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Summer Catalyst: Week 9

The Summer Catalyst participants have come so far – they’ve developed their products and services, revamped their pitches, made new connections, and collaborated with their fellow entrepreneurs. While learning about different aspects of starting a venture, each entrepreneur has developed stronger communication, leadership, problem solving, and team-work skills. They have celebrated wins and overcome obstacles,…

2020 Summer Catalyst Startup Profile: Vadati

Imagine what it would be like to practice your presentations in a conference room setting, with an interactive audience that would give you instant feedback. What if you could simply put on a headset, enter a virtual world, and practice presenting in a professional environment just about anywhere you’d like? Sree Dasari ’23, CEO and…

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2020 Summer Catalyst Startup Profile: Mai Soli Foundation

Inspired by her mother’s own life and experience with arranged marriage, Mai Soli Foundation Founder Aria Mustary ’21 set out to find a solution to the cycle of gender inequality. She had the genesis of an idea, when two fellow Babson students and friends, Aaron Wendell ’20 and Glen Ged ’21, joined her team. Together,…

Summer Catalyst: Week 8

Resilience plays an important role in the entrepreneurial journey. Being able to bounce back from challenges, learn from mistakes, and pivot in new directions are essential for progress and growth. During Week 8, the Summer Catalyst entrepreneurs learned more about the importance of resilience while engaging in Lunch & Learn sessions, Coffee Meetups, Creative Consultations,…

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2020 Summer Catalyst Startup Profile: Leue Home

When Juan Leon Ramirez MBA’20, founder of Leue Home, first showed up at a warehouse fair, he knew he had to get in. So he bluffed his way in, saying he was a buyer, and started to make connections with brands. Shortly after, he used his savings to make his first import of housewares into…

Summer Catalyst: Week 7

When starting or launching a venture, understanding basic legal concepts and knowing when to work with lawyers is essential. Throughout their journeys, entrepreneurs may face various legal questions when it comes to creating contracts, establishing intellectual property, incorporating the venture, or financing the venture. During Week 7, Summer Catalyst teams engaged in Lunch & Learn…

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2020 Summer Catalyst Startup Profile: LIT Learning

Everything changed for Mati Amin MSF’20 and the LIT Learning team on July 13 at 1 p.m. On that day at that time, they launched their beta test. To date, the team has welcomed 446 teachers onto the platform, which seeks to build language proficiency through digital stories and content. These teachers have created 91…

2020 Summer Catalyst Startup Profile: Exidio

Dan Edlebeck MBA’20 is the CEO and founder of Exidio, a software solutions company that provides front end applications necessary to connect with a distributed, decentralized virtual private network (VPN). In 2017, Dan’s passion for emerging technologies, data privacy, and security inspired him to connect with Sentinel, an open source decentralized VPN. After finishing his…

2020 Summer Catalyst Startup Profile: Avanti

Alex Fantappiè ‘21 is the CEO of Avanti, a platform that connects high school students with job opportunities. Inspired by his parents who both started their own businesses, Alex developed a passion for entrepreneurship when he was about 13 years old. Throughout high school and then at Babson, he started a few businesses in the…

2020 Summer Catalyst Startup Profile: UNfabricated

When Prabaarja Bedi MBA ’20 was 16 years old, she spent time designing dresses with her mother and often visited her family’s textile manufacturing firm. She saw only men working on the factory floor and noticed piles of fabric that were never used. Prabaarja also noticed that there were many women in India with a…