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Entrepreneurship Faculty Profile: Lakshmi Balachandra

Lakshmi Balachandra is one of the friendliest professors I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. She walks around campus with a smile on her face and an interest in what her former students are involved in now. I know this because she was my FME professor! Professor Balachandra is persistent, dedicated, loyal, and silly,…

#How2Tuesday: How to Divide Equity

We’re thrilled for our first #How2Tuesday of 2017! Tuesday, February 14 at 5pm in Luksic 101: How 2 Divide Equity with Professor Les Charm, Senior Lecturer of Entrepreneurship! Not sure how to divide equity with your founders? Join us for an interactive workshop with Professor Les Charm on Tuesday, February 14 at 5pm in Luksic…

How 2 Use Storytelling

The following post is from Sara Wu ’17, a Butler Venture Accelerator team member. Our last #How2Tuesday  this past fall was Pitching: The Art of Storytelling. We had the honor of having Professor Lakshimi Balachandra host this session. Speaking from her own VC background, Professor Balachandra identified/ranked the five most important factors an investor is…

Perseverance and Raising Capital

The following post is from Michael Vega-Sanz ’19, co-founder of Lula, a fall 2016 hatchery business. “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” – Steve Jobs, Co-Founder of Apple When word got around that my brother and I raised $200,000 in a four week span…

What Makes a Good Pitch

The Babson Entrepreneurship Forum (BEF) is the flagship student-run forum of the year. This year the BEF celebrated its 15th anniversary and as part of their celebration, they hosted a Live to Pitch event. Over 40 startups across Boston applied, but only five ventures were chosen to compete live in front of an experienced panel…

Takeaways from Pitching to Investors

The following post is from Matthew Vega-Sanz ’19, co-founder of Lula, a fall 2016 hatchery business. Every entrepreneur that is preparing to pitch to investors or raise capital at some point in the future, should know the words of Richard Harroch, “It’s almost always harder to raise capital than you thought it would be, and…

#How2Tuesday: How to Use Storytelling

The Blank Center’s #How2Tuesday series continues on Tuesday, November 8 at 5pm! How 2 Use Storytelling with Lakshmi Balachandra, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson! This session focuses on what entrepreneurs should consider when crafting their pitches – specifically, the how stories can capture investors’ interest when entrepreneurs pitch their ventures for funding.  Participants will…

Verbal and Nonverbal Presentation Techniques

Remember Amy Cuddy’s 2012 TED Talk in which she introduced the importance of “power posing?” She studied whether our nonverbals affect how we think and feel about ourselves, and as it turns out, they do. Cuddy found that people who for two minutes posed in “high power” positions, consisting of stretching out and taking up…

The Art of Persuasion

Did you know that persuasion, defined as “a conscious attempt by one individual or group to change the attitudes, beliefs, or behavior of another individual or group of individuals through the transmission of some message“, functions on a continuum? Every message your company emits can either slightly or completely shift a customer’s opinion of your…

How to Make a Great PowerPoint Presentation

The following post is from Chirag Shah M’17, co-founder of Rapidocc a 2016 SVP Wellesley business. We all know the basics of a good PowerPoint presentation – captivating visuals, concise statements, and thoughtful animations and transitions. Though we know these factors make an excellent presentation, we don’t always employ them. Why? Because we’re more comfortable…