ABC-TV’s Shark Tank host Daymond John will join in Founder’s Day festivities March 8th at Babson College, where he will be formally recognized as Babson’s first Entrepreneur In Residence Emeritus.

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ABC-TV’s Shark Tank host Daymond John will join in Founder’s Day festivities March 8th at Babson College, where he will be formally recognized as Babson’s first Entrepreneur In Residence Emeritus.

Babson students will have a last chance to swim with the Shark, as John takes them behind the scenes of a Shark Tank episode and challenges them to dissect a product and pitch from the show. Lucky winners will also have the opportunity to consult with The Shark on their own entrepreneurial ideas and ventures.

Founder’s Day is Babson’s oldest tradition dating back to 1947, when a day was set aside to honor Roger Babson, founder and first President of Babson College, and his special passion for entrepreneurship, education, and philanthropy. For more information go to:

Founder’s Day 
Events Management : 781-239-5265
Twitter: #BabsonFD
See below for ways to join in and celebrate!

Evening of March 7th, 2013

Beaver Bowl 6-8:30pm

Roger’s Pub
Teams will compete in a Babson trivia contest. Sponsored by the Student Government Association. Register your team here. 

Friday March 8, 2013

Community Coffee
Markey Commons, Olin Hall

Come enjoy coffee and conversation with your colleagues and hear from President Len Schlesinger as he introduces the events of the day and welcomes our newest staff members.

Last Chance To Swim With The Shark
Carling-Sorenson Theater
Join President Len Schlesinger as he welcomes Daymond John, creator of clothing line, FUBU, and ABC-TV’s “Shark Tank” host, for his last appearance at Babson as an Entrepreneur in Residence. Daymond John will take us behind the scenes of a “Shark Tank” episode where guests will have the opportunity to interact with him and dissect the product and the pitch. Win a chance to have a one-on-one consultation with Daymond John later that afternoon! President Schlesinger will formally recognize Daymond Johan as Babson’s first Entrepreneur In Residence Emeritus.

Community Lunch and Business Fair
Trim Dining Hall
Who doesn’t love Trim lunch? Grab your colleagues and head to the Dining Hall! While there, check out the Roger Ward Babson raveling Museum of artifacts and photos. Stop by the annual Founder’s Day Business Fair, featuring businesses and ventures from current students, staff, faculty, and alumni. Businesses register here to participate!

Complete list of 2013 Founder's Day Business Fair Participants

Afternoon Community Service and Training Opportunities

Cradle to Crayons Sort!
Knight Auditorium
Join your colleagues and students in this opportunity to act on one of Roger’s founding principles ─ philanthropy ─ by sorting donated clothing for children in low-income families through this favorite Babson charity Cradles to Crayons. This program is sponsored by one of Babson’s FME businesses, Bands with Benefits. Email to register.

LGBTQ Safe Zone Training
Reynolds 241
Safe Zone is an ally training program for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning community. Participants will learn about the about the coming out process and how to be an ally to LGBTQ persons.

Founder’s Day Celebrations Around the World
Babson alumni and members of the Global Advisory Board will once again host Founder’s Day celebrations in numerous locations around the world including:

Beijing, China; Boston, MA; Dubai, UAE; Hyderabad, India; Miami, Florida; San Francisco, CA; Sao Paulo, Brazil. Information and to register.

By Barbara Spies Blair,, 781-239-4621 | 03/05/2013 06:00