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Summer Catalyst Kickoff in San Francisco

This week, we are excited to kick off Babson’s Summer Catalyst Program in San Francisco with 6 teams of entrepreneurs. The Summer Catalyst Program is a 10 week pre-accelerator experience that offers co-working space, mentors, and guidance to help early-stage/seed-level entrepreneurs develop their startups. Throughout the summer, they will be working among like-minded entrepreneurs in the most innovative startup ecosystem in the world!

Our Summer Catalyst community consists of a diverse range of Babson entrepreneurs: 4 undergraduate, 1 graduate, and 1 MBA alumni team. Likewise, they represent a spectrum of industries including tech/mobile, social venture, food/beverage, and service.

Here’s a brief descriptions of each Summer Catalyst team:

Futurespan is an HR platform that facilitates the application of stretch assignments within an organization

Guiltless Snacks aims to free the healthy consumer from the compromise between healthy snacking and indulgence

LOU is a web assistant that teaches while you work

Neighborhood is an online platform where low income individuals can securely store all of their personal information they need to apply for government welfare programs

Rouge is a your personalized beauty consultant

Skippit is a dating platform that uses video-voice interaction to fix the problems other apps have

Summer Catalyst is directed by Elliott Adams who started with Babson as an advisor for Summer Venture Program in 2016. Elliott brings years of experience as an advisor to startup founders at Techstars Startup Next and Startup Weekend, an entrepreneurship faculty at Loyola University in New Orleans and Hult International Business School, and author of The Startup Mixtape. 


Contrary Summer Program @ Babson San Francisco

This summer, we are joined at Babson San Francisco by Contrary Capital which brings world-class capital and mentorship to university entrepreneurs everywhere. Contrary is backed by found members from Facebook, Tesla, Reddit, Twitch, SoFi, MuleSoft, and others. Entrepreneurs from the Contrary Summer Program will be spending the summer co-working at Babson SF with Summer Catalyst participants.

Everyone at Babson San Francisco is excited to see how the startups develop over the summer! After the first day, it’s clear that everyone is ready to make their next entrepreneurial move. 

Join us on August 2, 2018 to celebrate the entrepreneurs that participated at Summer Catalyst Showcase.

And, stay tuned via instagram @babsonsf to see the latest events at our San Francisco campus.