At the age of 6, Jon Jacques ’13 was given a magic kit, and it changed his life. He became a professional magician by the time he was 10, and later a popular personality performing tricks on Periscope, a live-streaming site. But then he started a business, and that has taken his life and career onto a bigger, headier stage.
In the greater Boston area alone, there are more than 50 accelerators, incubators, and support programs that offer startups co-working space, education, capital, mentorship, networking, and other support. With so many options—and so many differences among them—how should a founder decide which accelerator to apply to? And, more importantly, what can be done in the program to ensure growth actually is accelerated at the end?
Babson management professors James Hunt, Melissa Manwaring and Danna Greenberg are contributing authors to Educating for Responsible Management: Putting Theory into Practice.
For Alberto Perlman ’98, co-founder and CEO of the global brand Zumba®, the idea was simply to make fitness fun. That way, more people could join in. He never knew that that simple idea would move the world.
Although often romanticized, farming is a business. Stepping outside the box (or, as the case may be, inside), these alumni are using nontraditional approaches to farming to start or enhance their endeavors.
Reflecting on their memories of learning and exploring abroad, Babson alumni and students tell how those experiences, far from their homes, made them think differently about business, life, and the world around them.
When prospective student-athletes choose colleges to apply for, chances are they’re thinking more about academics and competitions than they are of their post-graduate career plans. But, for several alumni of Babson’s men’s soccer team, friendships formed on the field developed into a strong network of teammates helping each other progress in their careers.
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