Tag: Startups

The business side of fashion

I have always dreamed of working in the business side of fashion. This summer I had the privilege of interning at a lingerie company in digital marketing and brand management. With industry giants such as Victoria’s Secret and Calvin Klein perpetuating an unrealistic image of ideal body type, many consumers have been left feeling excluded…

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SVP Week 10: Showcase Week!

After ten weeks of entrepreneurial growth, the Summer Venture Program came to an exciting finish this week with Thursday’s Summer Venture Showcase. Here’s the recap of SVP’s final week! Monday, July 22nd and Tuesday, July 23rd SVP teams practiced their Showcase presentations in the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s Morris Auditorium. Building off of the…

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2019 SVP Startup Profile: TopForm

TopForm is one of thirteen Babson startups presenting at Thursday, July 25th’s Summer Venture Showcase at the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston. Register to attend our showcase at bit.ly/2019svp! There are few feelings in sports more satisfying than the smooth swish of a basketball falling through the hoop, making a shot with nothing but net.…

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Six Rules for Startup Internship Success

Over the last few weeks, I’ve had the chance to learn a lot about how to work successfully at a startup during my internship at Arist. Here are a few of my takeaways: 1. Always communicate. With the advent of tools like Slack, the modern workplace is not necessarily centralized around one physical location. No…

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Time Management: Stay True, Stay You

Time management is being able to allocate your time effectively to spend on specific activities while also taking care of yourself. Done correctly, this would allow you to complete more, lower fatigue, and increase productivity. At LearnLux, there are always multiple projects that I have to juggle, which I find as a perk. I usually…

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Luck is Preparedness Met Opportunity

Like many others during the beginning of the fall semester, my nights were spent looking for my next big opportunity for the summer. “The summer before your senior year is the most important!” They tell you. But I was ready and I was eager. After all, I didn’t transfer into Babson to be mediocre. My…

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From Bank to Startup

I am really excited this break to be working as a Summer Startup Intern. It is at a business called Forager, based in my hometown of Portland, Maine. Forager is a mission-based tech company making local food more accessible by streamlining the procurement process from farms to grocers. Not only is Forager a business holding…

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Bessie Shiroki

Reading Between the Stripes

What is it actually like to work at a fashion startup in New York City? In a sentence, my internship is a little like The Devil Wears Prada, minus the evil boss, but add pile… or ten…of colorful striped tees.  Just as it sounds, I do make my way around Manhattan between the office, the factory,…

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Alexandra Dunk

Millions, Moves, and Milestones: Updates from Babson Businesses

In the past few months, Babson student and alumni businesses have launched beta testing, landed funding, received accolades, won competitions, and explored new partnerships. Here are just a few of their updates: David Zamarin ’19 and his startup Detrapel, which uses nanotechology in its powerful, non-toxic sprays to protect your belongings, was awarded a bronze…

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Alexandra Dunk

Ups, Downs, and Lessons: How 2 Survive from Failure

Is failure a f-word? We say no – As tough as it can be, there are opportunities that come along with failure. Moderated by Mary Gale, Senior Lecturer of Entrepreneurship, a panel of Babson alumni and professors – Emily Lagasse MBA’15, Fedwell Pet Foods and Petwell Supply; Kenneth (K.J.) Neilson MBA’11, entrepreneur; Ian So ’08,…

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