Tag: Student Businesses

Summer Students Businesses Launch at Babson

All first year students at Babson, invent, develop, launch, and manage a business in their Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship (FME) course. All of the profits of each business are donated to a local social services agency of their choosing. This summer there are three FME businesses on Babson’s campus: LitBit, Beantown Blankets, and Urban…

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Babson Student Business Aims to Bring Shoes to the World

Greensole is a Babson graduate student business making a social impact by recycling discarded shoes and creating comfortable footwear for communities in need. Greensole is founded by Babson graduate student, Shriyans Bhandari MS’16, a long distance runner that saw an issue with how many shoes he was discarding, and Ramesh Dhami. In 2016, Greensole hit their milestone…

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Babson Undergraduate Business Wins Collegiate Next Great Consumer Brands Competition

Babson undergraduates Hanson Grant ’16 and Ken Zhang ‘16 were recognized once again for their innovative business, Think Board, by the Terry College of Business for the Next Great Consumer Brands Award. Think Board was awarded a $25,000 cash prize and an invitation to present their business at the Next Great Consumer Brands Conference at…

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Babson Graduate Student Business: DropZone – Veteran Resources Vetted by Vets

To honor those who serve this Veterans Day, and to thank one of our very own Babson graduate student veterans for her service, we caught up with Courtney Wilson M’17 about her newly-launched startup – DropZone: Veteran Resources Vetted by Vets. What is DropZone? Courtney: DropZone is a mobile app that connects veterans with non-government…

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Undergraduate GAP Students Launch FME Businesses

The 2017 GAP class recently launched their FME businesses at Barefoot Park. Babson’s GAP (Grow, Achieve, Prepare) enrollment option grants incoming students the ability to explore their passions, while participating in a GAP semester.  To abide to the traditional four-year graduation track, these students take a semester’s worth of classes during the summer. As a…

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Past Summer Venture Program Participants: Where Are They Now? (2014 Series: Part 1)

In 2013, Hans Homberger M’14 participated in the Summer Venture Program with his venture, FourthWheel Coffee. Leveraging his family’s coffee plantations in El Salvador, Homberger found a way to bring fresh coffee beans to consumers in the U.S.A. within five days of being roasted. When he entered SVP, all Homberger had was his family’s unroasted…

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