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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…

How 2 Undertand Angel Investors

The following post is from Sara Wu ’17, a Butler Venture Accelerator team member. Last fall, we had the honor of having Ziad Moukheiber at Babson for How to Understand Angel Investors. Ziad is an active angel investor and is currently CEO of Boston Harbor Angels, one of the top angel groups in the US.…

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…

The Angel Investor Portfolio

I recently had the privilege to attend an Angel Portfolio Workshop, hosted by the Boston Harbor Angels, one of the top angel groups in the country. Attendees were members of the Boston Harbor Angels who had diverse portfolios and a variety of experiences as angel investors. It was a lively discussion where participants shared best…

#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…

#How2Tuesday: How to Understand Angel Investors

The Blank Center’s #How2Tuesday series continues on Tuesday, November 1 at 5pm! How 2 Understand Angel Investors with Ziad Moukheiber of Boston Harbor Angels! There are often misconceptions about how to approach angel investors as an entrepreneur. As part of the angel community, Ziad will share best practices on how to approach and understand angel…

Blank @ Boston – Raising Your First Round of Capital

We’re excited to be at Babson’s Boston for our next event, Raising Your First Round of Capital! Venture Capital firms are raising new funds at alarming rates and the media makes it seem like it is a breeze for early stage start ups to raise millions of dollars at unicorn valuations. Uber… SnapChat… AirBnB… oh…

How 2 Understand Fund Economics

The following post is from Yushan Lou ’18, a Butler Venture Accelerator team member. Earlier this spring, the Blank Center was lucky to have Amy Choi’07, MS’07, Brendan Quinn M’12 and Derek Scalf from Silicon Valley Bank host a #How2Tuesday. Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) provides targeted financial services and expertise through its offices in innovation…