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2016 San Francisco Summer Venture Program Teams


In our pilot year, we will have 11 teams working on their ventures in San Francisco! Babson entrepreneurs will receive advisors, mentors, co-working space, and valuable resources to accelerate their business throughout the 10 week Summer Venture Program. We also have 16 teams at Babson’s main campus in Wellesley. Our first San Francisco cohort includes the following:

Shelfie (Brendan Barbato ’17) is an interactive and targeted marketing platform that creates crowd-funded photo competitions for charities

Kiwi International (Michael Corkrum ’15) adds a high protein and micro-nutrient supplement to Gari (cassava flour, the staple food in Nigeria) and rice to provide a complete, nutritious meal to locals in West Africa

Tectonics World (Gustavo Diaz ’17) is a speaker event series that connects brilliants minds of our generation with the local entrepreneurial ecosystems and builds co-living spaces in that country (

Scootybees (Carey Fan M’12) is a safe, convenient and reliable rides-sharing transportation for your children’s before and after school activities

Modification Post (Philip Motto ’18) is an automotive social media platform that publishes crowd-sourced content

Grow (Michael DeMaria M’15 and Alex Meek M’15) is an automated investment service application exclusively focused on Socially Responsible Investing

DayPop (Jonathan Kong M’17) recommends events tailored to the individual’s needs and interests and analyzes the data to increase the quality and quantity of events in the area

SCB by Motiontron (Tejesh Makanawala M’14) is a smart circuit breaker (SCB) that avoids line shut down by predicting failure ahead of time and helps prevent manufacturing machine downtime

Earth Loans (Joe McHugh M’17) makes market leading, environmentally friendly technologies affordable by adjusting rate and term of the loan; the first target is geothermal energy, LED lighting and other energy savings measures for university campuses 

Brown Bag (Ashwin Mysore M’14) is a mobile app that makes it easy for people within a company to have lunch together; finding who’s free and coordinating is all made quick and simple

DeTour (Dinesh Rajasekhar M’17, Sarath Chandran M’17, and Dishank Kukreja M’17) is an interactive online platform that gives an experience to travelers by exposing them to the indigenous spirit of a place and helping them connect with and befriend a local of the place

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Save-the-date: Venture Showcase on Thursday, August 4th @ Babson San Francisco campus

Learn more about Babson’s Summer Venture Program