BABSON COLLEGE CHALLENGES WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR BY BRINGING TOGETHER ENTREPRENEURS OF ALL KINDS®

Babson College brings entrepreneurs, tastemakers, investors, and designers together to discuss entrepreneurship of all kinds.

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From a patent holding inventor​ to a shoe designer​ whose shoes are worn by Lady Gaga, Babson College’s 11th annual Babson Entrepreneurship Forum will celebrate entrepreneurs of all kinds on November 9th. 

Registration begins at 7 a.m. in the Sorenso​n Theater. Panel discussions will ​take place from 8 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. followed by a networking reception.

All panel discussions will take place at th​e Babson College campus in Wellesley, MA.

The event features three tracks: People, Trends, and Skills. Each track explores entrepreneurship through a different lens. Topics range from exploring entrepreneurial ecosystems, current trends in the music industry, to ideation and design thinking.

 

Speakers Include:

 

Track One: The People track is designed to expose attendees to the inspiring and remarkable stories of our select group of entrepreneurs.

 

Moderators:

• Lakshmi Blachandra (Moderator) Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College

• Bala Iyer (Moderator) : Professor of Information Technology Management

• Len Schlesinger (Moderator): President, Babson College

Speakers:

• Sharon Kan: Cofounder & CEO, Tikatok

• Natalia Oberti Noguera: Founder & CEO, Pipeline Fellowship

• Ruthie Davis: Owner, RADesign, Inc./ RUTHIE DAVIS

• Keya Dannenbaum: CEO & Founder, ElectNext

• Abby Fichtner: The Hacker Chick Blog

• Seth Priebatsch: Chief Ninja, SCVNGR & LevelUp

• Jonathan Feinman: Executive Director & Founder, InnerCity Weightlifting

• Vicky Wu Davis: Executive Director & Founder, Youth CITIES

• Kavita Shukla: Inventor & Founder, Fenugreen

 

Track TwoThe Trends Track will allow attendees to get a snapshot of the reality of entrepreneurship and innovation at an international and industry level.

 

Moderators:

• Dave Kusek (Moderator): Managing Partner, Digital Cowboys

• Donna Kelly (Moderator): Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, Babson College

• Daniel Isenberg (Moderator) : Professor of Entrepreneurship Practice, Babson Global

Speakers:

• Amber Rubarth: Acclaimed Songwriter and Music Artist

• Mark Kates: Founder, Fenway Recordings

• Brian Jonas: Agent, High Road Touring

• Jacqui Kew: University of Cape Town, South Africa

• Silvia de Carbonell: IAE Business School

• Slativa Singer: J.J. Strossmayer University, Croatia

• Sam Hammar: Executive Director, The Capital Network

• Shelly Porges: Senior Advisor, Global Entrepreneurship Program at U.S. Department of State

• Ray Leach: CEO, Jumpstart

• Fernando Fabre: President, Endeavor Global

• Eduardo Salazar Yusti: Managing Director, Yuma

 

Track ThreeThe Skills Track will allow attendees to learn by applying concepts to their current companies or projects.

 

Speakers:

• Ela Ben-Ur: Innovation Coach, i2i experience

• Amanda Igesias: Product Manager, Hubspot

• Bob Davis: Managing General Partner, Highland Capital Partners

 

Keynote Speakers:

• Katie Rae: Managing Director, TechStars Boston

• Frans Johansson​: CEO, The Medici Group, Author of The Click Movement

• Jonathan Bush: CEO & Co-Founder anthenahealth, Inc

 

This daylong experience is Babson College’s flagship student-led event, and pulls in hundreds of business professionals, students, entrepreneurs and interested neighbors. To purchase tickets, view the complete schedule, and find more information, please go to www.babsonforum.com/2012 or visit Twitter @BabsonForum or Facebook.

 

About Babson College:

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds™. The College is a dynamic living and learning laboratory, where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society -- while at the same time evolving our methods and advancing our programs. We shape the leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to create economic and social value. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value. For information, visit Babson.com

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By Hilary Katulak, hkatulak@babson.edu, 781-239-4623 | 11/01/2012 10:20