opportunities And events

Dec 4: First Round Submission Deadline for the Global Social Venture Competition, Atlanta, GA

The Global Social Venture Competition, hosted by UC Berkely and Georgia Tech, allows students and recent grads to compete for up to $80,000 in funding for their ventures. Teams focusing on anything from human rights to the environment to gender equality are encouraged to apply. No in-person presentations or travel is required until the Regional Final round. Learn more and apply here.

Dec 10: Regular Submission Deadline for D-Prize Challenge

D-Prize is a venture competition that aims to expand access to poverty-alleviation interventions in the developing world. Entrepreneurs who are solving issues in agriculture, global health, education, and more, are encouraged to apply. Selected winners will receive up to $20,000 to bring their solution to a region experiencing extreme poverty. Learn more and apply here.

Dec 14: Social Impact + Connect - "Doing Well by Doing Good", Cambridge, MA

Social Impact + Connect seeks to bring together the brightest minds in the Greater Boston area who are building, and funding solutions to the world’s largest problems. Come prepared to hear and collaborate on ideas, and celebrate social impact.

Jan 25: Company Trek to Preserve

Join the Babson Energy and Environment Club Thursday January 25th from 2:00-3:30PM for a corporate trek to the Waltham offices of Preserve – a B corp which uses only recycled Type 5 plastic for its products. Join us to talk to CEO Eric Hudson and Deana Becker, Director, Stakeholder Operations. RSVP here to reserve one of 15 spots.

Feb 6-8: GreenBiz18, Phoenix, AZ

GreenBiz18 is an annual forum that attracts the world’s largest companies in discussing sustainability’s most pressing issues and opportunities. The guiding force of this forum is the State of Green Business report which is an award winning research and analysis of sustainability trends and metrics. Learn more here.

Feb 7: Venturewell E-Team Spring Cohort Deadline

The E-Team Program is an integrated program of grant funding, training, coaching, and investment. Entrepreneurs in the fields of sustainable materials, clean technologies, biomedical devices, and more, are encouraged to apply. Spring and Summer Cohort opportunities are available.

Feb 10-11: Harvard Social Enterprise Conference

The Harvard Social Enterprise Conference is one of the largest student-run conferences on Harvard’s campus. 2018’s  conference theme is “What is the Bottom Line?” and puts emphasis on social and political turmoil in order to promote civic engagement through social enterprise.

Apr 5-7: Ashoka U Exchange, Boston, MA

The Ashoka U Exchange is one of the largest international gatherings of college and university students and faculty, to learn and share social innovation practices on college campuses. This year, Babson is proud to be the co-host of the exchange. Network and collaborate with attendees from all over the globe who share similar mindsets, and a desire to create social value. Learn more and register here.

Apr 19-20: Internet of Things Summit, San Francisco, CA

Learn more about what’s going on in the world of IoT, and how industries are capitalizing on the new technologies available. Speakers include representatives from Philips, Nokia, Google, and more.

May 14: Social Innovator Showcase

The Social Innovation Forum’s signature event, the Social Innovator Showcase allows attendees to hear eight of greater Boston's most innovative nonprofit leaders present their solutions to our region's most challenging social issues.
Volunteer Opportunity to Help Women Inmates with their Business Plans 

Venturing out is seeking Babson student volunteers to perform research for female inmate students who are currently developing their business plan ideas. Research will help students learn how to assess competition, price their services, keep overhead low, negotiate effectively, and hire the right people. Venturing Out is an organization that empowers inmates to use entrepreneurial skills to create complete business plans that will help them launch small, practical businesses once they have finished serving their prison sentence. This entrepreneurial education program helps to reduce the tendency of a convicted criminal to reoffend. For more information contact Judy Armell via email: judyarmell@aol.com