Your Course: Entrepreneurial Development 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.
Previous ventures include:
Expanshoe: A shoe created for children in communities that struggle with access to proper footwear, expandable for shoe sizes 5–12 to grow with a child.
NuPatch: A transdermal patch designed to deliver nutrients to athletes.
Glare: An LED bracelet with smart technology to increase safety for people who train at night.
See the 2016 Syllabus:
2016 Summer Study 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: