Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Tag: Butler Launch Pad

Hailey Serna

Customer Discovery

“Make your judgement trustworthy by trusting it.” Eric Braun, an advisor of the Summer Venture Program, spoke with our entrepreneurs all about the importance of customer discovery and understanding your assumptions. The only way you can trust your judgments about your customers is by testing them. Take all your hypotheses about your business model and…

Hailey Serna

Week 3: Summer Venture Program 2018

Despite the rainy and gloomy weather, our entrepreneurs were enthusiastic and excited to get to work during our third week of the Summer Venture Program. As usual, we kicked off the week with some team updates and a delicious meal from a local restaurant. Something that always seems to amaze me about this cohort is…

Hailey Serna

Communicating with Impact

How do you most effectively package your pitch? Andy Tollison, a Babson Speech Center consultant, taught the Summer Venture Program participants just how important it is to consider not only the content of a pitch, but also the way it is presented. Did you know that about a quarter of what people recall from a…

Babson Hatchery

Overcoming Challenges

The following post is from Kimia Sadeghi ’20, founder of Luana Beverages LLC. Luana sells healthy, high-quality, Hawaiian-inspired beverages. The day of my first production run for my beverage startup Luana was one of the biggest achievements in my life. It was the result of a year and a half of hard work and dedication…

Hailey Serna

The Boston Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

David Chang, the Director of the Babson College Summer Venture Program, recently lead a talk about his experience navigating the Boston Entrepreneurship Ecosystem. So who exactly is David? He’s an “accidental entrepreneur.” Originally attending Cornell’s School of Engineering, David never imagined that he would step foot into the business realm. However, after a few classes…

Hailey Serna

Week 2: Summer Venture Program 2018

After a relaxing Memorial Day weekend, it was time to get back into the swing of things with the second week of the Summer Venture Program. The week begun with team updates. This was a chance for our fifteen teams to reflect on and share their successes of the previous week, ask each other for…

Hailey Serna

Week 1: Summer Venture Program 2018

With the sun shining bright on this lovely Boston morning, fifteen teams entered Workbar ready and eager to begin Babson’s 2018 Summer Venture Program. The day started with a brief welcome from David Chang, the program’s director, and a quick orientation lead by Julianne, our Workbar host for the summer. After touring the space and…

Babson Hatchery

Finding Your Golden Idea

The following post is from Zaylan Jacobsen ’21, founder of One God. One God is a Christian street-wear company working with NCAA Division I football players to create the next generation of influencers and role models. Early this year, I was working on a business idea that I thought was gold. My two business partners…

Emily Denoble

Self-Reflection

Have you ever felt at home while at work? Before working at the Blank Center, this was an unfamiliar concept to me. Today, I know exactly how it feels. I am incredibly fortunate to have spent four years working in the entrepreneurship center of America’s top-ranked school for entrepreneurship. Throughout my time here, I have…

Emily Denoble

How 2 Raise from a Student Venture Fund

Are you a student entrepreneur looking for funding? Consider connecting with a student venture fund! The Blank Center hosted a How 2 Tuesday to introduce students to this concept. Shereen Shermak, Partner of SoCoVentures Syndicate and Advisor to Flybridge Capital, moderated a panel with three representatives of student venture funds: Jonathan Marchetti ’18, Venture Partner…