BABSON FRESHMEN STUDENT BUSINESSES EARNED MORE THAN $30,000 FOR LOCAL CHARITIES

Babson College first-year students earned more than $30,000 for charitable organizations while learning the fundamentals of business.

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Babson College first-year students earned more than $30,000 for charitable organizations while learning the fundamentals of business. As part of the school’s required full-year course entitled Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship (FME), teams of first-year students began developing their business plans when they arrived in September. While learning the nuts and bolts of inventing, developing, launching, managing, and liquidating a business, students were then given the opportunity to translation their skills into real world applications.

In January the students launched 16 ventures which reaped $30,703 in profits for selected charities. In addition to running their businesses, the students donated their time and resources to local community service agencies of their choice. FME student businesses have donated more than $435,000 in the last eleven years. FME has been recognized by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) as the number one “Innovative Entrepreneurship Education Course” in the country.

Organizations Benefitting from Babson FME Businesses

• Nativity School

• Community Servings

• Lemonade Day - Boys and Girls Club Dorchester

• MS Society - Greater New England Chapter

• Boston Aids Africa • Needham Housing Authority

• Wellesley Council on Aging • Citizens Schools

• Ted Grossman Fund

• America Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Boston Chapter

• Harvard Square Church Meals

• Cor Unum Meal Center and Japan Relief through American Red Cross

• Special Olympics of Mass

• The Charles River Center

• Cradles to Crayons

• Special Olympics of Mass

• Boys and Girls Club

• Friends of the Homeless of the South Shore

 

Babson 2012 Student Businesses

Aura

Aura is a unique product that allows its customers to take their favorite fragrance with them anywhere they go. Aura's advanced technology allows for the user to refill the product with their choice of fragrance without the mess. Aura's eight cm size, gives the owner the ability to bring the product with them on a plane, to a social event, or to any of their day to day travels. Profits donated: $ 4,231.31

Facebook: Aura FME

Twitter: @AuraFME

YouTube: Buy Aura

 

Beat Teez

Beat-Teez sells t-shirts which respond to music. The t-shirts have electroluminescent technology which makes the frame on the t-shirt respond to the beats of music. Beat-teez target outgoing individuals and organizations by providing apparel for social occasions. Profits donated: none

Facebook: Beat Teez

Twitter: @BeatTeez

Blog: Beat-Teas

 

Beaver Wrap

Beaver Wraps are custom designed rain jackets with the option to turn into a vest since the sleeves can be zipped off. It will promote school spirit and work to bring the Babson community together. Profits donated: $ 1,168.14

Facebook: Beaver Wrap

Twitter: @BeaverWrap

 

Charity Challenge

Charity Challenge is a service business that plans and executes fun and competitive events for local Charities. We plan to host these events on Babson campus as well as other colleges in the area. Potential events could include dodge ball tournaments, video game tournaments. The events we plan and implement will largely be dependent on the opinions of our online followers. Profits donated: $ 2,432.35

Twitter: @BaboCharityC

YouTube: Charity Challenge 1

 

Cool Earz

Cool Earz, as the name suggests, is a company that produces earmuff headphones. At Cool Earz, we are committed to provide excellent earmuff headphones which guarantee high-quality music and warmth. Our mission is to provide our customers with exceptional customer service and satisfy their needs in the best way possible. Profits donated: $ 982.33

 

Critter Caps

We are a student run business that sells hand knit wool animal hats. We are planning on selling to Babson College students and the surrounding population, to create a Critter Cap environment, putting smiles on all of our customer's faces. All of our profits are donated to a local charity.Profits donated: $ 3,260.62

Twitter: @CritterCaps

 

Gummi Keys

Gummi Keys sells high quality keyboard covers for both MacBook Pros and Lenovo Thinkpad. These covers protect computers from liquid spills and food crumbs. Profits donated: none

 

H2GO (Just Add Water)

Our company is selling a product called Zipfizz. This is a powdered supplement that mixes with water to form a fruit flavored energy drink with low calories, no crash, and plenty of energy. It is a substitute to coffee or other forms of energy drinks and proven to be a healthier alternative to them. Profits donated: $ 929.66

www.h2goboost.com

Facebook: H2GO

Twitter: @h2go_boost 

 

Lazerwear Apparel

Lazerwear Apparel sells innovative t-shirts made of a unique photo sensitive powder that reacts to UV laser light. Use the laser included with your shirt to draw or write anything you'd like, then turn off the lights and see your creation come to life! To add an experience to our unique product, Lazerwear Apparel will also host a large event with music, a laser atmosphere and refreshments called the Lazershow, in order to provide a venue of expression for our customers! Profits donated: $ 847.22

Twitter: @Lazerwear

 

Lug Mug

Lug Mug is a coffee mug that has a detachable compartment that is made to store all the necessities for any day. There is a stainless steel mug and a photo mug that can be used to put pictures or even notes. These mugs keep your hot beverages hot and your cold beverages cold. Profits donated: $ 1,397.12

Facebook: Lug Mug

Twitter: @LugMug

 

OhSnap!

Oh Snap! Apparel will be retailing snapback hats, snap-on watches, knit winter hats, and t-shirts. Profits donated: $ 3,178.63

Facebook: Oh Snap Apparel

Twitter: @OhSnapApparel

YouTube: Oh Snap Clothes

 

Pre De

PreDe is a presentation device that combines all of the necessary tools, including a presentation remote, a USB port, and a laser pointer. This product helps delivering a successful and professional presentation. Profits donated: $ 303.82  

www.prede.net

Facebook: PreDe Presentation Device

Twitter: @PreDe_Babson 

 

Prestige' AudioCorp

Prestige AudioCorp gives its customers the ability to listen to music on the go wherever and whenever using a revolutionary and cost-effect technology which uses vibration to turn virtually anything into a speaker. Profits donated: $ 2,440.73

www.prestigeaudio.webs.com

 

SOS Stamp Out Suicide

SOS is a business dedicated to raising awareness for suicide and bullying through the sale of wristbands, stickers, magnets, t-shirts and sponsorships. We will also be hosting small events to raise awareness. We are hosting an SOS walk in Spring 2012. Profits donated: $ 1,729.97

Facebook: Stamp Out Suicide

Twitter: @SOS_FME2012

YouTube: Stamp It Out FME 

 

Texting Gloves

Texting Gloves are gloves that, while providing warmth, allow the user to use their mobile devices, no matter the weather. This is done through heat conductive technology that is integrated into the thumb, index, and middle finger of each glove that permits functionality with a touchscreen device, be it an iPhone, iPad, etc. They are also thin enough at the tips to permit usage with a keyboard phone such as a blackberry or other similarly styled keyboard phones. Profits donated: $ 1,967.02

 

urbanae'

urbanae' is the Sol-Charger, which is a solar powered battery charger for phones. The charger comes with different cables and it is compatible with major phone brands. Our website is not up yet, we are working on it, and hopefully before the break I will be able to send you that information. Profits donated: $ 1,009.30

Facebook: urbanae

Twitter: @urbanae27

 

Waste No More

Waste No More will supply its target market with new products to make the preservation of bagged and canned foods easier. We will be selling two products: one is a soda can cover that prevents loss of carbonation, helps prevent spills, and protects your soda can from insects. The other product is a Bag Cap that turns any bag into a re-sealable container to prevent food from being wasted. Profits donated: $ 1,853.14

Facebook: Waste No More

Twitter: @WasteNoMore

YouTube: Waste No More FME


By Hilary Katulak, hkatulak@babson.edu, 781-239-4623 | 08/23/2012 10:00