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When Is It OK For Job-Seeking Students To Wear Sweatshirts & Oreo Smiles?

Answer: When the students are between 6-13 years old and the job is entrepreneurial!

On Wednesday, April 18th, the Blank Center was the hub for daughters and sons of Babson staff and faculty taking a primer in entrepreneurship from BETA students (Babson Entrepreneurial Teaching Alliance).

Sixteen high-energy entrepreneur 'wannabes' were given the basics of owning their own businesses, and then went right to work in smaller groups figuring out what their business would be. Ideas included restaurants and other food businesses like a bakery or pizza place, a sports store, and a rocket launching company!

They split into three teams whose final businesses were a restaurant – called 'Lucky's' – that serves pies, a sports store, and a rocket launching company! After determining their niche markets and creating a business plan, the young, tired business folks took a tour through the Blank Center's Hall of Distinguished Entrepreneurs. The program ended with a scavenger hunt in the 'Hall of Fame.'

Here are some of the Rocket Launching business partners…

Touring the Blank Center's 'Hall of Fame' display area grabs their attention!

Wellesley's cable station (WCAC-TV) taped part of the day and interviewed some of the student teachers and a few of the young entrepreneurs. Watch their website for airtime (

And in about 10 years you can start watching for these faces to appear on the cover of Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Money magazines.