Foundations for the Future

Foundations for the Future

July 16-20, 2018

Program Cost:
Until April 2, 2018: $7,400
After April 2, 2018: $8,200

Entrepreneurship is a bond between generations. Launched through the vision and generosity of seasoned entrepreneur and business leader Diego Lowenstein ’90, Foundations for the Future is designed to forge a strong parent-child relationship by empowering you to share the values that lead to success in business and in life.

Together, you and your teen will discover how Babson’s renowned Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® (ET&A™) methodology enables you to deal with setbacks and overcome challenges, all while connecting with other successful families from around the world.

It’s a fun and unforgettable opportunity for you and your child to bond as you experience life on a college campus and take part in the social, academic, and cultural events in and around Boston.


Email Dayle Lipsky or call +1-781-239-3915.

What You Will Learn

You and your teenager will learn from top entrepreneurship experts how ET&A emphasizes the importance of combining analysis and reflection with action. Using ET&A, you’ll apply insights from past failures and successes to future endeavors while building problem-solving, collaboration, and communication skills.

Working in a team with other participants, you and your teen also will develop an entrepreneurial business startup opportunity that you will present to other program participants and to the program faculty.

Your program curriculum will cover the following topics:

  • Design thinking and creativity
  • Evaluating the feasibility and potential of business opportunities
  • Business model development
  • Building effective teams
  • Vision and values
  • Strengthening your network

Who Should Enroll

Parents and their teenage sons or daughters (ages 14–18). Each parent-teen pair will learn and grow together throughout the program.

Your Faculty Director

The faculty director is Matthew Allen, an associate professor of entrepreneurship who also is the academic director for a global research initiative that explores successful entrepreneurial practices of family businesses over time.

Accommodation/Registration Details

Cost includes program materials, accommodations, and meals at the award-winning Babson Executive Conference Center. Participants may access accommodations beginning at 4 p.m. on July 15. There will be an introductory reception on the evening of July 15 All participants receive a certificate of completion.

Each session has a limited number of participants to preserve the intimacy and collegiality of the experience. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, including available discounts, read our FAQ »


Past participants discuss the program experience.