Faculty & Leadership Blog

Adam Sulkowski

Grand Finale: 4 Entrepreneurs’ Lessons on Law, as Summed-Up by Students

Our talk with four entrepreneurial leaders: Amelia Adams, Allison (Abrams) Yee, Asheen Phansey, and Bianca Jordan (all alumni, and/or otherwise associated with Babson) provided a great wrap-up to our course on legal astuteness with regard to business formation and strategy, IP, contracts, torts, and HR. Their profiles, full titles, and connections to Babson are as…

Adam Sulkowski

3 Entrepreneurs = 10 Big Student Take-Aways on Law & Innovation in Human Resources

Danielle Goldman of Open Avenues, Brandale Randolph of 1854 Cycling, and Kevin Loos of CrowdComfort recently spoke on the value of legal astuteness with students, shared emotionally resonant backstories that explain their drive, and highlighted resources in our local start-up ecosystem, including the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) at Babson, Greentown Labs, and Mass…

Adam Sulkowski

15 Student Take-Aways: Startup Liabilities & Diversity at the 2nd Largest Custodial Bank on the Planet

Jason Cipriano has been an entrepreneur, naval officer, supply chain executive at a robotics start-up, and now oversees diversity and inclusion in the supply chain of State Street. As one might guess, students found his real-life examples related to tort liability (after classes on business formation, IP, and contracting) to be fascinating. With light edits,…

Adam Sulkowski

15 Student Take-Aways on Contracts (and More) From 2 Very Different Start-Up Stories

What can we learn by comparing the experiences of: Eagle Wu, whose startup, Vinvi VR, contracts with the Defense Department and Karim El-Gamal, who started Rail Trail Flatbread and New City Microcreamery with fellow Babson alumnus Michael Kasseris? Students previously noted take-aways related to law, strategy, and entrepreneurship based on the conversation with our first…

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Student take-aways from a talk with head of IP litigation at Burns & Levinson

Howard Susser, Chair of IP Litigation at Burns & Levinson LLP, visited our law class for MBAs. Tales of clients like Sportvision (best known for the Virtual Yellow 1st&10 line on televised football and other TV graphics) memorably illustrated themes for entrepreneurs. Below are highlights of take-aways from us (as a class) based on written…

Adam Sulkowski

2 Entrepreneurs = 30 Student Take-Aways on Law, Strategy, and Success

A pioneering astrophysicist with a medtech start-up. A co-founder of an industrial waste consultancy with all of the Fortune 100 manufacturers as clients. Anna Banacka (founder, MindMics) and Jake Vaillancourt (co-founder, WasteHub and 10X) visited our course on law for working professionals earning their MBA. Below are highlights of take-aways from us (as a class)…

Adam Sulkowski

Roger Babson’s Founding Principles: Still Sustaining into a Second Century

Happy 100th birthday, Babson College! In a 1930 issue of The New Yorker magazine, Henry F. Pringle profiled Roger Babson and explained his motivations for founding Babson College, which the author described as the entrepreneur’s “greatest enthusiasm” – on par, the author suggested, to having a child. The following are highlights of Pringle’s profile of Babson, prepared…

The Future of Work: Adapt or Be Left Behind

Post by David Finger A global pool of on-demand talent is now available at our fingertips creating opportunities for entrepreneurs and corporations alike. With with this new opportunity comes new managerial, technical, and social challenges. Organizations must figure out how to best utilize the global workforce, from hiring to management, or be overtaken by those who…

Virtual Reality: What’s the Opportunity for 21st Century Education?

Post by Adam Sanders Although virtual reality (VR) has sparked the imaginations of inventors and researchers for decades, the primary enabling technology, the head-mounted display (HMD) has been unwieldy, expensive, and limited in terms of options. That changed in 2016, “the year of virtual reality,” when five different companies released consumer-aimed HMDs, that could provide…