Summer Venture Program

A 10-week intensive experience designed to accelerate the development of student entrepreneurial ventures.

The Summer Venture Program is a 10-week intensive experience designed to accelerate the development of student entrepreneurial ventures. The program supports the most promising graduate and undergraduate entrepreneurs from Babson, F.W. Olin College of Engineering, and Wellesley College. Approximately 15 teams are chosen to participate in the program each summer. Teams receive housing, work space, advisers, a speaker series, and other resources to develop the entrepreneurs' skills and accelerate their businesses throughout the 10 weeks.

At the culmination of the program, the Summer Venture Showcase, the teams present their accomplishments and results of their hard work to investors, and members of the Babson and local startup communities.

2017 Silver Sponsors

Pierce Atwood LLP 

At Pierce Atwood LLP, we help entrepreneurs and start-ups as they grow into profitable businesses. Our Catalyst Program is designed to get an idea off the ground, protect intellectual property, access funding, and address basic legal requirements. We welcome clients with creative ideas and disruptive new technologies, and tailor our legal services to their specific needs, and offer flexible fee arrangements. Our Catalyst attorneys are experienced business advisers who know the challenges and triumphs that lie ahead and help clients prepare for them. You have a passion for what you do. So do we.​​

Samuel Goldstein & Co. is a multi-generational CPA and advisory firm that collaborates with clients spanning from incubators and entrepreneurs to small and mid-size established business owners. The firm helps young executives with start-up strategies, including back-office accounting support, cash flow management, tax strategies and financial reporting and counsel seasoned owners with financial decisions, profit enhancement and succession planning. Samuel Goldstein & Co. works to help create a successful business and achieve the proper work life balance.

“The Summer Venture Program made a huge impact on both my business and my development as an entrepreneur. The learnings I gained from other people's businesses, experiences, systems, tools and processes, were all very valuable.”

– Braeden Ruud MSEL'16



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