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Cara Chase

Why Babson’s MCFE Program? Master of Science in Finance Students Answer

The Management Consulting Field Experience (MCFE) elective course is designed to link the business and investment community with Babson College students through a consulting team project. Graduate Students work in teams of three to five people, supported by a faculty advisor with the objective of examining an actual business or investment situation. The team projects…

Nishant Udeshi

New Venture Creation – Your Rehearsal for Shark Tank

“Raise your hand if you have tried meditation before. Now keep your hand up if you have been able to make it a habit.” Two hands of the 34 in the class stay raised. Alex Corindia goes on to introduce OmHero, a product he and I have been working on for our New Venture Creation…

Cara Chase

The Babson MSEL Coaching Experience

The Babson MSEL Coaching Experience takes place twice during the year in connection with the Creating Your Course. Here, students share their passion and knowledge about new venture creation through Babson’s partnership with the Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). MSEL students have the opportunity to coach aspiring high school entrepreneurs in low income communities in fall…

Nishant Udeshi

Productive Slacking with Anirudh Dhebar

“Create your own little slacks every day and be productive, not different” said professor Anirudh Dhebar as he finished the last bit of rice and curry in his plate while leaving me full of food for thought. Lunch time at Olin café is pretty usual – multiple tables of graduate students discussing their group assignments…

Nishant Udeshi

Choosing the Right MBA Concentration

Remember that time in school when they asked you what you want to be in the future? One year you wanted to be a firefighter and the next a doctor and an architect in another. While asking myself what MBA concentration I wanted to pursue, I was in a similar situation. The Babson MBA offers…

Babson San Francisco

Summer Catalyst Program WEEK7: Showcase Pitches-Practice Makes Perfect!

All the Summer Catalyst teams are building momentum and perfecting their pitches just in time for the Summer Catalyst Venture Showcase on August 2nd! Until then, everyone is working hard to achieve their goals: building out their prototype, completing focus groups, outreaching to potential clients, and refining their pitch-deck. Every week, the teams check in about their…

Babson San Francisco

San Francisco Summer Catalyst Showcase (August 2, 2018)

Join the Babson Bay Area community to network and hear pitches from the Summer Catalyst entrepreneurs. Summer Catalyst is a 10 week pre-accelerator experience in San Francisco designed to help early stage/seed-level entrepreneurs through co-working and access to the SF/Silicon Valley ecosystem. Let’s celebrate their business ventures and accomplishments together! Date: Thursday August 2nd Time:…

Babson San Francisco

Summer Catalyst Program WEEK6: Jed Christiansen, TechStars + Showcase Prep

With only a handful of weeks left in the program, participants have been perfecting their pitches in preparation for the Summer Catalyst Showcase. Although every participant has been working hard to make progress in their own respective venture, it’s refreshing to see everyone in the program actively sharing resources and supporting each other. This week’s…

Babson San Francisco

Summer Catalyst Program WEEK5: Showcase Preparation + OKRs

We are halfway into the Summer Catalyst Program and our teams are becoming more confident about the progress they’ve made so far! As everyone continues to refine their pitches, participants have expressed their excitement be regards to the insights they’ve gained while becoming more familiar with the entrepreneurial ecosystem of San Francisco. In preparation for showcase, each…