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Greater Boston High School Students Compete for Babson Boston Cup

Babson's New Initiative to Prepare Next Generation of Innovators

This Saturday, May 10, ten teams of students from local high schools will come together in Boston’s District Hall to share their new venture ideas and compete for the Babson Boston Cup – a new initiative of Babson College to share the Entrepreneurial Thought and Action mindset with the next generation of leaders. The competition will kick off at 9 a.m. and conclude at 11:30 a.m.

Throughout the Spring semester, students from Boston Latin School, Boston College High School, St. John’s Prepatory School, Brookline High School and the Newman School have worked with Babson faculty, staff and undergraduate mentors to develop plans to turn their ideas into action.  Students have identified problems from their experiences and have gone through the entrepreneurial exercise of recognizing those problems as opportunities and developing sustainable ventures – for profit, not-for-profit or otherwise – to address those opportunities.
 
The Babson Boston Cup was created as a way to increase Boston student access to opportunities to practice entrepreneurial skills including resourcefulness, problem-solving, resilience, self-motivation and more with the intent that these experiences not only open student eyes to future career opportunities but also provide a way of thinking that can lead to higher success in their education.  In future years, Babson intends to bring this program to public, private and various secondary school institutions to further a community of entrepreneurial spirit.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds™. The College is a dynamic living and learning laboratory, where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society—while at the same time evolving our methods and advancing our programs. We shape the leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to create economic and social value. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

By Lindsey Cunningham, lcunningham@babson.edu, 781-239-4548 | 5/7/2014 11:00 AM