Creating Social Value Blog

Rachel Greenberger

Blockchain for Food

The potential of blockchain technology to transform the food industry is a hot topic—arguably the hottest. I started to unpack this at Babson San Francisco’s THRIVE event last month in a conversation on food blockchains with Ami Patel from ripe.io (here’s the recording, if you’re interested). But we only scratched the surface at THRIVE. Now,…

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Babson Community Featured at Upcoming Ashoka U Exchange

As an Ashoka U Changemaker Campus since 2009, Babson has embraced a deep commitment to changemaking both inside and outside our campus. We’re proud to have so many members of the Babson community – faculty, staff, and alumni – present their work at the upcoming 2018 Ashoka U Exchange. Here are some of the sessions…

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Babson, Olin, and Wellesley Colleges Present BOW World Health Day April 3

Leading up to World Health Day presented by the World Health Organization on April 7th, the Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship at Babson College, together with Olin and Wellesley Colleges, are delighted to present BOW World Health Day on April 3rd. Bringing together luminaries, thought leaders, and global healthcare entrepreneurs, the event will explore how…

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Showing Up For Purpose

By Jack Barber ’16, Co-Founder of Mainely Burgers. If someone had told me three years ago that my brother, Max, and I would be running our business Mainely Burgers full-time, I would have told them that they were crazy. During my senior year at Babson, I was razor focused on getting a job in finance.…

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Learning From David Bornstein: Solutions to Social Problems

              For the last six years, The Lewis Institute has been honored to welcome luminaries, thought leaders, and most importantly, game changers to campus to receive our Social Innovator Award. A social innovator sets in motion change that affects the life course of the individual, his/her community, and eventually,…

Erika Buckley

6 Reasons Why Entrepreneurship is a Match for Gen Z

By Erika Buckley, Communications and Development Associate for The Lewis Institute’s Youth Entrepreneurial Leadership Programs. As Generation Z heads off to college, a whole new cohort is poised to enter the workforce. These young people value creativity, admire innovation, and are not afraid to work hard. Sounds like all the ingredients necessary for an entrepreneurial…

Rachel Greenberger

Food Sol Heads to San Francisco

This month, I’ll be in San Francisco to guest lecture at Stanford University in its graduate-level Food, Health and Nutrition Entrepreneurship course and to facilitate the monthly THRIVE event at Babson San Francisco (thank you, Kim Bryden for the shout-out on Tidbit!) Everyone in food knows that San Francisco is one of the U.S. hotbeds…

Cheryl Kiser

Creating an Ensemble Educational Experience

Since its inception, The Lewis Institute recognized that leading our community through the journey of creating economic and social value simultaneously was going to take a team of teams. And with the right team of teams, we could design an Ensemble Educational Experience both inside and outside the classroom. How do you begin building an…

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The Lewis Institute Activating Youth

Over the past 8 years, The Lewis Institute has put the power of entrepreneurship into the hands of over 32,000 youth. After officially rolling out our ACTIVATE curriculum in 2017, we had the chance to step back and think about all of the communities, individuals, and mindsets that have been transformed and the power of…