Daniel Brown '09 MS’09
Doctoral Student, Harvard Business School
How I Want to Change the World
Someday, I would like to start a social entrepreneurship venture to help people escape from deep poverty. Although I do not know what form specifically this venture will take, I am currently leaning toward education in sub-Saharan Africa. Working with the Nyansa Project and Babson’s annual Ghana program has not only prepared me for this, it also has fueled my passion for helping others through entrepreneurship.
What You Need to Know about Babson
At Babson, the opportunity to make a difference is always there. You just have to take advantage of it. I wanted to travel to Africa. I also wanted to serve in a leadership position of a not-for-profit organization. In January of 2009, I had the privilege of joining Dean Dennis Hanno and a group of 40 students on a service-learning trip to Ghana, Africa, where we taught entrepreneurship and business skills to high school students. That next year, I was asked to serve on the board of directors for the Nyansa Project, an organization working with Babson to bring students and computer labs to schools in Ghana. I am grateful to Babson for bringing these opportunities within reach, and will continue to use them to better the lives of others around the world.
How I Define Entrepreneurship
Anyone can be an entrepreneur. But, to be successful, the entrepreneur must think holistically, plan with purpose, and act with passion.