Babson startups developing in Undergraduate and MBA Hatcheries on campus and in Boston's Innovation District.

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Babson College startups are receiving support this spring in Undergraduate and MBA Hatcheries on campus and in Boston's Innovation District.

As part of the John E. and Alice L. Butler Venture Accelerator Program, the Hatcheries provide a vibrant atmosphere conducive to sharing ideas and information among student teams, faculty, executives-in-residence and visiting entrepreneurs.
The Hatcheries function like incubators where student entrepreneurs have access to professional and semiprivate workspace to grow their businesses. Student businesses go through an application process before they are selected. Teams are awarded space in the Hatcheries one term at a time.
Starting in spring 2011, Boston-based office space became available to graduate students (supported by the Babson Graduate School), in addition to space on campus. The Boston-based office space is only available during the academic year.
There is no cost to participate in the Hatcheries but all student businesses are invited to contribute a percentage of their equity position to Babson through our Founder’s Fund. This Fund was created by alumni as a "venture capital fund" used to support Babson's mission of providing entrepreneurial education.

Spring 2012 Hatchery Businesses

Undergraduate Students  (Babson’s Wellesley Campus)

Jacox-Hilton Producer Consulting (James Hilton '12 & Cam Jacox '13) - Jacox-Hilton Producer Consulting is a rapidly growing consulting firm that holds an impressive track record. Today, Jacox-Hilton provides a variety of specialized consulting services for life insurance brokers and agencies including thorough client book analysis and book valuation. (Celven He '13, Ronald Diep '15 & Rachel Kam '14) is a Customer to Customer information sharing platform, which allows students to post their need or offer under four categories Textbook, Tutoring, Transportation and Dorm stuff.

SWRV LLC (Ronald Diep '15) - SWRV's mission is to spread Hawaii's national and global presence through Hawaiian products. (Ali Gull '12) - is an application for those *hard to express* true intentions for your friends. 

Graduate Students (Babson’s Wellesley Campus) (Josh Harwell M'12) - is an online megastore that sells only high quality, pharmaceutical grade nutritional and dietary products. 
JumpShift (Carl Sanders-Edwards M'12) - JumpShift provides training programs that improve the productivity of organizations. We offer two programs – Leadership Development and Personal Productivity. Our approach to training is revolutionary, building on what the participants are already good at, and providing inspiration based on best-practice models.
ModernRoost (Sophia Deutschman M'12) - Select service, style focused HOTELS that allow guests to stay local without breaking the bank. Follow us as we open our first property (and then promise to come stay with us)!
Plinq (Flip Sasser M'12) - Plinq is an online payments platform that makes processing transactions as easy as humanly possible.
Portner Brewhouse (Catherine Portner M'12) - Portner Brewhouse is a brewpub offering the Craft Beer Test KitchenTM for rapid prototyping of craft beer recipes inspired by the South’s largest pre-Prohibition brewery, the Robert Portner Brewing Company.
Spy Games (Joseph Draschil M'13 & Darshan Doshi M'13) - People don't want to just *watch* a James Bond film. They want to *be* James Bond. Spy Games is a live-action, choose-your-own-adventure game where you are the hero and the game takes place around you in the real world.

Graduate Students (Babson’s Boston Campus)

AdaptiveAlgo (Srikath Krishnamurthy M'11) - AdaptiveAlgo offers dynamic pricing engines for e-markets and e-trading.
AltruHelp (Mathew Paisner M'12) - AltruHelp is an altruistic social media platform & software toolbox that amplifies the philanthropic impact of companies, nonprofits and individuals to create measurable value for all stakeholders.

LearnFunGo (Gaurav M'11) - Learning meets fun. Technology trainings for $10 per class. (Erik Ferjentsik M'12) - offers tenants a platform to search for and write rental property reviews, pay rent online, and submit work orders to request apartment repairs.

StartUp Scrambles (Stephen Douglass M'12)

StringPay (Michael Yang M'13) - StringPay is a mobile application that enables peer to peer payment transfers. Easily split and settle bills between friends, roommates, or teammates at decision point without the hassle of tracking down IOU's. 

By Barbara Spies Blair, , 781-239-4621 | 02/16/2012 11:00