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​Babson Alumni Supporting Entrepreneurs

Convenient, complimentary consultations to support business questions and challenges.  

Experienced alumni are available to answer a quick question or to give you the feedback you need for any stage or aspect of your business. Babson Alumni Supporting Entrepreneurs (BASE) provides Babson alumni and students with complimentary consultations. BASE Consultants serve as sounding boards and coaches, providing insights and perspectives based on their own business experience and expertise. 

Strengthen your pitch deck, gain growth strategies, or get feedback for a pressing challenge. No matter what kind of question or challenge you’re facing, we’ve got your bases — and your business — covered. 

To connect with a BASE consultant (conducted virtually or on the Wellesley campus), call 781-239-4562 or submit a Client Application Form.
 

How does it work? 

Alumni and student entrepreneurs can access the rich knowledge and expertise of BASE consultants in two ways: 
(1) Virtual Consultations and 
(2) Open Office Hours on the Wellesley campus through The Blank Center.

Virtual Consultations
Businesses meet one-on-one with a BASE consultant who has been matched based by business level and industry and/or areas of expertise. These consultations are scheduled at your convenience and are intended to be no more than 1 hour (each) in duration.  

Connect with a BASE Consultant during scheduled Open Office Hours at The Blank Center. BASE hosts open Office Hours several times a year, serving the Butler Venture Accelerator and any Babson alumni or student entrepreneur.  Meet in person or via phone/video conference for a 30 minute appointment to share information about your business, specific challenge(s), and insights from the consultant’s unique experience and expertise.  

Open Office Hours

Open Office Hours are scheduled throughout each semester at The Blank Center, including - but not limited to -  the following dates/times:

  • Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 2-5pm EST
  • Monday, November 14, 2016, 2-5pm EST

To schedule a consultation during Open Office Hours:


Volunteer to be a BASE Consultant 
If you are a Babson alumnus/a who would like to help alumni and student entrepreneurs tackle specific business challenges or develop strategies to grow their businesses, please complete a BASE Volunteer Application. Once we receive your completed application, a BASE Leadership Team member will reach out to you to talk in more detail about your business expertise and about the specific areas in which you can help our Babson entrepreneurs. 

The time commitment will vary depending upon whether you are interested in serving as a volunteer for Virtual Consultations, for Open Office Hours, or both. BASE Consultants who host Open Office Hours typically meet with 4 – 6 alumni and student entrepreneurs during a 3 or 4 hour timeframe.  You may volunteer for one or more Open Office Hour sessions during the year.  At the conclusion of each consultation, you’ll be asked to complete a brief Consultation Feedback Form to help us continually improve this unique alumni service. 

BASE Leadership Team 
Sharlene Sones ’86 - Chair
Sarah Ginand ’00 
Terri Monjar  M ‘96
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