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Rocket Pitch 2.0!

Join us for our 18th annual Rocket Pitch! Rocket Pitch is an annual event where Babson (students and alumni), Olin Engineering and Wellesley College student entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to a large audience of students, faculty, entrepreneurs, investors, and service providers. Each entrepreneur is given three minutes and three PowerPoint slides to quickly and succinctly deliver…

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B2B Sales

On Thursday, June 8th, we had our second lunch and learn session with Beth Goldstein on how to make a great first impression during an elevator pitch. As one of our Summer Venture Program 2017 advisors, Beth has expertise in marketing and sales, with a focus on customer discovery and market research. Aside from being…

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Communicate Effectively

What makes a business successful? This question seems to be extremely broad that any entrepreneurs can answer it differently based on their personal stories and past experiences. Sharon Sinnott, the Director of Babson Speech Center, thinks that communication is one of the most important elements that can make a business thrive. On Thursday, June 1,…

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Week 2: Summer Venture Program 2017

After a rainy Memorial Day weekend, our passionate entrepreneurs got back to work at Workbar Boston with their full strength and enthusiasm. It is nice to know that they are utilizing other co-working spaces such as Workbar Cambridge and the Blank Center! We started week 2 by having team updates. On the first day of…

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Three Minutes. Three Slides. 17th Annual Rocket Pitch

Today marks the 17th annual Rocket Pitch, sponsored by the Blank Center, Pierce Atwood LLP and Samuel Goldstein and Co. There are 86 presentations scheduled today from Babson students (ugrad, MSEL, MBA), Wellesley College students and Babson alumni, each with only three minutes and three slides to clearly and succinctly deliver the critical differentiating elements…

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Verbal and Nonverbal Presentation Techniques

Remember Amy Cuddy’s 2012 TED Talk in which she introduced the importance of “power posing?” She studied whether our nonverbals affect how we think and feel about ourselves, and as it turns out, they do. Cuddy found that people who for two minutes posed in “high power” positions, consisting of stretching out and taking up…

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The Art of Persuasion

Did you know that persuasion, defined as “a conscious attempt by one individual or group to change the attitudes, beliefs, or behavior of another individual or group of individuals through the transmission of some message“, functions on a continuum? Every message your company emits can either slightly or completely shift a customer’s opinion of your…

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How to Overcome Stage Fright

Sharon Sinnott, faculty member and Director of the Babson College Speech Center, took center stage for Thursday’s lunch-and-learn workshop. The Speech Center assists the entire Babson community, including students, faculty, staff, and alumni, enhance their verbal communication skills. This is a critical resource for anyone preparing a speech or presentation. It is advantageous to practice…

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Can You Present Your Startup in Three Minutes?

Today marks the 16th annual Rocket Pitch, sponsored by the Blank Center, Pepper Hamilton LLP, Pierce Atwood LLP and Samuel Goldstein and Co. There are 92 presentations scheduled today from Babson students (ugrad, MSM, MBA) and alumni with industries ranging from consumer products to mobile. Over the last couple weeks the Blank Center, Babson Entrepreneurship…

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Creating a Capital Campaign for Raising Money

Investors hear lots of pitches and read through many business plans – daily. How do you make your venture stand out? Summer Venture Program adviser David Lopez hosted a session for the 2015 cohort on how to create a capital campaign for raising money. Creating a capital campaign is a good process to go through…

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