Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Tag: Startups

Jake Maude

SVP Blog Series: Waku

As featured in Bostinno, Bevnet, BeverageDaily.com and FoodNavigator-USA, Waku (formerly Wanku) has been described as a “healthy, natural, aromatic” and “delicious” drink. Derived from a traditional recipe of an indigenous people in the Andes Mountains, this is a beverage with an impact. Prior to Waku, there was little market access to the drink, and people…

Jake Maude

Rocket Pitch 2017

All eyes on you, your idea meets the world, standing room only, 3 minutes, “Go.” Rocket Pitch at Babson is the culmination of countless hours of ideation, action, and the pursuit of something beyond what exists. It brings together many people from diverse backgrounds, especially founders, angel investors, students, and entrepreneurial thinkers. For some, it…

Antonette Ho

#How2Tuesday: How 2 Raise a Seed Round

Our last #How2Tuesday of the semester is on Tuesday, November 28 at 5pm in the Blank Center Televideo Room: How to Raise a Seed Round with David Chang! Join David Chang, entrepreneur, angel investor, and director of the Summer Venture Program, for a practical session on how to pitch and land your first investors. David…

The Glavin Office

Go On an Unforgettable Adventure!

This blog post was written by Education Abroad Peer Advisor, Ziqian “Zoe” Feng… Friday 2pm, Nørreport, Copenhagen, DK. I just got out of school for the week. It was raining hard outside, but I needed to get to my B&B on the northern top tip of the North Zealand by the end of the day. By…

Emily Denoble

Entrepreneurship Faculty Profile: William B. Gartner

Professor William B. Gartner is a prominent researcher of entrepreneurship and has won several prestigious awards for his work. We are thrilled that he has joined Babson’s entrepreneurship division this year! I recently called Professor Gartner to learn what excites him about his new role and how he hopes to engage the Babson community. What…

Antonette Ho

Want to Launch Your Startup?

Looking to launch your startup? Check out the Butler Launch Pad! The Butler Launch Pad provides resources to entrepreneurs at all stages, including an entrepreneurial community, incubator work space, mentors, workshops, peer reviews and more. Through diverse programs such as the B.E.T.A. Challenge, Rocket Pitch, weekly workshops, and the Summer Venture Program, the Butler Launch…

Antonette Ho

Customer Learning

Learning about your customers may seem obvious to first-time entrepreneurs. However, for many founders, the moving pieces of a business sometimes gets in the way. We lose sight about what is important to the customer and, as a startup, we forget that we are providing value to the customer. During the Summer Venture Program (SVP),…

Antonette Ho

What Are Investors Looking For?

As fundraising is an area that entrepreneurs often have questions about, the Summer Venture Program invited three investors to share their side of the story. We were privileged to have Natalie Bartlett of General Catalyst/Rough Draft Ventures; Ziad Moukheiber, CEO of Boston Harbor Angels; and Jason Frishman, Founder of NetCapital provide their insights. The three…

Antonette Ho

Entrepreneurship Faculty Profile: Angela Randolph

I first met Professor Angela Randolph when she was applying to work at Babson. During this invite-only session, Professor Randolph discussed how entrepreneurial ideas comes from identifying problems consumers have and brainstorming creative solutions to add value. Now, almost two years later, Babson is fortunate to have Professor Randolph share these skills and tactics to…

Antonette Ho

How to Raise a Seed Round

Being an entrepreneur and angel investor himself, Summer Venture Program director David Chang has seen both sides of the fundraising process. As part of “fundraising week” at SVP, David hosted a session for participants covering the basics of fundraising and tactics. David started the session by sharing the different sources of capital. The ones we…