Your Course: INTRODUCTION TO THE Entrepreneurial Experience
Develop your skills as a passionate, self-motivated entrepreneur.
This four-week, on-campus course gives you a unique opportunity to focus on your growth as an entrepreneur. You’ll get immersed in Entrepreneurial Thought & Action (ET&A™)—Babson’s renowned methodology that encourages combining reflection, experimentation, and analysis with action—all while building leadership, communication, presentation and critical thinking skills in a hands-on, team-based environment.
Classroom topics you cover include:
- Design Thinking
- Business Ideation
- Communicating Your Why
- Business and Human Rights
- Reframing Failure: Your New Asset
A major component of ET&A™ is taking into account social, economic, and environmental factors when pursuing new opportunities, and throughout the course you’ll work to conceptualize a new venture that creates meaningful social or economic value. At the end of the program, you’ll pitch your entrepreneurial action plans to the Babson community.
Summer Study 2017 ventures include:
Panana: A stationary venture with a buy-one, give-one model. Customers can support education in developing countries by purchasing notebooks made from banana leaves.
- Kover: A disposable, clear, second skin patch to try on beauty products on your unique skin tone. Customers and cosmetic retail stores can remain hygienic without worrying about makeup remover.
- Eyerist: Small, wearable device with tactile sensors that are designed to read braille and output the result of translation in the form of audio in the person's language of choice; makes understanding braille faster, easier, and more accurate.
Camport: An app designed to connect customers to local photographers in major cities, so everyone can be in the group photo. Drop your location, choose an amateur or professional photographer, meet up, and capture the moment.
See the 2017 Syllabus: Summer Study 2017 Syllabus (PDF)
Classroom lectures are delivered by a mix of Babson College faculty, visiting entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and staff. Past Babson faculty and staff have included: