Alumni Creating Local Value
These are just a few of the area businesses founded by Babson graduates that are fueling the local economy and giving back to the community.
Using the sun to power trash receptacles, BigBelly also is leading the first widespread public space recycling and compost programs in several cities, including Boston. The company’s products are in every state and more than 30 countries. www.bigbellysolar.com
Ready-to-eat Quinoa Cereal, the first product from Cocomama, is a gluten-free oatmeal-like food. Made in several flavors, each protein-filled cereal also contains all nine essential amino acids and are designed for those with food allergies to have a tasty snack option. www.cocomamafoods.com
This dry erase paint helps everyone, in classrooms and in boardrooms, collaborate more creatively and effectively. IdeaPaint’s signature product turns virtually any smooth surface into a whiteboard, including the walls at NASA, Google, and homes around the world. www.ideapaint.com
With a mission to reduce violence and promote professional, personal, and academic achievement among urban youth, InnerCity Weightlifting takes students off of the streets and into the gym. Coaches and peers help students develop the physical and mental strength they need to succeed. www.innercityweightlifting.org
This Wellesley eatery’s name comes from a Turkish cooking device that signifies a warm gathering spot to socialize while a meal is cooking. Café Mangal’s Mediterranean and American cuisine features familial recipes and influences. www.cafemangal.com