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Highlights from the 2017 Black Affinity Network Leadership Retreat

From June 2-4 2017, more than 60 Babson student leaders, alumni, faculty, and staff gathered for the Black Affinity Network Leadership Retreat in Washington, D.C. The retreat was a professional development opportunity for participants in the Alumni Advisor Program as well as for the governing boards of the multiple student organizations within Babson’s Black Affinity…

Shannon Sweeny

Babson in Miami: Alumni and Family Businesses

Babson has already made an impact on the Miami ecosystem with all the alumni and family businesses in the area. Carlos Alberto Escotet MBA’14, CEO Banesco Panama The Benderson Family ’03 ’16, President Benderson Development Company Sebastian Gomez Puerto MBA’14, Founder and General Manager Cafe X Murilo de Oliveira Amaral MBA’16, Francine Veloni Gervazio MBA’16,…

Brianna Radicioni

Welcome Babson Miami!

Guest blog post by Carolina Pina, Director, Babson’s WIN Lab® Miami It is such an exciting time to be at Babson College, and in Miami. Both are growing and garnering more momentum for the world of business, and now, the school known best for Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® is making its footprint in the Magic…

Shannon Sweeny

Babson Executive Education Delivering Entrepreneur’s Boot Camp in Toronto

The Entrepreneur’s Boot Camp, a multi-day open enrollment program from Babson Executive Education is continuing to expand its reach beyond the Babson campus. After successfully delivering the Entrepreneur’s Boot Camp program around the world, Babson is now traveling to Toronto, Ontario to provide local entrepreneurs with strategies and tools needed to launch a new venture.…

Shannon Sweeny

WanKu: Bottling the Essence of the Andes

Juan Giraldo MBA ’18 and his co-founder Nicolas Estrella are serial entrepreneurs.  In 2016, Giraldo and Estrella took a trip to Ecuador, they met local farmers producing an herbal drink, “the healing water” to provide for their families. WanKu is a delicious herbal infusion known as, “the healing water” that has been consumed for centuries…

Brianna Radicioni

Financial Times Ranks Babson MBA One of the Best for Entrepreneurship Worldwide

Babson College’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business has again been recognized by the world’s leading global business publication for having one of the best MBA programs for entrepreneurship worldwide. Financial Times’ FT 2017 Top MBAs for Entrepreneurship ranking names Babson No. 3 behind only MIT: Sloan and Stanford Graduate School of Business. Babson ranks…

Shannon Sweeny

inSegment: A Babson Alumni’s Success in Digital Marketing

Babson alumni Alexander Kesler ’99 is a serial entrepreneur that has used his Babson education to create many successful ventures. Currently he is the CEO and President of inSegment, full-service digital marketing agency. What is your business and who are its founders? (what has your entrepreneurial journey been like?) inSegment, Inc. is an innovative, full-service,…

Shannon Sweeny

Briggs Original Boston Cranberry: Boston’s Best Spiked Seltzer

When Michael Kurson started at Babson in Fall of 2015, he took all his entrepreneurship education and acted, at only 21-years-old founding Briggs Original with friend Neil Quigley. Briggs Original is an alcoholic seltzer company, their first product is Boston Cranberry. Boston Cranberry, launched in early June in the Greater Boston area, the cape, and…

Shannon Sweeny

Two Miami WIN Lab® WINners Win American Entrepreneurship Award

Miami WIN Lab® WINners Kelly Pierce, Founder and CEO of PIERCE Plan and Jaqueline Stetson Pastore, Found of UX Gofer won the American Entrepreneurship Award on Friday June 23, 2017. The American Entrepreneurship Award (AEA) offers the Bronx and Miami-Dade County-based entrepreneurs the chance to receive a share of up to $250,000 in prize funding…