in a suit. We were seated around a sun-drenched table in the Blank Center co-working space listening to a back-to-the-land hippie farmer who thirty years ago started CROPP (Cooperative Regions of Organic Producer Pools), parent…

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Tastemakers on Food Culture

On October 18, Babson hosted its seventh annual Food Day! This event draws food industry leaders and entrepreneurs to Babson’s campus each year. Babson Food Day is hosted by Food Sol, an action tank within Babson’s Social Innovation Lab. Celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern, who has served as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Babson since 2012,…

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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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Babson Celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017

Today marks the start of Babson’s 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Week! Babson will be celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2017 from November 9-16 with a series of events and activities. The Babson events are a part of the thousands of events in 170 countries celebrating innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity during GEW. Here are this year’s events!…

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Food Startup Strategy with Food Lawyer Larry Gennari

It’s no secret that Babson boasts some incredible food entrepreneurs. Food Sol’s Community Table is a mix of people with varied interests in food and entrepreneurship that helps keep this trend going. The event meets at the Blank Center, an incubator that is perhaps the heart of Babson’s entrepreneurial pursuits. In early September the meeting…

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Food Sol to Host ‘Advances in Urban Agriculture and Ag Tech’ Panel on March 8

The question at hand, globally, is how will we feed a growing population with diminished resources and climate change? On Wednesday, March 8, Food Sol at Babson will host a panel discussion on this very issue, including advances in urban agriculture and related technologies, with: Rose Arruda, Mass Department of Ag Resources; Shawn Cooney, Co-Founder,…

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Babson Celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week

Tomorrow marks the start of Babson’s 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Week! From November 10-17, Babson will be hosting a series of events and activities celebrating innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity during GEW. Celebrated in 160 countries, GEW brings together aspiring and inspiring entrepreneurs, helping them embrace originality, imagination, and ingenuity through local, national, and global activities. Here…

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Babson Offers First Graduate School Elective On Food Entrepreneurship

Babson’s new graduate school offering, Food Entrepreneurship, is a highly experiential intensive MBA elective that will focus on the anatomy of the food entrepreneur’s journey from initial idea and course-setting through to meaningful survey of market landscapes and new venture strategy. Course materials and assigned readings are drawn from five years of firsthand research in…

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A Food Sol Recipe Replicated

For two years, Food Sol has been in recipe development for our Community Table, a design that weekly brings together food entrepreneurs and students of food to exchange resources and ideas. It became popular at Babson pretty quickly, which led to a question: How would it do in other contexts and communities where the entrepreneurial…

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