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Babson Connect

Babson Connect is an event offered twice a year that brings together the Babson community in the Bay Area to build and enhance relationships, network, and learn. At each event, a top Silicon Valley entrepreneurial leader delivers an address, with past speakers including: Jim Herbert, Founder and CEO of First Republic Bank, Dan Levin, COO of Box, James Park, CEO and Co-Founder of Fitbit, Craig Newmark, Founder of craigslist, Loic Le Meur, Founder of, Chief Inventor and CEO of Ring, Jamie Siminoff.


THRIVE is a series of conversations with founders, leaders, and changemakers presented by Babson College, Leiden University Centre for Innovation and Free Range. We explore the techniques and mindsets they've relied on to adapt and grow in an age of constant disruption. Each conversation reveals the personal struggles, setbacks and breakthroughs these innovators have experience - revealing stories rarely heard from inside some of the world's most admired purpose-driven companies. We feature monthly conversation at the Babson San Francisco campus. Upcoming events listed here

CWEL: Women Entrepreneurs Disrupting the Status Quo

In partnership with the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL), Babson San Francisco features women leaders for an annual speaker event. Past speakers have included founders such as Maia Bittner of Rocksbox, Kara Goldin of Hint Water, Joanna Meiseles of SnipIts, Lynn Perkins of UrbanSitter.

Rocket Pitch

Rocket Pitch San Francisco brings together Babson entrepreneurs to pitch unique business ideas to seasoned Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and investors, and the Babson Bay Area community of alumni, faculty, and students. Promising Babson entrepreneurs have 3 minutes and 3 slides to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges. Rocket Pitch is held annually at the San Francisco campus.