Celebrating Achievements in Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®

Established in 2008 during the Inauguration of President Leonard Schlesinger, the Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame celebrates alumni who have distinguished themselves in entrepreneurial endeavors across all types of enterprises.

Alumni entrepreneurs are inducted annually during a gala dinner where they are recognized for their accomplishments in creating economic and social value.

Rising Star entrepreneurs have been honored at Babson since 2010 as part of the awards ceremony. These individuals have founded or co-founded businesses that are less than 10 years old, are making an impact in their marketplace, and are generating media attention.

In 2016, in recognition of the diverse, noteworthy achievements of alumni and student entrepreneurs at various entrepreneurial stages—Hall of Fame, Rising Star, and B.E.T.A. Challenge®, Babson rebranded this signature, institutional event to Celebrating Achievements in Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®.

2017 Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Honorees

Thomas MBA’63 and Laurie Cunnington

Partner, Cunnington & Cunnington and Former Chief Executive Officer, Ward Williston Oil Co., and Partner, Cunnington & Cunnington and Former President, Ward Williston Oil Co.

Rising Star Honorees

Jamie Kent ’09

Touring Musician and Founder, Road Dog Music Group

Karim El-Gamal MBA’11

Co-owner, Rail Trail Flatbread; New City Microcreamery

Michael Kasseris MBA’11

Co-owner, Rail Trail Flatbread; New City Microcreamery

Abby Speicher Carroll MBA’15

Co-founder, DARTdrones