The Babson Entrepreneurship Forum (BEF), one of the largest student-run entrepreneurship-focused events in the country, will feature speakers including Harvard's Michael Porter, FUBU founder Daymond John, and Mark Albion, founder of Net Impact.

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The 10th annual Babson Entrepreneurship Forum (BEF) will take place the weekend of November 11-13th, 2011 at Babson College. The Babson Entrepreneurship Forum is one the largest student-run entrepreneurship-focused events in the country.
The BEF’s goal is to raise awareness of key opportunities and challenges facing entrepreneurs in an increasingly complex and global business world. As part of its 10th anniversary celebration, the BEF will be kicking off its weekend-long programming at MassChallenge.  The evening will include a dinner celebration featuring FUBU founder and Shark Tank (ABC) host Daymond John, as well as other impressive speakers.
The remainder of the 3-day conference will be held at Babson where hundreds of students and Boston professionals will gather to hear inspiring keynotes and seasoned entrepreneurs share their knowledge. Attendees will have the chance to participate in professionally led workshops, networking opportunities, business plan competitions and more. 
The 2011 Forum includes expert panels on topics including:
  • Funding Your Business
  • Social Entrepreneurship: Creating Value in Your Business
  • Selling Your Business
  • Growing Your Sales Force
  • Creative Construction in Advertising
  • Retail Entrepreneurship
  • Family Business Enterprising
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
Featured keynote speakers include:
  • Michael Porter, Harvard Business School Professor & World-Renowned Entrepreneur
  • Daymond John, Founder of FUBU
  • Mark Albion, Founder and CEO, Net Impact
The Babson Forum includes the “Next Big Idea” competition, a Babson Global Expo, and networking receptions with speakers, panelists, venture capitalists, CEO’s, private equity professionals and more. 
To register and for more information and a complete schedule of the weekend’s impressive roster of activities, visit the Babson Entrepreneurship Forum’s website:

Forum contact: Elisabeth Lee
Babson College 
Ph: (603) 860-9633;


By Nancy Sullivan, , 781-239-4623 | 11/01/2011 06:00