Kathleen   Utecht   ’03

Kathleen Utecht ’03

Managing Partner, Core Innovation Capital

“An entrepreneur … has the grit to overcome issues that others would not approach.”
Current Location
Connecticut, United States
Class Year
Start-up Entrepreneurship
Technology, Financial Services

What piece of advice changed your life?

Nothing is ever as bad as it seems, and nothing is as good.

How has being a member of the Babson community helped impact your career?

Some of my greatest friends came from Babson. My entrepreneurial education was the perfect base to my development as both a CEO earlier in my career, and later as a venture capitalist.

Why does the world need more leaders with an entrepreneurial mindset?

There are many challenges in this world. Leaders need to be open minded with creative solutions. They need an entrepreneurial mindset to tackle issues spanning health care, financial inclusion, education, among many others. An entrepreneur thinks in a different way and has the grit to overcome issues that others would not approach.

What do others need to know about Babson?

Babson is a unique place where your education will be grounded in reality and not theory, ultimately making you a better person, leader, and team member, both professionally and personally.