Family Entrepreneurship Amplifier Course
One of the most exciting initiatives at the Institute for Family Entrepreneurship (IFE) is the Family Entrepreneurship Amplifier program, which is dedicated to both students and their families. This unique program is informed by family theory research that demonstrates successful and highly functioning business families are grounded in a unique set of knowledge and skills that are not part of the general curriculum at Babson or any other institution of higher learning. To develop this capacity, the Amplifier engages families during the student’s entire Babson experience. A key outcome of this immersive experience is that students and their families foster the growth of their entrepreneurial legacy by co-creating a shared vision. A more detailed description of the program is available here: Family Entrepreneurship Amplifier Course Overview (pdf)
Watch the recording of the Amplifier Course Information Session, presented by Professor Matt Allen.
This year, the first cohort of the program was offered to undergraduate students. For the 2019-20 academic year, we will open a second undergraduate cohort as well as an MBA cohort. This program is open to students whose families are engaged in an entrepreneurial platform such as a business, a family office, a family foundation, or an investment arm.
MaiLinh Ho, a junior from the current cohort of the Amplifier Course, talks about what she thinks of the course.
Rising sophomores and juniors who are interested in being part of the next undergraduate cohort should apply below by March 10th, 2019. Please contact IFE Executive Director Lauri Union with further questions. Applications for the 2019-20 MBA cohort will open in April.
Current class (2018-19) of the Amplifier Course: Eshika Agarwal, Nicole Atala, Joseph Cohen, MaiLinh Ho, Elaine Gracia Indra, Jonathan Katz, Isidoro Katz, Ana Maharjan, Douglas Mishan, Kaan Y Ozkok, Weini Pa, Savannah Rankich, Jean Philippe Renaud, Elizabeth Reed, Stephanie Rodriguez, Jonah Rubin, Defne Sahenk, Elisabeth Silverstein, Adelaida Urrea, Jacqueline Wachsberg
The program has been made possible by a generous gift from Richard J. Snyder ’60, H’94, P’93 ’01 and Marilyn B. Snyder MBA’80, P’93, two dedicated and longstanding members of the Babson College community.