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Join CCD and Rub Elbows with Cambridge Start Ups

Interested in connecting with entrepreneurs in one of the most heralded startup hubs in the world?  On March 27, CCD will host a select group of students to visit entrepreneurs in Central and Kendall Squares, where we will meet with Devin Cole, Director of Business Development at the Workbar Network and Anna Whitlock, Head of Talent Acquisition at Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC).  Open to all four undergraduate class years (1st years, sophs, jrs & srs!), the trek is designed to educate students on entrepreneurial careers and start up endeavors.  It’s a chance for you to meet representatives and alums from these start ups to build your own connections.  Application deadline is March 16th at midnight — so before you leave for spring break — apply now — go to the Career Connections home page (accessed through the HUB) and search “Cambridge Start Up Trek” to find the application.  Contact me at bkostyk@babson.edu with any questions.  Hope to see you there!

About Workbar:  Located in South Station and Central Square, Workbar is defined by its eclectic community of startups who cross all industries and skill sets. It’s a network of shared, coworking office spaces filled with thriving start-ups, creative entrepreneurs, independent professionals and enterprise teams. The interactive atmosphere of Workbar provides access to all of the resources startups need to grow, most especially the right connections to inspire, provoke, & ignite the productivity and passion of entrepreneurs.


Pictured above are CIC’s Anna Whitlock, Babson Alum Cameron Jacox (Co-Founder of InforcePRO), and Babson Undergrads during Spring 2014 Trek.

About CIC:

Since it’s opening, close to $2 billion in venture capital has been invested in companies housed in CIC. Today, over 600 startups are located in CIC — many in the info tech, life sciences, and energy sectors. Of note, Google launched its New England headquarters there in 2005, Maven (eventually becoming a Yahoo subsidiary), Green Point Energy, and HubSpot to name a few.  In addition to a tour of CIC’s innovative space and Venture Cafe, we will meet with Babson Alum Michael Noce ’14 to learn about his start up experience as Director of Business Development & Strategic Alignment with Relational Coordination Analytics, Inc. (RCA)  Founded in September 2014, RCA is a measurement and analytics company that provides action-oriented roadmaps for monitoring and improvement to healthcare organizations seeking to improve their performance.