“RISING STARS” ENTREPRENEURS HONORED BY BABSON COLLEGE

Eight alumni entrepreneurs have been honored as “Rising Stars” by Babson College.

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Eight entrepreneurs have been honored as “Rising Stars” by Babson College.
 
The Babson alumni entrepreneurs were recognized during recent Babson College Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame festivities for successfully distinguishing themselves in entrepreneurial endeavors in all types of enterprises.
 
Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame
 
Established in 2008 during the Inauguration of President Len Schlesinger, the Hall of Fame celebrates alumni who have distinguished themselves in entrepreneurial endeavors across all types of enterprises. http://www.babson.edu/Academics/centers/blank-center/celebrating-entrepreneurship/alumni-entrepreneur-hall-of-fame/Pages/home.aspx
 
• Richard B. Bottner ’07 Intern Bridge www.internbridge.com 
Intern Bridge views experiential education as a way to create a pipeline of highly talented students for organizations, foster relationships between higher education and employers, and infuse local economic development initiatives. It believes that all organizations can benefit from an effectively planned and properly structured internship program. Intern Bridge creates exceptional new internships and improves existing internships throughout the nation.

• Jill H. Cartwright M’07  Go Gaga www.gogagalife.com/
Go Gaga introduced its first line of diaper bags at the ABC Kids Expo in September 2007 and since then has expanded its collection to include additional styles as well as recycled fabrics. Go Gaga totes are sold in the US, Canada and Australia by more than 80 independently owned boutiques and online retailers. The line has attracted a Hollywood following including Tori Spelling, Angela Bassett, Chris Noth and Evan Handler and has been featured in Fit Pregnancy, Pregnancy & Newborn, and baby couture as well as trade publications Kids Today and Baby & Kids.
 
• Seth D. Ginsberg ’03 Global Healthy Living Foundation http://ghlf.org/
The Global Healthy Living Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit advocacy organization, based in New York, with the mission to improve the quality of life for people with chronic illness. The GHLF accomplishes its mission by advocating for improved access to care and by educating the community about the importance of diagnosis, early and innovative medical intervention, long-term lifestyle improvement, and therapeutic compliance.
 
• Jason Jacobs M’05 RunKeeper http://runkeeper.com/
Founded in 2008, RunKeeper is a mobile fitness platform for runners to track, measure and improve their fitness. RunKeeper makes workouts fun, social, and easy to understand so the user can improve the quality of their fitness.
 

• Christine S. Mosholder M’03 The Furniture Trust www.thefurnituretrust.org/
The Furniture Trust believes there is a better way to handle unwanted office furnishings and supplies.  This 501 (c) 3 organization reinvests excess office furniture back into the community through direct furniture donations and financial support to local schools and nonprofits.  Since 2008, The Furniture Trust has helped more than 150 organizations and promoted green solutions, like recycling and upcycling in local high schools. 
 
• Amma Sefa-Dedeh M’09  One Hen Inc. http://onehen.opportunity.org/
One Hen, Inc. ─ inspiring children to global citizenship─ creates educational programs that teach elementary school children about global issues and equips them to be change makers. Its mission is to help children become global citizens who succeed in school and beyond and who marry that success to helping others, by instilling in them the values of financial responsibility, personal initiative, global awareness and giving back.
 
• Joseph B. Schneider M’05 and Antonio Turco-Rivas M’05  P’kolino, LLC http://www.pkolino.com/
P'kolino (pee-ko-lee-no) was founded to improve play at home by two dads with a passion for creating great products. With the help of friends, family and a global network of designers, P’kolino has created play products that are beloved worldwide for their playful style and smart functionality. Their award winning products include Furnishings, Arts &Crafts and Wooden Toys. They can be found in over 2000 retail outlets across the USA and in 15 countries around the world. P'kolino was founded in 2004 at the Babson Hatchery and is currently located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
 
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(r) as the most  positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and  social value.  For information, visit www.babson.edu.

By Barbara Spies Blair, blairb@babson.edu, 781-239-4621 | 10/28/2011 12:00