Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Tag: Entrepreneur

Solving Problems and Providing Value: How 2 Validate a Business Idea

When you are considering starting a venture, how do you know if your business idea is worth pursuing? While the support of friends and family is always a great start, you’ll want more confirmation from your target market before investing significant time and resources into the project. Drawing upon his research and experiences as a…

Alexandra Dunk

A Babson Built Gift Guide

Do you have a lot of holiday presents to buy, but not a lot of ideas or time? Where better to get gift ideas than from our Babson Built guests? Not only did these Babson alumni entrepreneurs join us on the podcast to inspire us with their entrepreneurial journeys and share their advice, but their…

Alexandra Dunk

Putting the Spotlight on Our Global Entrepreneurs

Global Entrepreneurship Week is an opportunity to celebrate and connect with entrepreneurs and innovators around the world – and here at Babson too. In honor of Global Entrepreneurship Week, we are highlighting four international entrepreneurs who are part of Babson’s network, thanks to the Global Entrepreneur in Residence (GEIR) program. The GEIR program enables international…

Never Not Negotiating: How 2 Negotiate in the Life of a Startup

Aside from pitching, one of the most important skills for an entrepreneur to master is negotiation. Entrepreneurs find themselves negotiating across all aspects of their venture, from raising funding to convincing co-founders to join their team. The Blank Center recently had the privilege of welcoming one of the foremost experts in entrepreneurial negotiation, Samuel “Mooly”…

Alexandra Dunk

Millions, Moves, and Milestones: Updates from Babson Businesses, vol. 2

Babson entrepreneurs have been featured in the media, honored for their accomplishments, and successful in their fundraising endeavors in the past few months – here are just a few of their updates. Emily Levy ’16 and Maria Del Mar Gomez Viyella ‘16, co-founders of Mighty Well, were named by Marie Claire as 25 year-olds forging…

Relationships Matter: How 2 Grow Your Services Business

New services ventures face an uphill battle as they work towards building their credibility and winning early clients. In a competitive services landscape, what can founders do to ensure that their businesses have the best chance for growth? As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, Babson Global Entrepreneur in Residence (GEIR) Akhil Suresh Nair MBA’18 led…

Your Brand Matters! How to Position Your Brand to Convert and Connect

What comes to people’s minds when you talk about your startup? Whether you know it or not, these recurring sentiments are the beginning of your venture’s brand. As founders, how can we start to shape a positive brand for our companies? Branding expert Doug Fox of Brand Fox told us that it is imperative to…

Alexandra Dunk

Celebrating 100 Years with Babson’s Biggest Pitch Competition

This Friday as part of the Centennial Celebration, three startups will take the stage to compete in Babson’s biggest pitch competition yet: ePitch. The finalists will pitch to a panel of well-known judges:  Jamie Siminoff ’99, CEO and chief inventor of Ring; Tim Chae, general partner, 500 Startups; Diane Hessan, founder and chairman of C Space, Fred…

Alexandra Dunk

Serial Entrepreneur Matt Coffin Says Go “Absolutely All In”

At the Summer Venture Showcase, successful serial entrepreneur, investor, and Blank Center Advisory Board Member Matt Coffin ’90 joined our Executive Director Debi Kleiman for a fireside chat about venture capital. Matt was the CEO and Founder of LowerMyBills.com, which he sold to Experian for $380 million. He went on to found other companies and…

2019 SVP Startup Profile: Integrate

Integrate 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! Many people look back at their high school years and laugh at their own naivety and blunders. But high school can be a trying time for…