A Babson delegation—including President Kerry Healey and Babson's Global Advisory Board—has embarked on a visit with entrepreneurs, business leaders, academics and diplomats in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, Vietnam. Highlights of the trip include President Healey ringing the opening bell of the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange.
Entrepreneurship—it’s more than just starting a business. That’s especially true for the educators teaching entrepreneurship to younger generations. Experts weigh in on the importance of teaching entrepreneurship to youths and the downstream impact—creative thinking, problem solving, financial savvy, and other critical life skills—these lessons have.
Wanting to align their personal beliefs with their professional lives, Matt Rogers MBA’05, Amy Levine MBA’01, and John Moorhead MBA’10 sought jobs at for-profit companies committed to environmental and social good.
Alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends gathered in fellowship and celebration at Babson College’s 19th Black Affinity Conference. Keynote speaker Aaron Walton ’83, co-founder of Walton Isaacson, encouraged the audience: “Turn your dreams into a reality instead of thinking your ideas are a dream.”
From great failure can come great success. That’s the lesson that Yasuhiro Yamakawa, known to Babson Students as “Dr. Failure,” teaches his Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship classes.
Shortly before Maxwell Perry ’19 entered his Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship class, he brainstormed business ideas with his mother. From that conversation came the idea for Beantown Blankets, a “one for one” business that donates a blanket to homeless people for every blanket sold.
As a student in Babson’s Master of Science in Entrepreneurial Leadership program, Amanda Iglesias ’09, MS’10 met HubSpot’s CEO during class. Now, more than six years later, she’s been with HubSpot since graduating, taking on new roles and challenges as the company has grown and evolved.
Babson’s provost, Michael Johnson, talks about his life and vision for the college.
Abby Speicher MBA’15 went swimming with the sharks on ABC’s Shark Tank this February, and earned $300,000 for 10% of her company from Mark Cuban. While pitching her company, DARTDrones, Speicher shared that Babson programs like the B.E.T.A. Challenge helped propel her business to its current success.
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