Global Entrepreneurship Week at Babson

Global Entrepreneurship Week at Babson  

​​​Babson College celebrated Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016 November 10-17 with a series of events and activities. The Babson events were a part of the thousands of events in 160 countries celebrating innovation, entrepreneurship, and creat​​​ivity during GEW. GEW brings together aspiring and inspiring entrepreneurs, helping them embrace originality, imagination, and ingenuit​y through local, national, and global activities.

2016 Schedule of Events

Thursday, November 10

Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs

6 p.m.
Knight Auditorium, Babson


On November 10, Babson will induct Sheila Lirio Marcelo, founder, chairwoman, and CEO of Care.com, and Stephen Kaufer, CEO and co-founder of TripAdvisor, into the Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs.

Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs 2016 Honorees

Friday, November 11

Babson Entrepreneurship Forum

Babson College

The Babson Entrepreneurship Forum, organized annually by the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business, is the flagship event of the #1 school for Entrepreneurship. This year's forum, as part of Babson's Global Entrepreneurship Week celebration, is centered on the theme of "Take Action." Whether you want to start your own business, or innovate within a company, we've got you covered!

Babson Entrepreneurship Forum

Monday, November 14

Disrupting Global Health

12 p.m.
Reynolds 241, Babson

Dr Nadeem Alduaji, CEO of Baraka Networks will discuss how entrepreneurial investing can impact global health. Hosted by the Leonard A. Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship.

BASE Consultant Office Hours

2 p.m.
Blank Center, Babson

Babson Alumni Supporting Entrepreneurs (BASE), provides Babson alumni and students with complimentary consultations. BASE Consultants serve as sounding boards and coaches, providing insights and perspectives based on their own business experience and expertise.

Future of Fashion Panel

4:30 p.m.
Needham Wellesley Room, Babson

Executives from Bloomingdale's and Talbots as well as the founders of Brass Clothing and The Good Clothing Company will share their distinct perspectives on the changes that are occurring in both the corporate and start-up spheres of fashion. Hosted by The Fashion Entrepreneurial Initiative.

Future of Global Fashion - Creating Economic & Social Value

​Tuesday, November 15

Food Sol Community Table

1 p.m.
Blank Center, Babson

Food Sol Community Table has become a regular and trusted hub for food entrepreneurs, aspiring food entrepreneurs, students, business leaders and eaters to gather, share and pressure-test their ideas, and to pinpoint their next smart action steps toward growing whatever they care about in food.  Now in three markets with over 170 sessions hosted, Community Table continually succeeds because it is a refreshingly direct experience where attendees drive the content and see their needs better met in community than on their own. 

Innovations in Funding: New Views on Venture Capital, Angel and Crowdfunding Panel

5 p.m.
Olin Auditorium, Babson

Join the Blank Center for Entrepreneurship and the Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance for an interactive panel on innovations in funding. Our panelists will discuss the challenges of raising capital and the opportunities present to entrepreneurs. They will also discuss the skills needed to break into the VC/PE/Angel investing industry.

Innovations in Funding: New Views on Venture Capital, Angel and Crowdfunding Panel

Wednesday, November 16

Division of Equity (rescheduled, date TBA)

5 p.m.
Babson College

Not sure how to divide equity with your founders? Join the Accelerator for an interactive workshop with Professor Les Charm on Wednesday, November 16 at 5pm to find out what you should be thinking about!

How to Succeed in Tech Entrepreneurship

6:30 p.m.
Van Winkle, Babson

Guests who have worked in Horizons School of Technology, YCombinator, TechStars, Salesforce, Optimizely, and PillPack, will share the ins and outs of what it takes to succeed in technology entrepreneurship. Hosted by Babson CODE and eTower.

Division of Equity

Thursday, November 17

Food Sol Community Table (New York)

12 p.m.
New York, NY

Food Sol Community Table has become a regular and trusted hub for food entrepreneurs, aspiring food entrepreneurs, students, business leaders and eaters to gather, share and pressure-test their ideas, and to pinpoint their next smart action steps toward growing whatever they care about in food.  Now in three markets with over 170 sessions hosted, Community Table continually succeeds because it is a refreshingly direct experience where attendees drive the content and see their needs better met in community than on their own. 

Hult Prize at Babson

1 p.m.
Olin Auditorium, Babson

The Hult Prize is the world’s largest student competition for social good. Students will have the opportunity to pitch a solution that addresses the 2017 challenge: "Refugees - Reawakening Human Potential and Restoring the Dignity of 10M People by 2022." Babson's winners will have the chance to continue competing for the ultimate prize of US$1 million in seed capital to launch their start-up.

Food Sol Community Table
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