Babson College Is Once Again the No. 1 Private Business College for ROI Babson College Is the No. 1 Private Business College for Return on Investment The PayScale College ROI Report shows Babson alumni enjoy a 20-year net return on investment between $793,000 and $941,000

Babson College is the No. 1 private business college for return on investment, regardless of financial aid, according to PayScale, Inc., the world’s leader in precise, on-demand cloud compensation solutions.

According to the PayScale College ROI Report, Babson alumni enjoy a 20-year net return on investment between $793,000 and $941,000, depending on whether or not they received financial aid. This is an 8 percent increase over PayScale’s findings in its prior year report.

From PayScale: “Babson College is among the best value business schools a person can attend…Founded in 1919 and situated on a 355-acre campus, this small, private business school is among the highest ranked in the U.S.”

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PayScale Names Babson College the No. 1 Business School for Salary Potential PayScale Names Babson College the No. 1 Business School for Salary Potential Babson ranked No. 13 for overall highest alumni earnings among all undergraduate schools nationwide

For the fifth consecutive year, PayScale has named Babson College the best business school nationwide for alumni earning and its students’ future salary potential.

According to PayScale’s 2019 College Salary Report, Babson College also is ranked:

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]]> 08/27/2019 Brianna Radicioni bradicioni@babson.edu (781) 239-4548 44300 /about/news-events/babson-announcements/payscale-babson-ranked-top-business-school-salary-potential/ Financial Times Global MBA Ranking Recognizes Babson College for Career Progress Financial Times Global MBA Ranking Recognizes Babson College for Career Progress F. W. Olin Graduate School of Business ranked among the top MBA programs worldwide

Babson College’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business offers the No. 2 ranked MBA program for career progress worldwide—this according to the 2019 Financial Times Global Full-Time MBA Ranking.

Financial Times calculates Career Progress in terms of changes in seniority and company size after graduation.

Ninety-five percent of MBA students secured summer internships, and 83 percent were offered a job within three months of graduation. Learn more about career outcomes at Babson.

“We are pleased to be continually recognized by Financial Times for the career value we provide our students,” said Keith Rollag, Dean of Babson’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business. “Whether they go on to launch a new venture, return to a family business, or instill Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® within existing organizations, we are proud to know our students use their Babson education to create economic and social value in whatever they pursue.”

According to the ranking, the average Babson full-time MBA alumnus salary three years after graduation is $140,409—up more than $8,700 since 2018.

Babson has jumped 21 spots since 2017, and 15 since 2018, in the overall ranking.

Methodology

This ranking features the world’s best 100 full-time MBA programs. A total of 150 schools took part in the 2019 edition. All participating schools meet Financial Times’ entry criteria, including being accredited by Equis or the AACSB.

Financial Times surveys alumni three years after completing their MBA. For schools to enter the ranking calculations, Financial Times requires that a minimum of 20 percent of alumni reply to the survey, with at least 20 fully completed responses. About 8,000 from the class of 2015 completed our survey — a response rate of 38 percent.

The ranking has 20 criteria. Alumni responses inform eight criteria that together contribute 61 percent of its weight. Eleven criteria are calculated from school data, accounting for 29 percent of the ranking. The remaining criterion, the research rank, counts for 10 percent.

Read the full methodology »

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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BRAC Fundraising Gaining Momentum Fundraising Gaining Momentum With More Than $2 Million To Support Babson Recreation And Athletics Complex (BRAC) Many additional giving opportunities available for construction of athletics and wellness facility Babson Recreation and Athletic CenterBabson College is transforming the campus experience for students and faculty as part of its upcoming Centennial Celebration, including investing in the new Babson Recreation and Athletics Complex (BRAC), scheduled for completion in Fall 2019.

Although fundraising has only recently begun for this critically important project, generous donors have made more than $2 million in early-stage gifts.

“The Babson Recreation and Athletics Complex has been greeted with incredible enthusiasm, and we are so grateful for the early generosity in support of this transformative new space,” said Babson President Kerry Healey. “This exciting project will enhance the Babson experience for our students and provide new fitness, recreation, and wellness opportunities for our entire campus community.”

The BRAC will encompass a 10,000-square foot fitness center, a major improvement from the previous space. All students, faculty, and staff will have access to new state-of-the-art equipment as well as current and effective group fitness classes. A three-court multipurpose gymnasium also will be featured, providing a gathering space for campus events and recreational activity.

Student-athletes will see major improvements in not just equipment and facilities but the entire athletic experience with BRAC. While Babson Athletics is experiencing historic success thanks to our tremendously talented student-athletes winning the men’s basketball NCAA Division III Championship title and our record number of NEWMAC championships during the last few years, the completion of BRAC will strengthen the College’s ability to recruit future generations of superb student-athletes.

Among the major commitments made to date is a gift from David F. Lamere ’82, Babson College Trustee and co-chair of College’s Campus Master Plan and Facilities Committee, and his wife, Laura Lamere, to establish the Lamere Plaza. The Lamere Plaza will serve as a gathering location for alumni, featuring a new statue of the Babson Beaver where students and alumni can take photos and rally around the excitement of Babson athletics.

"After several years of careful planning, we are incredibly proud to announce the development of an expanded, modern recreation and athletics facility that will benefit all members of the Babson community," said Lamere. "As a college committed to delivering a transformative student experience, we know it is important to continue to invest in facilities that promote our students' wellness and sense of community. The facility will greatly enhance the recreational space available to our whole community.”

Supporting Student-Athletes

Each of the initial gifts will be used to create unique offerings for Babson’s student-athletes, including:

Bravo Family Sports Medicine Suite

Through the generosity of Dr. Stephen M. Bravo and Ms. Catherine I. Turnes-Bravo, the Bravo Family Sports Medicine Suite will encompass all medical offerings for student-athletes. Using innovative technology through hydrotherapy and other methods, student-athletes will get the best possible care when they are injured.

Mr. Kenneth Romanzi ’82 & Dr. Nancy Major Romanzi Rehabilitation Clinic

Within the Bravo Family Sports Medicine clinic will be, the Mr. Kenneth Romanzi ’82 & Dr. Nancy Major Romanzi Rehabilitation Clinic. With support from the generous donors Kenneth G. Romanzi and Dr. Nancy M. Major, this clinic will be focused on getting student-athletes back in the game and rehabilitated post injury.

Aram Hintlian Family Golf Performance Center

With support from donor Aram H. Hintlian Jr., this indoor training virtual golf facility will allow the Babson golf team to practice year round. The center will include technology such as a simulator and putting area for the team as well as staff, faculty, and students.

The Prasatya Family Tennis Court

The first completed project of BRAC is eight new fully lit tennis courts. With the generosity of Ms. Ingrid Prasatya, two of the eight new tennis courts were built. These courts are among the best outdoor courts in the New England area.

“We have such amazing supporters and we are forever grateful to these leaders in our Babson community,” says Michael Lynch, senior director of Athletics & Athletic Advancement. “Through their early support, we are making BRAC a reality and forever changing the trajectory of our athletic program. This new facility is transformational and will greatly enhance the experience for all Babson students.”

About Babson College Athletics

Babson Athletics offers 22 varsity programs at the NCAA Division III level, with the majority of teams competing in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC). Babson also competes in the New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) for men’s ice hockey, the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) for men’s golf, and the MacConnell Division of the USCSA for alpine skiing.

The athletic department was ranked in the top 5 percent in the 2017 NACDA Directors’ Cup standings, awarded to the nation’s best overall collegiate athletics programs. Field hockey was the first women’s program to play in an NCAA Final Four in 2016, men’s basketball won its first national championship in 2017, and women’s volleyball became the sixth Babson program to advance to the NCAA Round of 16 since November 2016.

In addition to its 22 varsity programs, Babson offers a number of club sports for full-time undergraduate students. Babson also offers a wide variety of intramural sports, which are available for undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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Weissman Foundry Open to Babson Welcome to Babson College's New Cutting-Edge Studio for Student-Led Innovation Weissman Foundry open to Babson, Olin College of Engineering, and Wellesley College communities On Friday, September 21, with an impressive, new, 10,000-square foot facility in the foreground, Babson College President Kerry Healey welcomed members of the Babson, Olin, and Wellesley college comm­unities to celebrate the opening of the Weissman Foundry.

Boasting areas for project work, large and small, this new creative space provides access to workbenches, advanced fabrication equipment, traditional tools, robotics, AR/VR, and sought-after connections to expertise and training.

It was made for the curious—the entrepreneurs, engineers, artists, and academics alike. Designed as an intentional mashup of student interests, the Weissman Foundry is meant to ignite forward-thinking idea exploration, iteration, and design, and to facilitate meaningful knowledge transfer between the three college communities.

According to President Healey, the Weissman Foundry is a place for learning and hands-on experimentation. Envisioned as a multi-college workshop that will enhance collaboration, it will better equip students to use their collective business, engineering, and liberal arts educations to create impactful economic and social value everywhere.

The Foundry’s Teaching Studio has already hosted an array of programs and courses, including Affordable Design & Entrepreneurship with Olin College, Babson’s signature Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship class, Blockchain Ventures, Biomimicry Design Innovation from Nature, Crowdfunding, Scaling Lean Ventures, and more.

Speaking to an excited crowd, Babson’s acting Provost Mark Rice invited everyone to the Foundry’s next event. On October 2, the tri-college community will host Tech Day—“a hands-on showcase of novel, global, and often simple technologies in agriculture, public health and education, many being developed in the Affordable Design & Entrepreneurship program,” he shared.

Named in honor of devoted Babson alumnus and trustee Robert Weissman ’64, H’94, P’87 ’90 and his wife, Janet Weissman P’87 ’90, the Weissman Foundry commemorates the start of many campus transformations underway as Babson readies for its second century.

“We are all inspired and deeply grateful for Bob and Jan’s extraordinary generosity and longstanding commitment to Babson,” said Healey. “They are incredibly humble, which is why it is particularly special to celebrate them and to have their name attached to one of the College’s most innovative and forward-looking endeavors, a project that will have a profound impact for our students.”

 

From left to right: Christopher Weissman MBA’90; Michael Weissman ’87, P’20; Greg Weissman; Janet Weissman P’87 ’90; Robert Weissman ’64, H’94, P’87’ ’90; Babson College President Kerry Healey; Chair of the Babson College Board of Trustees Marla Capozzi MBA’96; Babson acting Provost Mark Rice

The Foundry leads the way for anticipated 2019 openings of the new Babson Recreation and Athletics Complex, Babson Commons at Horn Library, and Kerry Murphy Healey Park.

 “Today’s ceremony is particularly exciting and meaningful as we approach our Centennial and embark on a second century of innovation and leadership in entrepreneurship education,” added Marla Capozzi MBA’96, chair of the Babson Board of Trustees. “I look forward to seeing what this Foundry community creates.”

Join the Weissman Foundry Community

Be a Scout

Join the team of Babson, Olin, and Wellesley graduate and undergraduate students who help lead Foundry efforts.

Weissman Foundry Campfires – Mondays at 5:30 p.m.

Discuss ideas, get feedback, and help one another turn dreams into reality.

Tours

Take a 45-minute tour, limited to 15 people at a time.

Equipment Training

Sign-up for weekly equipment training sessions, varying in length and format depending on equipment.

Chair Rentals

Long-and-short-term workstation chair rentals available. Short-term reservations made on a first-come-first-served basis. Long-term reservations require an application.

Learn more about these and other opportunities at the Weissman Foundry »

 

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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agnieska Babson College Names Agnieska Kuzniarski Managing Director of Babson Dubai Kuzniarski brings years of experience in business education in the U.A.E. to her role at Babson

Babson College, the recognized world leader in entrepreneurship education, has appointed Agnieszka Kuzniarski to the position of managing director of Babson Dubai—the College’s newest global location.

“We are delighted to welcome Agnieszka Kuzniarski to Babson Dubai,” said Babson College President Kerry Healey. “Agnieszka’s leadership in business education in the U.A.E., coupled with her local understanding and entrepreneurial mindset, will help Babson to amplify our impact on international business and entrepreneurship education in Dubai.”

“I am excited to be a part of Babson’s first international expansion, especially because it is in Dubai,” said Kuzniarski. “This city’s entrepreneurial energy can be felt far and wide, and it truly feels like the perfect place for Babson. I look forward to the impact we will create locally, regionally, and beyond, as we broaden Babson’s reach, and support entrepreneurs of all kinds, across generations in this hotbed of activity that is the U.A.E.”

Agnieszka Kuzniarski

Agnieszka Kuzniarski is the managing director of Babson Dubai. Prior to joining Babson College in November 2017, Kuzniarski was senior associate dean and Executive MBA Program director at Hult International Business School in Dubai.

Kuzniarski joined Hult’s Dubai campus in 2008 as associate dean of Student Affairs and as a faculty member. She played a key role in establishing Hult’s first overseas campus, which welcomed its inaugural class in September 2008, and witnessed the campus’s rapid growth from one offering a full-time MBA in its first year to its current multiprogram offering, home to more than 450 students from over 40 nationalities. Prior to joining Hult, Kuzniarski was a lecturer in business communications and professional writing consultant at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Kuzniarski is a native of Poland. During and after her master’s degree studies at the University of Warsaw, she owned a consultancy offering professional communication, and interpreting services. Upon receiving a full scholarship for a promising Eastern European entrepreneur to study at Cambridge University, she completed her academic qualifications, earning her MPhil and PhD degrees.

Babson Dubai

Babson College has expanded to Dubai, U.A.E., to offer executive education programs for working professionals across the region.

Babson Executive Education’s first open enrollment program, Global Symposia for Entrepreneurship Educators—Dubai, will launch February 18, 2019. Additional programs, including one on family entrepreneurship, will be announced.

Housed in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Babson joins the most prominent financial and business organizations from the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader of Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR JANOS STONE NAMED MANAGER OF INNOVATION AND DESIGN SPACES AT SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR JANOS STONE NAMED MANAGER OF INNOVATION AND DESIGN SPACES AT BABSON’S NEW WEISSMAN FOUNDRY Experienced designer and entrepreneur to lead new cutting-edge studio for Babson, Olin, and Wellesley college students Babson College has announced the appointment of Janos Stone as Manager of Innovation and Design Spaces for its new Weissman Foundry.

The Weissman Foundry is a cutting-edge studio dedicated to fostering creative and collaborative projects led by a community of Babson, Olin, and Wellesley college students. The intentional mashup of student disciplines and interests ignites forward-thinking idea exploration, iteration, and design, and facilitates meaningful knowledge transfer between its members.

“We are excited to welcome Janos Stone and his breadth of expertise in emerging technologies, disruptive innovations, and creative, entrepreneurial thinking to Babson,” said Candida Brush, Vice Provost of Global Entrepreneurial Leadership at Babson College. “We look forward to his role in fostering collaboration within this space, and the lasting impact that is sure to be created well beyond the walls of the Weissman Foundry.”

"The Weissman Foundry community is forming as I had hoped and expected, bringing together the widest array of disciplines and interests, and forging incredible creativity and shared exploration," said Stone. "I am happy to be convening such a diverse group of entrepreneurs, artists, engineers, and academics alike, and I am very eager to see what we create."

The Weissman Foundry was named in honor of devoted Babson alumnus and trustee Robert Weissman ’64, H’94, P’87 ’90 and his wife, Janet Weissman P’87 ’90.

Janos Stone

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Janos Stone is known for turning ideas into technologies that enable creativity and generate value. He is an artist, designer, and serial entrepreneur. At the center of Stone’s creative discipline is his ability to observe patterns in systems, artifacts, or concepts. Once patterns are uncovered, he finds where the patterns overlap in order to hybridize ideas and generate solutions. Specifically, Stone uses postmodern art thinking to find unusual yet harmonious solutions by merging disparate patterns. These uncommon and often nascent solutions are important as they discover new value and disrupt old methodologies. 

In his first venture, Mecube, Stone created the first 3D design to 3D printing mobile app. More recently, he was co-founder and chief of product for Kwambio. In its second round of fundraising, Kwambio raised $1.2M and began partnerships with established and emerging designers to produce a highly curated collection of customizable homewares, accessories, and art, manufactured on demand.

Currently, Stone is working on a privacy shelter for refugees. His design uses thick origami principles, is flat packable, requires no adhesives or fasteners, can be assembled by robot, and costs around $9.

As an educator, Stone takes an experiential and transdisciplinary approach to teaching. His focus is to increase a student’s inherent creativity through a combination of metacognition tools, mindfulness, and embracing prior knowledge and a comfort in failure.

Stone earned his BFA in sculpture and design from the Rhode Island School of Design and his MFA in sculpture from Boston University. His work and support media can be found at janosstone.com.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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Article Content MIAMI MAYOR SUAREZ ANNOUNCES COLLABORATION WITH BABSON COLLEGE City of Miami employees will receive a 30 percent tuition reduction for the Babson Miami Blended Learning MBA Program On Wednesday August 29, 2018, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez welcomed Babson to the city’s Brickell neighborhood and announced a collaboration between the City of Miami and Babson College. All City of Miami employees accepted into Babson Miami’s Blended Learning MBA will have their application fee waived and, if admitted, also will receive a 30 percent tuition reduction for the degree program.

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“The arrival of Babson to Miami signals our city’s strength as a dynamic entrepreneurial hub,” said Mayor Suarez. “With this partnership, we are boosting our intellectual capital and fostering a fertile environment for the innovators and problem solvers of tomorrow.”

Mayor Suarez was joined at ceremonies celebrating the inaugural class by Murata Dean of the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College Keith Rollag along with Gustavo Trindade MBA'17, director of Babson Miami, and Entrepreneurship Professor Philip Kim, faculty director for Babson College’s Blended Learning Program.

“Babson is thrilled to announce with Mayor Suarez this collaboration with the City of Miami,” said Dean Rollag. “We believe that our presence in Miami will strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem and continue to grow our diverse and vibrant community.”

“We are pleased to welcome Babson College’s forward-looking MBA program to our dynamic Downtown community,” said Alyce Robertson, executive director of the Miami Downtown Development Authority (DDA). “Downtown Miami is a place that attracts people with an entrepreneurial mindset and this has given rise to a startup and creative class that’s looking to break the mold and try new things. This unique MBA program is another resource helping to drive growth and innovation Downtown.”

Pictured below from left to right: Dean Keith Rollag, Alyce M. Robertson, Executive Director of the Miami Downtown Development Authority, Mayor Suarez, Phil Kim, Gustavo Trindade, and Elena Bondarenko, Government Relations at the Miami Downtown Development Authority. 

 

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Babson Miami

Babson Miami brings the globally recognized leader in entrepreneurship education to South Florida and beyond, extending Babson College’s unique methodology of Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® to this fast-growing hub of startup activity and epicenter of international and family business.

Learn, connect, and grow your career with the Blended Learning MBA, ranked in the top 10 worldwide by Financial Times and No. 1 for average alumni salary, or explore our cutting-edge graduate degrees. Be a part of the vibrant Babson network living and working in Greater Miami and across Latin America, entrepreneurs of all kinds who are making an impact in family enterprises, new ventures, corporations, and more.

Babson Miami offers the best of both worlds. On campus, the hallways and classrooms hum with entrepreneurs, mentors, and funders, while one of the largest concentrations of Babson alumni in the world is located just outside in Miami and South Florida, eager to support Babson College’s next generation of entrepreneurial leaders.

Along with the Blended Learning MBA, Babson also is offering Executive Education programs in Miami. Babson Executive Education (BEE) provides learning and development programs to organizations and working professionals across industries to drive growth and innovation. BEE works with organizations to co-create custom programs on topics including innovation, entrepreneurial leadership and disruption, and is launching a women’s leadership open enrollment program in Miami this winter.  

Babson’s expansion builds on the ongoing success of its women’s entrepreneurship accelerator, Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® Miami, which has had local roots since 2016. The program’s inaugural cohort of local women entrepreneurs raised nearly $2 million in funding in the first year.

The Thriving Miami Ecosystem

new demographic study completed by the Miami Downtown Development Authority (DDA) finds that Downtown Miami’s population has grown by nearly 40 percent since 2010, cementing its appeal as a vibrant neighborhood that has come alive with: new arts and culture venues; shopping, dining, and entertainment destinations; and alternative transit options during the past decade.

Young professionals still comprise much of the residential population, with 41,437 falling between the ages of 25 and 44, up 86 percent since 2010. Wages and education levels are rising in lockstep, with the average household income having increased by 21 percent since 2010 and with more than half (54 percent) of Downtown residents holding a bachelor’s degree or higher, a figure almost double that of the City of Miami and Miami-Dade County respectively.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

 

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content BABSON COLLEGE AMONG THE PRINCETON REVIEW’S BEST 384 COLLEGES The 2019 book ranks Babson among the country’s best colleges

Babson College is among The Princeton Review’s 2019 edition of The Best 384 Colleges.

"We picked the 384 'best' colleges for our book primarily for their outstanding academics; we highly recommend each one," said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review's editor-in-chief and the book's lead author.

Babson is ranked in the 2019 edition of The Princeton Review's annual "Best Colleges" guidebook, "The Best 384 Colleges" and is among those cited in the Best Regional College listing Best Northeastern (colleges).

Babson is ranked No. 12 in the Lots of Race/Class Interaction category.

Students say Babson College provides a “culture of entrepreneurship” and “fosters collaboration through group work and unconventional assignments. Professors are passionate about the course material and bring their real-life experience into the classroom.”

As a “small college, attendance and participation are extremely important,” and “professors want to make connections with their students. ... It is not uncommon to hear about professors recommending or referring students to internships and full-time positions with their extensive networks.”

Babson students stress the diversity on campus. This varied population means that, “a lot of diverse perspectives are brought about during discussions.” Even at a school where business is the name of the game, “everybody at Babson seems willing to help whenever they can whether it is emotional support or help with academics.”

“The small class sizes make it very easy to make friends and establish new relationships,” students explain, and “days without meetings for clubs and organizations are rare.”

In short, “the average student at Babson is well read, wildly ambitious, and heavily involved in extracurricular organizations on campus.”

“We are pleased to be recognized as one of the top colleges in the country by The Princeton Review,” said Undergraduate School Dean Ian Lapp, “noting the benefits of a small, diverse, tight-knit community with academic rigor, supportive environment, and collaborative and entrepreneurial mindset.”

Survey Says

  • Students are happy
  • Career services are great,/li>
  • Internships are widely available
  • School is well run
  • Students love Babson Park, MA
  • Everyone loves the Beavers
  • Active student government
  • Active minority support groups

Additional Survey Background

The Princeton Review tallied the rankings for the 2019 edition based on its surveys of 138,000 students (average 359 per campus) attending the 384 colleges in the book in 2017–2018 and/or the previous two school years.

The survey asks students 84 questions about their school's academics, administration, student body, and themselves. The format uses a five-point Likert scale to convert qualitative student assessments into quantitative data for school-to-school comparisons. More information on the ranking methodology is at www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings/how-it-works.

"The Best 384 Colleges" is one of 150 books by The Princeton Review published by Penguin Random House.

Previous Babson Rankings from The Princeton Review Among previous Undergraduate School rankings from The Princeton Revew, Babson is noted among Colleges that Create Futures, Colleges That Pay You Back, Green Colleges, Best Career Placement (No. 6), Top 25 Entrepreneurship: Ugrad (No. 1), and Top 50 – Colleges That Pay You Back (No. 43).

About The Princeton Review

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About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for​ Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top​-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.​​​,/p>

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08/20/2018 Michael Chmura mchmura@babson.edu 781-239-4549 84396 /about/news-events/babson-announcements/babson-college-among-the-princeton-reviews-best-384-colleges/
MONEY MAGAZINE RANKS BABSON NO. 15 MONEY MAGAZINE RANKS BABSON NO. 15 AMONG BEST SMALL COLLEGES, NO. 1 AMONG BUSINESS SCHOOLS 727 Colleges Included in the Best Colleges for Your Money 2018 Ranking Money magazine has ranked Babson among the 727 Best Colleges In America, according to its Best Colleges For Your Money 2018 ranking.

Babson is ranked No. 15 among Best Small Colleges and is the No. 1 business school in this category. According to Money, “for students looking for a more intimate academic experience, these are the highest-ranking colleges with fewer than 5,000 students.” 

Colleges included in the category with Babson are Massachusetts Institute of Technology, California Institute of Technology, Dartmouth College, and Amherst College. In addition, Babson has an Earnings Premium Over Peers of $12,300.

Also, Money places Babson at No. 17 in Early Career Earnings with a total of $66,600. Overall, Babson is ranked No. 69. Finally, Babson is ranked No. 2 among the Most Transformative Colleges.

“We are pleased to see Money’s continued recognition of Babson’s excellence in education and value in alumni earnings,” said Undergraduate Dean Ian Lapp.

Learn more about Babson’s undergraduate program offerings»

Money’s Methodology

To make the initial cut, a college had to:

  • Have at least 500 students.
  • Have sufficient, reliable data to be analyzed.
  • Not be in financial distress.
  • Have a graduation rate that was at or above the median for its institutional category (public, private, or historically black college or university), or have a high “value-added” graduation rate (in other words: score in the top 25 percent of our test of graduation rates after accounting for the average test scores and percentage of low-income students among its enrollees).

A total of 727 schools met these requirements. These schools were ranked on 26 factors in three categories:

  • Quality of education
  • Affordability
  • Outcomes

Finally, using statistical techniques to turn all the data points into a single score, Money ranked the schools based on those scores.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for​ Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top​-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.​​​

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08/16/2018 Michael Chmura mchmura@babson.edu 781-239-4549 87461 /about/news-events/babson-announcements/2018-money-magazine-ranks-babson-among-top-colleges/
BABSON COLLEGE AND ILUMNO COLLABORATE TO BRING ONLINE ENTREPRENEURSHIP COURSES T BABSON COLLEGE AND ILUMNO COLLABORATE TO BRING ONLINE ENTREPRENEURSHIP COURSES TO LATIN AMERICAN STUDENTS New certificate programs to further develop entrepreneurial ecosystem in Latin America; available in Spanish and Portuguese beginning March 2018

Babson College, the recognized world leader in entrepreneurship education, and ILUMNO, a technology company specialized in higher education in Latin America, have announced the launch of three online entrepreneurship certificate programs, to be delivered in Spanish and Portuguese. The programs will become available in March 2018 across Latin America and are non-credit bearing.

“At Babson College, we are on a mission to make entrepreneurship education accessible to everyone, everywhere,” said Babson College President Kerry Healey. “An impressive 27 percent of Babson’s international alumni come from Latin America, making up a vibrant local network of more than 1,200 Babson community members. Thanks to our collaboration with ILUMNO, we will now have the opportunity to impact that many more entrepreneurial-minded people within the region in a new and creative way.”

“It is an honor for ILUMNO to work with Babson College, one of the best entrepreneurship institutions in the U.S.,” said Pete Pizarro, ILUMNO CEO and Chairman. “A great deal of students in the Ilumno network become entrepreneurs after graduation, and this is the reality throughout Latin America. At ILUMNO, and together with Babson, we want to support their dreams and ambitions, and to promote social transformation in each of the countries we are in.”

According to the 2017/18 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, sponsored by Babson College, Latin America maintains the highest regional rate of Total early-stage Entrepreneurial Activity, where just under one-fifth of adults are engaged in nascent entrepreneurship. This region also demonstrates the highest rates of women and youth entrepreneurship worldwide—both at 17 percent.

Certificate Programs

Non-credit bearing, advanced certificates in Modern Entrepreneurship PrinciplesFinance for Today’s Entrepreneurs, and Marketing Strategies for Today’s Entrepreneurs will be obtained after the successful completion of two Babson College courses per certificate.

Each course will be offered on a virtual platform using state-of-the-art technologies from ILUMNO, and supported by 11 Latin American universities in the ILUMNO network.

Modern Entrepreneurship Principles

Finance for Today’s Entrepreneurs

  • Financial Accounting Made Fun: Eliminating Your Fears— led by Babson Lecturer Peter Wilson and recently named one of the best online courses by Poets & Quants
  • Financial Analysis for Decision Making—led by Babson Professor Mark Potter

Marketing Strategies for Today’s Entrepreneurs

  • Marketing Fundamentals: Who is Your Customer? —led by Babson Faculty Gary Ottley and Anjali Bal
  • Digital Strategy and Action—led by Babson Lecturer Peter Cohan

At the end of each program, students will have gained a broad entrepreneurial knowledge and skillset necessary to further develop their entrepreneurial projects.

This initiative is based on the shared vision of Babson College and ILUMNO to foster equality, promote sustainable social and economic development through entrepreneurship, and to support the training and growth of small and medium enterprises.

About Ilumno

ILUMNO is a cutting-edge company, specialized in higher education and working with institutions that seek sustainable expansion and modernization.

With its own technology, called the ILUMNO Cube, ILUMNO integrates the best practices, processes and technologies to offer a ready-to-use platform, completely integrated, and in continuous evolution to support growth, academic quality, resource optimization and internationalization of the educational institutions that are part of the ILUMNO network.

Headquartered in Miami, USA, ILUMNO has presence in 10 Latin American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay and Puerto Rico), impacting more than 254,000 students, 12,000 professors and staff members, at 75 university campuses, and around 625 University Service Centers.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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08/02/2018 Brianna Radicioni bradicioni@babson.edu (781) 239-4548 faculty 51532 /about/news-events/babson-announcements/babson-ilumno-bring-online-entrepreneurship-courses-to-latin-america/
BABSON COLLEGE AWARDS FIRST FLORIDA RESIDENT BABSON COLLEGE AWARDS FIRST FLORIDA RESIDENT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR BABSON MIAMI BLENDED LEARNING MBA New 5,500 square-foot, state-of-the-art home for Babson Miami at 1200 Brickell Babson College, the globally recognized leader in entrepreneurship education, has awarded Florida residents Jose Darsin and Jessica Tabert the first full-tuition scholarships for Babson Miami’s inaugural Blended Learning MBA beginning in September 2018.

Presentation took place at an “Experience Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® at Babson Miami” preview on July 25, 2018, at the new 5,500 square-foot state-of-the-art home for the Babson Miami campus in Brickell, at 1200 Brickell Avenue.

These scholarships were created in collaboration with the City of Miami and the office of Mayor Francis Suarez.  

This site is among the Babson small-footprint, high-impact Hubs in global gateway cities, each offering a customized, site-specific selection of signature Babson programming.  Our expanded presence in Brickell builds on the ongoing success of our Miami Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab®, a business accelerator dedicated to women-led ventures.

Presenting the scholarships were Babson President Kerry Healey, Faculty Director Blended Learning and Entrepreneurship Professor Phillip Kim, and Graduate School Dean of Admissions Monica Moore, F. W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.  Also participating were Babson alumni, local partners, and government officials, including a representative from the office of Mayor Francis Suarez, who has welcomed Babson’s scholarship program.

“Babson is thrilled to welcome Jessica and Jose to the Miami Blended Learning MBA program as our inaugural Florida Resident Scholars,” said President Healey. “Jessica and Jose are accomplished professionals who will enrich the Babson experience for their fellow students, and we look forward to welcoming them to the Babson community as we expand our presence in Miami and seek to bring Entrepreneurial Thought and Action to even more people and places.”

Babson is currently accepting applications for the flexible Blended Learning MBA, strategically located in downtown Brickell, which allows students to earn a top-ranked MBA while balancing personal and professional life—in just 21 months.

Jose Darsin

"I am at a point in my career where I want and can drive my own future; with the Babson MBA I will just be better prepared to be successful," said Darsin.

Darsin has more than 27 years of experience in the transportation industry, during which he has occupied various executive and management roles. Darsin is a professional engineer in Florida; he holds a Civil Engineer degree from the Universidad de Buenos Aires and a Master of Science in transportation planning and engineering from New York University (formerly Polytechnic University). He has worked in all phases of transportation infrastructure, including planning, construction, maintenance, and operations.

His international experience includes leading projects in the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ecuador, and Argentina.  He has spent the last 16 years in the United States working in the infrastructure industry with different levels of responsibility.

He is currently director of operations and maintenance with Fluor. He is currently involved in several public private partnership projects across the country.  Previously he has performed as executive vice president with FDI Services and vice president of operations with Transfield Services. 

He has a proven record of achievement in developing, leading, and delivering business opportunities in local, national, and international contexts, encompassing areas such as project delivery, cost/margin improvement, and company strategy. In South Florida he has been responsible for the operations and maintenance of critical portions of the infrastructure, including the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority roads and facilities, and route U.S. Route 1 in Monroe Co.

He  was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has been married to Marcela Calderale for 26 years; they have three kids-Tomas, Sofia, and Franco- and currently reside in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. His passions are spending time with his family, traveling around the world, and cooking.

Jessica Tabbert

“You're not special if you meet the standard when others don't. You're special when others exceed the standard to follow your example,” said Tabbert, a U.S. Army and Air Force Reserve veteran, explaining what she shared with those under her command.

Tabbert is a business and hospitality professional with more than 16 years of experience in the events and hotel industries, including military protocol (large-scale, high-visibility military events). Her expertise includes project management, data analysis, customer service, network marketing, event consulting, and community leadership. 

As a military service member, Staff Sergeant Tabbert was responsible for the training, education, and leadership of men and women in military intelligence, command, control, and communications. She conducted analysis and designed programs to that trained military members to identify strategies execute mission-oriented plans and directives. Staff Sergeant Tabbert also was placed in leadership positions over the Honor Guard. She was responsible for the complete event planning and successful execution of military ceremonies for 250 to 20,000 attendees.

She continues her passion for event planning and strategic collaboration in her roles as CEO of J. Gisele, an events and entertainment agency specializing in culinary experiences, and as the founder and director of the CIC Military Cohort, an educational program designed to offer business resources and workspace to veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs. Using events as a platform, Tabbert connects businesses and organizations with their target audience to facilitate networking and partnerships. She uses her knowledge of data analysis, strategic collaboration, and community building to create an environment that sustains business growth, builds relationships, and contributes to community efforts.

She founded the CIC Military Cohort as a social entrepreneurship endeavor to empower veterans and military spouses to start and grow businesses in South Florida. The program operated from January to July, 2018 at the Cambridge Innovation Center Miami, a co-working space in Wynwood. Tabbert also is the head of military partnerships at Caribu, an app that allows parents, mentors, and family members to read to children aged 0-7 when they are not in the same location.

Tabbert has a Bachelor of Science in sports, entertainment, and event Mmanagement from Johnson & Wales University. As a community leader, she is the chair of the Mission United Outreach Committee, volunteers annually with the Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Foundation, and is a partner with R Stars Project, a nonprofit organization that empowers high school youth to shine in their communities. She also serves as the secretary of the board of directors for the Black Professionals Network and the vice president of operations for the National Sales Network.

Tabbert is married to Sergeant First Class Nathan Tabbert, an active-duty soldier stationed at U.S. Southern Command in Miami. Together they have four children. She also is a huge nerd. When she’s not trying to take over the world, she loves adventure, reading, cooking, and learning things.

Blended Learning MBA — Babson Miami

Babson offers the flexible Blended Learning MBA, with classes strategically located in Brickell, which allows students to earn a top-ranked MBA while balancing personal and professional life—in just 21 months.

This unique approach to an MBA combines online classes, face-to-face sessions, and virtual collaboration so students can make the most of their learning, their time, and their investment. 

Program Details

  • Online learning averages 20 hours per week. This includes readings, case preparation, contributing to asynchronous and real-time discussions, and active participation in team-based exercises and projects.
  • On-campus residences approximately three times each semester encourage dynamic classroom discussions, case-based analysis, and networking with student cohorts. View program calendar (pdf)»
  • Courses are taught by Babson faculty, who are accomplished practitioners and researchers dedicated to student success—inside and outside the classroom.
  • Our cohort-based program allows students to form a tight-knit community with peers.
  • The GMAT is waived for the Blended Learning program for qualifying applicants. Learn more about the Blended Learning application requirements»
  • The program starts each fall. For specific information on start dates and face-to-face sessions, view the program calendar.
  • This program is visa eligible.* 
  • Miami is a natural outpost for Babson. It is an important region in our alumni network—home to the fourth—largest concentration of Babson graduates-and a gateway to our vibrant community in Latin America.
* Pending Department of Homeland Security (DHS) approval.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for​ Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top​-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.​​​

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07/31/2018 Shannon Sweeny ssweeny1@babson.edu (781) 239-4621 87458 /about/news-events/babson-announcements/2018-florida-resident-mba-scholarships/
Financial Times top mba entrepreneurship Financial Times Ranks Babson Among Top MBA Programs For Entrepreneurship Worldwide Babson once again ranked high among top 50 full-time MBA programs for Entrepreneurship  Financial Times Ranks Babson a Top MBA for Entrepreneurship Worldwide

Babson College’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business is once again recognized by the world’s leading global business publication, Financial Times, as one of the best MBA programs for entrepreneurship worldwide.

Financial Times’ FT 2018 Top MBAs for Entrepreneurship, names Babson No. 2 behind only Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Babson ranks No. 1 for percentage of alumni who launch a business after graduation.

“We are pleased to be among the top MBA programs for entrepreneurship in the world,” says Murata Dean Keith Rollag. “A Babson MBA uniquely prepares students to be entrepreneurial, action-oriented leaders who will continue to change the world for the better.”

Babson is ranked ahead of top institutions such as Dartmouth College No. 3, Harvard Business School No. 9, MIT: Sloan No. 11, University of Pennsylvania: Wharton No. 14, and Yale School of Management No. 15.

Data were collected from the MBA class of 2014 as part of the publication’s annual Global MBA ranking. Criteria included the percentage of graduates who created their own companies, the percentage of alumni startups still operating at the end of 2017, the extent to which the school and alumni network helped in their entrepreneurial pursuits, and more.

Results of the alumni survey ranked Babson in the top 10 for the extent to which the skills gained during the MBA encouraged the entrepreneurs to start a company, and the extent to which the business school helped start the company.

Babson’s MBA program is offered in a variety of formats at Babson’s Wellesley, Boston, Miami, San Francisco, and Dubai locations.

About The Rankings

Babson College is ranked highly by many publications including: U.S. News & World Report No. 1 in Entrepreneurship for both undergraduate and graduate, and the Blended Learning MBA program is ranked No. 6 worldwide in Financial Times 2018 Online MBA ranking.

Learn more about Babson’s rankings»

The Babson MBA

Babson’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business is dedicated to preparing entrepreneurs of all kinds to succeed in diverse organizations and industries around the world. The Babson learning experience, filled with opportunities to put ideas into action, develops critical problem-solving and communication skills that empower our students to innovate and create value in established businesses, new ventures, and beyond. After graduation, students join Babson’s thriving global alumni network uniquely prepared to make an impact in today’s business world.

Across our four locations (our main campus in Wellesley, Massachusetts, as well as campuses in Boston, Miami, and San Francisco, and opening soon in Dubai), we offer these full- and part-time graduate programs:

  • One-Year MBA
  • Two-Year MBA
  • Evening MBA (part time)
  • Blended Learning MBA (part time)*

*Blended Learning Program in Miami can be completed full time

  • Master of Science in Management in Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Master of Science in Finance
  • Master of Science in Business Analytics (part time)
  • Certificate in Advanced Management (part time)

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for​ Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top​-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.​​​

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07/13/2018 Shannon Sweeny ssweeny1@babson.edu 781-239-4621 institutional 92499 /about/news-events/babson-announcements/2018-financial-times-top-mba-entrepreneurship/
Financial Times Ranks Babson Among Top MBA Programs for Entrepreneurship Worldwi Financial Times Ranks Babson Among Top MBA Programs for Entrepreneurship Worldwide Babson once again ranked high among top 50 full-time MBA programs for Entrepreneurship Financial Times Ranking BabsonBabson College’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business is once again recognized by the world’s leading global business publication, Financial Times, as one of the best MBA programs for entrepreneurship worldwide.

Financial Times’ FT 2018 Top MBAs for Entrepreneurship, names Babson No. 2 behind only Stanford Graduate School of Business. 

Babson ranks No. 1 for percentage of alumni who launch a business after graduation.

“We are pleased to be among the top MBA programs for entrepreneurship in the world,”
says Murata Dean Keith Rollag. “A Babson MBA uniquely prepares students to be entrepreneurial, action-oriented leaders who will continue to change the world for the better.”

Babson is ranked ahead of top institutions such as Dartmouth College No. 3, Harvard Business School No. 9, MIT: Sloan No. 11, University of Pennsylvania: Wharton No. 14, and Yale School of Management No. 15.

Data were collected from the MBA class of 2014 as part of the publication’s annual Global MBA ranking. Criteria included the percentage of graduates who created their own companies, the percentage of alumni startups still operating at the end of 2017, the extent to which the school and alumni network helped in their entrepreneurial pursuits, and more.

Results of the alumni survey ranked Babson in the top 10 for the extent to which the skills gained during the MBA encouraged the entrepreneurs to start a company, and the extent to which the business school helped start the company.

Babson’s MBA program is offered in a variety of formats at Babson’s WellesleyBostonMiamiSan Francisco, andDubai locations.

About The Rankings

Babson College is ranked highly by many publications including: U.S. News & World Report No. 1 in Entrepreneurship for both undergraduate and graduate, and the Blended Learning MBA program is ranked No. 6 worldwide in Financial Times 2018 Online MBA ranking.

Learn more about Babson’s rankings»  

The Babson MBA

Babson’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business is dedicated to preparing entrepreneurs of all kinds to succeed in diverse organizations and industries around the world. The Babson learning experience, filled with opportunities to put ideas into action, develops critical problem-solving and communication skills that empower our students to innovate and create value in established businesses, new ventures, and beyond. After graduation, students join Babson’s thriving global alumni network uniquely prepared to make an impact in today’s business world. 

Across our four locations (our main campus in Wellesley, Massachusetts, as well as campuses in Boston, Miami, and San Francisco, and opening soon in Dubai), we offer these full- and part-time graduate programs:

  • One-Year MBA
  • Two-Year MBA
  • Evening MBA (part time)
  • Blended Learning MBA (part time)*

*Blended Learning Program in Miami can be completed full time

  • Master of Science in Accounting
  • Master of Science in Management in Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Master of Science in Finance
  • Master of Science in Business Analytics (part time)
  • Certificate in Advanced Management (part time)

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for​ Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top​-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.​​​

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07/13/2018 Shannon Sweeny ssweeny1@babson.edu (781) 239-4621 49495 /about/news-events/babson-announcements/financial-times-ranks-babson-among-top-mba-programs-for-entrepreneurship-worldwide/
BABSON COLLEGE APPOINTS NEW DEAN OF FACULTY BALA IYER BABSON COLLEGE APPOINTS NEW DEAN OF FACULTY BALA IYER Teaching in the undergraduate, graduate and executive education programs Iyer brings expertise and leadership to the role

Babson College, ranked No. 1 for entrepreneurship, has appointed a new Dean of Faculty, Bala Iyer.  Iyer joined Babson in 2006 as Associate Professor and has taught in the graduate, undergraduate and executive education programs.

For the past three years, he has served as chair of the Technology Operations and Information Management (TOIM) division. Under his leadership, the division has undergone a strategic redesign, introducing several state-of-the-art electives, creating an advisory board of companies and becoming more customer-focused.

“We are thrilled to welcome Bala Iyer as our new Dean of Faculty,” says Provost Michael Johnson. “His impressive resume and leadership as Chair of the TOIM Division proves that he is a great fit to lead our faculty and steward the culture of teaching, research and service here at Babson.”

Bala Iyer

Iyer received his Ph.D. from New York University with a minor in computer science. His research interests include studying digital businesses from an ecosystem perspective, exploring the role of IT architectures in delivering business capabilities, designing knowledge management systems using concepts from systems design, hypertext design and workflow management, querying complex dynamic systems, and designing model management systems.

Recently, he has begun to analyze the digital titans to understand how the nature of competition has evolved and strategies for incumbents to respond. His previous work was in the software industry to understand the logic and patterns of emergence of architecture from two complementary perspectives. The emergent architecture as a network of connections among a set of components (modules) that interoperate across one or more platforms and the emergent architecture is the result of moves and countermoves by different companies supplying these modules and platforms.

He has published papers in the Harvard Business Review, Journal of Management Information Systems, California Management Review, Communications of the ACM, Communications of AIS, Decision Support Systems, Annals of Operations Research, Journal of the Operational Research Society and in several proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference of Systems Sciences.

 

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for​ Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®​. The top​-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®​ as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.​​​

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07/13/2018 Shannon Sweeny ssweeny1@babson.edu (781) 239-4621 undergraduate 42933 /about/news-events/babson-announcements/babson-appoints-bala-iyer-dean-of-faculty/
Babson College Names Keith Rollag Murata Dean of F.W. Olin Graduate School of Bu Babson College Names Keith Rollag Murata Dean of F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business Former chair of Babson’s Management Division, Rollag brings years of experience and leadership to his new position

Keith Rollag, management professor and campus leader, has been named the Murata Dean of F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.  Rollag’s 17 years of teaching entrepreneurial leadership at Babson have helped focus his vision for the graduate school’s future.

“We are thrilled to welcome Keith Rollag to his new role as Dean of Babson’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business,” says President Kerry Healey. “Keith’s leadership will help ensure that Babson remains at the forefront of business education and continues to innovate and educate entrepreneurial leaders who will have a positive impact on the world.”

“The core of what makes Babson special is our belief that an entrepreneurial mindset can make business and society better,” says Rollag. “I am inspired every day by the Babson community, by the businesses and change initiatives we are building, by the sense of purpose we all bring to our work, and by the positive impact we are having in the world.”

About Dean Keith Rollag

Keith Rollag is a professor of management and former chair of the Management Division. His teaching focuses on organizational behavior, teamwork, and leadership, and his research focuses primarily on newcomer socialization and training, organizational culture, social networks, and leadership development.

Rollag's book, What To Do When You're New: How to Be Confident, Comfortable, and Successful in New Situations, was named by Success magazine as one of the 10 "Best Books of 2015." and was a featured "New Non-Fiction Release" at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide.

Rollag also has published articles in outlets such as Harvard Business ReviewMIT/Sloan Management ReviewOrganizational DynamicsJournal of Organizational BehaviorJournal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Journal of Management Education, International Journal of Management Education, Business Horizons, and the Journal of Innovative Education.

His research and thoughts also have been featured in The New York Times, National Public Radio, Fast Company, Forbes Inc., Fortune, and Cosmopolitan, among others.

Prior to earning his PhD in industrial engineering from Stanford University, he was a product development manager at Procter & Gamble. He lives in Millis, MA, with his wife and two children, and in his spare time enjoys blues guitar, racewalking, kayaking, and learning new languages.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for​ Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top​-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.​​​

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07/03/2018 Shannon Sweeny ssweeny1@babson.edu (781) 239-4621 49501 /about/news-events/babson-announcements/babson-college-names-keith-rollag-murata-dean-of-fw-olin-graduate-school-of-business/
Babson College Professor Jérôme Taillard Wins Best Paper Award in Review of Fina Babson College Professor Jérôme Taillard Wins Best Paper Award in Review of Financial Studies This prestigious award is an annual $20,000 prize from one of the highest-ranked journals in finance
From left to right: Prof. Erik Gilje, Prof. Andrew Karolyi, Prof. Jerome Taillard

Jérôme Taillard, Associate Professor of Finance at Babson College, has received the Michael J. Brennan Best Paper Award at the Review of Financial Studies. Taillard was recognized for his paper entitled,“Does Hedging Affect Firm Value? Evidence from a Natural Experiment,”as the top contribution to the finance journal published in 2017.

 

“We are incredibly pleased to see Dr. Taillard recognized for his research with this prestigious award,” saysRyan Davies, chair of the Finance Division at Babson. “Academic achievement such as this award continues to strengthen Babson’s leadership in finance education.”

The paper, co-authored by Erik P. Gijie, Assistant Professor at the Wharton School, evaluated the benefits of hedging on firms in the oil and gas industry. The research found that firms affected by a “basis risk” shock that negatively impacted their financial hedging strategies, cut back investments, have lower valuations, sell assets, and reduce debt. This result is driven by firms with high leverage prior to this shock. The evidence shows that reducing the probability of financial distress and underinvestment risk are first-order channels through which hedging affects firm value.

About Jérôme Taillard

Jérôme Taillard earned his PhD in finance from The Ohio State University in 2010. He also earned his graduate degree in economics from the Study Center in Gerzensee (Switzerland) and his undergraduate degree in mathematics applied to finance (magna cum laude) from the University of Neuchâtel in Switzerland.

He teaches Introduction to Financial Management in the full-time MBA program as well as at undergraduate level at Babson College. He previously taught Corporate Finance at the Carroll School of Management. Professor Taillard has been recognized for teaching excellence with the Carroll School of Management school-wide teaching award in 2012 and was voted Best 40 Under 40 by Poets & Quants in 2017.

His main research interests are in corporate finance. Currently, he is doing research in the areas of risk management, energy finance, innovation, and governance. He has published his research in the Journal of FinanceReview of Financial StudiesManagement Science, Journal of Corporate Finance, and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

He has served as consultant to one of the largest Swiss brokerage firm on assessing the trading behavior and performance of their clients. He also does consulting for the Global Association of Risk Managers (GARP).

Learn more about Taillard's other research »

 

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for​ Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top​-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.​​​

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06/28/2018 Shannon Sweeny ssweeny1@babson.edu (781) 239-4621 49499 /about/news-events/babson-announcements/babson-college-professor-jerome-taillard-wins-best-paper-award-in-review-of-financial-studies/
Babson College Announces Presidential Search Process Babson College Announces Presidential Search Process Trustee Bruce Herring ’87 to lead committee Babson College, the recognized global leader in entrepreneurship education, has begun a process to select its 14th president and has announced that Trustee Bruce T. Herring ’87 will chair the Presidential Search Committee

“Babson’s 14th president will launch the College into its second century of global leadership, innovation, and excellence in entrepreneurship education,” said Babson College Board of Trustees Chair Marla M. Capozzi MBA96. “We look forward to a robust and inclusive process with our community to identify that transformative leader,” she said.

The Search Committee is comprised of representatives of all segments of the Babson community: governance, faculty, staff, alumni, and parents, as well as current and recent students of Babson’s Undergraduate and Graduate School programs. 

  • Warren Cross P’21, Board of Trustees
  • Anirudh Dhebar, Ph. D., Professor of Marketing
  • James H. Herbert II ’66, Board of Trustees
  • Nori Horvitz ’20, Undergraduate Student
  • Fred S.C. Kiang ’70, MBA’75, Member of the Board of Trustees and Global Advisory Board
  • John Kluge Jr. MBA’17, Board of Trustees
  • Ramon A. Mendiola ’86, P’20, Board of Trustees
  • Heidi Neck, Ph. D., Jeffry A. Timmons Professor of Entrepreneurship
  • Virginia Rademacher, Ph. D., Associate Professor and Director, Languages and Global Cultures
  • Lisa Spadafora Thompson MBA’96, Board of Trustees
  • Lawrence P. Ward, Ed. D., Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
  • Principal Staff to the Presidential Search Committee Chair: Kelly Lynch, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives/Chief of Staff

“I am pleased to share that we have formed the Presidential Search Committee whose charge is to make a recommendation to the Board regarding the next president and ensure the entire Babson College community has ample opportunity to engage in the process,” said Herring. “I am very grateful to these members of our community for their commitment to Babson and their willingness to support this important and exciting effort.”

Spencer Stuart, a national executive search firm with expertise in higher education, has been selected to manage the search process.

Earlier this spring, Babson College President Kerry Healey announced that she will step down as president in June 2019 at the end of her second term. Healey has served as the College’s 13th president, and its first female president, since 2013.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for​ Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top​-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.​​​

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06/25/2018 Michael Chmura mchmura@babson.edu 781-239-4549 49497 /about/news-events/babson-announcements/babson-college-announces-presidential-search-process/
Babson Commons Groundbreaking Babson College Celebrates Groundbreaking For Babson Commons At Horn Library Construction begins May 2018 to be completed May 2019 Babson Commons Groundbreaking

Babson College held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Babson Commons at Horn Library project on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Largely supported through the generosity of the Weissman Family with additional support from Stephen Cutler MBA'61, this 10,000-square-foot structure at the heart of the campus will transform the student experience as the College comes into its Centennial year.

"As we approach our Centennial, Babson is transforming our campus for our next 100 years, and we are delighted to break ground on Babson Commons at Horn Library," said President Kerry Healey. "This project will expand opportunities for academic, cocurricular and social interactions, and create a central gathering place where our entire community can collaborate and connect."

This beautiful, light-filled space will include a four-season garden for use by students and will serve as the gateway to Horn Library, making it much more accessible.

Within the new structure will be group study areas and informal gathering spaces, a café, and a new home for the Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance.

This new construction also will establish centralized locations for Babson’s academic and extracurricular resource centers, create three state-of-the-art classrooms, and provide additional faculty and staff offices. The classrooms can each accommodate groups of up to 40 students, increasing the availability of larger teaching spaces on campus by 30 percent.

Babson’s Governance members, including Board of Trustees Chair Marla Capozzi, and members of the Facilities Trustee Committee, many alumni, faculty, staff, and neighbors attended the event.

Finegold Alexander Architects was invited to take on this project. The design is evolving and will be well integrated with the existing building. Interiors will be contemporary and will reflect the Babson brand with warm, sophisticated furnishings, finishes, and lighting. A generous use of glass will provide natural light throughout.

The Babson Commons at Horn Library is one of the large capital projects Babson has underway in celebration of the Centennial including:

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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06/18/2018 Shannon Sweeny ssweeny1@babson.edu (781)239-4621 90237 /about/news-events/babson-announcements/babson-celebrates-groundbreaking-babson-commons/
GENESIS PROJECT ENRICHES RETHINK MUSIC 2012 WITH BABSON PARTNERSHIP GENESIS PROJECT ENRICHES RETHINK MUSIC 2012 WITH BABSON PARTNERSHIP New partnership With Babson College brings more solutions for the music industry.
Rethink Music announced that senior executives from online music magazine Pitchfork, digital music service Spotify, music video website VEVO, and music technology firm The Echo Nest, came together in Boston, April 23-24, to deliver presentations to delegates attending the second edition of Rethink Music. Rethink Music is a solutions-focused event with workshops, presentations, and panels designed to transform tomorrow's music industry.
 
The  list of Rethink Music speakers included:
•  Rio Caraeff, President & CEO, VEVO
  • Seth Goldstein, Chairman, turntable.fm
  • Seth Godin, Author
  • GZA/The Genius, Artist
  • Karmin, Artist
  • Chris Kaskie, President, Pitchfork
  • Jim Lucchese, CEO, The Echo Nest 
  • Kenneth Parks, Chief Content Officer, Spotify
In addition, as part of its continued development, Rethink Music has entered into a new partnership with Babson College for the Genesis Project competition.
The 2012 Genesis Project competition will recognise new concepts, technologies and businesses which can move the music industry forward, and is a key part of Rethink Music’s goal of fostering innovation and new ideas for the music industry. Boston-based Babson College, ranked #1 U.S. business school for entrepreneurship for 18 consecutive years and a recognised specialist in researching entrepreneurship in the music industry, is teaming-up with Rethink Music this year to support the Genesis Project.
Submissions to the competition were opened until 15 March 2012 and will be judged by Berklee College of Musicfaculty, Babson College faculty, industry executives and venture capitalists on their potential to become the basis of a viable new or improved venture or music business idea. Finalists presented their ideas at the Rethink Music conference in Boston on 23-24 April and Rethink Music provided the winning project $10,000 in legal services, additional in-kind awards, consulting services and meetings with venture capitalists.
“We are very excited about Babson College's involvement in Rethink Music, and in particular our Genesis Project," says Allen Bargfrede, Executive Director of Rethink Music for Berklee College of Music. "Musicians are by their nature entrepreneurial, and Babson's unique perspective will help us as we seek innovative solutions for tomorrow's music industry."
“Babson College is pleased to work with members of the music industry, some of the most entrepreneurial and innovative persons on the planet," said Babson College President Len Schlesinger. “Through our partnership with Rethink Music, Babson seeks to bring its expertise as the top-ranked college for entrepreneurship to benefit the entertainment ecosystem."
About Rethink Music – Produced by Berklee College of Music and midem, in association with Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Rethink Music is a hands-on conference designed to bring music stakeholders together to discuss business models for the future, examine copyright challenges in the digital era, and analyse technological innovation in music and its distribution. Centered around transforming the music industry, Rethink Music’s programming does not just focus on discussing change, but rather making it happen.
About Berklee College of Music – Berklee College of Music was founded on the revolutionary principle that the best way to prepare students for careers in music was through the study and practice of contemporary music. For over 65 years, the college has evolved constantly to reflect the state of the art of music and the music business. With over a dozen performance and nonperformance majors, a diverse and talented student body representing over 70 countries, and a music industry "who's who" of alumni, Berklee is the world's premier learning lab for the music of today — and tomorrow.
About Reed MIDEM – Founded in 1963, Reed MIDEM is a leading organiser of professional, international tradeshows. Reed MIDEM events have established themselves as key dates in professional diaries. A member of Reed Exhibitions, Reed MIDEM hosts MIPTV & MIPCOM for the television and digital content industries, midem for music professionals.
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.
Press Contact 
Mike Williams, Director of Communications, Reed MIDEM 
Tel: +33 (0)1 41 90 49 33 - Cell: +33 (0)6 24 19 36 57 - mike.williams@reedmidem.com  
Allen Bush, Director of Media Relations, Berklee College of Music 
Tel: +1 617-747-2658 - Cell: +1 617-529-7303 - abush@berklee.edu
 
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06/15/2018 Nancy Sullivan sullivann@babson.edu 781-239-4623 institutional 38158 /about/news-events/babson-announcements/rethinkmusic-partnership/
Babson College and Laval University Announce Strategic Collaboration through an Babson College and Laval University Announce Strategic Collaboration through an Accelerator Program Laval University also is the first Canadian University to join the Babson Collaborative Babson College and Université Laval have announced a strategic collaboration funded by Geoffrey Molson MBA’96 and the Molson Foundation, for a summer venture program for entrepreneurs. Babson’sSummer Venture Program (SVP)through The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship (Blank Center)is in its 10th year of mentoring and fostering startup entrepreneurs. Through this collaboration, the Blank Center team helped facilitate the creation of a similar program at Laval University that is running for the first time this summer.

From left to right: Elizabeth Coulombe, Mohammed Assafiri, Marie-Christine Guay, Debi Kleiman, Geoffrey Molson MBA'96, Maripier Tremblay, Diana Prescott-Zais, and Yves Bourget

Geoffrey Molson, who earned his graduate degree at Babson College and a member of the Molson Foundation, was present at the official announcement in front of Babson and Laval graduates and officials, which took place at the Molson brewery in Montreal founded in 1786.

“It’s been wonderful to help Université Laval produce their first summer startup accelerator program,” says Debi Kleiman, executive director of The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship. “As a leader in the venture accelerator space, our Summer Venture Program has produced incredible outcomes for entrepreneurs, and we are excited to see how this relationship with Laval will enrich both of our startup ecosystems.”  

Université Laval’s accelerator program will be entitled “PROTO10,” and will run 10 weeks just as Babson’s Summer Venture Program. The two programs will collaborate virtually with pitch practice, peer-to-peer mentoring, and will share speakers and workshops.

Additionally, Université Laval has signed onto the Babson Collaborative for Entrepreneurship Education. The Collaborative is an institutional membership organization for colleges and universities seeking to increase capabilities and capacities for developing entrepreneurship education. Laval is the first Canadian university to sign onto the Collaborative.

This collaboration with Babson College speaks to Université Laval’s leadership and its goal of supporting entrepreneurship through support programs and innovative education practices. “Babson College and Université Laval share the same vision of entrepreneurship, so this is a natural partnership. Sharing practices and strengthening relationships will benefit our entire entrepreneurial ecosystem. What’s more, Babson places great importance on the social impact of entrepreneurship, which aligns well with our vision of responsible entrepreneurship,” said Maripier Tremblay, president of Entrepreneuriat Laval and management professor at Université Laval.

“This gift from the Molson Foundation made this promising partnership possible and will allow Université Laval and Babson College to offer an improved and more innovative education and coaching program to our student entrepreneurs. Once more, La Fondation de l’Université Laval is proud to witness the strong impact of philanthropic gestures and the commitment of its graduates toward their alma mater,” said Yves Bourget, president and general manager of La Fondation of Université Laval.

About Babson’s Summer Venture Program

The Summer Venture Program (SVP) is a 10-week intensive experience that builds entrepreneurial skills and accelerates the development of student ventures. Each year, approximately 15 teams are chosen among the most promising graduate and undergraduate entrepreneurs from Babson College, F.W. Olin College of Engineering, and Wellesley College.

Teams receive free housing, 24/7 workspace downtown, dedicated advisors, expert speakers/mentors, and world-class programming that leverages the resources of the Blank Center. As teams work to build their businesses, they make invaluable connections with potential customers, partners, investors, and industry influencers. At the culmination of the program, teams present at the Summer Venture Showcase to an audience of more than 400 members of the Babson and local startup communities. Although the value of a transformative experience on an entrepreneur is priceless, each Babson Summer Venture team receives services with a market value of at least $200K.

The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship

The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship accelerates the practice of entrepreneurship by providing Babson’s emerging entrepreneurs with access to events, workshops, mentoring and competitions that enable them to test and refine their founder skills. The Butler Launch Pad is the hub of this entrepreneurial ecosystem, connecting our students and alumni with the broader business and entrepreneurial community through a series of programs and learning experiences that support our entrepreneurs along their journey. Included in these programs are two of Babson’s Signature Events: Rocket Pitch and B.E.T.A. Challenge, as well as the highly regarded Summer Venture Program that accelerates the top 15 student ventures at Babson each year.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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06/13/2018 Shannon Sweeny ssweeny1@babson.edu (781) 239-4621 49503 /about/news-events/babson-announcements/babson-college-and-laval-university-announce-strategic-collaboration-through-an-accelerator-program-/
Main Content The Sofi Tucker Foundation and Sheamoisture Fund Scholarship For Babson's Summer Study Program 10 young women receive full scholarships to attend Babson’s Summer Study for high school students  Babson Summer Study Program

The Sofi Tucker Foundation and SheaMoisture Community Commerce have invested in Babson College’s Summer Study program to sponsor 10 high school women from around the world. The SheaMoisture Community Commerce Scholarship at Babson College seeks to empower the next generation of women to drive change in themselves and their communities. Richelieu Dennis ‘91, CEO of Sundial Brands and Babson College trustee and alumnus, created The Sofi Tucker Foundation to honor his grandmother. Sofi Tucker started selling shea nuts at the village market in Sierra Leone in 1912. Through the foundation, SheaMoisture continues her legacy by investing in aspiring female entrepreneurs.

SheaMoisture Community Commerce Scholars represent countries around the world, including the United States, Pakistan, Costa Rica, and Rwanda. In their admission essays, scholars voiced interests in social issues such as sustainability practices, gender equality, and access to education. Passionate to create the change they want to see now, 70 percent of incoming scholars already have started a business or founded a club. “I was always described as a bossy stubborn girl who loved to lead,” recounts one scholarship recipient. “These traits have grown and strengthened over the years, but the fact still stays the same, I love to be in charge.”

At Babson, these extraordinary young women will certainly have the opportunity to sharpen their leadership skills and cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset to address social, economic, and environmental problems. Just like Tucker and Dennis, they will learn to create a lasting positive impact in their communities and beyond.

Babson Summer Study

Babson’s Summer Study is a residential program for rising high school juniors and seniors that gives them real-world experience while building their business knowledge and entrepreneurial skills.

This four-week, on-campus course is an immersive opportunity for students to focus on their growth as entrepreneurs. Students will be introduced to Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® (ET&A)—Babson’s renowned methodology that encourages combining reflection, experimentation, and analysis with action—all while building leadership, communication, presentation, and critical thinking skills in a hands-on, team-based environment. Throughout the program, students will work to conceptualize a new venture that creates meaningful social and economic value.

About SheaMoisture

Since 1912, SheaMoisture has made its award-winning, shea butter-based skin and hair care products using family recipes handed down from founder and CEO Richelieu Dennis' grandmother, Sofi Tucker. As a young mother, Sofi sold her handcrafted shea butter creations to support her family in Sierra Leone and became known as a healer throughout the countryside. Products are formulated to meet each individual’s specific skin and hair needs and are made with natural and certified organic ingredients. No Parabens, No Mineral Oil, No Formaldehyde, No Phthalates, No DEA, No Propylene, No Paraffin, No Petroleum. Shea butter is ethically-sourced from 15 women’s cooperatives in Northern Ghana, as part of parent company Sundial Brands’ purpose-driven Community Commerce business model. Through Community Commerce, the company creates opportunities for sustainable social and economic empowerment throughout its supply chain and communities in the United States and around the world, focusing on entrepreneurship, women’s empowerment, education and wellness. A certified B Corp with a Fair for Life social and fair trade certification, the company engages in ethical and cruelty-free business practices and manufactures its products at its state-of-the-art facilities in Long Island, NY.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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06/04/2018 Shannon Sweeny ssweeny1@babson.edu 781-239-4621 institutional 92204 /about/news-events/babson-announcements/sofi-tucker-foundation-and-shemoisture-fund-scholarship-for-summer-study-program/
MassChallenge Welcomes Babson Entrepreneurs into 2018 Accelerator Program MassChallenge Welcomes Babson Entrepreneurs into 2018 Accelerator Program Six Babson graduate, undergraduate, and alumni teams chosen to join the mere eight percent of applicants selected from around the world Six Babson businesses have been chosen to join the 2018 MassChallenge Boston Cohort.  CleancultDetraPel, Dondoctor, Magnomer, Unruly Studios, and Cellular Preservation Technologies are a part of the 128 early-stage startups recognized for having the potential to create widespread impact across industries.

More than 1,600 applications were received from 11 countries and 16 U.S. states.

“We are very excited to have six Babson-affiliated teams in the MassChallenge cohort this year,” said Debi Kleiman, Executive Director of the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson. “All of these teams represent the incredible strength and ingenuity of Babson’s entrepreneurs. In fact, five of these startups have been semi-finalists, finalists, or winners in our Babson Entrepreneurial Thought & Action (B.E.T.A.) Challenge, which is our most competitive new venture competition. We cannot wait to see what they do with this opportunity.”

MassChallenge is a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators. To date, more than 1,500 MassChallenge alumni have raised more than $3 billion in funding, generated over $2 billion in revenue, and created over 80,000 total jobs.

Babson MassChallenge Teams

Cleancult—Ryan Lupberger ’18

Cleancult delivers the most effective, nontoxic laundry detergent directly to your door monthly, so that you can feel clean, not chemicals. Cleancult was the undergraduate team winner for the 2018 B.E.T.A. Challenge.

DetraPel—David Zamarin ’20

DetraPel is a water-based, 100% non-toxic, super hydrophobic liquid repellent spray.  DetraPel provides a clear, protective and durable coating to any solid material so liquid just slides off without any staining. It is portable, biodegradable, non-flammable and non-corrosive.  If applied correctly, it will last anywhere up to a year. DetraPel was the undergraduate team winner for the 2017 B.E.T.A. Challenge.

Dondoctor—Felipe Acosta MBA’18

Dondoctor is an Airbnb-like online service to find doctors and medical centers in Latin America. Now find doctors and health centers for any specialty you need in the place you need them with a service that is easy to understand. Dondoctor was a 2018 B.E.T.A. Challenge finalist.

Magnomer—Ravish Majithia MBA’18

Poorly designed packaging is the root cause of low plastics recycling and environmental pollution. Magnomer uses magnetic markers as a means to redesign plastic packaging for zero-waste environments. The magnetic markers in the form of visual coatings complement brand designs, cue appropriate end-consumer behavior, and enable recovery from waste streams for better recycling. Magnomer was the graduate team winner for the 2018 B.E.T.A Challenge.

Unruly Studios—Bryanne Leeming MBA’16

Unruly Studios is a Boston-based edtech startup that creates interactive games to empower kids with critical STEM skills while encouraging physical play and social engagement. Unruly Studios was a semi-finalist in the 2018 B.E.T.A. Challenge.

Cellular Preservation Technologies—Ilya Ilyin MBA’10

Cellular Preservation Technologies’ mission is to greatly enhance the handling of critical perishable blood components such as platelets and red blood cells for blood transfusions and cell cultures for research and medical purposes.

About MassChallenge

MassChallenge is a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators. Headquartered in the United States with locations in Boston, Israel, Mexico, Switzerland, Texas, and the UK, MassChallenge is committed to strengthening the global innovation ecosystem by supporting high-potential startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world. To date, more than 1,500 MassChallenge alumni have raised more than $3 billion in funding, generated over $2 billion in revenue, and created over 80,000 total jobs. Learn more about MassChallenge at masschallenge.org.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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05/31/2018 Shannon Sweeny ssweeny1@babson.edu (781) 239-4621 49505 /about/news-events/babson-announcements/masschallenge-welcomes-babson-entrepreneurs-into-2018-accelerator-program/
Babson Expands to Dubai Babson Expands to Dubai World leader in entrepreneurship education to bring top-ranked Babson MBA to the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC)

U.S.-based Babson College, the recognized world leader in entrepreneurship education, is expanding to Dubai, U.A.E., to offer executive education programs for working professionals across the region.

Babson Executive Education will be working with organizations in the region to develop custom programs in addition to offering specialized open enrollment programs as part of the Academy at DIFC. The first open enrollment program – Global Symposia for Entrepreneurship Educators-Dubai–will launch February 18, 2019. Additional programs, including one on family entrepreneurship, will be announced.

“At Babson, we believe that the success of entrepreneurs is critical to economic growth and sustainability around the world,” said Babson College President Kerry Healey. “By bringing Babson’s recognized leadership in entrepreneurship education to Dubai, we will support the U.A.E.’s long-term economic development goals, make Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® accessible to more people and places, and educate global leaders who will create great economic and social value everywhere.”

Babson’s in-person programs will be held at Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the leading financial hub for the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. DIFC, which spans 272 acres (110 hectares), is an internationally recognized business district with an independent regulator, independent judicial system with a common law framework, and a global financial exchange. DIFC houses hundreds of leading financial and nonfinancial institutions, including some of the world’s largest banks and corporations, emerging FinTech startups, professional service providers, wealth management firms, retailers, and more. Among the leading institutions found in the DIFC are A.T. Kearney Middle East LLC, Accenture Middle East B.V., Cigna Insurance Management Services (DIFC) Limited, Goldman Sachs International, HSBC Bank Middle East Limited, JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, and McKinsey & Company LME Limited. Babson will be housed in The Academy at DIFC, the district’s educational hub built to support a knowledge-based economy, attract the region’s brightest graduates, and provide access to Dubai’s innovative business community.

Babson holds accreditation from: EQUIS, a global organization of business schools and corporations that awards institutions for overall quality and a high degree of internationalization; AACSB International, an internationally recognized specialized accreditation for business programs that ensures quality and continuous improvement; and NECHE, a commission recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a reliable authority on the quality of education.

The College’s expansion into Dubai will extend its reach and impact around the world, adding to its existing hubs in Wellesley and Boston, Massachusetts, San Francisco, California, and Miami, Florida.

Babson and Entrepreneurship in Dubai

According to the latest Babson-sponsored Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), 88 percent of people in the U.A.E. see entrepreneurs as having a high status in their society, and 65 percent are confident in their ability to start a business. This percentage drops, however, when it comes to actually pursuing entrepreneurship, as only 35 percent see good entrepreneurial opportunity around them, and 61 percent would not start a business out of fear of failure.

Additionally, according to KPMG’s recent GCC Family Business Survey, 30 percent of family business leaders from the six GCC countries (U.A.E., Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia) are seeking opportunities to become more innovative, and 38 percent want to diversify into new products and services. Declining profitability is of considerable concern to 40 percent of these respondents.

These findings demonstrate a clear need for Babson—a global institution known for its transformative entrepreneurship education, and one built on a mission that was and is, now more than ever, focused on strengthening entrepreneurial families across generations.

Dubai is the center of the Babson community in the Middle East, home to Babson’s largest alumni and parent population in the region and a growing destination for Babson graduates after completing their degrees. The MENASA (Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia) region maintains a powerful network of nearly 800 Babson alumni, many of whom are active in the Babson Middle East Alumni Club.

In March 2016, Babson held its second annual Babson Connect: Worldwide Entrepreneurship Summit in Dubai. Attendees enjoyed three days of engaging discussions and impactful presentations around emerging trends in entrepreneurship and business in the region.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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05/29/2018 Michael Chmura mchmura@babson.edu 781-239-4549 institutional Global & Multicultural Global & Multicultural Global Initiatives/Events 86139 /about/news-events/babson-announcements/2018-babson-expands-to-dubai/
Babson College to Expand Internationally to Dubai, U.A.E. Babson College to Expand Internationally to Dubai, U.A.E. World leader in entrepreneurship education to bring top-ranked Babson MBA to the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC) U.S.-based Babson College, the recognized world leader in entrepreneurship education, is expanding to Dubai, U.A.E., to offer graduate and executive education programs for working professionals across the region.

The Babson MBA – Dubai, delivered in a blended online and face-to-face format, will launch in January 2019. Babson’s MBA has been ranked No. 1 in entrepreneurship for 25 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report, and its blended format is ranked top 10 worldwide byFinancial Times.

The application period is open. Learn more and apply »

Babson Executive Education will be working with organizations in the region to develop custom programs in addition to offering specialized open enrollment programs as part of the Academy at DIFC. The first open enrollment program – Approaches to Innovation in the U.A.E. – will launch this fall. Additional programs, including one on family entrepreneurship, will be announced this summer.

“At Babson, we believe that the success of entrepreneurs is critical to economic growth and sustainability around the world,” said Babson College President Kerry Healey. “By bringing Babson’s recognized leadership in entrepreneurship education to Dubai, we will support the U.A.E.’s long-term economic development goals, make Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® accessible to more people and places, and educate global leaders who will create great economic and social value everywhere.”

Babson’s in-person programs will be held at Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the leading financial hub for the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. DIFC, which spans 272 acres (110 hectares), is an internationally recognized business district with an independent regulator, independent judicial system with a common law framework, and a global financial exchange. DIFC houses hundreds of leading financial and nonfinancial institutions, including some of the world’s largest banks and corporations, emerging FinTech startups, professional service providers, wealth management firms, retailers, and more. Among the leading institutions found in the DIFC are A.T. Kearney Middle East LLC, Accenture Middle East B.V., Cigna Insurance Management Services (DIFC) Limited, Goldman Sachs International, HSBC Bank Middle East Limited, JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, and McKinsey & Company LME Limited. Babson will be housed in The Academy at DIFC, the district’s educational hub built to support a knowledge-based economy, attract the region’s brightest graduates, and provide access to Dubai’s innovative business community.

Babson holds accreditation from: EQUIS, a global organization of business schools and corporations that awards institutions for overall quality and a high degree of internationalization; AACSB International, an internationally recognized specialized accreditation for business programs that ensures quality and continuous improvement; and NECHE, a commission recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a reliable authority on the quality of education.

The College’s expansion into Dubai will extend its reach and impact around the world, adding to its existing hubs in Wellesley and Boston, Massachusetts, San Francisco, California, and Miami, Florida.

The Babson MBA – Dubai

Combining online classes and virtual collaboration with face-to-face sessions at the DIFC, the Babson MBA  Dubai will offer a powerful yet flexible learning experience to prepare entrepreneurs of all kinds in the region to fuel future innovation.

The program has been designed specifically for locally and regionally based working professionals, including but not limited to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) owners, the next generation of family business leaders, and those working within corporations, who are looking to advance their entrepreneurial capacity while making the most of their time, learning, and investment. The program is unique in design, with a core curriculum focused on: Entrepreneurship and Opportunity; International Macroeconomics and Business Environment Analysis; and Global Connections Through Technology. Specific to Dubai will be special topics offered in Family Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Finance, M&A for Entrepreneurs, and more.

Babson and Entrepreneurship in Dubai

According to the latest Babson-sponsored Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), 88 percent of people in the U.A.E. see entrepreneurs as having a high status in their society, and 65 percent are confident in their ability to start a business. This percentage drops, however, when it comes to actually pursuing entrepreneurship, as only 35 percent see good entrepreneurial opportunity around them, and 61 percent would not start a business out of fear of failure.

Additionally, according to KPMG’s recent GCC Family Business Survey, 30 percent of family business leaders from the six GCC countries (U.A.E., Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia) are seeking opportunities to become more innovative, and 38 percent want to diversify into new products and services. Declining profitability is of considerable concern to 40 percent of these respondents.

These findings demonstrate a clear need for Babson—a global institution known for its transformative entrepreneurship education, and one built on a mission that was and is, now more than ever, focused onstrengthening entrepreneurial families across generations.

Dubai is the center of the Babson community in the Middle East, home to Babson’s largest alumni and parent population in the region and a growing destination for Babson graduates after completing their degrees. The MENASA (Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia) region maintains a powerful network of nearly 800 Babson alumni, many of whom are active in the Babson Middle East Alumni Club.

In March 2016, Babson held its second annual Babson Connect: Worldwide Entrepreneurship Summit in Dubai. Attendees enjoyed three days of engaging discussions and impactful presentations around emerging trends in entrepreneurship and business in the region.

 

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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05/29/2018 Michael Chmura mchmura@babson.edu 781-239-4549 49509 /about/news-events/babson-announcements/babson-college-to-expand-internationally-to-dubai-uae/
Babson College Announces Undergraduate and Graduate Faculty of the Year Babson College Announces Undergraduate and Graduate Faculty of the Year Lauren Beitelspacher and Anirudh Dhebar were honored at Babson’s Commencement ceremonies on May 19, 2018 Babson College recognized Lauren Beitelspacher and Anirudh Dhebar as faculty of the year at Commencement ceremonies of May 19, 2018. Beitelspacher of the Marketing Division was named undergraduate Professor of the Year and Dhebar of the Marketing Division won the Thomas Kennedy Award for Professor of the Year at the graduate level.

Lauren Skinner Beitelspacher (PhD, University of Alabama) is an assistant professor in the Marketing Division at Babson College. Her research interests include buyer-supplier relationships, retail management, and the retail supply chain. Her work has been published in numerous scholarly journals including: Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Retailing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Business Research, and Industrial Marketing Management. She also has presented her work at numerous conferences and won several best paper in track awards at the American Marketing Association, Society for Marketing Advances, and Academy of Marketing Science conferences. Her research concentrates specifically on the relationships with retailers and manufacturers. Whenever possible, her research focuses in the athletic, outdoor, and sporting goods industry.

Beitelspacher is involved in pedagogical contributions for principles of marketing and retail management. She also is actively involved in the marketing community. She is the co-chair of Retail and Pricing Special Interest Group for the American Marketing Association.

In her free time, Beitelspacher enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, and dog.

Anirudh Dhebar

Anirudh Dhebar is a professor of Marketing at Babson College. Prior to joining the faculty at Babson College, Dhebar was on the faculty at the Harvard Business School (1983–1995) and the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1995–1997). He has served on the Board of Directors and the Board’s Audit and Technology Committees of Molex Incorporated (2009–2013).

Dhebar is an inveterate student of the dynamic interplay between science- and technology-intensive enterprises, the enterprises’ customers, the ecosystems in which the enterprise play, and the overall social milieu in which the dynamics are set. Dhebar’s research, teaching, and consulting focus on technology, product, pricing, marketing, and business strategies in the computer, consumer electronics, life science, media, and financial services industries. He has published numerous Harvard Business School case studies, and articles stemming from his research appear in Marketing Science, Sloan Management Review, Business Horizons, Journal of Product Innovation and Management, Journal of Retailing, and European Management Journal.

Dhebar teaches in Babson College’s graduate program as well as custom executive-development offerings. In the graduate program, he offers electives on disruptive change and enterprise transformation; science, technology, and the enterprise; the marketing of high-technology products; and pricing in the information industries. As part of the Babson Executive Education faculty, Dhebar has served as faculty on custom programs for, among others, Siemens, IBM, FLIR, Ericsson, Merck Life Science, Novartis, Fidelity, MAPFRE, Santander, McGraw-Hill Education, and Saint-Gobain. Independent of Babson, Dhebar’s past and present executive-development and consulting clients include Molex, Stratasys, JP Morgan Chase, The Weather Channel, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and DePuy Synthes.

Dhebar, who holds a BS in electrical engineering (from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai) and an MBA (from the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata), earned his MA in economics and a PhD in engineering-economic systems from Stanford University. He was a recipient of Babson’s Thomas Kennedy Award for Teaching Excellence at the graduate level for three consecutive years (2002–2005).

 

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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05/29/2018 Shannon Sweeny ssweeny1@babson.edu (781) 239-4621 49507 /about/news-events/babson-announcements/babson-college-announces-undergraduate-and-graduate-faculty-of-the-year/
NINE BABSON FACULTY TO RETIRE THIS SUMMER NINE BABSON FACULTY TO RETIRE THIS SUMMER Babson to honor retiring faculty during 2018 Commencement ceremonies

Babson will honor retiring faculty during Commencement ceremonies on May 19, 2018.

Retiring faculty are:

Marty Anderson, Senior Lecturer in Management

Anderson is a practitioner faculty who focuses on complex networked industries and organizations of all kinds. His role is identifying new venture or innovation opportunities.  He is currently working on projects involving global healthcare, genomic innovations in water and waste, the conversion of electric grids to solar/wind, wearables, the infrastructure required for autonomous vehicles, and "the internet of things" that seeks to link all these together.

Steve Collins, Professor of History

Collins has taught history at Babson College since 1983 and received the William R. Dill Term Chair in History and Society in 1992. A European cultural historian, Collins has extensive research experience in London at the Institute of Historical Research, British Museum, and Public Records Office. His book, From Divine Cosmos to Sovereign State: An Intellectual History of Consciousness and the Idea of Order in Renaissance England, was named an Outstanding Academic book of 1989-1990 by Choice.

Neal Harris, Senior Lecturer in Economics

Harris teaches courses in macroeconomics, microeconomics, and economics of the European Union; entrepreneurship; and economics of the environment. His primary research interests include transitional economies of Eastern Europe, Entrepreneurship and the Environment, and regional growth theory. He has also written several cases for use in the Management Core Program at Babson.

Carolyn Hotchkiss, Professor of Law

Hotchkiss’ scholarly interests are in the areas of international law and the impact of new technologies on law and business. She has written extensively in these areas, including articles on international commercial law, corruption in international business, and global intellectual property issues, especially those involving digital technologies. She is the author of International Law for Business (McGraw-Hill, 1994), and is a contributing author to several textbooks on business law.

Kathleen Kelly, Professor of English  

Kelly teaches and publishes in both literary studies and the theory and pedagogy of writing. She has published articles on the literature of the English Renaissance, including the poetry of John Donne and Andrew Marvel and Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, as well as on the contemporary fiction of Julian Barnes. Several articles related to pedagogy explore ways that classic texts can be incorporated into courses dealing with contemporary issues, including texts by Plato, Molière, Rousseau, Stendhal, Marx, Strindberg, Simmel, and Brecht.

Dick Mandel, Associate Professor of Law

Mandel has been a member of the Babson faculty since 1985. He has taught in the undergraduate, graduate and executive education programs delivering a variety of courses. In addition to teaching Honors Foundation of Business Law, Mandel has taught Commercial Law, Federal Taxation, American Constitutional Law, and Strategic Business and Tax Planning. He also has taught Meteorology in Babson's Math and Science Division and co-taught Investment Banking in the Finance Division. He has served as associate dean of Babson's Undergraduate School, acting dean of the Undergraduate School, and chair of Babson's finance division.

Paul Mulligan, Associate Professor of Technology and Operations Management  

Mulligan's primary research interests are in technology and service industry management with particular focus on the role of information technology in services process management, service operations strategy, and organizational transformation. He is the co-author of organizational change and operations strategy papers that appear in California Management Review and Long Range Planning. His most recent publication focuses on the interaction between information technology and task-level service components in financial services.

Kevin Mulvaney, Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship 
Mulvaney teaches two merger/acquisition courses: M&A for Entrepreneurs, a middle-market M&A course; and Buying a Small Business, a course that delves into the process of acquiring a business with revenue under $3 million. He also mentors students in live consulting projects.

Ron Waite, Lecturer in Philosophy and Rhetoric

Waite has taught courses in the Arts and Humanities Foundation program, Rhetoric, Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics, and Ancient Greek Philosophy. He also has taught philosophical ethics in Babson's MBA program. He specializes in ancient philosophy and is currently working on a book linking ancient Greek philosophy to the fantasy Earthsea Cycle of Ursula K. Le Guin.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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05/16/2018 Shannon Sweeny ssweeny1@babson.edu (781) 239-4621 45216 /about/news-events/babson-announcements/nine-babson-faculty-retire-this-summer/
MONICA MOODY MOORE NAMED DEAN OF GRADUATE ADMISSIONS AT F. W. OLIN GRADUATE SCHO MONICA MOODY MOORE NAMED DEAN OF GRADUATE ADMISSIONS AT F. W. OLIN GRADUATE SCHOOL AT BABSON COLLEGE Responsible domestically and abroad for the enrollment growth and strengthened market position of Babson’s graduate degree programs

Monica Moody Moore has been appointed Dean of Graduate Admissions at the F. W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College responsible domestically and abroad for the enrollment growth and strengthened market position of Babson’s graduate degree programs. 

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Monica Moody Moore as Dean of Graduate Admissions,” said Babson President Kerry Healey. “Monica’s leadership and extensive experience will be of great benefit to Babson’s current and future students, as well as the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business as a whole, and will help us fulfill our vision to make Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®accessible to everyone, everywhere.”

“Babson is undoubtedly a premier leader in business education,” said Moore. “In fact, industry often turns to Babson’s curriculum to better inform and educate its own leaders. I’m thrilled to join President Healey, the faculty, staff, students and alumni, who are all deeply committed to Babson’s mission, to create great economic and social value everywhere.”

Prior to coming to Babson in April 2018, Moore served as the Associate Dean, Admissions & Academic Programs, at the Johns Hopkins University, Carey Business School for five years where she grew graduate enrollment and developed online degree programs. Previously Moore was the Assistant Dean of Academic Services at Johns Hopkins, Krieger School of Arts & Sciences, Advanced Academic Programs from 2008 to 2013 in Washington, D.C.

Moore has served in many senior leadership positions in her 20 year career in higher education: Vice President for Enrollment Management at the College of Notre Dame – the only remaining Women’s college in the state of Maryland; Senior Director for Board Management & Advancement at Georgetown University; Assistant Dean for Marketing & Admissions at American University in Washington, D.C; and Director of Admissions & Graduate Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Moore is the founder/owner of High Aspirations, LLC, an educational and management consulting service.  She has provided workshops and seminars on a host of topics pertaining to leadership and coaching throughout the country including California, D.C, Maryland, and Florida.  Moore has been an adjunct lecturer at Johns Hopkins University, in the School of Arts & Science and has also taught at the University of Maryland College Park, and College of Notre Dame of Maryland. She is the author of, “Take Me to the Happy Place,” a book of poetry available on Amazon.

Moore holds a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) from the University of Pennsylvania where she earned distinction on her doctoral defense.  Moore completed the Institute for Management & Leadership at Harvard University in 2010.  Moore is an alumni interviewer for undergraduate admissions at the University of Pennsylvania and recently completed a two year term on the alumni board at Penn.  Moore is currently serving a three year term on the Alumni Association Board at Salisbury University. 

Moore holds an undergraduate degree (B.A.) in Communication Arts & Marketing from Salisbury University, and a master’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. Moore also completed doctoral coursework in a Ph.D. program at the University of Maryland in Education, Policy and Leadership (EDPL) in the College of Education. Moore is a greenbelt in Lean Six Sigma with certification from Villanova University. 

Moore is a permanent resident of Silver Spring, Maryland where she lives with her husband and two college-aged children.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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05/16/2018 Michael Chmura mchmura@babson.edu 781-239-4549 45203 /about/news-events/babson-announcements/monica-moody-moore-named-dean-of-admissions-graduate-school/
Babson College President Kerry Healey to Step Down in 2019 Babson College President Kerry Healey to Step Down in 2019 Healey will transition the presidency following her sixth year at Babson, at the turn of the College’s first century Babson College President Kerry Healey will step down as president in June 2019 at the end of her second term. Healey has served as the College’s 13th president, and its first female President, since 2013.

“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I thank Kerry for her extraordinary service to Babson College,” stated Chair of the Babson College Board of Trustees Marla Capozzi. “At a time of great disruption in higher education, Kerry has strengthened and expanded Babson’s programs, incr­eased access and affordability for students, and elevated the College’s profile globally. Kerry led Babson to its 25th consecutive No. 1 ranking in entrepreneurship while adding recognitions such as the No. 1 school for intern­ational students and the No. 1 private business school for return-on-investment.”

“The Board shares Kerry’s view that the College’s Centennial is an optimal time to transition the presidency,” continued Capozzi. “Thanks to Kerry’s strong leadership, Babson is prepared and well-positioned to realize a bold, global vision in its second century. We are pleased she will remain in her role to mark Babson’s first 100 years of leadership in entrepreneurship education.”

“It has been a privilege to work daily with inspiring, young entrepreneurs and the dedicated faculty and staff at Babson,” said President Healey. “Over the last five years, together we have generated historic results and positive momentum for the College. From enrolling our most well-qualified undergraduates ever and transforming our campus environment, to achieving record-breaking fundraising and bringing Babson to the world through online education and new satellite locations, I am exceedingly proud of our record of accomplishments and the impact Babson is making on campus and across the globe.

This was an incredibly difficult decision and one I have weighed carefully.  In the end, I strongly believe that transitions are best made when a leader has realized their goals, the institution is in a position of remarkable strength, and when there is a capable leadership team, as we have now.  I also feel that Babson’s Centennial is a natural moment to transition the presidency to the College’s next leader. 

I am incredibly grateful to the Board of Trustees for the opportunity to serve as Babson’s 13th president and deeply appreciative to our dedicated community of faculty members, staff, alumni, students and parents who helped make our achievements possible,” continued Healey. “In the coming year, I look forward to continuing the important work of preparing the College for its second century and ensuring a smooth transition.”

The Board of Trustees will begin planning for the presidential transition and organizing the search for the College’s next president this summer.

Under Healey’s leadership, notable achievements over the last five years include:

Increased National and Global Profile and Impact

Innovation in Access and Affordability

  • Increased the College’s commitment to financial aid by meeting 100 percent of demonstrated need for incoming undergraduate students for the first time, devoting more than $43 million annually to student aid and maintaining a discount rate between 30-33 percent
  • Established the College’s first-ever Global Scholars program, generating more than $20 million in new scholarships and enrolling entrepreneurial leaders from 25 countries
  • Introduced Babson’s first-ever accelerated degree pathway to reduce undergraduate tuition by up to 25 percent and create an overall financial benefit of $105,931 to students
  • Launched Babson’s presence on the edX online platform, reaching more than 100,000 learners in 200 countries in the first year

Strengthened and Expanded Programs, Campus

Record-breaking Fundraising and Financial Strength

  • Generated record-setting philanthropic investment in the College, including the largest single fundraising year in the history of the College in which nearly $65 million has been raised to date (FY’18)
  • Doubled the alumni giving rate, increasing it from 13 percent to 26 percent in five years
  • Increased international donor giving rate by 500 percent
  • Established three new endowed professorships in Family EntrepreneurshipBusiness Analytics, and Global Health
  • Obtained historic bond rating upgrades (Moody’s A3 to A2; Standard and Poor’s A- to A)

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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05/14/2018 Michael Chmura mchmura@babson.edu 781-239-4549 49511 /about/news-events/babson-announcements/babson-college-president-kerry-healey-to-step-down-in-2019/
BABSON COLLEGE PRESIDENT KERRY HEALEY TO STEP DOWN IN 2019 BABSON COLLEGE PRESIDENT KERRY HEALEY TO STEP DOWN IN 2019 Healey will transition the presidency following her sixth year at Babson, at the turn of the College’s first century

Babson College President Kerry Healey will step down as president in June 2019 at the end of her second term. Healey has served as the College’s 13th president, and its first female President, since 2013.

“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I thank Kerry for her extraordinary service to Babson College,” stated Chair of the Babson College Board of Trustees Marla Capozzi. “At a time of great disruption in higher education, Kerry has strengthened and expanded Babson’s programs, incr­eased access and affordability for students, and elevated the College’s profile globally. Kerry led Babson to its 25th consecutive No. 1 ranking in entrepreneurship while adding recognitions such as the No. 1 school for intern­ational students and the No. 1 private business school for return-on-investment.”

“The Board shares Kerry’s view that the College’s Centennial is an optimal time to transition the presidency,” continued Capozzi. “Thanks to Kerry’s strong leadership, Babson is prepared and well-positioned to realize a bold, global vision in its second century. We are pleased she will remain in her role to mark Babson’s first 100 years of leadership in entrepreneurship education.”

“It has been a privilege to work daily with inspiring, young entrepreneurs and the dedicated faculty and staff at Babson,” said President Healey. “Over the last five years, together we have generated historic results and positive momentum for the College. From enrolling our most well-qualified undergraduates ever and transforming our campus environment, to achieving record-breaking fundraising and bringing Babson to the world through online education and new satellite locations, I am exceedingly proud of our record of accomplishments and the impact Babson is making on campus and across the globe.

This was an incredibly difficult decision and one I have weighed carefully.  In the end, I strongly believe that transitions are best made when a leader has realized their goals, the institution is in a position of remarkable strength, and when there is a capable leadership team, as we have now.  I also feel that Babson’s Centennial is a natural moment to transition the presidency to the College’s next leader. 

I am incredibly grateful to the Board of Trustees for the opportunity to serve as Babson’s 13th president and deeply appreciative to our dedicated community of faculty members, staff, alumni, students and parents who helped make our achievements possible,” continued Healey. “In the coming year, I look forward to continuing the important work of preparing the College for its second century and ensuring a smooth transition.”

The Board of Trustees will begin planning for the presidential transition and organizing the search for the College’s next president this summer.

Under Healey’s leadership, notable achievements over the last five years include:

Increased National and Global Profile and Impact

Innovation in Access and Affordability

  • Increased the College’s commitment to financial aid by meeting 100 percent of demonstrated need for incoming undergraduate students for the first time, devoting more than $43 million annually to student aid and maintaining a discount rate between 30-33 percent
  • Established the College’s first-ever Global Scholars program, generating more than $20 million in new scholarships and enrolling entrepreneurial leaders from 25 countries
  • Introduced Babson’s first-ever accelerated degree pathway to reduce undergraduate tuition by up to 25 percent and create an overall financial benefit of $105,931 to students
  • Launched Babson’s presence on the edX online platform, reaching more than 100,000 learners in 200 countries in the first year

Strengthened and Expanded Programs, Campus

Record-breaking Fundraising and Financial Strength

  • Generated record-setting philanthropic investment in the College, including the largest single fundraising year in the history of the College in which nearly $65 million has been raised to date (FY’18)
  • Doubled the alumni giving rate, increasing it from 13 percent to 26 percent in five years
  • Increased international donor giving rate by 500 percent
  • Established three new endowed professorships in Family EntrepreneurshipBusiness Analytics, and Global Health
  • Obtained historic bond rating upgrades (Moody’s A3 to A2; Standard and Poor’s A- to A)

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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TWO BABSON COLLEGE MBA STUDENTS NAMED POETS & QUANTS ‘BEST & BRIGHTEST’ TWO BABSON COLLEGE MBA STUDENTS NAMED POETS & QUANTS ‘BEST & BRIGHTEST’ David James and Ravish Majithia selected among the leading graduates from the nation’s Class of 2018

Poets & Quants has selected graduating Babson College students David James and Ravish Majithia as two of the country’s Best & Brightest MBAs from the Class of 2018.

The list is the fourth annual “celebration of students who have made a lasting impact on their business schools,” according to Poets & Quants.

The business education news outlet goes on to say: “The 2018 Class is composed of change agents who champion causes. They have heeded the call to tackle big issues, applying business tools to pursue the greater good … Armed with a Ph.D. in materials science, [Babson College’s Ravish Majithia] has already published ten research papers in his field. Not to be outdone, his classmate, David James, opened a middle school that emerged as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ fastest improving school in just its second year.”

David James

David James launched his career as a founding member of Teach For America—Greater Boston. He then helped restart a low-performing middle school in South Boston and later co-founded and led UP Academy Oliver, a sixth-to-eighth grade neighborhood public middle school in Lawrence, MA.

Upon graduating this May, James plans to continue in a role supporting and improving K-12 education.

While at Babson, James was a 2017 semi-finalist in Babson’s B.E.T.A. Challenge, as well as a recipient of the President’s MBA Scholarship and the Ralph Z. and Charlotte R. Sorenson Scholarship Award for Meritorious Achievement. He also served as a graduate assistant specializing in human and social capital research and as a mentor in Babson’sCoaching for Leadership and Teamwork program, in addition to being a participant in Babson’s international consulting experience in Santiago, Chile.

“Competing as the only first-year student in the semi-finals of the annual Babson B.E.T.A. Challenge was a blast,” said James. “The competition is different from a traditional business plan competition in that it recognizes and rewards major milestones Babson businesses have achieved by taking action … Between the Entrepreneurship and Opportunity course in my fall semester and the New Venture Creation course in my spring semester, I was able to actively plan and then start building my business, K12 Landing, that I presented in the B.E.T.A. Challenge.”

“When I think of David James, the words 'better teachers for a better world' come to mind,” said Babson College Professor Heidi Neck. “It is so exciting to see a former K-12 teacher enter an MBA program, immediately engage in entrepreneurship, and start a business to improve the education system by helping teachers become better at their craft.”

Read David James’ full profile on Poets & Quants »

Ravish Majithia

Ravish Majithia is an R&D Engineer turned entrepreneur.

At Babson, he worked on his startup, Magnomer, through the College’s annual Summer Venture Program as part of the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship. He intends to launch Magnomer into market and serve as Founder and CEO after graduation.

Majithia is a recipient of a Babson Fellowship for MBA studies and the 2018 Ralph Z. and Charlotte R. Sorenson Scholarship Award for Meritorious Achievement. He also served as president of the Babson Energy and Environment Club.

When asked about why he chose Babson, Majithia shared: “I wanted to pursue my passion for entrepreneurship. I’ve always had ideas which could turn into businesses. I came up with a few during my Ph.D. years, but never did anything about it out of the fear of failure. I applied to Babson after being inspired by its entrepreneurial culture and an innovative but systematic approach of thinking about the process of taking an idea and turning it into a business. Babson is truly one of a kind in this respect.”

“Ravish is an entrepreneur—mind, body, and soul,” said Debi Kleiman, Executive Director of the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson. “While a scientist by training, his curiosity and passion have resulted in a huge amount of progress on his startup while still a student … With his company, Magnomer, he is tackling a very difficult problem that requires aligning multiple large stakeholders and capital expenditures. Yet, he is able to connect and enroll these organizations and people in his mission because of his passion and smarts. These are the kinds of entrepreneurs we strive to create at Babson. He is a poster child for Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®, Babson’s methodology for teaching entrepreneurship. When faced with an obstacle, he simply learned something and took action to figure it out.”

Read Ravish Majithia’s full profile on Poets & Quants »

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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05/14/2018 Brianna Radicioni bradicioni@babson.edu (781) 239-4548 alumni, graduate 44976 /about/news-events/babson-announcements/babson-poets-and-quants-best-brightest-mba/
BABSON COLLEGE’S INAUGURAL COHORT OF GLOBAL SCHOLARS GRADUATES BABSON COLLEGE’S INAUGURAL COHORT OF GLOBAL SCHOLARS GRADUATES These highly talented international students graduate after receiving full-tuition scholarships from Global Scholars program

Babson College’s inaugural cohort ofGlobal Scholars is graduating this May 2018. Four of the highly talented international students will be walking at Commencement, while the fifth member of the cohort graduated through the accelerated degree path in 2017.  

“On behalf of the entire Babson community, I am thrilled to congratulate our exceptional Global Scholars as they graduate from Babson and embark on the next step in their journey,” says Babson College President Kerry Healey. “Founding the Global Scholars program is one of my proudest achievements as president of Babson. I strongly believe that everywhere, in every situation, there are aspiring leaders with the potential to change the world for the better. Our Global Scholars prove that to be true. They contribute immensely to our campus community, enhance our global impact, and exemplify the transformative power of entrepreneurship.”

The Global Scholars are: Cassiano dos Santos – Brazil, Lizaveta Litvinava – Belarus, Salome Mosehle – South Africa, Rosine Ndayishimiye – Rwanda, and Eshwa Azadzoi — Afghanistan.

The Global Scholars program is sponsored by generous gifts from donors to the College. Jay and Nancy Nichols ’82, P’11, sponsored two of the Global Scholars in full and grew very close to the students through their time at Babson.

“It has been an absolute joy getting to know Rosine and Salome, the students we were able to support with our contribution to the Global Scholars Program at Babson College,” says Jay and Nancy Nichols. “Watching these exceptional women grow in their Babson experience has been inspirational. Knowing their parents would want to see where this all took place and witness their accomplishments, it only seemed right for their parents to see them graduate. We extended our support to provide for the travel expenses for their families to come to Babson from South Africa and Rwanda. We are extremely proud of what Rosine and Salome have made of their Babson experience and credit Kerry Healey for her vision of this wonderful program.”

About Global Scholars

Each year since 2014, a small, highly talented group of international students is awarded need-based scholarships as part of our Global Scholars Program. In announcing the program at her inauguration, President Kerry Healey said, "Babson's Global Scholars will bring new perspectives and ideas to Babson that we, in turn, will share with the world."

Students selected for the Global Scholars Program receive four-year, full-tuition scholarships thanks to the generosity of Babson donors. Global Scholars with greater levels of financial need also will be awarded additional grant funds, in varying amounts based on need, to help with room and board, books and supplies, health insurance, and travel expenses.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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05/10/2018 Shannon Sweeny ssweeny1@babson.edu (781) 239-4621 undergraduate 45141 /about/news-events/babson-announcements/first-global-scholars-graduating/
KERRY SALERNO JOINS BABSON COLLEGE AS CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER AND VICE PRESIDENT KERRY SALERNO JOINS BABSON COLLEGE AS CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER AND VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING Salerno brings an extensive background in higher education marketing to her new role at Babson

Babson College has appointed Kerry Salerno as Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Marketing, where she will oversee efforts to build and sustain awareness of the college’s mission and programs, increase engagement with key audiences, and encourage future generations of students to consider pursuing a Babson education.

“Babson is pleased to welcome Kerry Salerno as our new Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Marketing,” says Babson College President Kerry Healey. “As we approach our Centennial, Kerry’s experience and leadership will elevate Babson’s brand and position in the global marketplace, and support our vision to make Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® accessible to everyone, everywhere.”

Salerno will lead the Babson College Marketing team and their work in raising awareness about the College’s academic programs, history and mission, and the accomplishments of its faculty and alumni through owned, earned, and paid media opportunities.

“I am thrilled to join the Babson community,” says Salerno. “I look forward to leveraging Babson’s legacy and unwavering commitment to social and economic impact as we evolve the brand for its next 100 years.”

Kerry Salerno

Kerry Salerno is joining Babson from 14 years of experience at Northeastern University where she ultimately served as the Vice President of Enrollment, Marketing and Recruitment for the Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network.

Her role expanded on her previous positions overseeing enrollment marketing and communications for the Global Network, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs units. In her role, Salerno provided leadership and strategic direction to the enrollment organization encompassing enrollment services, enrollment marketing and communication, recruitment and operations. As the enrollment planning and strategy leader, she oversaw the wide-ranging activities designed to achieve the university’s enrollment goals and elevate its market position and prominence. 

In previous roles at Northeastern, she has managed enrollment marketing and communications strategies related to undergraduate admissions programs, including outreach and scholarship programs (Torch, BPHS), International outreach programs (Global Pathways, USPP), New Student Orientation & Parent and Family Programs, and the Office of Global Services. 

Salerno also served on the Senior Vice President and CEO’s leadership team, and led the brand efforts for market entrance for the institution’s global network of campuses. In addition, she provided leadership for marketing and communications for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs. 

Before Northeastern, she served as assistant director of undergraduate marketing at Bentley University where she managed marketing projects for the undergraduate college. Prior to higher education, Kerry worked in multiple marketing and public relations firms where she managed technology and consumer brands.

She earned her BS in marketing and her MBA from Bentley University.

About Babson College Marketing

Babson College Marketing is comprised of creative services, integrated marketing, multimedia and interactive, Babson Magazine, institutional communications—including brand advertising, public relations, crisis communications, and presidential communications—and lifecycle marketing and communications which leads admissions, alumni, career services, development, and student experience communication efforts.

See the Babson College Marketing portfolio »

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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05/09/2018 Shannon Sweeny ssweeny1@babson.edu (781) 239-4621 45173 /about/news-events/babson-announcements/kerry-salerno-joins-babson-college-as-chief-marketing-officer/
BABSON COLLEGE ANNOUNCES WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY BOARD BABSON COLLEGE ANNOUNCES WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY BOARD Babson’s Women in Technology Initiative aims to empower Babson women in navigating the technology industry

Babson College has launched the Babson Women in Technology Board in support of the Babson Women in Technology Initiative (B-WIT). B-WIT’s mission is to further support Babson women in the technology industry by providing resources, a professional network, and career advice about various technology-based careers and required competencies.

In March 2017, Babson announced the first cohort ofWomen in Technology Student Fellows for the Women in Technology Initiative. 

“We created the Women in Technology Board to learn from business leaders and build a mentorship network for our students interested in careers in the technology industry,” says Ruben Mancha, assistant professor of Information Technology at Babson.  “The B-WIT initiative is fortunate to count with an outstanding group of experienced professionals and the support of Ian Lapp, dean of the Undergraduate School, and Keith Rollag, incoming dean of the Graduate School. In the 2018-2019 academic year, the Board of Advisors will guide the development of a Women in Technology program to reinforce Babson College’s position in advancing women-led technological entrepreneurship.”

The B-WIT is an initiative led by the Babson Faculty and Graduate Fellows, along with the recently instated B-WIT Board of Advisors. The duties of the B-WIT Board of Advisors include ensuring the continuity and effectiveness of the B-WIT initiative, reviewing yearly goals, supporting the Women in Technology Fellows in their goals, and assess the success of the initiative.

Babson Women in Technology Board Members

 

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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05/08/2018 Shannon Sweeny ssweeny1@babson.edu (781) 239-4621 graduate, undergraduate 45086 /about/news-events/babson-announcements/babson-women-in-technology-board-announcement/
BABSON AMONG TOP MBA PROGRAMS FOR FINANCE CAREERS ACCORDING TO FINANCIAL TIMES BABSON AMONG TOP MBA PROGRAMS FOR FINANCE CAREERS ACCORDING TO FINANCIAL TIMES Named No. 7 worldwide, No. 4 in the U.S. for career progress

Babson College’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business full-time MBA program has been recognized as one of the top 50 for a career in finance worldwide, according to the Finan­cial Times (FT) Top MBAs for Finance 2018ranking.

Babson’s­ MBA program also has been named:
  • No. 7 worldwide, No. 4 in the U.S. for career progress. This rank measures changes in alumni’s level of seniority before and after earning their MBA. According to the ranking, 67 percent of Babson’s full-time MBAs start the program as a finance professional, and ultimately go on to advance their careers in the same industry after graduation. 

  • No. 16 worldwide, No. 9 in the U.S. for salary increase. This measure looks at the average difference in alumni salary before and after their MBA. Babson MBA alumni enjoy an average salary of $154,000 three years after graduation: an average 126 percent increase.

Learn more about Babson’s MBA career outcomes »

“We are proud to again be named one of the best MBA programs for finance careers worldwide,” said Mark Potter, Dean of Babson’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business. “Our finance faculty and state-of-the-art programs and resources offer students the experiential learning opportunities necessary to succeed, and our investment in the industry is further enriched by this recognition from Financial Times.”
 

From Financial Times: "The list is a spin-off from the FT Global MBA ranking, which was published in January. It is based on the number of alumni who reported finding work in finance, banking, or fintech startups three years after graduation. The most successful schools have retained their value to the banks, venture capitalists, and asset management firms by teaching skills for a changing world of disruptive business models and digital finance. They also tend to be institutions that nurture students who wish to launch their own ventures."

Finance at Babson

For those looking to specialize in finance, Babson also offers a Master of Science in Finance (MSF) degree. This program provides students an in-depth financial and quantitative knowledge combined with sophisticated problem-solving, practical application, ethical judgment, and professional development and communication skills.

The Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance also is a key campus resource for advancing the understanding and practice of investments and finance. Both students and alumni are given access to a state-of-the-art finance lab, harboring the technological tools and information used by the most sophisticated industry professionals, and are offered relevant curricular support and cocurricular activities, enabling them to be highly effective in finance and investments careers around the world.

A core program of the Cutler Center is the Babson College Fund—an accredited course in which specially selected students from both the undergraduate and graduate schools manage a $2 million portion of the Babson College endowment. The fund seeks to provide a rich educational experience through the development of investment research skills and the acquisition of portfolio management experience.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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BABSON ALUMNUS BUSINESS ‘BOTKEEPER’ WINS BOSTINNO TECH MADNESS BABSON ALUMNUS BUSINESS ‘BOTKEEPER’ WINS BOSTINNO TECH MADNESS Enrico Palmerino ’11, serial entrepreneur and founder of botkeeper, surpassed 64 companies to win the private bracket

Babson College alumni business, botkeeper, is the winner of the prestigious private bracket in BostInno’s Tech Madness competition. Enrico Palmerino ’11, botkeeper founder and CEO, is a serial entrepreneur and winner of the 2017 Babson Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® Challenge in the alumni category for his work with botkeeper.

“This was a huge win for botkeeper and speaks worlds of the following we have been able to build,” says Palmerino. “I owe 100 percent of the credit to the talented team that is botkeeper, because without them none of this would have been possible.”

“More than any one lesson, class or professor, the thing that sticks with me the most from Babson is the idea of challenging the norm and the philosophy of building and creating something meaningful,” says Palmerino. “Babson does an excellent job at not just teaching you entrepreneurial concepts but rather encouraging and pushing you to put the concepts in action and try to start, build, or create something.”

A fast-moving batch of 64 Boston-area startups entered BostInno’s Tech Madness competition in March 2018. The group encompassed a broad range of Boston’s private, venture capital-backed or bootstrapped companies, as well as a separate bracket of 16 publicly traded companies. The contest asked the Boston innovation community to vote for the startups they would invest in.

Other Babson businesses that participated in the competition were:

About botkeeper

botkeeper saves customers time and money by automating bookkeeping. It provides businesses with a powerful combination of skilled accountants and automated data entry through the use of machine learning and AI. botkeeper clients receive 24/7 accounting and support as well as incredible insight into their financials with beautiful dashboards and unlimited reporting. With botkeeper, companies can grow from zero to 100+ employees and on average save 50 percent compared to the cost of a bookkeeper or outsourced firm.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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04/25/2018 Shannon Sweeny ssweeny1@babson.edu (781) 239-4621 44654 /about/news-events/babson-announcements/babson-alumnus-business-botkeeper-wins-tech-madness/
BABSON COLLEGE STUDENTS NAMED POETS & QUANTS CLASS OF 2018 BEST & BRIGHTEST BABSON COLLEGE STUDENTS NAMED POETS & QUANTS CLASS OF 2018 BEST & BRIGHTEST Gyda Sumadi and Cassiano Dos Santos honored as two of this year’s leading undergraduate business students nationwide

Poets & Quants, a leading business education news outlet, has named Babson College seniors Gyda Sumadi and Cassiano Dos Santos to its list of the Best & Brightest Business Majors from the Class of 2018.

Selected among graduating seniors from the top 50 business schools in the United States, Dos Santos and Sumadi are two finance students turned professionals who are using their education in Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® to create impact above and beyond their line of work.

From Poets & Quants: “A generation ago, if you asked business majors what they wanted, they would have answered with the usual clichés: money, status, and freedom. … Fast forward to the Class of 2018 and such incentives have increasingly lost their luster. Instead, this generation is looking to business as a means to test their imaginations and foster social change.”

Gyda Sumadi

After graduating this May, Gyda Sumadi will work at Dunkin’ Brands Inc. as a financial management analyst in a hybrid role focused on development, operations, and strategy.

While at Babson, Sumadi served as a: Glavin Global Fellow, traveling to Morocco to enhance her critical thinking on global and multicultural issues; a MoneyThink mentor, working in lower-income, after-school programs to foster passion for personal finance and help provide an equitable future for students; a Peer Career Ambassador, connecting other students with career-related resources and advising; a Diversity Scholar, championing multicultural and diverse learning opportunities for students on campus; and co-president of the Muslim Student Association, a role in which she provided a safe and open environment for Babson community members to learn about Islam, regardless of race, religion, or culture.

“[At Babson], I have enjoyed all of the hands-on experience and the opportunity to work with diverse teams,” said Sumadi. “Babson funds freshmen to start their own business through the Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship (FME) course, and offers students the chance to solve current business problems through classes such as Management Consulting Field Experience (MCFE). Engaging in these two opportunities has put me steps ahead in the competitive business world.”

“Gyda Sumadi exhibits intercultural abilities and real-world skills well beyond those of a typical college student,” said Lee Goldstein, associate director of counseling at Babson’s Hoffman Family Undergraduate Center for Career Development. “She has been an exemplary student and a valued employee at Babson College since arriving on campus her first year.”

Read Gyda Sumadi’s full profile on Poets & Quants »

Cassiano Dos Santos

Cassiano Dos Santos will be working at Wellington Management as an investment research associate following graduation.

Babson chose Dos Santos to be a Global Scholar, joining a small, highly talented group of international students who help bring new perspectives and ideas to the Babson College community. During his four years, he also has served as a: member of Alpha Epsilon Pi; co-president of Babson’s Chapter for the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA); lead tutor for Financial Accounting at the Learning Center; student intern at the Office of Human Resources; student assistant at the Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance; and co-president of the Volleyball Club. He also interned for a variety of organizations worldwide, including Falconi Consultants in Sao Paulo, Bright Horizons in London, and Wellington Management in Boston.

“I am most proud of my leading role in the Association of Latino Professionals for America,” said Dos Santos. “As a result of our efforts, many Babson students have been able to take advantage of the association’s programming to find internships targeted at minorities. Many of these students are on track to become full-time employees at these companies.”

“Even more impressive to me than his incredible list of contributions and achievements is that Cassiano is one of the most authentically kind and generous students I have known,” said Jamie Kendrioski, director of International Services and Multicultural Education at Babson. “There is no ask or task too small for him if the end goal is supporting a fellow student or initiative of the College.”

Read Cassiano Dos Santos’s full profile on Poets & Quants »

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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04/25/2018 Brianna Radicioni bradicioni@babson.edu (781) 239-4548 undergraduate 45254 /about/news-events/babson-announcements/poets-quants-babson-undergraduate-students-best-and-brightest/
BABSON COLLEGE HONORS HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS AND ENTREPRENEURS, MARÍA TERESA FER BABSON COLLEGE HONORS HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS AND ENTREPRENEURS, MARÍA TERESA FERNÁNDEZ DE LA VEGA AND LEILA JANAH, WITH LEWIS INSTITUTE 2018 COMMUNITY CHANGEMAKER AWARDS Both were recognized for their efforts to lift people, especially women, out of poverty as part of the fourth annual Babson Connect: Worldwide in Madrid, Spain

Babson’s Lewis Institute 2018 Community Changemaker Awards were presented to María Teresa Fernández de la Vega, permanent member of the Spanish Council of State and president of the Women for Africa Foundation, andLeila Janah, “Give Work” author and founder and CEO of Samasource and LXMI, during the Babson Connect Worldwide entrepreneurship summit in Madrid, Spain, on Saturday, April 21, 2018.

 

This award was designed specifically to recognize persons who have set something in motion in order to create positive change. Past recipients include Catalina Escobar, founder and president of the Juan Felipe Gomez Escobar Foundation, Shainoor Khoja, managing director of Roshan Corporate Social Responsibility, and Roshni Nadar Mahotra, executive director and CEO of HCL Corporation; director of HCL Technologies; and trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation.

“Babson is pleased to recognize María and Leila for their continued efforts to create economic and social change for at-risk populations around the world,” said Babson College President Kerry Healey. “Their work exemplifies how entrepreneurship can be a force for creating positive change and global impact, and we are proud to honor them with the 2018 Lewis Institute Community Changemaker Award.”

“Each year, by celebrating the journeys of our award recipients, we illuminate an understanding of what it takes to be a Community Changemaker. This illumination better equips our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and broader community with stories, and insights, to employ Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as a mindset for addressing seemingly intractable problems,” added Cheryl Kiser, executive director of the Lewis Institute.

María Teresa Fernández de la Vega

María Teresa Fernández de la Vega made history in 2004 by becoming the first female Deputy Prime Minister of Spain, a position she combined with that of Minister of the Presidency and Government Spokesperson until late 2010.

She was the driving force behind the first and to date the only National Plan for Human Rights approved in Spain, which she presented at the headquarters of the United Nations in December 2008.

Throughout her time in the government, she promoted policies to extend and enforce citizen’s rights, with initiatives such as the Comprehensive Law against Gender Violence and the Law on Equality, which placed Spain at the forefront of gender equality.

Today, she is a permanent member of the Spanish Council of State, the top advisory body to the Government of Spain, another position that had not been held by a woman before. She also has been a member of UN Women’s Global Advisory Group for Civil Society.

In February 2012, she launched the Women for Africa Foundation with the aim of making it an institution of national and international reach in an effort to promote development on that continent. This is a task that the foundation undertakes by providing support for African women, who have proven to be the most powerful engine of progress in their societies.

Read more about her background and experience »

Leila Janah

Leila Janah is the founder and CEO of Samasource and LXMI, two companies that go beyond charity to #givework to low-income people around the world using cutting-edge social enterprise models in technology and luxury skincare, respectively.

A Harvard-educated former management consultant, Janah has been profiled by The New York TimesFast Company,WiredForbesGlamourReal Simple, and Inc. She recently was named one of Fortune's 40 Under 40, Condé Nast’sDaring 25, and Elle’s 2016 Top Women in Tech, and Samasource was named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies of 2016. She recently released her first book, Give Work, which challenges people to think about how they can use the power of traditional business to solve poverty global poverty at the root.

Read more about her background and experience »

About The Lewis Institute

The Lewis Institute illuminates pathways for students, faculty, staff, foundations, and corporate partners seeking social innovation solutions.

By drawing upon Babson’s core methodology of Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®, we activate unexpected and fruitful collaborations and integrative designs for action. The result is business prosperity and societal improvement. We extend our impact through the Babson Social Innovation Lab, an action tank powered by Toyota, which incubates people and ideas in the world of social innovation.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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BABSON COLLEGE LAUNCHES INSTITUTE FOR FAMILY ENTREPRENEURSHIP, APPOINTS EXPERIEN BABSON COLLEGE LAUNCHES INSTITUTE FOR FAMILY ENTREPRENEURSHIP, APPOINTS EXPERIENCED FAMILY ENTREPRENEUR LAURI UNION AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Babson’s deep-rooted commitment to entrepreneurial families recognizes that families, not just family businesses, drive entrepreneurial behavior Babson College has launched theInstitute for Family Entrepreneurshipas a standalone hub of teaching, research, and innovative programs dedicated to advancing entrepreneurial families around the world.

 

President Kerry Healey made the official announcement today at the College’s fourth annual Babson Connect: Worldwideentrepreneurship summit in Madrid, Spain, leading into a related panel discussion: A Conversation on Family Entrepreneurship and Business. There, she also introduced the institute’s first executive director, Lauri Union, a seasoned family entrepreneur known best for the major turnaround and sale of her family business after becoming president and CEO at just 27.

Read Lauri Union’s bio »

“As Babson prepares for its second century of leadership in entrepreneurship education, we are strategically focused on areas of great social and economic impact, including family-driven entrepreneurial activity,” said Babson College President Kerry Healey. “We are thrilled to formally announce the Institute for Family Entrepreneurship, to welcome Lauri and her breadth of real-world expertise to Babson, and to continue supporting entrepreneurial families of all kinds.”

“I am thrilled to be joining Babson College, the pre-eminent institution for entrepreneurship education—one who’s founding principles were rooted in the importance of family business,” said Lauri Union. “I look forward to working with the many family entrepreneurs who will, who currently, or who have called Babson home, and am eager to help activate the institute in ways that will boost families’ entrepreneurial endeavors around the world.”

Consistent with Babson’s leadership in entrepreneurship education, and unlike any other school, Babson’s commitment to family entrepreneurs recognizes that families, not just family businesses, drive entrepreneurial behavior. This includes the support of multigenerational family businesses, family foundations, startups or acquisitions supported by families, spousal startups, entrepreneurial family members embarking on separate ventures, and many other value-creating family activities.

One of the most exciting initiatives planned for the Institute for Family Entrepreneurship is the Generational Entrepreneurship Amplifier, dedicated to both students and their families. The Amplifier will engage families during their student’s entire Babson experience, and extend afterward through Babson’s new Entrepreneurial Family Network, an ongoing network for support and exchange for families who have participated in the program. A key outcome of this immersive experience will be that families will foster the growth of their entrepreneurial legacy by co-creating a shared family vision that incorporates the next generation.

A fall 2018 pilot program is in development for current and incoming undergraduate students whose families are engaged in an entrepreneurial platform such as a business, a family office, or an investment arm. Those interested in being part of the foundational cohort should contact Faculty Director Matthew Allen or IFE Executive Director Lauri Union. The program has been made possible by a generous gift from Richard J. Snyder ’60, H’94, P’93 ’01 and Marilyn B. Snyder MBA’80, P’93—two dedicated and longstanding members of the Babson College community.

“An estimated 70 to 90 percent of global GDP annual is created by family businesses,” added Matthew Allen, faculty director of the Institute for Family Entrepreneurship at Babson. “At Babson alone, 50 percent of undergraduate students and a similar percentage of graduate students, come from family businesses—and this does not yet account for the many who come from what we more broadly define as entrepreneurial families.”

“Babson’s focus on family entrepreneurship, not just family business, recognizes that entrepreneurial families are a critical factor in the creation of economic and social value globally,” added William Gartner, Bertarelli Foundation Distinguished Professor of Family Entrepreneurship at Babson.

In 2017, Babson announced the appointment of William B. Gartner as the Bertarelli Foundation Distinguished Professor of Family Entrepreneurship. Generously endowed by the Bertarelli Foundation, led by alumnus Ernesto Bertarelli ’89, this professorship supports innovative research and teaching efforts at Babson College that focus on family entrepreneurship from a global perspective.

Critical to the development and launch of Babson’s Institute for Family Entrepreneurship has been the support and enthusiasm of dedicated alumni, parents, and members of Babson’s Board of Overseers: Stephen Martiros ’83, MBA’85, P’21 ’21, Linda Bourn MBA’11, and Sylvia Shepard MBA’09.

Family Entrepreneurship at Babson

Strengthening family business was the core of Babson’s founding mission in 1919.

The College has since had a long history of educating family entrepreneurs, including Arthur M. Blank ’63, H’98, co-founder of Home Depot, chairman of The Arthur Blank Family Foundation, and owner of the Atlanta Falcons; C. Dean Metropoulos ’67, MBA’68, founder and CEO of his family business, Metropoulos & Co.; Edsel Ford II ’73, H’00, great-grandson of Henry Ford and member of the board of directors of Ford Motor Company; Ernesto Bertarelli ’89, CEO of Serono—founded by his grandfather in 1906, and co-chair of The Bertarelli Foundation with his sister, Dona Bertarelli P’20 ’22; just to name a few.

Babson also was the first to embark on a global research study focused on entrepreneurship in families. Through the Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practices (STEP) Project, led by Academic Director Matthew Allen, Babson has convened and collaborated with 35 academic affiliates and 175 scholars to publish 11 books and 120 cases focused on family entrepreneurship across generations.

Next year, Babson will mark its Centennial and celebrate 100 years as the leader in entrepreneurship education. As the inventor of Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®, and the first to understand that entrepreneurship is the most powerful force for creating positive change in the world, Babson is now uniquely positioned to be the recognized school for family entrepreneurs. This historic strength for the College offers Babson the opportunity to prepare family entrepreneurs of all kinds to learn in a new way, creating social and economic value simultaneously, and in doing so, transforming lives, businesses, and communities for the better.

Learn more about Babson’s Centennial »

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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BABSON COLLEGE INDUCTS PRESIDENT OF MERCADONA, JUAN ROIG, INTO THE ACADEMY OF DI BABSON COLLEGE INDUCTS PRESIDENT OF MERCADONA, JUAN ROIG, INTO THE ACADEMY OF DISTINGUISHED ENTREPRENEURS® Leader of the family-owned, Spanish supermarket honored as part of the fourth annual Babson Connect: Worldwide Entrepreneurship Summit in Spain

Entrepreneur and family business leader Juan Roig has been honored by Babson College with induction into the Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs® (ADE) as part of Babson Connect: Worldwide in Spain. Roig was awarded at a private ceremony on Thursday, April 19, 2018, in EDEM Business School, Valencia, the institution that also simultaneously hosted The 2018 Babson Collaborative Summit.

Established in 1978, the Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs (ADE) is the world’s first entrepreneurship hall of fame. Since its inception, the academy has recognized and honored entrepreneurs who have contributed significantly to the development of free enterprise throughout the world. Collectively, the 110 members of the academy have created millions of jobs and improved societies around the world.

Other international ADE inductees include Richard Branson, Founder and Chairman of the Virgin Group, Ernesto Bertarelli ’89, former CEO and Deputy Chairman of Serono SA, Harry Susilo P’96, PBM Founder and Chairman of the Sekar Group, H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline & Group, Gilberto Trigano, Chairman and CEO of Club Med, Gustavo Cisneros ’68, President and CEO of Cisneros, and more.

 “Babson is proud to induct Juan Roig, an exemplary family business leader, entrepreneur and investor, into the Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs®,” said Babson College President Kerry Healey. “Mr. Roig epitomizes entrepreneurial leadership—guiding and growing a successful enterprise, investing in his employees, and supporting local entrepreneurs and Spanish startups. His wide-ranging impact demonstrates how entrepreneurship can create positive change in the world, and we are thrilled to welcome him to the Babson community.”

The Babson Collaborative Summit took place April 18-19 in Valencia. EDEM Business School hosted universities and institutions from USA, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, South Korea, Spain, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Peru, and the United Kingdom. The members of the organization engaged in activities in order to achieve depth and breadth in entrepreneurship education. 

Juan Roig

President of Mercadona and Founder of Marina de Empresas—an initiative that convenes local entrepreneurial resources under one roof to provide local entrepreneurs with the training, advising, and financing they need to succeed.

 

Juan Roig Alfonso was born on October 8, 1949 in Valencia, where he was named Honorary Citizen in 2014. He is married to Hortensia Herrero, and together they have four children and 10 grandchildren.

Roig studied at the University of Valencia, where in 1973, he graduated in economic science and completed the PADE programme in IESE Business School. Furthermore, he was awarded an Honorary Degree by the Valencia Polytechnic University, becoming the first entrepreneur to receive the acknowledgement from this University Community.

In 1975, he joined his father’s company, Cárnicas Roig, which at the time had a butcher and a convenience store division. On October 17, 1981, Juan Roig started managing the company, and in this way, it started operating independently as the Roig Group. This is how the Mercadona project started; at the time, it had eight stores in Valencia and a total surface area of approximately 300 m2, whereas today there are 1,627 supermarkets in Spain and some 84,000 employees.

Juan Roig is a university graduate whose real calling is being a “shopkeeper”, and who decided to move the company in a totally different direction in 1993, when he led the implementation of the Total Quality Model. Its basic pillar is the satisfaction of the company’s five components, namely The Client, known internally as “The Boss”, The Employee, The Supplier, Society, and Capital.

Roig is Honorary President of the Spanish Commercial Coding Association (AECOC), Vice-President of the Spanish Association of Convenience Stores and Supermarkets (ASEDAS), and Honorary President of the EDEM Business School. Additionally, he operates in close collaboration with the Family Business Institute (IEF), where he has also served as President. On a personal level, he fosters the educational and entrepreneurial project Marina de Empresas (which unites under one roof EDEM Business School, Lanzadera, a Startup Accelerator, and Angels, a seed investor). In Marina de Empresas, students, entrepreneurs and business people alike learn from Juan Roig’s wisdom. Furthermore, he sponsors Valencia Basket Club, and presides over the Trinidad Alfonso Foundation, from which he supports sporting patronage initiatives.

By way of acknowledgement of his entrepreneurial initiative, he has been awarded the Príncipe Felipe Award for Corporate Excellence, the Valencia Government’s High Distinction, the Jaume I el Conqueridor Grand Cross, and the Gold Medal for Merit in the Workplace.

About Babson Connect: Worldwide

Launched in 2015 in historic Cartagena, Colombia, Babson Connect: Worldwide is Babson College’s premier global business summit that brings together renowned figures in the international business community, as well as Babson alumni, faculty, parents, administrators, and friends, to celebrate the ways in which Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® positively transforms businesses, societies, and lives.

Babson Connect: Worldwide has since traveled to Dubai, UAE, the international hub of entrepreneurial activity, then Bangkok, Thailand, one of the great economic success stories of Asia, and now Madrid, Spain, a leading European financial and technological center rich with culture and history.

About Babson Collaborative

The Babson Collaborative is a membership organization that brings together educational institutions seeking to build and grow entrepreneurship education for the betterment of our world. Membership is composed of institutions from around the world, which are committed to developing a global learning community with a belief that greater scale and impact will be achieved by working together. They, like Babson College, believe in educating entrepreneurs of all kinds who think and act to transform opportunity into reality, and create social and economic value everywhere.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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BABSON PROFESSOR HEIDI NECK’S ENTREPRENEURSHIP TEXTBOOK NAMED BREAKTHROUGH BOOK BABSON PROFESSOR HEIDI NECK’S ENTREPRENEURSHIP TEXTBOOK NAMED BREAKTHROUGH BOOK OF 2017 Entrepreneurship: The Practice and Mindset is awarded this distinguished honor

The highly regarded textbook, Entrepreneurship: The Practice and Mindset, co-authored by Professor Heidi Neck, was awarded the Breakthrough Book of 2017.

The entrepreneurship textbook, written in collaboration with Christopher Neck, an award-winning professor at Arizona State University, and Emma Murray, business writer and entrepreneur, received the honor as part of the 2018 SAGE College Sales Awards.

The award is given to the bestselling first edition of the year, topping other contenders in the fields of Psychology, Communication, Criminal Justice, Political Science, Sociology, Research Methods, Social Work, and Education, according to Maggie Stanley SAGE Acquisitions Editor, Business and Management.

Presenting the award from left are Michelle Sordi, Senior VP and Head of US College, Prof. Neck, Blaise Simqu – President and CEO, and Maggie Stanley – Acquisitions Editor.

This is the second award the book has received this year.  It is one of the five textbooks to receive the 2018 TAA Most Promising New Textbook Award by the Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA), recognizing excellence in first edition textbooks and learning material.

According to SAGE, the book catapults students beyond the classroom by helping them develop an entrepreneurial mindset so they can create opportunities and take action in uncertain environments.” Based on Babson’s own entrepreneurship education, this new text emphasizes practice and learning through Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®.

“All of us at Babson are so thrilled that Professor Neck’s new textbook has been recognized with this award.  Thrilled, but not surprised as Heidi has been honing her craft on how to best teach entrepreneurship for nearly two decades.  She is one of the world’s leading entrepreneurship educators and entrepreneurship education researchers.  Her book represents years of dedicated work to students and other professors around the world,” said Andrew Corbett, Paul T. Babson Chair of Entrepreneurial Studies and chair, Entrepreneurship Division.

Heidi Neck, Ph.D., is a Babson College Professor and the Jeffry A. Timmons Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies. She teaches entrepreneurship at the MBA and executive levels. Her research interests include entrepreneurship education, entrepreneurship inside organizations, and creative thinking.

Neck is Faculty Director of Babson’s Symposia for Entrepreneurship Educators (SEE)—programs designed to further develop faculty from around the world in the of art and craft of teaching entrepreneurship and building entrepreneurship programs. 

An award-winning teacher, Neck has been recognized for teaching excellence at Babson for both undergraduate and executive education. She also has been recognized by international organizations, the Academy of Management and the United States Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship, for excellence in pedagogy and course design. 

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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BABSON COLLEGE WOMEN INNOVATING NOW (WIN) LAB® MIAMI TO HOST FINALE EVENT BABSON COLLEGE WOMEN INNOVATING NOW (WIN) LAB® MIAMI TO HOST FINALE EVENT Networking and pitch competition with cash prizes totaling $8,000 funded by FedEx Corp.

Babson College’s Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab®Miami—a venture accelerator specifically for women entrepreneurs—will have its finale event for the 2017-2018 cohort on April 26, 2018.

The finale will involve a VIP reception, networking event, and a pitch competition where three of the WINners will pitch their businesses for a chance to win cash prizes totaling $8,000.

“We are thrilled to be able to celebrate all the hard work of this year’s WIN Lab Miami cohort at our finale event,” says Babson’s WIN Lab Miami Director Michelle Abbs. “These women have grown immensely through the last eight months, and we look forward to seeing the impact they will continue to make by growing their businesses.”

FedEx Corp. is an official sponsor of Babson’s WIN Lab Miami, with funding equaling $400,000. As a part of this year’s support, FedEx Corp sponsored a seat for one of the WINners, Nathalie Cadet-James, founder of Luxe Fete Social.

WIN Lab Miami Finale

When: Thursday, April 26, 2018, 7–8:30 p.m.
Where: New World Symphony, 500 17th Street, Miami Beach
Cost: FREE

Register for the finale event »

Nathalie Cadet-James, Founder Luxe Fete Social

Nathalie Cadet-James is the founder of Luxe Fête Social.  Luxe Fête Social is a cutting-edge startup based in Miami, Florida, that is focused on transforming the party planning space by leveraging the power of the internet to enable millions of consumers to host luxurious dinner parties of their dreams. LFS offers highly curated themes, along with everything necessary for the party, that are typically only available through high-end party planners. Everything is delivered direct to their door at a fraction of the price via their rental program.

A leading expert in the event planning and design industry, Nathalie has spent the last eight years planning events and weddings for celebrities, fashion houses, and other notable clients. Prior to that, she was a former attorney working at top law firms in Miami and clerking for a federal judge. Whether in a courtroom or a venue, she is deeply passionate about telling stories and creating spaces that connect people.

She is the proud wife of SEC Attorney Brian Theophilus James and mother of two girls, Johanna James, age 10, and Lucca James, age 8. 

About FedEx Corp.

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce, and business services. With annual revenues of $64 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world's most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 425,000 team members to remain "absolutely, positively" focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. To learn more about how FedEx connects people and possibilities around the world, please visit about.fedex.com.

About the Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab at Babson

Created by the Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) at Babson College, the Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab provides women entrepreneurs with an inspiring community and a rigorous, experiential process that catalyzes innovative thinking and enables them to successfully scale their businesses.

Now in its fifth year, the WIN Lab has been designated as one of the top two specialty programs for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship; earned BostInno's designation as one of Boston's "50 on Fire" innovators and visionaries; and was honored by the prestigious Rosoff Awards for diversity. Women entrepreneurs in both Boston and Miami can apply to become a member of the next cohort by submitting an application until May 31, 2018.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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BABSON 2018 B.E.T.A. CHALLENGE WINNERS AWARDED OVER $200,000 IN CASH AND PRIZES BABSON 2018 B.E.T.A. CHALLENGE WINNERS AWARDED OVER $200,000 IN CASH AND PRIZES Undergraduate, graduate, and alumni entrepreneurs Cleancult, Magnomer, and Clarke’s Organics win esteemed Babson Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® Challenge Babson College announced its 2018 B.E.T.A. (Babson Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®) Challenge winners—CleancultMagnomer, and Clarke’s Organics after a venture showcase with 18 semifinalists and pitch competition between nine finalists. The finals were held on Thursday, April 12, 2018.

Winners of the graduate, undergraduate, and alumni B.E.T.A. Challenge each received a grand prize of $20,000 in cash plus services in kind donations from corporate sponsors including Cummings Properties, 88 acres, Canon Copy Center, Contrary Capital, MassChallenge, Naturebox, and Think Board. In addition, $2,500 was awarded to the two other finalist ventures in each of the three competitions. Applicants won prizes by successfully demonstrating that they achieved major milestones through action.

Other finalists included: HostelPoint, SlapFive, Dondoctor, Shay Jaffar, ARC Superchargers, and Shop Drop Roll.

Babson’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) presented the Female Founder Impact Award to Shay Jaffar, founder Shay Jaffar MBA ’19 and the Lewis Institute presented the Social Impact Award to Magnomer, founder Ravish Majithia MBA’18.

Undergraduate Student Winner: Cleancult

Ryan Lupberger '18 and Zachary Bedrosian '18

Cleancult delivers the most effective, non-toxic laundry detergent directly to your door monthly, so that you can feel clean, not chemicals.


Graduate Student Winner: Magnomer

Ravish Majithia MBA'18

Poorly designed packaging is the root-cause of low plastics recycling and environmental pollution. Magnomer uses magnetic markers as means to redesign plastic packaging for zero waste environments. The magnetic markers in the form of visual coatings complement brand designs, cue appropriate end-consumer behavior, and enable recovery from waste streams for better recycling.

Alumni Winner: Clarke’s Organics

Daniel Dalet '03

Clarke’s Organics is empowering single-mother families and creating lasting social impact through every day natural personal care and food products.

 

2018 Sponsors

Gold Sponsors 

The Babson Alumni Association (BAA) works to ensure that there are opportunities for all alumni to feel connected to Babson. The BAA is committed to supporting the mission of the College by enhancing the incredible network of 37,000 alumni around the world. With each graduating class, the network becomes brighter, more diverse, and increasingly successful, thus providing a truly valuable resource to each other.

Samuel Goldstein & Co. is a multi-generational CPA and advisory firm that collaborates with clients spanning from incubators and entrepreneurs to small and mid-size established business owners. The firm helps young executives with start-up strategies, including back-office accounting support, cash flow management, tax strategies and financial reporting and counsel seasoned owners with financial decisions, profit enhancement and succession planning. Samuel Goldstein & Co. works to help create a successful business and achieve the proper work life balance.

Silver Sponsor

Morgan Lewis offers more than 2,000 lawyers, patent agents, benefits advisers, regulatory scientists, and other specialists—in 29 offices across North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm provides comprehensive litigation, corporate, transactional, regulatory, immigration, intellectual property, and labor and employment legal services to clients of all sizes—from globally established industry leaders to just conceived start-ups.

The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship

The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship accelerates the practice of entrepreneurship by providing Babson’s emerging entrepreneurs with access to events, workshops, mentoring and competitions that enable them to test and refine their founder skills. The Butler Launch Pad is the hub of this entrepreneurial ecosystem, connecting our students and alumni with the broader business and entrepreneurial community through a series of programs and learning experiences that support our entrepreneurs along their journey. Included in these programs are two of Babson’s Signature Events: Rocket Pitch and B.E.T.A. Challenge, as well as the highly regarded Summer Venture Program that accelerates the top 15 student ventures at Babson each year.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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BABSON COLLEGE TO SPONSOR EMERGE AMERICAS IN MIAMI BABSON COLLEGE TO SPONSOR EMERGE AMERICAS IN MIAMI Babson’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business and Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® to showcase Babson in Miami, host panel on the future of gender dynamics in business

This April, Babson College’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business and its Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab®Miami will be sponsoring eMerge Americas, the premier technology event connecting Latin America, North America, and Europe.

In its fifth year, eMerge Americas will bring together prominent leaders in the worlds of innovation, entrepreneurship, and public policy at the Miami Beach Convention Center, April 23-24, 2018.

As part of this engagement, Babson is excited to host a Texpert panel focused on gender dynamics in business on Tuesday, April 24 at 11:45 a.m. Event attendees can also enjoy a keynote from Babson alumnus and Zumba Co-Founder, Alberto Perlman ‘98, watch current Babson WIN Lab participants, Caribu, PEX+, and MADSTUDIOS compete at the Startup Showcase, listen to WIN Lab business Smart Straws speak about their entrepreneurial journey, and stop by Babson’s expo booth (No. 1412) to learn more about Babson’s offerings in Miami.

Register for eMerge Americas 2018 »

Babson Texpert Panel: The Future is Female, and the Next Unicorn is Too

With the rise of conversations and awareness of gender dynamics in business, Babson will present an engaging conversation on how to increase the number of women-led unicorn successes (startups valued at over $1 billion).

Amanda Elam, Research Director for Babson’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL)

CWEL seeks to create a gender-enlightened business ecosystem where a diverse range of entrepreneurial leaders is encouraged to create economic and social value for themselves, their organizations, and society. The center does this by empowering women leaders through educational programs, events, and research while also promoting gender equity as a growth strategy that allows all individuals and organizations around the world to embrace their strengths and reach their full potential. Amanda Elam is an entrepreneur and scholar with over 25 years of experience in life sciences and information technology. In addition to serving as Director of Research at CWEL, Elam leads an early-stage, medical diagnostics company in North Carolina.

Michelle Abbs, Director of Babson’s WIN Lab Miami

Babson’s WIN Lab Miami is a venture accelerator designed specifically for women entrepreneurs, and is closing out its second season in the region. Michelle Abbs was recently named Director of WIN Lab Miami, bringing to Babson over ten years of leadership experience in the education sector, including managing Teach for America Miami-Dade, and serving as Regional Director of Up2Us Sports, supporting women youth sports coaches in Miami.

“We look forward to sharing Babson’s thought leadership with attendees of eMerge Americas, not only around the barriers to entry for women entrepreneurs, but also on specific strategies to overcome them,” said Michelle Abbs, Director of Babson’s WIN Lab Miami. “We hope this conversation, and Babson’s presence at this event, will empower both men and women to take action.”

Ana Paula Gonzalez, Head of 500 Startups Miami

500 Startups is a Silicon Valley-based, early stage tech VC fund whose mission is to discover and back the world’s most talented entrepreneurs, help them create successful companies at scale, and build thriving global ecosystems. Prior to 500 Startups, Ana worked with New Ventures in developing the impact investing field in Latin America by leading investment and acceleration programs for social and environmental companies throughout the region.

“We are proud to sponsor eMerge Americas in Miami, especially given its focus on innovation which will help local entrepreneurs and executives to pursue opportunities that will take their companies and city to the next level,” said Gustavo Trindade MBA’17, Director of Babson Miami. “It is an incredible opportunity for Babson to not only showcase its experience and insight in this area, specifically as part of its graduate programs and WIN Lab accelerator, but to also reunite with the many Babson alumni that come from across the U.S. and Latin America to attend this event.”

Babson in Miami

Babson College has expanded to Miami with some of its graduate programs, including the Blended Learning MBA, ranked top 10 worldwide by Financial Times (FT) and The Princeton Review, and its Master of Science in Business Analytics which, unlike other graduate programs, goes beyond IT and statistics to ensure students develop critical technical knowledge while learning how to apply their expertise creatively to solve broader business and social problems.

The application period is open and classes are set to begin in Fall 2018. Accepted Babson Miami graduate students referred by alumni can receive up to $20,000 in scholarships. Learn more »

Babson’s Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® has had local roots since 2016, with the support of The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, FedEx, and Akerman LLP. The program’s first cohort of women entrepreneurs raised nearly $2 million in funding and the second cohort is set to celebrate its finale on Thursday, April 26.

Babson College is also the academic architect of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, hosted at Miami-Dade College since 2014, empowering participating local small business owners to help their businesses grow.

Miami is a hub for a vibrant network of 5,000 Babson alumni who live and work in the region, Southern U.S. and Latin America. The region boasts the fourth-largest concentration of Babson graduates, many of whom are involved in family enterprises and entrepreneurial ventures in the Miami area. Some of Babson’s most notable Miami-area alumni include: Alberto Perlman ’98, co-founder and CEO of Zumba Fitness, LLC; Murilo Amaral MBA’16 and Alfredo Keri MBA’16, founders of Cargo42;  Carla Curiel ‘05, founder and CEO of Mundo Lanugo; the Zamora family, who run the financial institution LAFISE; and Diego Lowenstein ’90 P’21, CEO and the third generation to work at Lionstone Development, founded and headquartered in Miami.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

About eMerge Americas

eMerge Americas serves as the preeminent innovative thought exchange transforming Miami into the technological hub of the Americas. By connecting global industry leaders and investors with America’s top business executives, technology decision makers, and entrepreneurs, partnerships are forged that spur visionary innovation and technological advancements for the betterment of business and society. The eMerge Americas founding partners include: Medina Capital, A Rod Corporation, Greenberg Traurig, Knight Foundation, Miami-Dade County, and the Miami Herald. For more information about eMerge Americas, please visit: emergeamericas.com.

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BABSON NAMES PRESIDENT AND CEO OF UNICEF USA, CARYL M. STERN, AND CO-FOUNDER AND BABSON NAMES PRESIDENT AND CEO OF UNICEF USA, CARYL M. STERN, AND CO-FOUNDER AND CEO OF ENDEAVOR, LINDA ROTTENBERG, AS 2018 COMMENCEMENT SPEAKERS Social changemakers Stern and Rottenberg to receive honorary degrees at Babson’s commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 19, 2018

President and CEO of UNICEF USACaryl M. Stern, and Co-Founder and CEO of Endeavor,Linda Rottenberg, will be honored at this year’s commencement ceremonies on the Wellesley campus on Saturday, May 19, 2018.

Stern will be receiving an honorary Doctorate of Laws degree and will be giving the commencement address at the undergraduate ceremony at 10 a.m. Rottenberg will be receiving an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters degree and will be giving the commencement address at the graduate ceremony at 3:00 p.m.

“We are honored to welcome Caryl Stern and Linda Rottenberg to Babson for our 2018 commencement ceremonies,” says President Kerry Healey. “As we look ahead to our second century, Babson is focused on supporting women-led entrepreneurship and driving social impact. Caryl and Linda are innovative leaders who embody Babson’s vision for the future and will inspire our graduates to harness the transformative power of entrepreneurship and create positive change in the world.”

Caryl M. Stern

Caryl M. Stern is an activist, author, executive, public speaker, mother of three and grandmother of two. A dynamic change-maker, Stern has dedicated her career to helping others through education, compassion, advocacy and rolling up her sleeves. Since 2007, she has served as President and CEO of UNICEF USA, an organization that supports UNICEF’s lifesaving work to put children first.

Under Stern’s leadership, UNICEF USA has nearly doubled its fundraising revenue, secured multi-million dollar commitments in support of the world’s children and launched UNICEF Kid Power, the world’s first Wearable-for-Good™ that empowers kids to get active and save lives. Stern has traveled to more than 30 countries in support of UNICEF’s work and has spearheaded the USA response to the organization’s emergency relief efforts in support of children affected by disasters, including the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the 2011 East Africa drought, the Ebola and Zika epidemics and the ongoing global refugee and migrant crisis.

A sought-after public speaker on the topics of Kids helping Kids, children and philanthropy, anti-bullying and international development, Stern was invited to present at the White House’s inaugural summit on The United State of Women and has been named one of “20 Most Influential Moms” by Family Circle, “25 Moms We Love” by Working Mother Magazine and “Ten Women to Watch” by Jewish Women International, and one of 25 “Women Changing the World in 2017” by People Magazine.

Stern serves on the Board of Directors of The Container Store and the We Are Family Foundation, the Advisory Board to the WNBA and the Advisory Council of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy. Prior to joining the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Stern was an executive at the Anti-Defamation League, the founding director of its A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute, and the Dean of Students at Polytechnic University.

Linda Rottenberg

"Innovator for the 21st Century” (TIME), “Silicon Valley Visionary, “ “America’s Best Leader” (U.S. News), and “The Entrepreneur Whisperer” (ABC, FOX, NPR) are among the designations given to Linda Rottenberg. The subject of four Harvard Business School cases, for over a decade Linda was known by another name, la Chica Loca (“the Crazy Girl”), for insisting that high-impact entrepreneurs exist in emerging and developing markets.

As co-founder and CEO of Endeavor Global, Inc. Linda has led the global entrepreneurship movement for two decades. With offices spanning the globe, Endeavor rigorously selects, mentors and scales the most promising, high-impact entrepreneurs in 30 countries and a number of underserved U.S. cities. Today, Endeavor Entrepreneurs -- 1700 selected from over 55,000 candidates -- generate over $15BN in annual revenues and produce more than 1.5 million jobs.

Linda Rottenberg oversees Endeavor Catalyst LP Funds with over $115M AUM, which co-invest in Endeavor Entrepreneurs. She serves as board director of the preeminent bandwidth infrastructure company (NYSE: ZAYO); pioneering software developer (NYSE: GLOB); and leading digital food-ordering platform (OLO). Her book, CRAZY IS A COMPLIMENT: The Power of Zigging When Everyone Else Zags, became an instant NYT bestseller.

A graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School, Linda lives in Brooklyn with her husband, author/journalist Bruce Feiler, and identical twin daughters, Tybee and Eden.

 

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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BABSON’S LEWIS INSTITUTE AWARDS SOCIAL INNOVATORS FROM SOLUTIONS JOURNALISM AND BABSON’S LEWIS INSTITUTE AWARDS SOCIAL INNOVATORS FROM SOLUTIONS JOURNALISM AND BROWN SUPERSTORES David Bornstein, Tina Rosenberg, and Jeffrey Brown ‘86 honored at the 2018 Social Innovator Awards on March 28

The Lewis Institute at Babson College honored three entrepreneurs who have affected systemic change, thereby influencing institutional and societal mindsets at the 2018 Social Innovator Awards.

This year’s recipients—David Bornstein and Tina Rosenberg, Co-Founders of the Solutions Journalism Network, and Jeffrey Brown ’86, CEO of Brown's Superstores and Founder of Uplift Solutions, were recognized on campus on March 28, 2018.

"Celebrating Social Innovators who challenge the status quo and make deep and lasting change is more important now than ever. We are especially excited to honor three positive disruptors who leverage their extraordinary vision along with their Entrepreneurial Thinking and Acting mindset to continually push the needle on economic and social change,” says Cheryl Kiser, Executive Director of The Lewis Institute.

While the Award ceremony is invitation only, the Babson community was invited to connect with David Bornstein and Jeffrey Brown '86 before the awards at an intimate conversation about their work, their impact, and their bigger “why.”

Each year, the Lewis Institute’s Social Innovator Awards recognize recipients for their inspired and innovative commitment to helping solve important social challenges through sustainable business models.

David Bornstein and Tina Rosenberg, Co-Founders of the Solutions Journalism Network

David and Tina are award winning journalists who have each authored numerous books, co-author the Fixes column in the New York Times, and are co-founders of the Solutions Journalism Network. Powering all of their work is a belief that as journalists, they have a responsibility to report on not just the news and challenges facing our world, but the solutions being created in response to social problems. They are shifting mindsets by helping journalists create new ways of reporting and connecting readers to solutions-oriented stories.

Jeffrey Brown ‘86, CEO of Brown Superstores and the Founder of Uplift Solutions

As CEO of Philadelphia based Brown Superstores and the Founder of Uplift Solutions, a nonprofit that delivers entrepreneurial solutions that support underserved communities, Jeffrey has done more for food deserts and social justice issues than most businessmen in America. His work leveraging public/private partnerships was highlighted by President Obama during his first State of the Union Address in 2009 as the model for addressing social justice issues in urban America.

About The Lewis Institute

The Lewis Institute illuminates pathways for students, faculty, staff, foundations, and corporate partners seeking social innovation solutions. By drawing upon Babson’s core methodology of Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®, we activate unexpected and fruitful collaborations and integrative designs for action. The result is business prosperity and societal improvement. We extend our impact through the Babson Social Innovation Lab, an action tank powered by Toyota, which incubates people and ideas in the world of the social innovation.

 

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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Main Content Babson Graduate School Ranked No. 1 for Entrepreneurship for 26th Year by U.S. News & World Report Innovative, ever-evolving approach to instilling an entrepreneurial, make-it-happen mindset in our graduates Graduate students having a discussion at a table

As part of the annual Best Graduate Schools ranking, U.S. News & World Report ranks the best business schools for entrepreneurship, and has consistently placed Babson above the rest.

This year, U.S. News & World Report ranked Babson the best school for entrepreneurship, above Stanford University (No. 2), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (No. 3), Harvard University (No. 4), and University of California—Berkeley (No. 5), the Babson MBA remains steadfast in educating entrepreneurial leaders who create great economic and social value everywhere.

“For more than a quarter century, U.S. News & World Report has recognized Babson as the leader in entrepreneurship education,” said Babson College President Kerry Healey. “As we celebrate our Centennial and look ahead to our second century, Babson is educating the workforce of tomorrow, preparing entrepreneurial leaders to create economic and social value simultaneously, and changing the way people do and see business.”

In the overall ranking, Babson is ranked in the top 100 for both part-and-full-time programs.

Babson’s New MBA

As part of its Centennial year, Babson has reimagined its renowned MBA.

With an eye toward customization, and a keen focus on what employers and employees seek, the Babson MBA is offered in a variety of full-time and part-time formats. And for the first time, no matter the track, everyone will complete the degree in 45 credits.

The most anticipated aspect of the new design? Two-thirds of the curriculum is made up of electives, meaning students can place even more focus on the topics that excite them the most.

Students entering Babson in May 2019 and beyond will enroll in a program that has been updated from top to bottom.

The Future of Work

According to a 2018 report by the World Economic Forum, the skills that will be in highest demand by 2022 include analytical thinking, active learning, creativity, complex problem solving, and emotional intelligence.

At Babson, we call this collective knowledge an entrepreneurial mindset, designed for the future of work.

With market-aligned courses, tight-knit relationships with some of the world’s largest and most reputable employers, and versatile programming that allows for constant iteration—Babson is preparing entrepreneurs of all kinds to succeed no matter the circumstance.

An MBA for Every Career Path

Earlier this year, the Babson MBA was named No. 2 worldwide for Career Progress by Financial Times.

In its Global MBA ranking, Financial Times touts Babson above such well-known institutions as Harvard Business School, MIT: Sloan, Yale School of Management, and Columbia Business School.

Babson’s small size means that students, faculty, and career advisors have the flexibility to co-create a tailored experience to help students achieve their professional goals throughout their academic process.

“Employers continually tell us that Babson graduate students are scrappy and can deal well with ambiguity,” said Cheri Paulson, senior director of Babson’s Graduate Center for Career Development. "What that means for the employer is that our students are not afraid to do whatever it takes to get the job done. They are motivated by making impact … they dig in and solve problems by taking action.”

“Being No. 1 in Entrepreneurship 26 years in a row is an impressive achievement unmatched in any other specialty ranking,” added Keith Rollag, dean of the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson. “Given our closest competitors each year are Stanford, MIT, and Harvard, we are proud to be the small school underdog that has built a world-class reputation around entrepreneurship. We are constantly innovating to not only improve how we study and teach entrepreneurship, but how we can help other institutions do the same. Our mission is to develop entrepreneurial leaders of all kinds who drive economic and social change everywhere, because entrepreneurship is one of the most powerful ways to make our world a better place.”

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader of Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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BABSON COLLEGE RECEIVES THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN CAMPUS INTE BABSON COLLEGE RECEIVES THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN CAMPUS INTERNATIONALIZATION Babson is among five higher education institutions acknowledged by NAFSA: Association of International Educators

Babson College is one of the eight recipients of the 2018 Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization from NAFSA. Named after the late Senator Paul Simon of Illinois, the NAFSA Simon Awards recognize outstanding innovation and accomplishment in campus internationalization. The awards are separated into two categories to reflect the broad array of approaches used to effectively internationalize campuses. 

Babson is one of five universities to receive this year’s “Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization” that distinguishes excellence in integrating international education throughout all facets of university and college campuses. In the field of International Education, this is the most prestigious award bestowed upon an institution.

“We are honored to receive the 2018 Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization from NAFSA,” says Amir Reza, Vice Provost for International & Multicultural Education at Babson College. “This award belongs to the community of educators, students, and alumni of Babson who work shoulder to shoulder with the Glavin Office of Multicultural & International Education to integrate international dimensions into our collective mission: to educate entrepreneurial leaders who create social and economic value, everywhere.”

The 2018 Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization schools are:

  • Babson College – Wellesley, Massachusetts
  • St. Lawrence University – Canton, New York
  • Stony Brook University – Stony Brook, New York
  • Texas Tech University – Lubbock, Texas
  • University of Florida – Gainesville, Florida

The “Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award” recognizes a specific international program or initiative that contributes to internationalization on campus. Babson was recognized with a Spotlight Award in 2006. The 2018 Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award schools are: Baldwin Wallace University – Berea, Ohio (BW in Zambia program), Harper College—Palatine, Illinois (Global Region of Focus Initiative), and University of Georgia—Athens, Georgia (UGA-Minas Gerais partnership).

“As future leaders of our nation, it is vital that our students have the tools and experiences necessary to thrive in an increasingly interconnected global community,” emphasized Esther D. Brimmer, NAFSA Executive Director and CEO. “These eight institutions stand as excellent examples of how U.S. universities and colleges can effectively provide opportunities for cross-cultural competency using a varied set of methods. There is no one-size-fits all when it comes to internationalization. With institutions like these continuing to strive to incorporate creatively global perspectives onto their campuses, I am confident we can prepare our students to succeed and ultimately strengthen ties around the world.”   

A strong advocate for international education and cross-cultural learning, the late Senator Paul Simon is also the namesake of the Senator Paul Simon Study Abroad Program Act. The Simon bill aims to incentivize U.S. institutions to make study abroad an integral part of higher education by creating a modest program of challenge grants. The bipartisan legislation was introduced in the Senate (S. 601) and in the House (H.R. 4379) last year.

Institutions selected for the Simon Awards will be featured in NAFSA's report, Internationalizing the Campus: Profiles of Success at Colleges and Universities, to be published this fall, and honored at an event in Washington, D.C., during International Education Week in November. To learn more about NAFSA’s Senator Paul Simon Awards, visitwww.nafsa.org/SimonAward.

About NAFSA

With more than 10,000 members, NAFSA: Association of International Educators is the world's largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education. Visit us at www.nafsa.org/press. To learn more about our advocacy efforts on behalf of international education, visit www.ConnectingOurWorld.org and @ConnectOurWorld on Twitter.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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BABSON COLLEGE PROFESSOR PETER COHAN AUTHORS ‘STARTUP CITIES’ BABSON COLLEGE PROFESSOR PETER COHAN AUTHORS ‘STARTUP CITIES’ New book discusses the success and failure of cities in nurturing startups

Peter Cohan recently published his latest book, Startup Cities. The book offers a comprehensive model for explaining the success and failure of cities in nurturing startups, presents detailed case studies of how participants in that model help or hinder startup activity, and shows how to apply these lessons to boost local startup activity.

Startup Cities explains the factors that determine local startup success based on a detailed comparison of regional startup cities—pairing the most successful and less successful cities within regions along with insights and implications from case studies of each of the model’s elements. The book compares local city pairs, highlighting factors that distinguish successful from less successful cities and presents implications for stakeholders that arise from these principles.

The book provides vital benefits to these stakeholders:

  • Presents lessons to city leaders on how to boost regional startup activity based on successful and failed efforts from cities around the world
  • Supplies insights into which criteria they should use to evaluate where to locate critical business functions
  • Equips university administrators and faculty with information from the most and least successful cities on how best to spur local entrepreneurship
  • Offers guidance to capital providers in how to select emerging regions in which to invest with the most attractive returns and how to build networks that supply access to the most promising ventures.

About Peter Cohan

Peter Cohan is a lecturer of Strategy at Babson College and one of the world’s leading authorities on regional startup ecosystems. Starting in 2012, he created and led Startup Strategy courses that explore four regional startup ecosystems—Hong Kong/Singapore, Israel, Paris, and Spain/Portugal. These courses are based on an original framework for evaluating why a few cities host most startup creation and the rest fail to do so. In running these courses, Peter has built a network of local policymakers, investors, entrepreneurs, and professors from which he draws practical insights for what distinguishes successful Startup Commons from their peers.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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BABSON COLLEGE TO HOST FOURTH ANNUAL BABSON CONNECT: WORLDWIDE ENTREPRENEURSHIP BABSON COLLEGE TO HOST FOURTH ANNUAL BABSON CONNECT: WORLDWIDE ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUMMIT IN SPAIN Babson and international business community to convene for premier global summit April 20-22

Babson College, the preeminent global leader in entrepr­eneurship education, will host its fourth annual Babson Connect: Worldwidein Madrid, Spain April 20-22, 2018.

This year’s premier global business summit will bring together renowned figures in the international business community, as well as Babson alumni, faculty, parents, administrators, and friends, to celebrate the ways in which Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® positively transforms businesses, societies, and lives worldwide.

“Babson Connect: Worldwide is an unmatched opportunity to gather, celebrate, learn and inspire one another in a different global entrepreneurial hub each year,” said Babson College President Kerry Healey. “We invite the Babson community to join us this year in Madrid—a leading European financial and technological center rich in culture and history, and a natural next step in Babson’s trip around the world.”

Among this year’s impressive list of speakers are fashion industry icons, Tommy Hilfiger, Elle Macpherson P’20, and Lawrence Stroll P’17, executives from some of the world’s largest corporations, including Carlos Torres Vila, CEO of BBVA, and Ferit Sahenk P’20, Chairman of Dogus Holdings, and leading humanitarians, including Paul Farmer, Co-Founder and Chief Strategist of Partners In Health.

Highlights also include the presentation of Babson’s newest Lewis Institute Community Changemaker honorees—Leila Janah, “Give Work” Founder and CEO of Samasource and LXMI, and María Teresa Fernández de la Vega, Permanent Member of the Spanish Council of State and President of the Women for Africa Foundation.

Babson will also name its 2018 Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs® Inductee—Juan Roig, President of Mercadona, who will be honored at a private event in Valencia this April.

According to the latest report from the Babson-sponsored Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), more than 50 percent of adults in Spain see entrepreneurship as a good career choice, and 60 percent are undeterred by fear of failure when deciding whether or not to start a business. Regionally, Europe demonstrates the second highest rate of entrepreneurs driven by opportunity rather than necessity (75 percent), just below North America.

Launched in 2015 in historic Cartagena, Colombia, Babson Connect: Worldwide has since traveled to Dubai, UAE the international hub of entrepreneurial activity, and then Bangkok, Thailand, one of the great economic success stories of Asia.

Babson Connect: Worldwide Madrid

Featured Events

  • Keynote speeches from:
    • Raj Sisodia—Babson’s F.W. Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business and Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Conscious Capitalism Inc.
    • Arthur C. Brooks, President, American Enterprise Institute
  • Panels on Family Entrepreneurship and BusinessGlobal FinanceThe Business of Fashion,Global Healthcare EntrepreneurshipA Glimpse into the World of Luxury Brands, and more

  • Social events that feature the best of Spanish cuisine and entertainment, and valuable networking opportunities

Friday, April 20, 2018

Welcome remarks will feature Babson College President Kerry Healey.

The day’s sessions will begin with a Conversation on Family Entrepreneurship and Business, moderated by William Gartner, Bertarelli Foundation Distinguished Professor of Family Entrepreneurship, featuring Francisco J. Riberas P’13’15, Executive Chairman of Gestamp, and Susana Gallardo P’13.

Global Finance panel will follow, featuring Ferit Sahenk P’20, Chairman of Dogus Holdings, Carlos Torres Vila, CEO of BBVA, Matias Pedro Rodriguez Inciarte, Presidente de Santander Universidades, and Claudio Aguirre, CEO and Co-Founding Partner, Altamer Capital Partners. The session will be moderated by Bruce Herring, former President, Fidelity Strategic Advisors, Inc.

The Business of Fashion conversation will follow, moderated by Dianne Sahenk P’20, and will feature Elle Macpherson P’20, entrepreneur, supermodel, and mother of two sons, Tommy Hilfiger, Principal Designer, and Lawrence Stroll P’17.

The afternoon will include a keynote speech given by Raj Sisodia, F.W. Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business and Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Conscious Capitalism Inc.

President Healey and Babson Undergraduate School Dean Ian Lapp will then present the Class of 2018 Global Scholars—Cassiano Dos Santos ’18, Lizaveta Litvinava ’18, Rosine Ndayishimiye ’18, and Salome Mosehle ’18.

The day will conclude with a cultural reception and dinner at Fortuny.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Chair of the Babson College Board of Trustees, Marla Capozzi MBA'96, will welcome attendees to the second day of Babson Connect: Worldwide Madrid. 

President Healey will follow with the presentation of Babson’s 2018 Lewis Institute Community Changemaker Awards, designed to recognize persons who have set something in motion in order to create positive change. This year’s honorees include Leila Janah and María Teresa Fernández. She will also present a video from this year's Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs® awards in Valencia, honoring Juan Roig, President of Mercadona. Established in 1978, the Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs is the world’s first entrepreneurship hall of fame.

The Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship conversation will commence, featuring Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, Kolokotrones University Professor at Harvard University and Co-Founder and Chief Strategist of Partners In Health; Carmella Kletjian, President and Co-Founder of The Kletjian Foundation; and Mack Cheney, Director of the Kletjian Foundation. The panel will be moderated by Cheryl Kiser, Executive Director of The Lewis Institute and Babson Social Innovation Lab.

Organizational psychologist and transition coach, Esther F. Rosa P'21, will then moderate a Conversation with Cayetano Rivera Ordonez, bullfighter and entrepreneur.

The next panel will be A Glimpse into the World of Luxury Brands, featuring Pierre Halimi Lacharlotte P'21, General Manager of Montres Journe America, Count Charles Faber-Castell, Managing Director Premium of Faber-Castell, Assunta Jimenez-Ontiveros, PR and Communications Director of Chanel Spain and Portugal, and Leila Janah, "Give Work" Founder and CEO of Samasource. It will be moderated by Cyril Camus ’91, Chairman of Camus Cognac and Babson Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame inductee.

Arthur C. Brooks, President of the American Enterprise Institute, will then lead a keynote on How to Live a Startup Up Life.

A final panel discussion will follow about Leveraging the Babson Network, featuring prominent members of the Babson Class of 2004 and 2006, Alexander Thomson ‘06, President and Founder of TGI Group, Adam Said ‘04, CEO of ACE & Company, Charles Lorenceau ‘06, Managing Director of ACE & Company, and Melissa Arostegui ’06, Co-Founder of One Dominican. Professor Emeritus Jean-Pierre Jeanette will moderate.

The evening will conclude with a Gala Reception and Dinner at the Casino de Madrid.

BCW 2018 Advisory Committee:

  • Paloma Botin P’12
  • Cyril Camus ’91, Babson Global Advisory Board
  • Marla Capozzi MBA’96, Chair of the Babson Board of Trustees
  • Said and Mariana Darwazah P’15 ’20, Trustee
  • Angel De La Fuente P’21
  • Harish Fabiani P’17, Trustee
  • Susana Gallardo P’13, Babson Global Advisory Board
  • Jean-Paul Gut P’19
  • Muhammad Habib ’81, P’09, Babson Global Advisory Board
  • Markus Krautli ’81, P’12, Babson Global Advisory Board
  • Pierre Lacharlotte P’21, Babson Global Advisory Board
  • Suchitra Lohia P’06 ’15, Trustee
  • Narender Madnani ’91, Trustee
  • Ignacio Mora-Figueroa MBA’00
  • Francisco Riberas P’13 ’15
  • Dianne and Ferit Sahenk P’20
  • Adam Said ’04

BCW 2018 Host Committee:

  • The Carabias Family ’14 ’14 ’17
  • Simran H. Fabiani ’17
  • Ricardo Gomez-Acebo Botin ’12
  • Vasana Jantarach MBA’07
  • Pablo Kuszelewski MBA’15
  • Francois Nuyts MBA’96
  • Maria Pereda Ehrlich ’15
  • The Perez Olivera Family ’16
  • Martin Restrepo ’17, Trustee
  • Monica Riberas ’15
  • Patricia Riberas ’13
  • Samuel Soria Santos MBA’11
  • Alexander Thomson-Payan ’06

Dean’s Student Ambassadors:

  • Elia M. Innamorati ‘20
  • Defne Sahenk ‘20
  • Rayhaan Surve ‘20
  • Alvaro De La Fuente ‘21

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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BABSON’S BLENDED LEARNING MBA RANKED NO. 3 ONLINE MBA IN U.S. BY FINANCIAL TIMES BABSON’S BLENDED LEARNING MBA RANKED NO. 3 ONLINE MBA IN U.S. BY FINANCIAL TIMES Average alumnus salary three years after graduation is $167,386

Financial Times (FT) ranks Babson’s Blended Learning MBA program No. 3 in the United States and No. 6 worldwide in its 2018 Online MBA ranking.

The program also earned No. 3 in the U.S. for career progress, considering the progression of Babson alumni’s level of seniority and the size of the company at which they now work. Babson alumni average a 26 percent increase three years after graduation, and the average alumnus salary is $167,386.

The Blended Learning MBA program was recognized in several of the Financial Times’ ranking categories, including:

  • No. 6 overall and No. 5 in U.S. for career services—the extent to which alumni rate the efficiency of the school’s career services in finding them a job after graduation
  • No. 4 overall and No. 3 in U.S. for online interaction concerning the online delivery of the program—the extent to which alumni rate the interaction between students, teamwork, and the availability of faculty
  • No. 6 overall for international students—percentage of current online students whose citizenship differs from the country in which the school is located

Financial Times also ranks the top online programs by subject, in which Babson is top 10 for Corporate Strategy, Economics, General Management, Marketing, and Organizational Behavior. See these categories » 

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BABSON COLLEGE CO-HOSTS ASHOKA U EXCHANGE 2018 BABSON COLLEGE CO-HOSTS ASHOKA U EXCHANGE 2018 The event is one of the largest international gatherings for college and university professionals to embed social innovation into higher education

Babson College has partnered with Ashoka U to co-host the 2018 Ashoka U Exchange on April 5-7, 2018 in Boston, MA.  As one of the original Changemaker Campuses, Babson continues its commitment to social innovation by bringing the Ashoka U Exchange to the only city in the world that has three Ashoka U campuses.

“In order to foster a society where everyone can be a 21st century leader, colleges and universities must equip students with the skills and passion to be changemakers,” says Marina Kim, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Ashoka U. “We’re excited to convene Ashoka U's community of higher education innovators in Boston, which is a hotbed of social impact and educational best practices. We couldn't be more delighted to partner with Babson College, a global leader in changemaker education.”

The Exchange is one of the largest international gatherings for college and university professionals to learn and share leading practices for embedding social innovation in higher education.

Throughout the gathering, participants come together to share how they equip aspiring changemakers – through their classrooms, co-curricular programs, departments, institutions, communities and beyond – to catalyze long-term, meaningful change and social impact. Participants will also have the opportunity to visit several of the city’s leading social impact institutions. They will meet with and learn directly from some of Boston’s top social innovators and change leaders, including Robert Lewis Jr. of The Base, Susan Rodgerson of Artists for Humanity, Jon Feinman of Innercity Weightlifting, and Doug Rauch of The Daily Table. They will also have a chance to participate in an extended working session with The Bridgespan Group.

“We are very proud to be the co-host for the 2018 Ashoka U Exchange,” says Cheryl Kiser, Executive Director of TheLewis Institute for Social Innovation at Babson College. “Here at Babson, social innovation and being an active Changemaker Campus is in our DNA.  Through Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®, we activate our community to use the power of business and entrepreneurship to challenge the status quo and create economic and social value everywhere.”

Register for the 2018 Ashoka U Exchange »

About Ashoka U

Ashoka U catalyzes social innovation in higher education through a global network of entrepreneurial students, faculty and community leaders.

Ashoka U is an initiative of Ashoka, the world’s largest network of social entrepreneurs. Building on Ashoka’s vision for a world where Everyone is a Changemaker, Ashoka U takes an institutional change approach to impact the education of millions of students. We collaborate with colleges and universities to break down barriers to institutional change and foster a campus-wide culture of social innovation.

About The Lewis Institute

The Lewis Institute illuminates pathways for students, faculty, staff, foundations, and corporate partners seeking social innovation solutions. By drawing upon Babson's core methodology of Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®, we activate unexpected and fruitful collaborations and integrative designs for action. The result is business prosperity and societal improvement. We extend our impact through the Babson Social Innovation Lab, an action tank powered by Toyota that incubates people and ideas in the world of social innovation. 

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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BABSON’S BLENDED LEARNING MBA RANKED NO. 3 ONLINE MBA IN U.S. BY FINANCIAL TIMES BABSON’S BLENDED LEARNING MBA RANKED NO. 3 ONLINE MBA IN U.S. BY FINANCIAL TIMES Average alumnus salary three years after graduation is $167,386

Financial Times (FT) ranks Babson’s Blended Learning MBA program No. 3 in the United States and No. 6 worldwide in its 2018 Online MBA ranking.

The program also earned No. 3 in the U.S. for career progress, considering the progression of Babson alumni’s level of seniority and the size of the company at which they now work. Babson alumni average a 26 percent increase three years after graduation, and the average alumnus salary is $167,386.

The Blended Learning MBA program was recognized in several of the Financial Times’ ranking categories, including:

  • No. 6 overall and No. 5 in U.S. for career services—the extent to which alumni rate the efficiency of the school’s career services in finding them a job after graduation
  • No. 4 overall and No. 3 in U.S. for online interaction concerning the online delivery of the program—the extent to which alumni rate the interaction between students, teamwork, and the availability of faculty
  • No. 6 overall for international students—percentage of current online students whose citizenship differs from the country in which the school is located

Financial Times also ranks the top online programs by subject, in which Babson is top 10 for Corporate Strategy, Economics, General Management, Marketing, and Organizational Behavior. See these categories » 

Babson’s Blended Learning MBA program com­bines online classes 
and face-to-face sessions at Bab­son's Wellesley, MA and Miami, FL, campuses, as well as virtual collab­oration so students can make the most of their time, learning, network, and investment.

This unique approach to a part-time MBA allows students to balance their professional and personal lives while earning a degree in 21 months.

“We are proud of our Blended Learning MBA students and alumni who represent a new generation of successful entrepreneurial leaders making a positive impact in society. The Financial Times 2018 Online MBA ranking confirms the value of their education and exceptional quality of our faculty and staff delivering this program,” said Babson’s Blended Learning MBA Faculty Director Phillip Kim.

“This is a testament to all the hard work and dedication of the faculty and the staff who truly enjoy working with our students. The programs are specifically designed to promote cohesive networking among students and the faculty, and our online and blended programs result in students who are most connected to each other and to Babson. We couldn’t be more pleased,” said Graduate School Dean Mark Potter.

View the full ranking »

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds® . The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. 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.

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BABSON ALUMNUS BUSINESS ‘RING’ ACQUIRED BY AMAZON BABSON ALUMNUS BUSINESS ‘RING’ ACQUIRED BY AMAZON Ring, led by Jamie Siminoff ’99, is now Amazon’s second largest acquisition for more than $1 Billion, second only to Whole Foods

On Tuesday February 28, 2018 Ring, founded by Jamie Siminoff ’99, was acquired by Amazon, according to published reports, for more than $1 billion, the second largest Amazon acquisition after Whole Foods. Ring, the creator of the video doorbell for your smartphone, has raised $209 million and was last valued at $760 million, according to Pitchbook.

“The Babson community is incredibly proud of Jamie Siminoff,” said Babson President Kerry Healey. “Jamie is a creative innovator who identified a problem and seized the opportunity to solve it by inventing Ring. He exemplifies the power of entrepreneurship and the impact it can have on businesses, communities and lives.”

Siminoff has continued his relationship with Babson following graduation, receiving recognition as a Babson Rising Star in 2016. He was a featured speaker at Babson Connect at the San Francisco campus in 2017.

Jamie Siminoff at Babson

“When you’re making the transition from a kid to a businessperson, Babson surrounds you with like-minded people who are going through the same thing, and faculty that understands what you need. It’s a greenhouse for entrepreneurs, where they can grow in a safe environment before going outside,” says Siminoff in his Babson Entrepreneurs of All Kinds profile.

About Ring

Ring’s mission is to reduce crime in neighborhoods. With affordable solutions that work on any home, Ring is committed to offering smart security that is accessible to everyone. Ring lets you stop crime before it happens. Because with Ring, you’re always home.

“I founded Ring with the goal of reducing crime in neighborhoods, and that remains the company mission today. By taking a different approach to the doorbell, we were able to build the first pre-crime prevention system with the Ring Video Doorbell. This was proven in a long-term study with the LAPD where we were able to reduce crime in a community by 55 percent using the Ring Video Doorbell. At Ring, we’re doing more than just creating a great product, we’re making communities around the world safer, and that’s why we work tirelessly every day,” Siminoff said, featured in 25 Inspiring Entrepreneurs Under 40 Who Are Creating the Next Big Thing by Entrepreneur.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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BABSON COLLEGE HOSTS 20TH ANNUAL BLACK AFFINITY CONFERENCE: OWNING IT 360 BABSON COLLEGE HOSTS 20TH ANNUAL BLACK AFFINITY CONFERENCE: OWNING IT 360 Conference will be held February 23-25, 2018

The 20th Anniversary Black Affinity Conference will celebrate the leadership and legacy of the Black Affinity Conference as a conduit for strengthening diversity and inclusion at Babson College. 

The February 23-25, 2018 events at the Wellesley and Boston campus locations will bring together students, alumni, faculty and staff to connect, build relationships, and collectively engage around the importance of owning their economic and social value at Babson and beyond as entrepreneurs, corporate and civic leaders, and legacy builders.

Owning Your Experience: 360

We reflect on the unique perspectives, opportunities and challenges we face academically, socially and economically. In order to show up as our authentic selves, we must critically engage in identifying what keeps us from advancing in all areas of our lives as we look towards the next 20 years sharpening the tools, mindsets and connections that equip us for sustained excellence.

Register for the event »

Scheduled speakers include:

  • Maryanne Ravenel, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts
  • Cheryl Grace (neé Pearson-McNeil), Senior Vice President, U.S. Strategic Community Alliances and Consumer Engagement, Nielsen
  • Richelieu Dennis '91, Founder, CEO, Sundial Brands
  • Kadia Tubman '13, Scholar, Columbia Journalism School
  • Kerry Rourke, Senior Lecturer, Babson College
  • Kevin Bruyneel, History and Society Professor, Babson College
  • Jane C. Edmonds, VP for Programming and Community Outreach, Babson College
  • John Campbell ’11, Founder & Real Estate Investor, John Campbell Realty
  • Amelia Adams ’06, Political Director, de Blasio 2017
  • Mandy Bowman ’12, Founder and CEO, Official Black Wall Street
  • Quincy Bedeau ’12, Head of Strategy & Finance, Official Black Wall Street, MBA'19, Johnson College of Business, Cornell University
  • Andrea Hoffman, Founder and CEO, Culture Shift Labs

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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BABSON COLLEGE TO RESTORE AND RELOCATE HISTORIC GLOBE TO HEART OF CAMPUS BABSON COLLEGE TO RESTORE AND RELOCATE HISTORIC GLOBE TO HEART OF CAMPUS The 28-foot diameter, 25-ton Globe will be the centerpiece of a symbolic new park that is among four major campus improvements planned to mark Babson’s Centennial

Babson College plans to restore its historic Globe and make it the centerpiece of a symbolic new park that will be located near the heart of its Wellesley campus. Commissioned in 1947 by founder Roger Babson to represent his vision for the worldwide impact of the College’s mission, the Globe was, for decades, the largest rotating replica of the Earth in the world.

Kerry Murphy Healey Park and the Globe’s restoration are being funded through the generosity of alumnus and trustee Robert Weissman ’64, H’94, P’87 ’90, and his wife Jan, P’87 ’90.

As part of the Globe’s restoration plan, a team of engineers is investigating how to make the Globe once again rotate—something it has not been able to do since the mechanics stopped working in the early 1990s. This project also will provide an opportunity for student collaboration and engagement in the restoration process.  

Beginning this March, the Globe will move to a temporary home in Babson’s Trim Parking Lot where it will be staged for a yearlong refurbishment. In May 2019, the Globe will be unveiled in its new Kerry Murphy Healey Park location.

Kerry Murphy Healey Park will be a centralized, eye-catching community gathering space that brings together existing and new Babson landmarks, and will serve as a visual representation of the College’s history and accomplishments during its first 100 years.

“[Kerry Murphy Healey Park] will create an important new community gathering space at the heart of our campus,” said President Kerry Healey. “The restoration of the iconic Babson Globe and its prominent new home in [Kerry Murphy Healey Park] will celebrate Babson’s history and increasingly global presence, and highlight the positive impact that our incredible community of 40,000 alumni and friends in 114 countries will have on the world.”

Transforming Babson’s Campus for Its Second Century

During the past two years, faculty, students, and staff have been consulted on which academic and community resources will be needed to advance Babson’s mission in the years ahead. The Park is the fourth in a series of major campus transformations designed to enhance the student experience and lead Babson into its second century as the world’s preeminent leader in entrepreneurship education.

The three projects previously announced include the:

  • Weissman Foundry—a 9,800 square-foot maker space for student-led innovations, centrally located between the Babson and Olin campuses, which is already under construction and scheduled for completion in August 2018.
  • Babson Commons at Horn Library—including a new building featuring a four-season garden, a café, collaborative work areas, two state-of-the-art classrooms, and a new, more prominent home for the Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance. The Babson Commons project also includes renovations to Horn Library to provide additional study space for students, a centralized academic support center, and new faculty offices. Construction will begin in June 2018 and is scheduled for completion in May 2019.
  • Babson Recreation and Athletics Complex—a state-of-the-art multipurpose facility that will benefit the entire Babson community is currently under construction and scheduled for completion in September 2019.

Babson World Globe

Known by generations of Babson community members, historians, and world enthusiasts alike, the Babson World Globe originated from the ideas and notions of the College’s founder, Roger Babson, and his grandson Roger Webber.

It was completed in 1955, measuring 28 feet in diameter and weighing 25 tons, and was the world’s largest revolving globe for decades.

By 1989, the Globe was in dire need of restoration and was facing demolition. Through the rallying of Babson students, faculty and staff, and the philanthropic efforts of the broader Babson College community, the Babson World Globe was restored and ultimately rededicated as part of Babson’s 75th anniversary celebrations in 1993.

Read the full history of the Babson World Globe »

The Globe is currently located on Map Hill Drive in a small park adjacent to the Coleman residence hall. As part of its move, the College invites the community to visit the Globe in its current space before preparations begin on Friday, March 9, and also to share their ideas for how the land behind Coleman might be used in the future once the Globe has been relocated.

Kerry Murphy Healey Park

Kerry Murphy Healey Park will be a stunning, visual representation of what it means for Babson College to be entering its second century—a celebration of its first 100 years and the positive impact of its alumni, faculty, students, and staff on humanity around the world.

Located opposite the Reynolds Campus Center, the Park will showcase Babson’s increasing global presence in entrepreneurship education and highlight its powerful global network of alumni, students, families, faculty, and staff.

The restored Babson Globe will serve as a centerpiece to the Park and will be surrounded by the Yeager Garden—the landscaped green space that accompanies the Globe now and was generously endowed by William L. Yeager ’49 and Barbara K. Yeager in 1996. The Yeagers’ philanthropic efforts also helped restore the Globe between 1991 and 1993.

The Fountain of Flags, which represents the more than 80 nations that Babson students call home and that currently adorns the entrance to Horn Library, will be redesigned and relocated to Kerry Murphy Healey Park.

At the base of the Globe will stand a new statue of Roger Babson, commemorative of his formal Babson World Globe dedication on June 18, 1955.

The creation of Kerry Murphy Healey Park will begin in July 2018 and conclude in May 2019.

 

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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BABSON COLLEGE CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SORENSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS BABSON COLLEGE CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SORENSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS Performances honor the generosity of Richard MBA’68, P’97, P’00 and Sandra P’97, P’00 Sorenson

Babson College is celebrating the 20th anniversary of theSorenson Center for the Arts on February 26, 2018.

Richard MBA’68, P’97, P’00 and Sandra P’97, P’00 Sorenson will be back on campus to celebrate the success of their generous gift. Thanks to their support, BabsonARTS is able to present a diverse and impressive array of theater, dance, music, film, video, literary art, and visual arts programming to the Babson community.

“We are thrilled to have Richard and Sandra Sorenson back on campus to celebrate 20 years of the Sorenson Center,” says Steven Maler, Director of BabsonArts and Founding Artistic Director of Commonwealth Shakespeare Company. “Through their great generosity, the students at Babson have experienced an unparalleled experience with the arts at a business school, in state-of-the-art facilities.”

The celebration will include a dazzling arts showcase from current students and alumni, including performances by AMAN, Babson Dance Ensemble (BDE), Babson Music Collective, Babson Players, Matthew Barte, Alum Alex Markovitz and his band Satellite Mode, Rocket Pitches, Students Against Gravity, The Empty Space Theater (TEST).

Fred Sullivan, professional Boston actor and director, and Anthony Rapp, stage and film actor will also be performing.

Doors will open at 5:00 pm, performance from 5:30–6:30 pm, followed by a cocktail reception.

RSVP for the event »

The Sorenson Center

The Sorenson Center, on College Drive in the heart of the beautiful Babson campus, opened in October 1997. It was named in 1997 in recognition of a $3 million endowment for the performing arts from the Sorenson family.

The center was designed by the Boston-based firm of William Rawn Associates Architects, known for its design of the Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood.

The intimate 441-seat Carling-Sorenson Theater features wraparound balconies and side-loge seating that maximize the immediacy of live performance.

It is fully equipped with state-of-the-art lighting, sound, and projection systems; a dance/rehearsal studio; music practice rooms; dressing rooms, and a spacious and comfortable lobby. The building is wheelchair-accessible.

The facility received the 2000 Honor Award in New Architecture, United States Institute for Theatre Technology.

Sandra L. Sorenson Rehearsal Studio and Black Box

Located in the Richard W. Sorenson Center for the Arts, this well-equipped studio may be used for rehearsals as well as a black box theater. 

Sorenson Practice Rooms

A music practice room with a Yamaha upright piano located off the upper lobby of the Sorenson Center for the Arts is available for student use.

Sorenson Family Visual Arts Center

The Sorenson Family Visual Arts Center is adjacent to Trim Dining Hall, on the first floor of the building. The Center features a robust display of student artwork spanning a variety of mediums. The Babson, Olin, and Wellesley College communities may access the resources available in the Center, which include: a ceramic studio (equipment includes ten pottery wheels, two electric kilns, a pug mill, a slab roller, sculpting tools, and multiple worktables), a studio for drawing and painting (furnished with 20 tilt-top artist tables, stools, sink, flat file, and art supply storage), and a photography studio (equipped with 12 enlarger stations, film and print developing sinks, film dryer, and print drying racks).

About BabsonArts

BabsonARTS presents visual and performing arts events and exhibitions at the Sorenson Center for the Arts and other venues on the campus of Babson College in Wellesley, MA.  Program offerings include works produced by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Babson’s theater-in-residence; visiting artists, performers, and speakers; and the activities of Babson’s faculty-directed student groups.  The mission of BabsonARTS is to serve the educational needs of students, to provide cultural avenues to the residents of communities surrounding the campus, and to explore the connections among entrepreneurship, innovation, and creativity through the arts. 

About Sorenson Center

It is the goal of the Sorenson Center to help students and alumni understand that creative thinking and the arts can enhance venture ideation, global understanding, and innovation in the real world. In order to accomplish these goals, they leverage state-of-the-art facilities and the dedicated and experienced staff to enable students to reach their full potential as global citizens and business leaders.

The Sorenson Center presents a diverse array of programming in theater, dance, music, film, video, literary art, and visual arts for on-campus audiences and the general public. Visiting artists act as resources in improving the quality of life and intellectual and creative activity within the Babson community and in the surrounding area. The Sorenson Center also supports the creative and performing experiences of student organizations while offering field-based learning opportunities for students working within business and liberal arts curricula.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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BABSON’S WOMEN INNOVATING NOW (WIN) LAB® MIAMI APPOINTS NEW DIRECTOR, MICHELLE A BABSON’S WOMEN INNOVATING NOW (WIN) LAB® MIAMI APPOINTS NEW DIRECTOR, MICHELLE ABBS The one-of-a-kind accelerator announces spring events and finale event

Babson College’s Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab®Miami—a venture accelerator specifically for women entrepreneurs— welcomes a new director, Michelle Abbs. The accelerator is looking forward to an exciting spring of programming and the second annual finale event.

“We are thrilled to have Michelle Abbs leading WIN Lab Miami,” says Heatherjean MacNeil Co-Founder & Global Director for WIN Lab. “Her experience and leadership will be pivotal in our continued growth and work to accelerate women founders in the growing start up ecosystem of Miami.”

“I am thrilled at the honor to lead such an incredible program like WIN Lab,” says Abbs. “The potential of each of our female founders is unbounding, and I look forward to seeing each of them scale their businesses over their eight month experience together.”

About Michelle Abbs

Michelle Abbs joins us as WIN Lab Miami Director. She brings over ten years of leadership in the education sector, with a focus in program management and business development. She was previously part of the management team at Teach for America Miami-Dade, where she set regional strategy, led execution, and coached over 400 teachers in Miami Dade County Public Schools. Most recently, as Regional Director of Up2Us Sports, Michelle drove fundraising and recruitment to double the number of female youth sports coaches in the Miami network. In addition, as a Class IX Miami Foundation Miami Fellow, Michelle has become engrained in Miami’s local leadership ecosystem, ushering in the first alumni program for the Miami Fellows. Michelle received her Master’s in International Education from Florida International University, and her BA from University of North Carolina. Within these roles Michelle has been responsible for innovating and creating new program models, and the WIN Lab team is excited to work with her to drive the success of WIN Miami.

Spring WIN Lab Miami Events

Thursday, February 15, 2018
“Honest Stories from Successful Women Leaders”
6:00pm-7:30pm - CIC Miami, 1951 NW 7th Avenue Miami, FL 33136

What does it take to be a successful woman leader? Join the WIN Lab for a panel discussion that explores both the obstacles and opportunities that women leaders have encountered during their careers. Along the way, we will hear stories and solutions, in addition to strategies these women have utilized in order to be successful, while providing the audience with useful advice on how to continue moving forward to achieve their goals.

RSVP for the event »

Moderator: Michelle Abbs - Director, WIN Lab Miami

Panelists:

Thursday, April 26, 2018
WIN Lab Finale
6:00pm-9:00pm

Join us in a celebration of women's entrepreneurship as we congratulate WIN Lab Miami's second cohort for their completion of the program. The evening will kick off with opening remarks followed by a pitch competition, where preselected WIN Lab companies will take the stage to compete for prizes. A panel of esteemed judges will evaluate each finalist on their growth traction and achievements during their WIN experience. Throughout the evening, guests will have an opportunity to network, explore other startup ventures and celebrate with WINners and stakeholders who made WIN's second year in Miami a success!

RSVP for the finale »

About the Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® at Babson

Created by the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) at Babson College, Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® provides women entrepreneurs with an inspiring community and a rigorous, experiential process that catalyzes innovative thinking and enables them to successfully launch or transform businesses. Now in its fifth year, WIN Lab has been designated as one of the top two specialty programs for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship; earned BostInno’s designation as one of Boston’s “50 on Fire” innovators and visionaries; and was honored by the prestigious Rosoff Awards for diversity.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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BABSON ANNOUNCES 99 PERCENT OF THE CLASS OF 2017 ARE EMPLOYED OR ATTENDING GRADU BABSON ANNOUNCES 99 PERCENT OF THE CLASS OF 2017 ARE EMPLOYED OR ATTENDING GRADUATE SCHOOL WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF GRADUATION These numbers reflect Babson’s consistently high career outcomes

Ninety-nine percent of Babson College’s undergraduate Class of 2017 are employed or attending graduate school within six months of graduation* according to the Babson College Undergraduate Center for Career Development (CCD).

“We are proud and pleased to announce these impressive numbers for our 2017 undergraduate career landings,” says Donna Sosnowski, Director of the Undergraduate Center for Career Development. “We empower every student from day one to develop pathways to professional success and lifelong learning and fulfillment”.

Our team of career development professionals provide the guidance, tools, resources and connections that enable our students to identify and pursue the right opportunities for each student’s unique skills, competencies, talents and goals. At Babson, the Hoffman Family Undergraduate Center for Career Development partners with constituents on and off campus, facilitating an extensive network of experiences, contacts and relationships, across industry sectors and functions, resulting in extraordinary career outcomes. Hence, Babson students are connected and prepared to enter the work force, career ready for success. Additionally, more than 40,000 alumni in over 115 countries and all 50 U.S. states—provide ample opportunities for students to tap into a professional global network.

The Princeton Review recently ranked Babson No.6 in the Best Career Placement category, based on student ratings of career services at their school, as well as on PayScale.com’s salary information for alumni. 

“Here at Babson we are not only focused on students when they live on campus, but also their entire educational and professional journey,” says Ian Lapp, Dean of the Undergraduate School. “The success of our recent graduates is another way to show that a Babson education is creating leaders that are primed and ready to take on professional careers.”

Thanks to a gracious donor, I. Bradley Hoffman ’82 and his family, the Babson Undergraduate Center for Career Development has been renamed The Hoffman Family Undergraduate Center for Career Development.

*Data based on 89% knowledge rate

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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BABSON COLLEGE TO OFFER NEW BLENDED LEARNING MBA SCHOLARSHIPS TO INCOMING STUDEN BABSON COLLEGE TO OFFER NEW BLENDED LEARNING MBA SCHOLARSHIPS TO INCOMING STUDENTS IN WELLESLEY, SAN FRANCISCO, AND MIAMI Accepted students referred by Babson alumni can receive $20,000 scholarships

Babson College has announced a new Blended Learning MBA Scholarship for incoming students referred by its alumni. Students must be accepted and enroll in Babson’s Blended Learning MBA program inWellesley, San Francisco, or Miami in Fall 2018. Students who start the program in Wellesley this March are also eligible.

Babson alumni who apply and are accepted will automatically receive this scholarship as well.

“Babson College has a powerful global network of 40,000 alumni, eager to share the value gained from a Babson education,” said Mark Potter, Associate Dean of Babson’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business. “By offering alumni referral scholarships at each of our locations, we hope to engage our alumni in helping to shape the next generation of Babson graduates.”

Babson Blended Learning MBA Program

This cohort-based program combines online classes, face-to-face sessions, and virtual collaboration in an accelerated format, allowing students to earn a top-ranked MBA in 21 months, while balancing their personal and professional lives. No GMAT is required to apply. Learn more and apply »

Offered at Babson’s Wellesley, San Francisco, and Miami campuses, the Babson Blended Learning MBA is ranked No. 1 in the U.S. for Alumni Salary and Career Progress by Financial Times. Learn more about Babson’s career development resources, opportunities, and team »

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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Most Entrepreneurs Start Businesses out of Opportunity Not Necessity Most Entrepreneurs Start Businesses out of Opportunity Not Necessity The 2017/18 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) reports that North America shows highest levels of innovation and job creation

A robust 74 percent of entrepreneurs around the world have started businesses in pursuit of an opportunity rather than out of necessity—this according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2017/18 Global Report (pdf) released today with sponsors Babson College,Universidad Del Desarrollo,Universiti Tun Abdul Razak, andKorea Entrepreneurship Foundation.

Fifty-four economies participated in the 2017/18 GEM survey, covering 68 percent of the world’s population and 86 percent of the world’s GDP. In its 19thconsecutive year, the report continues to serve as the largest single study of entrepreneurs in the world.

According to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2017/18 Global Report: 

Innovation is highest in North America at 40 percent. This is measured by the extent to which entrepreneurs are introducing new products that are unfamiliar to all or some customers and offered by few or no competitors.

Thirty percent of North American entrepreneurs expect to create at least six jobs in the next five years.

In developing economies, more than half of all entrepreneurs operate in wholesale and retail. In contrast, 61 percent of entrepreneurs in North America operate in the technology, finance, and professional services sectors.

“The high levels of innovation, growth-oriented entrepreneurship, and startup activity in technology, finance, and professional service sectors distinguishes entrepreneurship in North America from other regions,” said Donna Kelley, Babson College Professor and member of the Board of Directors of the Global Entrepreneurship Research Association, which overseas GEM. “Entrepreneurs here are key drivers of knowledge and human capital-based business activity. They are improving people’s lives through new and advanced products and services, creating jobs, and demonstrating clear impact not only within their society, but around the world.”

Latin America and the Caribbean, and North America, demonstrate the highest rates of women entrepreneurship (17 percent and 13 percent). These two regions also have the highest rates of youth entrepreneurship (17 percent and 14 percent).

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gustavo announcement Babson College Names Gustavo Trindade MBA’17 Director Of Miami Campus MBA alumnus to join Babson leadership in expanding Miami area efforts

Gustavo Trindade MBA’17Babson College has appointed Gustavo Trindade MBA’17 Director of Babson Miami—the institution’s newest global hub.

Trindade will join Katherine Craven, Babson's Chief Administrative and Finance Officer, and Kevin Sullivan, Vice President of Corporate Engagement and Off Campus Operations at Babson, in strategically planning for the College's presence in both the Miami area and Latin America. He will also help manage the hub's daily operations, including all activities, events, and programming, and will serve as Babson's ambassador of the Miami location, working in collaboration with the College's many stakeholders.

"Babson College's expanded presence in Miami is an important step in our efforts to engage entrepreneurial communities all over the world," said Sullivan. "We are excited to have Gustavo, one of our esteemed alumni, join the Babson Miami team, and look forward to the many successful local Babson endeavors to come."

Gustavo Trindade has more than ten years of entrepreneurial work experience within several large, global corporations, including in the areas of marketing, business development, finance, and investor relations. In 2012, Trindade was named a ‘Top Three LATAM Professional in Investor Relations’ by Institutional Investor magazine.

“We are delighted to welcome Gustavo back to Babson and look forward to the leadership and entrepreneurial mindset he will bring to Babson Miami,” said Babson College President Kerry Healey. “Miami is a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem and a gateway to our vibrant network of 5,000 Babson alumni in the Southern U.S. and Latin America. Our expanded presence in Miami is an important step toward our goal of making entrepreneurship education accessible to everyone, everywhere, and Gustavo’s leadership and experience will be invaluable as we prepare to welcome our inaugural class of Miami graduate students this fall.”

Trindade graduated with an MBA from Babson’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business in 2017. He also holds a Master of Science in Economics from Ibmec Business School (Brazil). While at Babson, Trindade served as a graduate assistant to Professor Robert Turner in the Accounting Division. He is proudly multi-lingual in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French, and resides in Miami.

“I take great pride and responsibility in having been entrusted with running Babson’s hub in Miami, and am thrilled to bring the No. 1 school for entrepreneurship to the No. 1 city for startup activity. Our innovative programs will not only tap into the growth needs of local entrepreneurs and corporations, but also help further develop the Florida ecosystem,” said Trindade. “As an alumnus, it is fulfilling to be a part of such a big institutional endeavor, and to be able to engage with our 5,000 fellow alumni spread throughout the Southern U.S. and Latin America.”

Babson in Miami

Babson MiamiBabson College has expanded to Miami with three graduate programs—including the Blended Learning MBA, ranked No. 1 for alumni earnings and top 10 worldwide by Financial Times (FT) and The Princeton Review.

The application period is open and classes are set to begin in Fall 2018. Learn more and apply »

Accepted Babson Miami graduate students referred by alumni can receive up to $20,000 in scholarships. Learn more »

Babson’s Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® has had local roots since 2016, with the support of The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, FedEx, and Akerman LLP. The program’s first cohort of women entrepreneurs raised nearly $2 million in funding and the second cohort is on its way to celebrating its finale this Spring.

Babson College is also the academic architect of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, hosted at Miami-Dade College since 2014, empowering participating local small business owners to help their businesses grow.

Miami also is a hub for a vibrant network of 5,000 Babson alumni who live and work in the region, Southern U.S. and Latin America. The region boasts the fourth-largest concentration of Babson graduates, many of whom are involved in family enterprises and entrepreneurial ventures in the Miami area. Some of Babson’s most notable Miami-area alumni include: Alberto Perlman ’98, co-founder and CEO of Zumba Fitness, LLC; Murilo Amaral MBA’16 and Alfredo Keri MBA’16, founders of Cargo42;  Carla Curiel ‘05, founder and CEO of Mundo Lanugo; the Zamora family, who run the financial institution LAFISE; and Diego Lowenstein ’90 P’21, CEO and the third generation to work at Lionstone Development, founded and headquartered in Miami.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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BABSON RANKED AMONG THE PRINCETON REVIEW® 2018 “COLLEGES THAT PAY YOU BACK” BABSON RANKED AMONG THE PRINCETON REVIEW® 2018 “COLLEGES THAT PAY YOU BACK” Listed No.6 Among Colleges With Best Career Placement

The Princeton Review® 2018 edition of Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck ranks Babson College among theTop 50 colleges in the United States for return on investment (ROI).

Babson also places No.6 in the Best Career Placementcategory, based on student ratings of career services at their school, as well as on PayScale.com’s salary information for alumni. 

"Babson is thrilled to be recognized by the Princeton Review for our excellence in return on investment and career placement for our undergraduate students," says Dean Ian Lapp. "Here at Babson we believe setting our students up to be successful entrepreneurial leaders will have the greatest economic and social impact, and leave the Babson footprint on all industries."

Babson is ranked No.43 in the ROI rating for each school that includes PayScale.com data collected through April 2017 from alumni surveys covering starting and mid-career salaries, and career social impact, as well as academic rating, financial aid rating and college costs.

This annual guidebook is the education services company’s resource for college-bound students and their parents shopping for affordable, academically outstanding colleges that graduate their students to successful, rewarding careers.

The Princeton Review chose the 200 schools for this edition based on a comprehensive analysis of data from its surveys of administrators at more than 650 colleges in 2016-17. Survey topics broadly covered academics, cost, financial aid, career services, graduation rates, student debt, and alumni support.

The company also factored in data from PayScale.com surveys of alumni of the schools about their starting and mid-career salaries and job satisfaction. In all, more than 40+ data points were crunched to select the 200 schools for the book and tally its seven ranking lists.

“Only seven percent of the nation’s four-year colleges made it into this book,” noted Robert Franek, its lead author and The Princeton Review’s Editor-in-Chief. “These schools were bona fide standouts for the return they deliver on one’s college investment. They offer stellar academics, generous aid awards to students with need and/or merit, and provide all of their undergrads with career services from day one plus a lifetime of alumni connections,” he said.

A Leader In Affordability

Babson is a demonstrated leader in education return on investment (ROI). The College was recently ranked the No. 1 private business school for salary potential by PayScale for the third consecutive year. PayScale also ranked Babson the No. 1 private business school for ROI earlier in the year.

Babson also continues to innovate around college affordability, having recently announced an opportunity for students to pursue an accelerated path to an undergraduate degree that would enable them to graduate in as little as three years. This option could increase return on investment for students, reduce tuition by up to 25 percent, and has a potential immediate financial benefit of up to $105,931.

About The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep, and college admission services company. Every year, it helps millions of college- and graduate school-bound students achieve their education and career goals through online and in person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors, online resources, and its more than 150 print and digital books published by Penguin Random House. Its Tutor.com brand is the largest online tutoring service in the U.S. It comprises a community of more than 3,000 tutors who have delivered more than 15 million one-to-one tutoring sessions. The Princeton Review is headquartered in New York, NY. The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader of Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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BABSON COLLEGE OPENS APPLICATIONS TO RISING HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS AND SENIORS FOR BABSON COLLEGE OPENS APPLICATIONS TO RISING HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS AND SENIORS FOR SUMMER STUDY 2018 The eighth annual program introduces students from around the world to Entrepreneurial Though and Action® Babson College is excited to offer the opportunity to apply to Summer Study for High School Students, to rising juniors and seniors. The program allows students to live like a college student and learn like an entrepreneur, while recieving four college credits that can be used to advance their education.

Summer Study for High School Students: Introduction to the Entrepreneurial Experience is a four-week, residential program from July 6–August 4, 2018, that emphasizes creativity, problem solving, collaboration, and hands-on learning to develop skills as a self-motivated entrepreneur.

At Babson, there is a focus on entrepreneurship to create economic and social impact. The Introduction to the Entrepreneurial Experience course combines classroom learning with workshops, guest lectures from innovative business leaders, and visits to a wide range of Boston-area entrepreneurial organizations. Students explore each step of starting a business and walk away ready to launch their own original ventures.

In 2017, the program welcomed students from 37 countries and 17 states. The students receive mentorship from Babson undergraduate students and are able to network with Babson alumni, faculty, staff, and the broader community. The program allows students to engage with entrepreneurs like 2017 speaker Jason McBriarty of Levi Strauss.

The deadline for applications is March 15, 2018. Financial aid and scholarships are available.

Apply now »

Hear is what the 2017 Summer Study Students have to say about their experience:

 

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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BABSON COLLEGE JOINTLY LAUNCHES RESPECT INITIATIVE WITH THE GLOBAL INITIATIVE AG BABSON COLLEGE JOINTLY LAUNCHES RESPECT INITIATIVE WITH THE GLOBAL INITIATIVE AGAINST TRANSNATIONAL ORGANIZED CRIME AND IOM Initiative launched during U.S. National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GITOC), Babson College's Initiative on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, and IOM, the UN Migration Agency, establish the Responsible and Ethical Private Sector Coalition against Trafficking (RESPECT).

This exciting new platform will bring together thought leaders, practitioners, and policy makers to consider dynamic solutions to public and private sector challenges surrounding human trafficking. RESPECT will not only mobilize the business community as a strategic partner, but support business with training material; promising practices; and craft responses to this egregious crime.

Human trafficking affects millions of people worldwide. Thousands of everyday products, from sugar to smartphones, result from forced labor. Human trafficking impacts the business sector’s abilities to manage supply chains, source labor ethically, and maintain human rights standards as well as to meet consumer and investor expectations.

The RESPECT initiative will provide industry-specific and relevant resources for the private sector through a cutting-edge online portal contained on the new RESPECT website. Through the website’s Resource Centre section, business leaders and the public will be able to search through user-friendly tools to find reports, research, and public policy tools. The RESPECT initiative will also embark on a 2018 webinar series, The Human Trafficking – Organized Crime Nexus: Intersections, Vulnerabilities, and Analysis for the Private Sector, on Thursday, January 18.

“I am thrilled to be a part of this vibrant new initiative that will provide critical convening and thinking around the private sector’s approach to combatting human trafficking,” commented Christina Bain, Director of Babson’sInitiative on Human Trafficking. “It is an honor to work with so many anti-trafficking leaders who are making crucial systemic change.”

Babson’s Initiative on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery aims to produce practical entrepreneurial ideas and innovations to help end human trafficking and promote human rights through business expertise, academic resources, convening, and much more. The Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime, is a global network of experts that creates a platform for crafting new strategies and solutions to address transnational organized crime. With offices in over 100 countries, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration with a key focus on counter-trafficking and works closely with governmental and civil society partners.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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NEW STUDY: DISTANCE EDUCATION UP, OVERALL ENROLLMENTS DOWN NEW STUDY: DISTANCE EDUCATION UP, OVERALL ENROLLMENTS DOWN Distance education enrollment growth rates are accelerating

A new report, Grade Increase: Tracking Distance Education in the United States, by the Babson Survey Research Group, reveals distance student enrollments have increased for the fourteenth straight year in 2016. 

The most recent gain translates to over thirty percent of higher education students taking at least one distance education course. Growth, however, was uneven; public institutions grew by 7.3 percent, private non-profit institutions by 7.1 percent, while private for-profit institutions had their distance enrollments decline by 4.5 percent.

“The growth of distance enrollments has been relentless,” said study co-author Julia E. Seaman, research director of the Babson Survey Research Group. “They have gone up when the economy was expanding, when the economy was shrinking, when overall enrollments were growing, and now when overall enrollments are shrinking.”

Key report findings include:

  • Distance education enrollments increased for the fourteenth straight year.
  • The most recent year-to-year addition of 337,016 distance education students, a 5.6 percent increase, exceeds the gains seen over the past three years.
  • Six percent of all students now take at least one distance education course (a total of 6,359,121 students).
  • Distance students are fairly evenly split between those who take both distance and non-distance courses (3,356,041 students) and those who take exclusively distance courses (3,003,080).
  • Public institutions command the largest portion of distance education students, with 67.8 percent of all distance students.
  • Distance education enrollments are highly concentrated, five percent of institutions account for almost half of all distance education students.
  • Distance enrollments remain local: 52.8 percent of all students who took at least one distance course also took a course on-campus, and 56.1 percent of those who took only distance courses reside in the same state as the institution at which they are enrolled.
  • Virtually no distance enrollments are international: only 0.7 percent of all distance students are located outside of the United States.
  • The number of students studying on a campus has dropped by over one million (1,173,805, or 6.4 percent) between 2012 and 2016.

"It is encouraging to see the upward trend in distance learning enrollments continue as students take advantage of flexible, high-quality education opportunities that position them for lifelong success,” said Laura Howe, vice president, global media and communities, Pearson. “As more institutions recognize this growing demand, we expect to see distance enrollments become an increasingly key component of their growth strategy and an important way for more people to make progress throughout their learning journey.”

“The growth in distance learning enrollments, in part, reflects the commitment to quality and innovation by those designing and delivering distance programs,” said Kathleen S. Ives, CEO and executive director, Online Learning Consortium. “Competition for students is more intense than ever, requiring institutions to continue to advance the quality and relevance of their programs, or risk losing ground to those who are successfully serving the education and career goals of the modern learner.”

The complete report, “Grade Increase: Tracking Distance Education in the United States” is available at https://www.onlinelearningsurvey.com/highered.html.

Partners

Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment, and a range of teaching and learning services powered by technology. Our mission is to help people make progress through access to better learning. We believe that learning opens up opportunities, creating fulfilling careers and better lives. For more, visit www.pearson.com.

The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is a collaborative community of higher education leaders and innovators, dedicated to advancing quality digital teaching and learning experiences designed to reach and engage the modern learner – anyone, anywhere, anytime. Visit http://onlinelearningconsortium.org for more information.

Tyton Partners provides investment banking and strategy consulting services to companies, foundations, post-secondary institutions, and investors as they navigate the complexities of the global knowledge sector. For more information about Tyton Partners visit www.tytonpartners.com or follow us @tytonpartners.

The Babson Survey Research Group at Babson College conducts regional, national, and international research projects, including survey design, sampling methodology, data integrity, statistical analyses and reporting. Visitwww.onlinelearningsurvey.com.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader of Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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BABSON COLLEGE PROFESSOR ANDREW CORBETT CO-AUTHORS ‘BEYOND THE CHAMPION—INSTITUT BABSON COLLEGE PROFESSOR ANDREW CORBETT CO-AUTHORS ‘BEYOND THE CHAMPION—INSTITUTIONALIZING INNOVATION THROUGH PEOPLE’ New book maps out organizational blueprint to help lead companies to optimal innovation performance

Babson College Professor and Chair of the Entrepreneurship Division, Andrew Corbett, has co-authored a new book—Beyond the Champion: Institutionalizing Innovation Through People.

According to authors Corbett, O’Connor, and Peters, large, mature companies often struggle when it comes to the uncertain process of breakthrough innovation.

They argue that innovation is a talent all its own that requires distinct skills and expertise, just like finance or marketing. Breakthroughs require an organizational design with clearly delineated roles, responsibilities, and career tracks for those who shoulder the responsibility for new products.

Drawing on the results of a four-year study and two decades of related research, Beyond the Champion outlines three fundamental competencies necessary for innovation: discovery, incubation, and acceleration. The authors ultimately deliver a blueprint for sustainable innovation by mapping these skills onto roles and opportunities for advancement.

Beyond the Champion is available via Stanford University Press, Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble, and Ebooks.com.

Andrew Corbett

Andrew Corbett is the Paul T. Babson Chair of Entrepreneurship and serves as Chair of the Entrepreneurship Division.

A recent research study named Corbett one of the Top 25 Entrepreneurship Researcher in the World. This independent research article in the Journal of Business Management noted that his work was among the most cited and impactful since the turn of the century. Corbett’s primary areas of emphasis are corporate entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial learning and cognition, and entrepreneurship education.

In addition to his roles as professor and chair, Corbett mentors Babson entrepreneurs in the College’s Butler Launchpad, is a visiting professor of entrepreneurship at Nord University Business School in Bodø, Norway, and serves as editor for the Journal of Business Venturing, and co-editor of the Advances in EntrepreneurshipFirm Emergence, and Growth book series.  His extensive, practical experience also finds him consulting and teaching to corporate clients across the globe. 

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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01/09/2018 Brianna Radicioni bradicioni@babson.edu (781) 239-4548 faculty 44323 /about/news-events/babson-announcements/professor-andrew-corbett-authors-beyond-the-champion/
BABSON COLLEGE OFFERS TUITION REDUCTION FOR VETERANS AND FIRST RESPONDERS IN CER BABSON COLLEGE OFFERS TUITION REDUCTION FOR VETERANS AND FIRST RESPONDERS IN CERTIFICATE IN ADVANCED MANAGEMENT (CAM) PROGRAM Veterans and first responders will receive a 20 percent discount for CAM program

Babson College will offer veterans and first responders a 20 percent discount for the Certificate in Advanced Management (CAM) program. This will continue Babson’s effort to support veterans and first responders pursuing educational opportunities.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer this discount to veterans and first responders for our CAM program,” says Dean of Admissions Courtney Minden. “This is to show our appreciation for the work that they do and we know they will continue to enrich our already diverse and impressive community here at Babson.”

When applying veterans should indicate their veteran status by the check box on the application. First responders will be automatically reviewed for the discount based on the information located on the resume.

Learn more about opportunities and resources for veterans at Babson»

About the Certificate in Advanced Management (CAM) Program

The Certificate in Advanced Management (CAM) helps students accelerate their careers. This customizable, 9-15 credit program gives students the ability to choose their classes from Babson's extensive graduate school portfolio, allowing students to take classes that match their interests and align with their schedules. Upon successful completion of CAM, students can apply the credits they earned toward a Babson graduate degree and waive the GMAT requirement for the MBA. 

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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01/09/2018 Shannon Sweeny ssweeny1@babson.edu (781) 239-4621 graduate 45281 /about/news-events/babson-announcements/tuition-reduction-veterans-first-responders-cam-program/
TWENTY-FIVE FOOD INDUSTRY ENTREPRENEURS ADMITTED TO SANTANDER'S PHILANTHROPIC SM TWENTY-FIVE FOOD INDUSTRY ENTREPRENEURS ADMITTED TO SANTANDER'S PHILANTHROPIC SMALL BUSINESS PILOT PROGRAM WITH BABSON COLLEGE, COMMONWEALTH KITCHEN, AND ICIC Cultivate Small Business initiative helps fuel entrepreneurial success in Greater Boston's underserved neighborhoods Twenty-five food industry entrepreneurs from Greater Boston's underserved neighborhoods have been selected to participate in Santander Bank's signature philanthropic small business initiative – Cultivate Small Business. For this initiative, Santander has partnered with Babson Executive and Enterprise Education (BEEE), CommonWealth Kitchen, and the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC).

Announced in May (pdf)Cultivate Small Business will empower women, minority, and immigrant-owned businesses. The program is designed to connect early-stage entrepreneurs with some of the key ingredients needed to succeed in the food business, including industry-specific business management skills, technical assistance, small capital grants, and access to a local network of established food-industry experts.

Participants met specific criteria to apply for Cultivate Small Business and the 25-member inaugural group kicked off the program last month with a welcome reception and the first of eight business education courses at Babson’s Boston campus. Sixty-four percent of the inaugural class's participants represent female-owned businesses, 72 percent of the business owners live or work in low- and moderate-income communities and 40 percent of participants are people of color.

"Small business entrepreneurs help create jobs and strengthen their local economies," said Gwen Robinson, Santander's Director of Corporate Social Responsibility. "To do that, they need the right backing and support.  Women, minority, and immigrant-owned businesses not only lack access to traditional sources of capital, but they often lack access to the important networks that are critical in the early stages of growing a business. Cultivate Small Business addresses these support gaps by bringing together customized resources to offer these diverse and passionate entrepreneurs invaluable skills and guidance to help them achieve sustainability."

“This program is unique because in helping these food-based businesses to sustain and grow, they also sustain and grow their communities,” said Babson College Vice Provost of Global Entrepreneurial Leadership Candida Brush. “By applying Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® approaches, these entrepreneurs will learn to assess opportunities, experiment, and build their businesses.”

Entrepreneur and Cultivate Small Business participant Linh Tran commented, "I find the program is helping me stay focused on the big picture, as I often get too caught up in the day-to-day operations of my business. One of my big goals for 2018 is fundraising and, so far, the program has really helped me think critically and in the language of a business plan. Another great perk of being part of this group is that I'm able to get to know so many other entrepreneurs and I've gained some really good insights from them."

The 25 entrepreneurs admitted to Cultivate Small Business's inaugural class are:

  • Jennifer Turner – Miam Miam Macaronerie LLC/South Boston
  • Renee Scharoff – Blonde on the Run/Dorchester
  • Melissa Stefanini – Buenas/Dorchester
  • Sherie Grillon – Nola Fresh/Dorchester
  • Teresa Maynard – Sweet Teez Bakery/Dorchester
  • Blonde Beauchamp – thisHAITI/Dorchester
  • Heather Yunger – Top Shelf Cookies/Dorchester
  • Linh Tran – XOI, Inc./Dorchester
  • Audrey Yap – Noodle Lab/Dorchester
  • Margaret Crowley – Third Cliff Bakery/Dorchester
  • Narosmi Auguste – La Belle Creole Cuisine/Mattapan
  • Caroline Huffstetler – Nutty Life/Stoneham
  • Ellie Tiglao – Olio Culinary/Somerville
  • Nikki Economides – Sweet Nicole LLC, DBA Fixx Chocolates /Winthrop
  • Amanda Escamilla – Tex Mex Eats/Cambridge
  • Lucero Leon-Chi – Whipped - Urban Cupcake Co./Boston
  • Luther Pinckney – One One Nine /Roxbury
  • John Hopkins – 5 Ways Food/Dorchester
  • Alex Khitrik – Inna's Kitchen/Dorchester
  • Mark Finnegan – Prospect Ciderworks/Roxbury
  • Alexandre Duarte de Britto Pereira – Zing Bowl Brazilian Healthy Food, LLC/Brookline
  • Vishal Thapar – Boston Chai Party/Medford
  • Morad Bouzidi – MDAB LLC DBA MO'ROCKIN FUSION/Abington
  • Ryan Nahas – No Joke Smoke BBQ, LLC/Swansea
  • Jon Huang – The Savory Cater LLC/Randolph

Cultivate Small Business is a nine-month initiative implemented in collaboration with Santander's three strategic partners, each of which is providing one of the four key components of the program:

  • Education – Designed specifically for food-industry entrepreneurs, Babson College is delivering an interactive business education curriculum that provides participants with in-person classes at its downtown Boston campus supplemented by additional online courses.
  • Networking – Calling on its impressive network of inner-city business owners, research resources, and policy expertise, ICIC coordinates the program's design, manages the application process, and will evaluate the pilot to inform the next round of Cultivate Small Business.
  • Mentoring – To provide a community setting where participants can learn from established food industry businesses, CommonWealth Kitchen offers shared commercial kitchen space, customized technical assistance, as well as industry-specific advice and support.
  • Capital Grants – Santander Bank provides small capital grants to each entrepreneur to help improve business performance. The grants are funded by Santander and administered by CommonWealth Kitchen. Program participants also have access to Bank volunteers who are available to offer financial management advice.

About Santander Bank

Santander Bank, N.A. is one of the country's largest retail and commercial banks with more than $79 billion in assets. With its corporate offices in Boston, the Bank's 9,700 employees, more than 650 branches, 2,100 ATMs and 2.1 million customers are principally located in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. The Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Madrid-based Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE: SAN) - one of the most respected banking groups in the world with more than 125 million customers in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America. It is managed by Santander Holdings USA, Inc., Banco Santander's intermediate holding company in the U.S. For more information on Santander Bank, please visit www.santanderbank.com

About Babson Executive and Enterprise Education

Babson Executive and Enterprise Education (BEEE) offers a dynamic learning laboratory where faculty and staff work together with corporations, business professionals, educational institutions, governments and NGOs, small-business owners, and entrepreneurs from around the world to address real-world objectives and challenges. Featuring Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® (ET&A™), Babson’s one-of-a-kind methodology for turning ideas into opportunities, our targeted programs are designed to empower individuals and organizations to be entrepreneurial leaders that create economic and social value globally.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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01/02/2018 Brianna Radicioni bradicioni@babson.edu (781) 239-4548 executive-education, faculty 43890 /about/news-events/babson-announcements/boston-food-entrepreneurs-program-babson-santander-commonwealth-kitchen-icic/
FACULTY SURVEY FINDS AWARENESS OF OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES IMPROVING FACULTY SURVEY FINDS AWARENESS OF OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES IMPROVING Adoption levels of OER textbooks in high enrollment introductory level courses now rival that of commercial alternatives Awareness of open educational resources (OER) among U.S. higher education teaching faculty continues to improve, but still remains less than a majority, according to a new report from the Babson Survey Research Group (BSRG).

The study, Opening the Textbook: Educational Resources in U.S. Higher Education, 2017 was supported by a grant from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, is based on responses of over 2,700 faculty, which shows incremental improvements in almost all measured OER awareness and adoption metrics.

Key findings from the report include:

  • Faculty awareness of OER has increased, with 30 percent of faculty reporting that they were “Aware” or “Very Aware” of open educational resources, up from 25 percent last year and 20 percent the year before.
  • Only 9 percent of courses are using open textbooks (includes public domain and Creative Commons licensed), but this is up from 5 percent last year.
  • A majority of faculty classify cost as "Very important" for their selection of required course materials. Faculty report that their required textbooks have an average price of $97, and only 22% say that they are "Very satisfied" with that cost.
  • Only a third of faculty report that 90% or more of their students have purchased the required textbook.
  • The barriers to adopting OER most often cited by faculty are that “there are not enough resources for my subject” (49 percent) and it is “too hard to find what I need” (50 percent).

The study also provides a detailed examination of textbook adoption among faculty teaching the largest enrollment introductory-level courses.  These faculty were provided with lists of textbooks, one of which was an open text from OpenStax (selected to provide a consistent open alternative for all courses).

  • Large enrollment introductory undergraduate courses have adopted openly licensed OpenStax textbooks at a rate (16.5 percent) equivalent to that of commercial publication adoption.
  • Faculty satisfaction with their choice is as high for OpenStax textbooks as it is for those adopting commercial textbooks.
  • Faculty teaching large enrollment introductory level courses who did not select an OpenStax textbook report an average cost of $125 for the required textbook, while those who did select an OpenStax text report an average cost of $31.

“The OpenStax results among large enrollment introductory-level courses shows that OER can be successful,” said Dr. Julia Seaman, Research Director for the Babson Survey Research Group. “OpenStax has been able to reach penetration levels equal to most of their commercial competitors, with equal levels of faculty satisfaction, in a very short time. A continuing concern on the part of faculty remains the limited nature of OER materials, particularly the lack of associated materials like tests, quizzes, and homework assignments that are typically provided by commercial alternatives."

The complete report, Opening the Textbook: Educational Resources in U.S. Higher Education, 2017 is released under a Creative Commons license and is available for download at https://www.onlinelearningsurvey.com/oer.html.

About Babson Survey Research Group

The Babson Survey Research Group at Babson College (https://www.onlinelearningsurvey.com/) conducts regional, national, and international research projects, including survey design, sampling methodology, data integrity, statistical analyses and reporting.

 

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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12/19/2017 Shannon Sweeny ssweeny1@babson.edu (781) 239-4621 faculty 42845 /about/news-events/babson-announcements/awareness-open-education-resources-improving/
BABSON COLLEGE EXTENDS APPLICATION DEADLINE AND ELIMINATES APPLICATION FEE FOR B BABSON COLLEGE EXTENDS APPLICATION DEADLINE AND ELIMINATES APPLICATION FEE FOR BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS Four-Year, Full Tuition Scholarships Diversity Leadership Scholarships Are Available

Boston Public School students can now apply to the Undergraduate School at Babson College for free under a program announced today by Babson College.

In addition, Babson College is extending the deadline for applications from Boston Public School students to January 15, 2018.

As a further commitment, Babson College also offers four-year, full-tuition scholarships to those Boston residents who demonstrate the greatest potential for leadership in creating a diverse community. To be considered for Babson’s Diversity Leadership Awards, Boston candidates should apply to Babson College for both admission and financial aid.

Apply to Babson »

“Babson College is pleased to expand our partnership with the City of Boston by supporting Boston Public School students,” said President Kerry Healey. “Through collaborative programming like the Verizon Innovative Learning Summer Entrepreneurship Experience, we know that Boston Public Schools are filled with aspiring young entrepreneurs with the potential to change the world for the better. We look forward to welcoming those future leaders to the Babson community.”

 “Babson College’s Undergraduate Program is thrilled to waive this $75 application fee and offer an extension of the application deadline to January 15, 2018 as a sign of our commitment to the wonderful and unique students of the Boston Public School system,” said Babson College Dean of Admission Courtney Minden.  “We look forward to reviewing applications that celebrate the achievements and accomplishments of these outstanding student applicants.”

These actions are the latest example of Babson College’s growing ties with the City of Boston. Last year, Babson College expanded its presence in Boston with the opening of a new, 9,000 square foot campus at 100 High Street in the heart of Boston’s Financial District, doubling the size of Babson’s footprint in Boston. Babson College has held numerous entrepreneurship-related events, presentations and conferences at the new site in the premier entrepreneurial city in the United States.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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12/18/2017 Shannon Sweeny ssweeny1@babson.edu (781) 239-4621 undergraduate 42983 /about/news-events/babson-announcements/babson-extends-deadline-waives-fee-boston-public-schools/
NEW STUDY: FIRST DISTANCE EDUCATION STATE ALMANACS PUBLISHED NEW STUDY: FIRST DISTANCE EDUCATION STATE ALMANACS PUBLISHED Large differences in the impact of distance education seen among the states The Distance Education State Almanac 2017, conducted by the Babson Survey Research Group and the Digital Learning Compass organization, reveals very different patterns of distance enrollments among the fifty states. Distance education enrollments, as a proportion of all higher education students, range from a low of 13 percent in Rhode Island to a high of over 50 percent in Arizona, New Hampshire, and West Virginia. Nevada has the highest proportion of their distance students (93 percent) coming from within the state. 

These and other findings were published today in the report, Digital Learning Compass: Distance Education State Enrollment Report 2017. The report is being released both as a comprehensive single report with information for all fifty states, as well as fifty individual state reports.

This is one in a series of publications from Digital Learning Compass, a research partnership of the Babson Survey Research Group, e-Literate, and WCET. Digital Learning Compass partnered with the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), Pearson, and Tyton Partners to produce this report, providing the first-ever detailed examination of the state-level differences in distance education.

"New for this report are insights into where students are receiving their educations - traditional on-campus, exclusively distance or a combination. Nationally, since 2012, we have seen a slow but steady decline of traditional on-campus students." said study co-author Julia Seaman, Research Director of the Babson Survey Research Group.  "Almost half the states have had negligible changes to their on-campus student enrollment, while another 19 match the national decreasing trend. However, four states - Utah, Idaho, Arizona and New Hampshire - had double digit decreases to their percent of on-campus students in favor of exclusively distant enrollment. "

"Institutions nationwide have made impressive progress offering distance learning programs for students from all stages of life," said Kevin Capitani, president, Pearson North America. "These programs offer students access to flexible, high-quality, education opportunities that prepare them for employment in growing career fields. Pearson is excited to put to use this insightful research report on state-level enrollment patterns to analyze and uncover opportunities to reach and support more students than ever before."

“As the overall higher education landscape continues to shift, it’s helpful to understand how regional trends in digital education are contributing,” said Jill Buban, Ph.D., senior director, research and innovation, for the Online Learning Consortium. “This state-by-state data provides an instructive and comprehensive picture of the state of postsecondary education across the country.”

The complete survey report, “Distance Education State Enrollment Report 2017” and individual state reports are available at digitallearningcompass.org.

Partners

Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment, and a range of teaching and learning services powered by technology. Our mission is to help people make progress through access to better learning. We believe that learning opens up opportunities, creating fulfilling careers and better lives. For more, visit www.pearson.com.

The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is the leading professional organization devoted to advancing the quality of online learning worldwide. The member-sustained organization offers an extensive set of resources for professional development and institutional advancement of online learning. Visit onlinelearningconsortium.org for more information.

Tyton Partners provides investment banking and strategy consulting services to companies, foundations, post-secondary institutions, and investors as they navigate the complexities of the global knowledge sector. For more information about Tyton Partners visit www.tytonpartners.com or follow us @tytonpartners.

e-Literate is a weblog about educational technology and related topics that is co-published by Michael Feldstein and Phil Hill, who are also partners at MindWires, an educational technology analyst and consulting firm. It covers a broad range of topics related to trends in education—particularly teaching and learning in higher education—that are impacted by technology. Learn more at mfeldstein.com.

WCET is the leader in the practice, policy, & advocacy of technology-enhanced learning in higher education. WCET is a national, member-driven, non-profit which brings together colleges and universities, higher education organizations and companies to collectively improve the quality and reach of e-learning programs. Visit http://wcet.wiche.edu.

The Babson Survey Research Group at Babson College conducts regional, national, and international research projects, including survey design, sampling methodology, data integrity, statistical analyses and reporting. Visit www.onlinelearningsurvey.com.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader of Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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BABSON COLLEGE TO OFFER INAUGURAL MIAMI CLASS SCHOLARSHIPS TO INCOMING GRADUATE BABSON COLLEGE TO OFFER INAUGURAL MIAMI CLASS SCHOLARSHIPS TO INCOMING GRADUATE STUDENTS Accepted students referred by Babson alumni will receive up to $20,000 in scholarships

Babson College is now offering Babson Miami Inaugural Class Scholarships to students who have been referred by its alumni. Students must be accepted and enroll in one of Babson’s graduate programs scheduled to start in Miami in Fall 2018.

Babson Miami graduate offerings will include:

  • A Blended Learning MBA degree—this well-known Babson program combines online classes, face-to-face sessions, and virtual collaboration, and is ranked top 10 worldwide by Financial Times and No. 1 for average alumni earnings.
  • A Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) degree, which provides students with the tools and analytic methods to effectively communicate the value of data. It is delivered in a flexible blend of online and face-to-face sessions.

Those who have been referred and are pursuing Babson’s Blended Learning MBA in Miami will receive a $20,000 scholarship. Those starting the MSBA will receive a $10,000 scholarship. Babson alumni who apply and are accepted will automatically receive these scholarships as well.

“Better than anyone, our alumni understand the intellectual and practical value of a Babson education and the incredible power of the global Babson network,” said Babson College President Kerry Healey. “As we look ahead to the launch of Babson Miami, we are pleased to welcome aspiring entrepreneurs with Inaugural Class Scholarships and we are grateful to our alumni for supporting and shaping Babson Miami.”

Babson in Miami

Babson College is the academic architect of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, hosted at Miami-Dade College since 2014, empowering participating local small business owners to help their businesses grow.

Babson’s WIN Lab has had local roots since 2016, with the support of The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, FedEx, and Akerman LLP. The program’s first cohort of women entrepreneurs raised nearly $2 million in funding and celebrated its finale in April 2017.

Miami also is a hub for a vibrant network of more than 1,300 Babson alumni. The region boasts the fourth-largest concentration of Babson graduates, many of whom are involved in family enterprises and entrepreneurial ventures in the Miami area. Some of Babson’s most notable Miami-area alumni include: Murilo Amaral MBA’16 and Alfredo Keri MBA’16, founders of Cargo42; Alberto Perlman ’98, co-founder and CEO of Zumba Fitness, LLC; the Zamora family, who run the financial institution LAFISE; and Diego Lowenstein ’90 P'21, CEO and the third generation to work at Lionstone Development, founded and headquartered in Miami.

Babson College’s expansion into Miami has extended its reach and impact around the world, adding to its existing hubs in Wellesley and Boston, Massachusetts, and San Francisco, California.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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12/15/2017 Brianna Radicioni bradicioni@babson.edu (781) 239-4548 alumni, graduate 43603 /about/news-events/babson-announcements/babson-offers-inaugural-miami-class-scholarships/
BABSON COLLEGE TO AWARD FULL-TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS TO PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS BABSON COLLEGE TO AWARD FULL-TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS TO PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN BOSTON, LAWRENCE, SAN FRANCISCO, AND MIAMI Diversity Leadership Awards will be offered to those demonstrating the greatest potential for leading and creating a diverse community at Babson

Babson College is offering four-year, full-tuitionDiversity Leadership Awards to public high school students in San Francisco, Miami, and Boston, as well as neighboring Lawrence, Massachusetts. Students receiving such scholarships demonstrate the greatest potential for leadership in creating a diverse community at Babson. In addition to its main campus located in Wellesley, Massachusetts, Babson has established education hubs in Boston, San Francisco, and Miami, which is why students from these communities are being offered this opportunity.

Read about the Diversity Leadership Scholarships awarded to two Lawrence High School students earlier this year >>

“We are pleased to expand the Diversity Leadership Awards, enhance our partnership with the cities of San Francisco, Miami, Boston and Lawrence, and continue our efforts to increase access to Babson’s undergraduate degree program,” says Babson College President Kerry Healey. “By supporting talented and diverse public school students from across the country, we are seeking to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs – providing a transformative educational experience and equipping aspiring leaders with the skills and resources they will need to create social and economic value everywhere.”

Diversity Leadership Award candidates are evaluated based on the information in their admission and financial aid applications; no additional application is required. Scholars with greater levels of financial need will also be awarded additional grant funds, in varying amounts based on need, to help with room and board, books, and supplies.

“We look forward to offering the Diversity Leadership Awards to incoming students we know will be extremely deserving of such support,” says Babson’s Dean of Undergraduate Admission Courtney Minden. “Our diverse community is what makes the Babson experience so special, and we look forward to continuing to create an even more culturally-rich environment for our students.”

Babson College, committed to providing the financial resources needed to support its students, awards $43 million in undergraduate aid, with $36 million coming directly from Babson in the form of grants and scholarships. Approximately 50 percent of Babson’s undergraduates receive financial assistance.  

Diversity Leadership Scholars at Babson

Recipients of this award participate in:

  • First-Year Scholars Retreat—joining other scholars and mentors for an off-site weekend retreat comprised of community building and leadership development activities.
  • Lead Partners—matched with upperclass students who will help them achieve outlined goals and navigate the many opportunities on campus.
  • Monthly Meet-Ups—gathering periodically for community building, information sharing, and fellowship.
  • Community Building—including social events and outings each semester, in addition to professional and personal development opportunities throughout the year.
  • One-on-One Advising—meeting with advisors to communicate progress and identify resources for success.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.  

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BABSON COLLEGE NAMED THE NO. 1 U.S. UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP BY BABSON COLLEGE NAMED THE NO. 1 U.S. UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP BY THE PRINCETON REVIEW AND ENTREPRENEUR MAGAZINE Babson’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business also ranked No. 4 nationally

For the sixth year in a row, Babson College has been ranked No. 1 by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneurmagazine on their list of the Top 25 Best Undergrad Programs for Entrepreneurs.

Recognized for its level of commitment to entrepreneurial studies, both inside and outside of the classroom, Babson is ranked above other well-known entrepreneurship programs at the University of Michigan, Northeastern University, Washington University, and Baylor University, among others.

On the graduate side, the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College also earned a top spot, named No. 4 nationally, above such institutions as Northwestern University, the University of Virginia, Northeastern University, Syracuse University, and more.

“To be continuously recognized for our efforts in entrepreneurship education, especially by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine, is something we are extremely proud of,” said Candida Brush, vice provost of Global Entrepreneurial Leadership at Babson College. “As a community, we strive to provide our students with the very best in education, experience, and resource—a combination that has and will help them to create great economic and social value everywhere.”

In Babson College’s undergraduate and graduate profiles, Entrepreneur shares that The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship was established in 1978, and that Babson offers more than 36 entrepreneurship-related courses at both levels. Entrepreneur also adds that during the last 10 years, Babson undergraduate and graduate students have started 1,695 companies and have collectively raised $265.5 million in funding. Babson’s entire entrepreneurship faculty has started, bought, or run a successful business, and 77 individual mentors worked with students through an officially sponsored school program.

The rankings will be published in the December issue of Entrepreneur magazine, available on newsstands November 28, 2017.

Methodology

The Princeton Review chose the schools for its 2018 undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship rankings based on surveys of schools conducted from June through August 2017. More than 300 schools reported data about their entrepreneurship offerings.

The 60-question survey asked schools to report on levels of their commitment to entrepreneurship studies inside and outside the classroom. More than 40 data points were analyzed for the tally to determine the rankings. Topics included: the percentage of faculty, students, alumni actively and successfully involved in entrepreneurial endeavors, the number and reach of mentorship programs, scholarships, and grants for entrepreneurial studies, and the level of support for school-sponsored business plan competitions.

Read the full methodology »

About The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep and college admission services company. Every year, it helps millions of college- and graduate school-bound students achieve their education and career goals through online and in person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors, online resources, and its more than 150 print and digital books published by Penguin Random House. The Princeton Review is headquartered in New York, NY. The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University. For more information, visit www.PrincetonReview.com. Follow the company on Twitter @ThePrincetonRev.

About Entrepreneur Media Inc.

For more than 40 years, Entrepreneur Media Inc. has been serving the entrepreneurial community providing comprehensive coverage of business and personal success through original content and events. Entrepreneur magazine, Entrepreneur.com, and publishing imprint Entrepreneur Press provide solutions, information, inspiration and education read by millions of entrepreneurs and small business owners worldwide. To learn more, visit www.entrepreneur.com.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.​​​​​​​​​​​​

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BABSON PROFESSOR LAUNCHES ENTREPRENEUR ETF, TOUTS NEW “ENTREPRENEUR FACTOR” BABSON PROFESSOR LAUNCHES ENTREPRENEUR ETF, TOUTS NEW “ENTREPRENEUR FACTOR” Professor Joel Shulman rings the closing bell at the NYC Stock Exchange to celebrate launch NEW YORK, New York­­, November 13, 2017—Babson College Professor Joel Shul­man has launched an “Entre­preneur 30” Exchange Traded Fund (ETF). 

 

His innovative ETF holds a basket of the 30 largest Entrepreneur-led publicly-traded companies. The ETF was launched by Shulman, a professor at Babson College the No. 1 school for entrepreneurship, at the leading stock exchange (NYSE), on the first day of Global Entrepreneur Week with a newly released Institutional Investor publication. 

An afternoon agenda at the New York Stock Exchange included presentations by Babson College alumni, Bruce Herring ‘87 (former CIO of Fidelity), Rusty Vanneman ‘87 (CIO at CLS), Tom Lydon ’82 (ETF Trend Founder),  Steven Cutler MBA‘61  (Founder of Essex Investments), and Scott Stone ‘88 (CIO, Pentegra). The presentations and panel discussions helped set the stage of ETF trends before culminating with an Entrepreneur 30 Closing Bell Celebration.

“Over the past 12 years not only has the Entrepreneur Factor been significant, it has been, by far, the most significant Factor in helping explain excess returns over the peer benchmark,” says Shulman.

Shulman notes that his newest Entrepreneur 30 ETF, “employs proprietary research that creates a new Factor utilizing Management attributes.” He claims, “the Entrepreneur Factor helps explain excess returns over and above other well-known Factors such as Size, Value, Momentum, and Industry sectors.” He believes that Investment Allocation experts who currently manage broad investment strategies based on Value, Growth, Size, Momentum, and Industry Sectors, will soon realize benefits of this approach and will begin employing strategies and allocation models based on the new Entrepreneur Factor.

EntrepreneurShares, Shulman’s investment management firm, currently applies its Entrepreneur Factor across varying investment strategies including Market Cap, Industry Sector, and Country. The money management firm currently runs three mutual funds, one ETF, and many separately managed accounts. The historical performance among mutual funds and separately managed accounts has been recognized by Pension & Investments and The Wall Street Journal as exceptional, for varying time periods.   

The presentation and ETF launch coincides with the release of an Institutional Investor publication Leadership Matters: Crafting a Smart Beta Portfolio with a Founder-CEO Twist (pdf) that details just one of EntrepreneurShares’ Management attributes. 

Other Babson community members that helped make the event possible included:

  • Greg Faulkner  MBA '86
  • Alice Thompson '10
  • Jared Shulman  '12
  • Alissa Shulman, '14
  • Aleksandar Antelj '17
  • Mihai Prisacariu '17
  • Annie Arthur '18
  • David Zamarin '19
  • Lisa Couture MBA'12
View more photos from the Entrepreneur 30 ETF Launch >>

About Global Entrepreneurship Week

The ETF launch was part of Babson’s Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2017 (November 9-16) events and activities. The Babson’s activities are a part of the thousands of events in 170 countries celebrating innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity, during GEW.

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth, and expand human welfare. During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national, and global activities designed to help them take the next step in their entrepreneurial journey. These activities, from large-scale competitions and events to intimate networking gatherings, connect participants to potential collaborators, mentors, and even investors—introducing them to new possibilities and exciting opportunities.

Joel Shulman

Joel Shulman is the founder and managing director of EntrepreneurShares. His 20+ years of academic research led to the formation of the firm's proprietary 15-factor investment model. Shulman is a leading academic in the field of Entrepreneurship at Babson College (ranked No. 1 for Entrepreneurship for  21 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report.) Shulman holds a Ph.D. in Finance and is a CFA charter holder. He also earned an MPA from the JFK School of Government at Harvard University. He founded and sold The Shulman Review, a CFA test-prep company that trained over 12,000+ investment professionals in 110+ countries around the world. In addition, he provided consulting services to the World Bank and helped facilitate capital market development in Central Asian states. Shulman is the author of 2004 best business book Getting Bigger by Growing Smaller and contributes regularly to a Forbes column on investing.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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MORE THAN 25 MILLION AMERICANS ARE STARTING OR RUNNING NEW BUSINESSES MORE THAN 25 MILLION AMERICANS ARE STARTING OR RUNNING NEW BUSINESSES Regional focus on Boston, Miami, and Detroit in the latest Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) United States Report demonstrates major differences in entrepreneurial activity During the past two years, more than 25 million Americans were starting or running new businesses in the United States—according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2016 United States Report(pdf) released today by Babson College. Additionally, more than half of Americans see good opportunities around them for starting a business.

Unique to this GEM report is a city-level analysis of entrepreneurship in Boston, Miami, and Detroit. Collectively, they provide a window into how entrepreneurship occurs locally in different parts of the United States.

“While entrepreneurship is promoted and celebrated nationally, many initiatives occur at the city level, like Boston’s MassChallenge and Miami’s Venture Hive accelerators,” said Babson College Professor and report co-author Donna Kelley. “It is important to identify a city’s needs and monitor progress relative to entrepreneurship—whether that means, for example, supporting women or youth entrepreneurs, or assisting ventures that introduce innovations or create jobs.”

This latest GEM report provides a comprehensive and detailed account of entrepreneurship in the United States. A key aim is to provide a broad audience—educators, researchers, policymakers, practitioners—with information and analysis that can enhance understanding, decision making, and actions regarding entrepreneurship. In its 18thconsecutive year, GEM continues to serve as the largest and most comprehensive single study of entrepreneurship in the world.

U.S. Highlights

Fifty-seven percent of Americans see good opportunities around them for starting a business. This is what distinguishes the United States most when compared to the world’s other 26 innovation-driven economies, where, on average, 41 percent see entrepreneurial opportunities around them.

U.S. entrepreneurs also are driven most by opportunity (88 percent). Necessity motives dropped to only 11 percent—below the low level reported in 2008, before the recession depressed entrepreneurship rates in the years that followed.

Thirty-seven percent of all U.S. entrepreneurs are developing and delivering innovative products or services. This represents the highest level on this indicator in 15 years—higher than the average for all other innovation economies (31 percent).

U.S. entrepreneurs are twice as likely to compete in the finance sector compared to the average innovation-driven economy.

While the 26 other innovation-driven economies demonstrate their highest total entrepreneurial activity (TEA) among 25- to 34-year-olds, the U.S. actually peaks in the next oldest age group, among the 35- to 44-year-olds.

The slight overall rise in U.S. TEA rate is due to an increase among women entrepreneurs. More women entered entrepreneurship last year than the year before, while this level has remained the same for men.

Boston, Miami, and Detroit

Regional TEA Activity:

  • Miami—22 percent
  • Detroit—20 percent
  • National average—6 percent
  • Boston—12 percent

Close to one out of five entrepreneurs in Miami and one out of six entrepreneurs in Detroit are starting businesses out of necessity. Only 8 percent of entrepreneurs in Boston are doing the same.

Both Boston (46 percent) and Detroit (43 percent) show higher levels of innovative entrepreneurial activity compared to the national average, with Boston’s level nearly twice that of Miami (24 percent).

Detroit stands out for having the highest entrepreneurship levels among the lowest third of the income category, while the highest third of the income earners are most likely to start businesses in Boston and Miami.

Age patterns show high entrepreneurship rates among young people in Detroit, those in mid-career in Miami, and people in their late careers in Boston.

Out of the three cities, Boston demonstrates the widest entrepreneurship gender gap. Women in Boston start businesses at around half the rate that men in Boston do.

Capability perceptions are at or above the national average in Miami (60 percent) and Detroit (57 percent). Likewise, compared to the national average, a lower proportion of entrepreneurs in Miami (27 percent) and Detroit (21 percent) are afraid to fail. People in Boston, however, did not exhibit high perceptions about startup capabilities, and they reported a higher fear of failure than in the other two cities.

In Miami (24 percent) and Boston (36 percent), a larger percentage of entrepreneurs have at least some graduate education compared to the national average (19 percent).

In terms of industry:

  • Miami shows high startup activity in manufacturing/transportation
  • Boston has higher-than-average levels in information/communications technology and finance/real estate
  • Detroit exhibits higher wholesale/retail activity than national levels

Compared to national averages, Miami and Boston have more than twice the proportion of entrepreneurs who plan to have more than 25 percent of their total sales go to international markets.

About the Report

This report provides a detailed assessment of entrepreneurship in the United States, based on the 18th annual survey of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM). The GEM U.S. team, based at Babson College in Massachusetts, is one of 65 national research teams who conducted an annual adult population survey (APS) in their economy in the summer of 2016. The 2016 GEM Global Report provides national-level comparisons on key entrepreneurship statistics across these economies and groups of economies by both geographic region and development levels.

Report authors include: Babson College Professor Donna Kelley; Babson College Vice Provost of Global Entrepreneurial Leadership Candida Brush; Babson College Professor Andrew Corbett; Babson College Associate Professor Madhi Majbouri; and Babson College Associate Professor Phillip Kim.

National Key Findings

 

Attitudes

 

Activity

 

Impact

 

Age

 

Gender

About the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor

The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) was initiated in 1999 as a joint venture of Babson College and the London Business School. It has gained widespread recognition as the most authoritative longitudinal study of entrepreneurship in the world and accomplishes this effort through the collaborative work of a consortium of national teams consisting of academic researchers from around the world. Each national team oversees an annual survey of at least 2,000 working-age adults (ages 18 to 64). Starting with just 10 developed economies in 1999, the project has grown to involve more than 100 economies during 18 annual cycles. GEM is unique because, unlike most entrepreneurship data sets that measure newer and smaller firms, GEM studies the behavior of individuals with respect to starting and managing businesses. At a time in history when individual entrepreneurial activity may hold the key to transforming the global economy and discouraging ingrained economic disparity in countries with minimal economic opportunity, GEM data has influenced national economic policies and continues to expand its collaborative role. For more information, follow GEM on Twitter.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.  

 

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BABSON COLLEGE SELECTED AS A ‘DAVIS SCHOOL,’ TO PROVIDE NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS BABSON COLLEGE SELECTED AS A ‘DAVIS SCHOOL,’ TO PROVIDE NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS TO STUDENTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD Graduates from United World Colleges will now receive need-based funding to attend Babson; strengthening the commitment to international students

Babson College has been selected as a Davis School by the Davis United World College Scholars Program.

International students that have completed their final years of high school at one of the 17 United World Colleges will be eligible for need-based scholarships to attend Babson as undergraduate students. Babson’s goal is to enroll at least one of these students into the undergraduate school each year.

 “Babson is incredibly proud of our diverse and global community and we look forward to expanding our reach as a Davis School,” said Babson College President Kerry Healey. “Our campus is enriched by a multitude of perspectives, experiences, nationalities and backgrounds, and we look forward to welcoming graduates of the United World Colleges to our community.”

Babson’s Support for International Students

About United World Colleges

United World Colleges (UWC) is a global education movement that makes education a force to unite people, nations, and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.     

Today, UWC has 17 schools and colleges on four continents, the majority of which focus exclusively on the 16-19 year-old age group: a time when young people’s energy and idealism can be guided towards empathy, responsibility, and lifelong action. These colleges teach the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma as their formal curriculum, a qualification that UWC played a major part in developing, while also emphasizing the importance of experiential learning, community service, and outdoor activities.

UWC college students are selected domestically, in more than 155 countries, through UWC’s unique national committee system. Selection is based on demonstrated promise and potential. In accordance with the UWC ethos that education should be independent of the student’s socioeconomic means, 70 percent of students in their IB Diploma years receive either full or partial financial assistance, based on their needs.

UWC also runs shorter educational programs—conducted at the campuses of its 17 schools and colleges and beyond—increasing the number of people who can have access to a UWC educational experience.

UWC fosters a lifelong commitment to social responsibility and, to date, it has inspired a worldwide network of more than 60,000 alumni, who believe it is possible to take action and make a difference locally, nationally, and internationally.

About Davis United World Scholars Program

Davis United World College (UWC) Scholars are exceptional young people who have graduated from a UWC school and then matriculated at selected U.S. colleges or universities. The UWC experience—which brings students from around the world to live and learn together in one of 17 locations on five continents—has challenged them academically and personally, expanded their horizons exponentially, and shown them how to build understanding from diversity.

Once UWC graduates enroll in one of the partner U.S. colleges or universities, the program provides financial support for their undergraduate educations through institutional grants that support need-based scholarships for Davis UWC Scholars.

 

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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BABSON COLLEGE TO HOST FIRST INTERNATIONAL ROCKET PITCH IN CHILE BABSON COLLEGE TO HOST FIRST INTERNATIONAL ROCKET PITCH IN CHILE Babson Alumni Club of Chile to bring signature event to Latin America on November 23

Babson College will host its first-ever international Rocket Pitch competition at Municipalidad de Vitacura in Santiago, Chile, on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

Babson’s signature event—a unique, fast-paced pitch competition previously held throughout the United States in Wellesley, MA, San Francisco, CA, Los Angeles, CA, New York City, NY, and Miami, FL—gives entrepreneurs three minutes and three PowerPoint slides to showcase their business ideas in a clear and concise manner to potential investors or other interested parties.

The Chile Rocket Pitch has been made possible by Babson’s Alumni Club of Chile, led by Horacio Justiniano MBA’11, Founder, Owner, and Partner of Co-Work Chile, David Furman Vernon MBA’13 of Danco Group, Christian Cantergiani MBA’13 of Valcan Investments Group and CEO of Tuna Palace, Karen Tomita ’08, COO of Negociación Comercial Santa Maria, and Martin Lewit MBA’08, General Manager of Nisum Latin America.

2017 Chile Rocket Pitch

Where: Anfiteatro Municipalidad de Vitacura 
When: Thursday, November 23, 2017, 8:30-1 p.m.

Babson alumnus Carlos Honorato MBA’06 will speak as keynote at 9:30 a.m., following registration and welcoming remarks. The ultimate winner will get the opportunity to attend a course of their choosing at Babson Executive Education, including flights to Boston and all expenses paid for the week.

Judges to Include:

  • Rocio Fonseca, Executive Director, Start-Up Chile
  • Luis Bermejo, Managing Partner, Alaya Capital
  • Gabriel Gurovich, entrepreneur/starter and sought-after speaker
  • Antonio Turner MBA’08, CEO, Tanner Servicios Financieros
  • Mauricio Momberg, Municipalidad de Vitacura

Forty-eight entrepreneur teams applied to compete in the 2017 Chile Rocket Pitch, 20 have been chosen to present their ideas at a preliminary round on Friday, November 10, and 10 will be selected for the first-ever international Rocket Pitch on November 23.   

Sponsors

  • Babson College
  • CoWork
  • Municipalidad de Vitacura
  • CORFO
  • Babson Alumni Club of Chile

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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BABSON COLLEGE BLENDED LEARNING MBA RANKED NO. 10 WORLDWIDE BY THE PRINCETON REV BABSON COLLEGE BLENDED LEARNING MBA RANKED NO. 10 WORLDWIDE BY THE PRINCETON REVIEW Babson also Top 10 for having the greatest resources for women, and for preparing students to address environmental, sustainability, and social responsibility issues in their careers

The Princeton Review has ranked the Babson Blended Learning MBA No. 10 on its list of the Top 25 Online MBA Programs worldwide. The program is ranked No. 9 nationally.

Offered through Babson’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business, theBabson Blended Learning MBAprogram combines online classes, face-to-face sessions, and virtual collaboration, giving students the ability to make the most of their time, learning, and investment. Face-to-face sessions are taught at Babson’s hubs in Wellesley, Boston, San Francisco, and Miami (launching Fall 2018).

As one of the 267 “Best Business Schools 2018” listed by The Princeton Review, Babson also was ranked:

“We are pleased to be once again recognized by The Princeton Review not only as one of the top 10 online MBA programs worldwide, but also for providing our students with the tools and resources needed to create great economic and social value across industries,” said Mark Potter, interim dean of the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.

According to students surveyed, featured on Babson’s Princeton Review profile:

  • “The face-to-face sessions make this more than an online degree. You get to know your classmates and professors on a personal level.” 
  • “The quality of the classes and especially of the professors has far exceeded my expectations. This experience has been top flight, [and] the staff continues to impress on a large scale.” 
  • “The career support services are also excellent at opening doors and making personal connections. I have more confidence. More skills. I am more efficient with my time and my network has grown immensely.”

This year, the Babson Blended Learning MBA also was ranked No. 5 globally and No. 1 in the U.S. for salary byFinancial Times (FT).

Methodology

The Princeton Review chose the schools based on its surveys in 2016–2017 of more than 75 business schools offering online MBAs (at which a majority of their program was online), plus surveys of over 4,700 students enrolled in the programs. Survey methodology and criteria for this ranking was based on input from business school content editors at The Princeton Review as well as an advisory board of administrators at several of the nation’s leading online MBA programs. The criteria focused on five core areas: academics, selectivity, faculty, technical platforms, and career outcomes. Data points were weighted in more than 60 unique fields to determine the final ranking. Read the full methodology »

About The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep and college admission services company. Every year, it helps millions of college- and graduate school-bound students achieve their education and career goals through online and in-person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors, online resources, and its more than 150 print and digital books published by Penguin Random House. The Princeton Review is headquartered in New York, NY. The company is not affiliated with Princeton University. For more information, visit www.PrincetonReview.com. Follow the company on Twitter @ThePrincetonRev.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader of Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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BABSON COLLEGE JOINS AI WORLD, PROGRAM FOR AI / COGNITIVE COMPUTING PROFESSIONAL BABSON COLLEGE JOINS AI WORLD, PROGRAM FOR AI / COGNITIVE COMPUTING PROFESSIONALS Babson named Education Sponsor for AI World 2017 Conference in Boston December 11-13

AI World has named Babson College the Education Sponsor for AI World 2017 to be held December 11-13, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts.

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As part of the sponsorship, Babson’s Technology, Operations, and Information Management Department will join the Cognitive Computing Consortium for a separate, full-day program focused on information for the AI / cognitive computing professional. The program will deliver a wide-ranging set of keynotes and sessions devoted to practical challenges for experienced AI practitioners, and will feature Babson College faculty members Ganesan Shankar as presenter and Clare Gillan as moderator.

Babson Professor Ganesan Shankar will co-present ‘A Reference Model for Cognitive Applications,’ showcasing a joint research program sponsored by Babson College and the Cognitive Computing Consortium. The research program is creating a data-centered model for describing and characterizing cognitive applications, and can be used in multiple ways, by organizations planning to integrate cognitive techniques into their operations. Decision makers, developers, human factors professionals, business owners, and users can all use this model to develop insights about their cognitive applications projects.

"AI and Machine Learning have moved from an esoteric topic to a main-stay in today’s business," said Babson Associate Professor Ganesan Shankar. "Understanding these topics is therefore important not just from a technology perspective but also from a business sense. The purpose of this conference, specifically, the session on Machine Intelligence, is for business users and decision makers to understand how to approach the development of machine intelligence applications and systems, not just the underlying technologies but also the applicability and business value."

"I am pleased that we are partnering with AI World to help shape the future and speed of adoption of machine intelligence in the enterprise," said Babson TOIM Lecturer Clare Gillan. "Innovation that creates value and strong business cases, two areas where the Babson community excels, will be required for advancement. We look forward to contributing to this transformative event."

Artificial intelligence-based applications are now being designed and deployed by a number of innovative enterprises. A groundswell of interest from large and small firms was seen at AI World 2016, where attendance exceeded expectations with well over 2,000 attendees. AI World 2017 will build on this success.

“We are very excited to be collaborating with Babson College as Education Sponsor of our AI World 2017 conference and expo in Boston,” said Eliot Weinman, CEO, Trends Equity and AI World Conference Chair. “The artificial intelligence industry is perhaps the fastest growing market segment in the world today. Billions of dollars are being invested into new innovative companies and technologies. Babson College has a world class track record of being the No. 1 ranked entrepreneurial MBA program for 24 consecutive years according to U.S. News & World Report. Thousands of new companies are being created, and these companies can use the experience and education programs that Babson has developed to help them succeed.”

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About AI World

AI World Conference and Expo is focused on the business and technology of artificial intelligence in the enterprise. AI World 2017 will be held in Boston, MA on December 11-13. The three-day conference and expo is designed for business and technology executives who want to learn about the state-of-the-practice of AI in the enterprise. AI World has become is the “must attend” event for enterprise executives and decision makers from Global 2000 organizations and business leaders from across the entire artificial intelligence and machine learning ecosystem. AI World 2016 was the largest independent enterprise AI event ever produced, hosting more than 2,200 business executives, 110+ speakers and 65+ sponsors and exhibitors. To learn more, please visit www.aiworld.com.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value

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BABSON COLLEGE ENTREPRENEURSHIP RESEARCH RECOGNIZED FOR GLOBAL IMPACT, RANKED NO BABSON COLLEGE ENTREPRENEURSHIP RESEARCH RECOGNIZED FOR GLOBAL IMPACT, RANKED NO. 7 AMONG ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS WORLDWIDE Professor and Chair of the Entrepreneurship Division, Andrew Corbett, among Top 25 Entrepreneurship Researchers, according to new study

Babson College has been recognized as a leading academic institution producing some of the most impactful entrepreneurship research worldwide.  

According to a new study published in the Journal of Small Business Management –Contributing Forces in Entrepreneurship Research: A Global Citation Analysis, Babson is ranked No. 7, above Harvard, Stanford, Syracuse, and more.

In addition to ongoing research efforts by the faculty in Babson’s Entrepreneurship Division, the College produces annual research results from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM). This venture, launched by Babson and the London Business School in 1999, has gained widespread recognition as the most authoritative longitudinal study of entrepreneurship in the world. This year, Babson has released the GEM Global Report, GEM Special Report on Senior Entrepreneurship, and GEM Women’s Report. The next report is focused on entrepreneurship in the United States and is slated for release this November.

“Babson College and its faculty work diligently to produce research that is of the upmost use in studying the power of entrepreneurship globally,” said Babson College Provost Michael Johnson. “We are proud to be recognized as one of the top 10 institutions in the world for entrepreneurship research, and look forward to the impact we can continue to create in utilizing entrepreneurship as a force for great economic and social value everywhere.”

The new study has also ranked Babson Professor and Chair of the Entrepreneurship Division, Andrew Corbett as one of the Top 25 Entrepreneurship Research Scholars in the World.

Corbett’s research examines behavioral aspects of the entrepreneurial process, and the role of individuals within strategic renewal and innovations efforts within organizations. His research has appeared in Harvard Business Review; the Journal of Management Studies, the Journal of Business VenturingStrategic Entrepreneurship Journal;Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice; and many others. In addition to his roles as professor and chair, Corbett mentors Babson entrepreneurs in the College’s Butler Launchpad, is a visiting professor of entrepreneurship at Nord University Business School in Bodø, Norway, and serves as editor for the Journal of Business Venturing, and co-editor of the Advances in EntrepreneurshipFirm Emergence, and Growth book series. 

“As a research scholar, Andrew Corbett continually creates impact above and beyond his role as chair, professor, and mentor to Babson’s Butler Launchpad accelerator entrepreneurs,” said Babson College Dean of Faculty Bala Iyer. “This global recognition as one of the top 25 authors in entrepreneurship research is well-earned—and one that brings great pride to the entire Babson community, especially its Entrepreneurship Division.”

The study performed an analysis of 191,695 citations on 2,154 entrepreneurship articles, published in leading entrepreneurship and management journals from 2002 to 2013. The study’s authors found that “geographic diversity, international collaboration, top research scholars, and top research institutions enhance entrepreneurship research quality, which is measured by the number of citations per article.”

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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BABSON COLLEGE NAMES AUDITORIUM TO HONOR OUTGOING BOARD OF TRUSTEES CHAIR JOSEPH BABSON COLLEGE NAMES AUDITORIUM TO HONOR OUTGOING BOARD OF TRUSTEES CHAIR JOSEPH L. WINN Esteemed member of Babson College community, Joseph L. Winn MBA’74, P’15 will step down as chair this month following six years of dedicated service in this role

The Babson Board of Trustees has renamed Olin Hall Auditorium in honor of Joseph L. Winn MBA’74, P’15 for his esteemed leadership of the board as its chair from 2011 to 2017.

The Joseph L. Winn Auditorium is located in Babson’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business, where Winn earned his MBA. The auditorium is at the heart of many signature Babson events, including the Babson Entrepreneurship Forum, Latin American Forum, Summer Venture Showcase, Rocket Pitch, and more. It is a place where Babson’s entrepreneurs of all kinds convene business with community members from all around the world, and work together to create great economic and social value everywhere.

In honor of Winn, Babson has raised more than $1.5 million to extensively renovate the auditorium so it will continue to serve as a venue for signature Babson events for decades.

“We are incredibly grateful for Chairman Winn and his many years of dedicated and forward-thinking service to Babson College,” said President Kerry Healey. “Under his leadership, Babson has been strategically positioned, not only as a world leader in entrepreneurship education, but also as an innovator in higher education. On behalf of the entire Babson College community, I want to thank Joe for his long-standing efforts with the College, and to wish him all the best in future endeavors.”

Winn is a member of the Babson Global Board of Directors. He previously served on the Babson College Board of Trustees from 2001 to 2010 as a member and chair of the Investment and Finance Committees, and was also a member of the Audit, Executive, Graduate, and Executive Education Committees. Winn additionally served on the College’s IT Task Force and the Endowment Returns and Spending Task Force. 

Winn was a member of the Presidential Search Committee in 2008, and vice chair of the MBA 50th Campaign. He has served as an Alumni Career Volunteer, Fast Track MBA Volunteer, and Business Plan Evaluator. He has been a member of the President’s Society, the Roger Babson Circle, and the Entrepreneurs Circle Gift Clubs.

Winn spent nearly 10 years with American Tower Corporation (NYSE: AMT), serving as vice chair from 2001 to 2004 and CFO from the company’s inception in 1995 until 2001.

Before joining AMT, Winn served as co-founder, CFO, and director of American Radio Systems Corporation, president of Atlantic Radio Corporation, and senior vice president of American Cablesystems Corporation.

Winn earned his BS from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College in 1973, and his MBA from Babson College’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business in 1974.

This month, Marla M. Capozzi MBA’96 will succeed Winn as chair—the first woman to assume this role in Babson College history. Capozzi was the vice chair of Babson’s Board of Trustees, and a member of the board for the last seven years.

“Joe has been a committed and respected collaborator and leader at Babson College during years of expansive growth, change, and opportunity,” said Capozzi. “With nearly two decades of service on the board, he has been and will continue to serve as a mentor as we plan ahead for Babson’s second century.”

Chairman Winn has helped lead Babson College through years of celebrated success, including the appointment of its first woman president, Kerry Healey, various and continued top college rankings, and the College’s expansion beyond Wellesley, Massachusetts, with the creation of global hubs in Boston, San Francisco, and Miami. 

Highlights: A Legacy of Success During Joseph L. Winn’s Tenure

 

Presidential Leadership

 

Continued Rankings Success

 

Record-Breaking Fundraising

 

Campus Expansion and Renovation

 

Expanding Beyond Wellesley

 

New Programs and Offerings

 

Enhanced Global Outreach

 

Student Life Excels

 

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value

 

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BABSON COLLEGE LAUNCHES IOT FOR GOOD LAB: WHERE TECHNOLOGY, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, DE BABSON COLLEGE LAUNCHES IOT FOR GOOD LAB: WHERE TECHNOLOGY, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, DESIGN, AND SOCIAL IMPACT MEET Babson’s Lewis Institute and Verizon, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office, Olin College of Engineering, IoT Impact Labs, MassChallenge, and Continuum launched the IoT For Good Lab at HUBweek on October 11 Babson College and its Lewis Institute for Social Innovation have launched a new IoT For Good Lab—to encourage the creation of social impact solutions with the use of IoT (Internet of Things).

 

Sponsored by Verizon, the IoT For Good Lab will convene interdisciplinary teams of entrepreneurial thinkers, engineers, designers, artists, and liberal arts students in order to experiment with ideas and solutions for addressing the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, using the Internet of Things.

IoT For Good entrepreneurs will work to generate social value using the IoT, integrative thinking, human-centered design, innovative engineering, and creative business cases.

“The IoT is being hailed as the next technological revolution and will generate new entrepreneurial opportunities, business models, and solutions to some of the world's toughest challenges,” said Jennifer Bailey, Professor and Faculty Director of Babson’s IoT For Good Lab. “As a top-ranked school for entrepreneurship, Babson is ready now more than ever to help its entrepreneurs of all kinds leverage and integrate their combined knowledge in technology, business, and design to amplify and accelerate social impact solutions.”

On Wednesday, October 11, Babson hosted a special HUBweek event at the Babson Boston campus dedicated to idea of using IoT for good, to foster connected, inclusive, and smart cities. Alongside Verizon, the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, Olin College of Engineering, IoT Impact Labs, MassChallenge, and Continuum, Babson’s Lewis Institute invited attendees to experience demonstrations of IoT technologies; learn from thought leaders in the fields of technology, design, and social innovation; and hear directly from entrepreneurs and "action-takers" who are creating more inclusive communities with their IoT-driven startups.

As part of the Verizon-sponsored three-year initiative, the Lab will provide course resources, seed funds, and support to initiate and launch IoT-enabled social ventures. An example of a course supported by the Lab is an Inter-Disciplinary Product Design (IPD) course with students from Babson College, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Olin College of Engineering, which is team-taught by Professors Jennifer Bailey, James Read, Ben Linder, and Lawrence Neeley. This year, the course’s theme is leveraging IoT to design for equality and inclusivity. Students will have an opportunity to continue their learning about IoT when the class visits the Verizon Innovation Center on October 19. The Verizon Innovation Center features demonstrations of commercially available IoT products as well as visionary IoT products that are still under development. The visit will serve to demonstrate to the students the power and the possibilities for leveraging IoT for social impact.

Full details about the Lab can be found at www.babson.edu/IoTforGood.

About The Lewis Institute

The Lewis Institute illuminates pathways for students, faculty, staff, foundations, and corporate partners seeking social innovation solutions. By drawing upon Babson’s core methodology of Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®, we activate unexpected and fruitful collaborations and integrative designs for action. The result is business prosperity and societal improvement. We extend our impact through the Babson Social Innovation Lab, an action tank powered by Toyota, which incubates people and ideas in the world of the social innovation. 

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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BABSON COLLEGE INDUCTS ALUMNUS AND RENOWNED ENTREPRENEUR C. DEAN METROPOULOS INT BABSON COLLEGE INDUCTS ALUMNUS AND RENOWNED ENTREPRENEUR C. DEAN METROPOULOS INTO ACADEMY OF DISTINGUISHED ENTREPRENEURS® Metropoulos will be recognized for Entrepreneurial Thought & Action in building, restructuring, and growing businesses all around the world

C. Dean Metropoulos ’67 MBA’68, well-known entrepreneur and leader of his family business, Metropoulos & Co., will be inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs® at Babson College on Thursday, November 9, 2017.

Established in 1978, the Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs is the world’s first entrepreneurship hall of fame. It includes more than 100 notable business figures such as Robert Kraft H’02, Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of the Kraft Group; Ray A. Kroc, former CEO of McDonalds; Richard Branson, Chairman of the Virgin Group; and Steve Forbes, President and Chief Executive Officer of Forbes. Most recently inducted were Care.com Founder Sheila Lirio Marcelo, and TripAdvisor Co-Founder and CEO Stephen Kaufer

“Babson is very proud to induct, the well-known and widely respected entrepreneur, Dean Metropoulos, into this year’s Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs” said Candida G. Brush, Vice Provost of Global Entrepreneurial Leadership at Babson College. “Mr. Metropoulos exemplifies entrepreneurial leadership in every aspect of his career and his life. We are particularly honored to bestow upon him our most distinguished honor.” 

Along with his two sons, Evan and Daren, Dean leads the highly reputable investment firm, Metropoulos & Co. Metropoulos & Co. has invested individually as well as with major private equity firms and sovereign funds in the acquisition and unique transformation of approximately 80 businesses around the world, having earned some of the leading returns on Wall Street.

2017 Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs Ceremony

Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Knight Auditorium

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C. Dean Metropoulos ’67 MBA’68

C. Dean Metropoulos’ early career was with GTE International, initially as CFO of Europe, Middle East, and Africa and subsequently as the company’s youngest Senior Vice President/CFO of its International Business, including Telecommunications, Home Entertainment, Lighting, and Precision Materials. GTE operated in every continent, often in partnership with local governments (telecom) and local businesses, as well as through its own operations. Metropoulos attributes the differentiated and respected investment and management skills, widely identified with Metropoulos & Co., to his early international career and to Babson College’s excellent entrepreneurial education.

Metropoulos & Co., a boutique acquisition and management firm started by C. Dean Metropoulos and later joined by his sons, Evan and Daren, has been involved in building, restructuring, and growing numerous businesses in the U.S., Mexico, and Europe. Many of these were subsequently taken public or sold to strategic corporations or other private equity firms.

Some of the “buy-build” private equity transactions led by Metropoulos include:

  • Stella Foods—the No. 1 specialty cheese company in the U.S. and Canada
  • The Morningstar Group, Inc.—traded on the NASDAQ at the time
  • International Home Foods, Inc.—Chef Boyardee, Pam Cooking Spray, Gulden’s Mustard, Bumble Bee Tuna, traded on the NYSE at the time
  • Ghirardelli Chocolate Co.
  • Mumm and Perrier Jouët Champagnes, of France
  • Hillsdown Holdings, PLC—Premier International Foods, Burton's Biscuits, and Christie Tyler, of UK/Europe
  • Pinnacle Foods Group, Inc.—Swanson/Hungry-Man, Vlasic Pickles, Open Pit Barbecue Sauce, Duncan Hines, Log Cabin Syrup, Mrs. Butterworth’s Syrup, Aunt Jemima Frozen Breakfast, Mrs. Paul’s Seafood, Van De Kamp’s Seafood, Celeste Pizza, and Lender’s Bagels
  • National Waterworks
  • Solar Marine—a private international dry cargo shipping company
  • Pabst Brewing Company
  • EPAQ—an integrated oil drilling company
  • Hostess Brands, LLC
  • Utz Quality Foods, Inc.—one of the oldest East Coast salty snack companies
  • Golden Flake Snack Foods—salty snacks

Metropoulos has been involved in more than 80 acquisitions in many parts of the world during the past 30 years, and has earned some of the most attractive returns on Wall Street. Highly respected for his integrity and commitment, Metropoulos is a sought-after partner by many of the major private equity firms and international investors.

The Metropoulos family is very active philanthropically, including commitments to the Gates Foundation’s Giving Pledge, the Campaign to End Childhood Hunger, Hole in the Wall Gang Camps, veterans, education, medical research, and others.

Dean Metropoulos and his wife, Marianne, of 40 years, have two sons, Evan and Daren, who are an integral part of Metropoulos & Co.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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BABSON COLLEGE NAMES WILLIAM B. GARTNER AS BERTARELLI FOUNDATION DISTINGUISHED P BABSON COLLEGE NAMES WILLIAM B. GARTNER AS BERTARELLI FOUNDATION DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR OF FAMILY ENTREPRENEURSHIP Professorship endowed by the Bertarelli family’s Foundation will expand the College’s deep-rooted commitment to family entrepreneurs

Babson College, ranked No. 1 for entrepreneurship, has announced the appointment of William B. Gartner as its first Bertarelli Foundation Distinguished Professor of Family Entrepreneurship—generously endowed by the Bertarelli Foundationthrough a substantial gift to the college.

Building on Babson College’s long history of educating family entrepreneurs and advancing the study of family entrepreneurship, Professor Gartner will lead a multi-disciplinary approach to teaching and studying family entrepreneurship with an emphasis on expanding the entrepreneurial mindset and skillset across generations to ensure family entrepreneurs are equipped to create economic and social value in any context.

Gartner is universally recognized as a thought leader and leading scholar in the area of entrepreneurship, published across a variety of publications including Entrepreneurship Theory and PracticeAcademy of Management Review,Small Business EconomicsJournal of Business Venturing, and many more. He will be a tenured full professor in Babson’s Entrepreneurship Division.

“We are pleased to welcome Professor Gartner as Babson’s first Bertarelli Foundation Distinguished Professor of Family Entrepreneurship,” said Babson College President Kerry Healey. “For nearly a century, Babson has been at the forefront of educating entrepreneurial families and providing research and programming to help family enterprises achieve continued growth and innovation. Thanks to the generosity of the Bertarelli Foundation, Professor Gartner’s globally-recognized thought leadership in entrepreneurship, and Babson’s ongoing investments in this field, we will continue to make great strides in supporting entrepreneurial business families.”

 

Family businesses were the core of Babson’s founding mission in 1919 and, today, 40 percent of the school’s undergraduate students and 70 percent of full-time MBA students hail from family enterprises. In 2005, Babson was the first to launch a global research study focused on entrepreneurship in families. Through the Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practices (STEP) Project, Babson has convened and collaborated with 35 academic affiliates and 175 scholars to publish 11 books and 120 cases focused on family entrepreneurship across generations.

“I am thrilled to be at the No. 1 institution for entrepreneurship in the world, around colleagues who are leaders and pioneers in entrepreneurial research and teaching, and working with students who have a great reputation as creative organizers,” said Gartner. “Family business is an exciting area of entrepreneurship. As Babson’s mission and vision is global, and the college was founded on the principles of family business, I am excited to explore the various ways that families serve as the foundation for entrepreneurial activity all around the world.”

Ernesto Bertarelli '89 said: “In establishing this Chair, our aim is to enable new avenues of research and thought in an area of scholarship that is central to successful entrepreneurship and to how future family business leaders adapt to an ever-changing world. We are delighted that, in Professor Gartner, Babson College has a world class academic who, as the first Bertarelli Foundation Distinguished Professor, will challenge orthodox approaches and build a team to help lead Babson forward in this vital field.”

William B. Gartner

In addition to serving as the Bertarelli Foundation Distinguished Professor of Family Entrepreneurship at Babson College, Gartner is also a Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship at Linnaeus University in Vaxjo, Sweden. He has served in various academic positions at the University of Virginia, Georgetown University, the University of Southern California, Clemson University, San Francisco State University, ESSEC in Paris, and, the Copenhagen Business School. He is the 2005 winner of the Swedish Entrepreneurship Foundation International Award for outstanding contributions to entrepreneurship and small business research. His book: Entrepreneurship as Organizing was recently published in a paperback edition by Edward Elgar. His scholarship has focused on a variety of topics in the entrepreneurship field: entrepreneurial behavior, the social construction of the future, value creation and appropriation, possibility and failure, “translating entrepreneurship” across cultures and countries, the poetics of exchange, and, the demographics of family entrepreneurship. Gartner received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 1982.

About the Bertarelli Foundation

The Bertarelli Foundation was founded in 1998 in memory of Fabio Bertarelli, the father of Ernesto and Dona. Today, the Foundation is active in those fields that have an historic significance to the family, such as life sciences, marine conservation, education and sport.

Ernesto and Dona are the Foundation’s co-presidents, while their mother, Maria Iris, and Ernesto’s wife, Kirsty, are also Board members.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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BABSON COLLEGE PRESIDENT KERRY HEALEY NAMED ONE OF BOSTON BUSINESS JOURNAL’S ‘PO BABSON COLLEGE PRESIDENT KERRY HEALEY NAMED ONE OF BOSTON BUSINESS JOURNAL’S ‘POWER 50—THE NEWSMAKERS’ This year’s list focuses on those leading and breaking new ground, unafraid to make headlines

Babson College President Kerry Healey is among Boston Business Journal’s Power 50—an annual list naming the region’s most influential people, this year focused on what the outlet considers ‘newsmakers’.

President Healey also made Boston Business Journal’s list shortly after her Babson inauguration in 2013.

According to Boston Business Journal, “This year’s list is focused on men and women who are not only leading and breaking new ground, but also doing that work as an example to others, unafraid to make headlines and, at times, stand firm in the heat of the spotlight’s glare.”

This year alone, President Healey and Babson College have announced new, forward-looking graduate degree options, including the 2018 opening of its new hub in Miami and an added Master of Science in Business Analyticsprogram, which launched this fall. She has also worked diligently to increase access to a Babson education, through more scholarship opportunities and the announcement of an accelerated degree path for undergraduate students. Under President Healey’s leadership, Babson has continued to be named a top-institution across multiple disciplines, including:

Other honorees include Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, President and CEO of Boston Children’s Hospital Sandra Fenwick, Principle Owner of the New England Patriots Robert Kraft, Massachusetts Treasurer Deb Goldberg, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, and more.

President Healey and the rest of the Power 50 will be celebrated at a special event at the Ritz-Carlton in Boston on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

Dr. Kerry Healey

Babson College President Dr. Kerry Murphy Healey is internationally recognized for her nearly three decades of service in academia, government, and humanitarian work both in the United States and overseas.

Serving with distinction as the 70th lieutenant governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007, Dr. Healey worked to lead, enact, and implement a wide range of policy and legislative initiatives for the Romney-Healey Administration. She co-chaired the state’s Regional Competitiveness Councils, which focused on coordinating economic development and increasing business competitiveness throughout Massachusetts. She led successful efforts to expand legal protection and services for victims of domestic violence and child abuse, increase penalties for drunken driving, and create recovery high schools to support education for formerly drug-addicted youth. Dr. Healey also partnered with Governor Romney to craft Massachusetts’ first-in-the-nation health care reform legislation.

In 2008, Dr. Healey was appointed by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as a founding member of the Executive Committee of the U.S. State Department’s Public-Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan (PJRA), a position to which she was later reappointed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. As founder and president of the nonprofit that administers the PJRA’s rule-of-law programs, she helped Afghan lawyers attend top U.S. law schools to study human rights issues and commercial law and to establish Afghanistan’s first Law Review. As a trustee of the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF), she worked to secure scholarships for Afghan women, and, in conjunction with Stanford Law School, to establish a law program at AUAF.

Dr. Healey has led numerous philanthropic initiatives including: efforts to combat child homelessness with the National Center on Family Homelessness; delivering humanitarian aid to children and the elderly in Cuba; the Parity Project, a bipartisan effort to promote the election and appointment of women to high-level government offices; and training female parliamentarians in Afghanistan.

In 2010, Dr. Healey created and hosted Shining City, a television series showcasing New England’s cutting-edge scientific and social innovation which aired on NESN.

Prior to her public service, Dr. Healey worked for more than a decade as a public policy consultant to the United States Department of Justice for Cambridge-based think tank Abt Associates. Her research and published work focused on gang violence, drug abuse, child abuse, and domestic violence.

Dr. Healey holds an AB in government from Harvard College and a PhD in political science and law from Trinity College, Dublin. She has been a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics and Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader of Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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RECENT BABSON COLLEGE UNDERGRADUATE ALUMNI AMONG HIGHEST EARNERS ACCORDING TO U. RECENT BABSON COLLEGE UNDERGRADUATE ALUMNI AMONG HIGHEST EARNERS ACCORDING TO U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION The College Scorecard, an annual White House initiative, again shows recent Babson alumni earn more than double the national median salary of their peers

According to the third annual U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard, Babson College undergraduate alumni earn a median salary of approximately $91,400 ten years after entering college. This is more than double the national median salary of $34,100.

The U.S. Department of Education ranks Babson No. 2 for alumni earnings among national business program peers, and No. 6 among all private colleges.

“Whether our students launch their own ventures, rejoin family businesses, or positively impact existing organizations, we are proud to know their Babson College experience prepared them to create great economic and social value in any context,” said President Kerry Healey. “We are pleased to once again be recognized by the Department of Education as one of the nation’s top colleges for alumni earnings and the extraordinary value we deliver to students and their families.”

According to the College Scorecard, Babson enjoys a graduation rate of 89 percent compared to the national average of 42 percent, while 96 percent of students return after their first year compared to the national average of just 68 percent.

In Massachusetts, Babson is the No. 3 college for median alumni salary, above Harvard University, Tufts University, Boston College, Boston University, Amherst College, and more.

Babson is a demonstrated leader in education return on investment (ROI). The College was recently ranked the No. 1 private business school for salary potential by PayScale for the third consecutive year. PayScale also ranked Babson the No. 1 private business school for ROI earlier in the year.

Babson also continues to innovate around college affordability, having recently announced an opportunity for students to pursue an accelerated path to an undergraduate degree that would enable them to graduate in as little as three years. This option could increase return on investment for students, reduce tuition by up to 25 percent, and has a potential immediate financial benefit of up to $105,931.

About the U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard

The Department of Education is committed to ensuring students and families have the information they need when considering postsecondary options to inform their decisions. The College Scorecard will continue to provide critical data elements, including the costs students can expect to pay according to their family income; their likelihood of completing with a degree at that institution; and alumni earnings 10 years after first entering the school. The Department of Education is dedicated to improving the Scorecard each year so that it will become an even more useful tool.

​About Babson College​​

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader of Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top​-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action​® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.​

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BABSON WELCOMES MOST SELECTIVE CLASS IN HISTORY, CLASS OF 2021 BABSON WELCOMES MOST SELECTIVE CLASS IN HISTORY, CLASS OF 2021 Women again make up majority of new first-year class This academic year, Babson College welcomed the undergraduate Class of 2021 to campus—it’s most selective class to date.

  • Applications reached 7,122—the third highest number of applications Babson has ever received. This is the third consecutive year that applications have surpassed 7,000.
  • Babson admitted the most selective class in its history with a 24 percent acceptance rate, up from 25 percent in 2016.
  • Women make up 52 percent of Babson’s Class of 2021, making it the second class in college history to be majority women. Babson was founded in 1919 as an all-male college and did not admit women until 1969.

“The class of 2021 is another impressive class coming into the Babson learning ecosystem,” Dean of the Undergraduate School Ian Lapp. “With their diverse backgrounds, high academic achievements and multitude of talents they will greatly enrich our already vibrant community on campus.”

Access to a Babson Education

An integral part of the Class of 2021 are Babson’s many grant and scholarship recipients from all around the world.

Babson has selected 11 Global Scholars for the Class of 2021 from Brazil, Guatemala, Ghana, Pakistan, Somalia, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine, and Vietnam. The Babson Global Scholars Program was launched by President Kerry Healey in 2014. Each year, this program awards need-based scholarships to a highly talented group of international students. Recipients receive a four-year, full-tuition scholarship that includes special programming and support. These global scholars are dedicated to using their Babson education to improve their communities around the world.

In total, Babson has awarded $8.8 million in institutional grants and scholarships to its new first-year students, including:

More Enrollment Statistics

  • Babson’s Class of 2021 come from 38 U.S. states and territories and 43 countries worldwide, joining the diverse undergraduate class representing 77 countries and 48 states and US territories in total. 
  • Seventy-seven percent of first year students come from outside New England, and 84 percent are from outside Massachusetts.
  • Twenty-eight percent are international students. Forty-five percent are US students of color.
  • The Class of 2021 had an average SAT score of 1,318, and a mean ACT score of 30. 

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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BABSON PROFESSOR RELEASES THIRD EDITION OF ‘INFLUENCE WITHOUT AUTHORITY’ BABSON PROFESSOR RELEASES THIRD EDITION OF ‘INFLUENCE WITHOUT AUTHORITY’ Long-time professor Allan Cohen co-authors the management classic

Allan Cohen along with David Bradford has released the third edition of his book, ‘Influence Without Authority.’ The book aims to offer a proven model for getting the help you need from those that control the resources, information, or support necessary for you to succeed. Providing a useful model and practical strategies for influencing colleagues, manager or customers with helping readers achieve their goals.

The book’s proven model builds on ways of working that readers will already know and use, though abandon when dealing with particularly difficult individu­als, groups, or organizations. Cohen and Bradford walk the reader through techniques that will help overcome the things that get in the way of influencing in problematic situations and offer an approach that can dramatically increase the ability to complete even complex projects.

The model outlined is based on a universal principle of interaction social scientists call the Law of Reciprocity. The steps are simple: assume everyone is a potential ally; clarify goals and priorities; diagnose the world of the other person; identify relevant currencies; deal with relationships; and influ­ence through give and take.

Allan Cohen

At Babson since 1982, Professor Cohen is the Distinguished Professorship in Global Leadership, in residence at San Francisco campus. He recently served two years as the interim dean of the graduate school, and previously completed seven years as vice president of academic affairs and dean of faculty.

His career has been devoted to increasing the leadership and management skills of practicing and aspiring managers, and building innovative academic organizations. A consultant on organizational change and leadership for companies as large as GE, IBM and Lafarge, and as entrepreneurial as Access Technology and Menon and Menon Diesel Engine, he helped found the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, and has also lived/worked in the Philippines, England and Holland, and consulted in China, Brazil, Venezuela, Ireland, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Singapore, and Dubai. At the University of New Hampshire, he was the J.R. Carter Professor of Management and helped build the Whittemore School of Business and Economics. Throughout his career he has directed and taught in executive development programs for thousands of managers.

 Cohen is coauthor of numerous books widely used by managers: best seller Managing for Excellence, the award-winning Alternative Work ArrangementsPower Up: Transforming Organizations Through Shared LeadershipInfluence without Authority; and Influencing Up. He edited The Portable MBA in Management.

Areas of expertise include leadership and influence, changes in organizations, educational methods, management and organizational behavior, cross-functional teams, family business, management development for international work, negotiations, corporate entrepreneurship and strategic change. He is on the Board of Third Street Youth Center and Clinic.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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BABSON COLLEGE TO HOST SPORTS INNOVATION HACKATHON WITH ASICS AND HYPE FOUNDATIO BABSON COLLEGE TO HOST SPORTS INNOVATION HACKATHON WITH ASICS AND HYPE FOUNDATION ON OCTOBER 11 Open to all students and alumni from area colleges and universities; winner to pitch their idea during global Sports Innovation (SPIN) competition on October 12 Babson College’s Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship, together with  and , will host a sports and fitness ideation hackathon on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.

 

During the hackathon, teams will develop innovative ideas in sports and fitness, solving key industry challenges or developing new tech solutions to improve outcomes. 

This all-day event is open to all students and alumni of area colleges and universities, and will be held in Babson’s Schlesinger Innovation Center at its Wellesley campus. Participants do not need to have a technical background to join.

Sports-Fitness Hackathon at Babson College

When: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Where: Babson College, Wellesley, MA
                Schlesinger Innovation Center
                Get directions »

Applications are open. Register to participate » 

Three finalists will receive vouchers from ASICS to make purchases on Asics.com. The ultimate winner will receive the opportunity to pitch their idea during the Global Sports Innovation (SPIN) FINAL competition at WeWork on Mass Ave in Cambridge on October 12. Here, 10 global finalists will present their startups to sports and tech brand leaders, potential investors, sports clubs, and organizations. 

The winner of the global competition will be invited to ASICS Institute of Sport Science in Kobe, Japan, the global R&D center, to get mentored by the brand’s leading teams on potential integration into ASICS products.

Judges to include:

  • Smaiyra Million, Director of the Diana International Research Institute at Babson College;
  • Aimee Bida, Director of Marketing, Healthworks Group;
  • Gerard Klein, General Manager, Global Footwear Product Merchandising and design, ASICS;
  • Chris Bulger, Director of Development, Runkeeper;
  • Bernd Wahler, Chairman of HYPE, former president of VfB Stuttgart, former CMO of Adidas;
  • And more.

About Hype Foundation

HYPE Foundation is the largest sports innovation ecosystem with over 26,000 leaders and key decision makers in the field of sports, including sports and tech global brands, academia, investors and startups. HYPE is the host for global competitions, teaming up with Google, ASICS, Microsoft, and Sky Sports among others. In 2017 HYPE Foundation conducted several Sports Innovation (SPIN) Final competitions alongside the UEFA Champions League Final, NFL Draft and the 2017 Taipei Summer Universiade.

HYPE Foundation is the impact division of MG Equity partners, (EMGI), a British investment house, operating since 2003, a Member of the IHUB.EU - A European Union organization. For more information visit: www.hype-foundation.org.

About ASICS

Anima Sana In Corpore Sano, meaning “A Sound Mind in a Sound Body,” is an old Latin phrase from which ASICS is derived and the fundamental platform on which the brand still stands. The company was founded more than 60 years ago by Kihachiro Onitsuka and is now a leading designer and manufacturer of running shoes, as well as, other athletic footwear, apparel and accessories. For more information, visit www.asics.com.

About the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson College

Dedicated in 1998, The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship is the nerve center for entrepreneurial activity at Babson. The 6,000-square-foot center was named in honor of Arthur M. Blank ’63 H’98, co-founder of The Home Depot, and provides a home for members of the Entrepreneurship faculty, the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC)Diana ProjectGlobal Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practices (STEP) Project, and the John E. and Alice L. Butler Launch Pad. The center focuses on expanding the practice of Entrepreneurship of All Kinds® through innovative co-curricular programs and global collaborative research initiatives that inspire and inform Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®. Outside the classroom, students live entrepreneurship through more than a dozen student-run entrepreneurship organizations and forums, and the Boston-area entrepreneurial ecosystem.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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BABSON IS THE NO. 1 COLLEGE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ACCORDING TO FORBES BABSON IS THE NO. 1 COLLEGE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ACCORDING TO FORBES Forbes recognizes Babson as the best U.S. institution for international students for the second year in a row

Forbes has once again named Babson the No. 1 college in its annual ranking of the 50 Best U.S. Colleges for International Students.

“Earning the No. 1 spot for the second year in a row is Babson College, a specialized entrepreneurial school in Wellesley, MA, where every student receives a B.S. in business administration,” according to Forbes. “Babson boasts a formidable international student population (26 percent) and is one of the few liberal arts colleges that offer need-based financial aid for international students. The school has developed name recognition worldwide.”

Just last week, Babson was also ranked No. 1 for entrepreneurship for the 21st consecutive time by U.S. News & World Report.

“Babson College is proud to offer a welcoming and transformative learning experience for students from around the world and we are thrilled to be recognized as the best U.S. college for international students for the second consecutive year,” said Kerry Healey, Babson College president. “At Babson, students of all nationalities and backgrounds live and learn together. Our diverse international community instills all students with a truly global mindset and prepares them to create economic and social value everywhere.”

“At Babson College, we take pride in our increasingly global community. Faculty and staff strive to create an ecosystem which integrates international students into all facets of our campus environment,” said Amir Reza, vice provost for International and Multicultural Education at Babson College. “In short, Babson is a family of students, scholars, and professionals that come together to create a microcosm of the world—the kind of place that cultivates humanity, creating a compassionate community where communication crosses global borders and facilitates the education of tomorrow’s entrepreneurial leaders with a global mindset. International students are an integral part of this education and we are thrilled to be recognized as the most welcoming and nurturing campus for students from all corners of the world.”

Forbes’ methodology favors schools with business or STEM focuses, with notable academic diversity in its list.

Methodology

To develop the annual list of the 50 Best U.S. Colleges for International Students, Forbes adds measurements of school quality (50 percent), the total percentage of international students (25 percent), the growth of the international student population (five percent), graduation rates for international students (10 percent), and the majors/programs of interest to international students (10 percent).

From Forbes: “We focused on two questions when judging how good of a fit schools were for international students: What qualities in a school bolster specifically an international student’s return on investment, and what schools show evidence of a strong commitment to international students? Starting with the 650 excellent colleges and universities in our 2017 Top Colleges, we gathered final release data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), the College Scorecard and from the Institute of International Education to compile our 50-school ranking.”

Babson’s International Student Population

  • Babson international students come from more than 75 countries around the world and make up 28 percent of the undergraduate student population.
  • Twenty-three percent of the first-year students in the Class of 2021 are from outside the United States, and an additional eight percent of the class are U.S. students who hold dual passports.

On-Campus Events and Programming for International Students

  • Babson has implemented a three-part series around race and racism designed specifically for its international students to:
    • Prepare international students to understand and participate in the activities and discussions that will take place during orientation and in their classes, especially when critical incidents occur.
    • Help international students more accurately understand the U.S. historical, societal, and cultural context in which they will be immersed.
    • Help international students understand and anticipate the racial categorization that Americans and non-Americans are subjected to based largely on appearance.
    • Provide suggestions and resources for future learning.

Global Entrepreneur in Residence Program

Global Scholars Program

  • Each year, a highly talented group of international students is awarded need-based scholarships as part of our Global Scholars Program. Students selected for the Global Scholars Program receive four-year, full-tuition scholarships. Global Scholars with greater levels of financial need are also awarded additional grant funds, in varying amounts based on need, to help with room and board, books and supplies, health insurance, and travel expenses.

Education Abroad

  • Although Babson offers a global experience right here on campus, 50 percent of Babson undergraduates study abroad, with equal participation rates by domestic and international students.
  • By participating in over 110 programs in more than 35 countries around the world, Babson undergraduates gain further experience and perspective, and prepare to lead an increasingly global community.
  • Babson students also have the opportunity to participate in Babson Electives Abroad, short-term courses that combine classroom instruction with company site visits and cultural excursions. Led by Babson College faculty, these courses also include in-country lectures given by partner school faculty and distinguished guest speakers. 

International Consulting Experience

  • The International Consulting Experience at Babson College takes the consulting experience global by providing three to four student teams the opportunity to work on project assignments with international corporate sponsors. The program begins with pre-departure sessions focused on consulting methodology and intercultural competencies during the fall semester. Travel to the company site takes place over winter break, at which time students develop the engagement contract and begin on-site primary research. Project work is completed over the spring semester and ends with the team’s written and oral presentation of their findings and recommendations to their sponsor company.

Student-led Conferences on Global Affairs

  • Annual student-led conferences bring together hundreds of students and renowned executive speakers from around the world. The Babson Latin American Club Forum, Babson Asia Entrepreneurship Forum, and Babson India Symposium provide a stage for business leaders, future entrepreneurs, and academics to share their experiences concerning economic opportunities, global business, and entrepreneurial possibilities in international regions.

Global Alumni Clubs

  • More than 40,000 alumni in 114 countries make up a strong and global Babson College network. 

 

About Babson College​​

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader of Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top​-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.​

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BABSON COLLEGE APPOINTS 14 NEW FACULTY MEMBERS BABSON COLLEGE APPOINTS 14 NEW FACULTY MEMBERS The Babson community is excited to welcome experts in family business, disruptive innovation, global studies, corporate finance, economics, and more Fourteen new faculty members have joined Babson College, appointed for their range of expertise in a diverse set of industries.

“At Babson College, we pride ourselves in the selection of faculty members who will provide students with a rich and impactful learning experience,” said Babson College Dean of Faculty, Bala Iyer. “Our faculty go above and beyond just teaching their respective curriculum. Many serve as lifelong mentors to students and alumni as they go on to lead family businesses, launch their own ventures, or work within existing organizations.”

Babson College now has 204 full-time, and 83 part-time, faculty members.

New Faculty

Spencer Adams, Lecturer in Finance (previously Adjunct Lecturer)

Adams is an accomplished finance professional with over 12 years of experience as an investment banker and corporate executive. He has advised dozens of companies on a wide range of corporate finance and strategic initiatives and acted as lead banker on transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $2 billion. Adams has specific deal experience in initial public offerings, public and private equity offerings, convertible debt issuance, loan portfolio acquisitions/divestitures, corporate mergers and acquisitions, real estate investments, fairness opinions, and financial restructuring. He has served as a vice president in the investment banking groups of Deutsche Bank Securities and The Kessler Group.

Bojan Amovic, Visiting Lecturer in Quantitative Methods (previously Adjunct Lecturer)

Amovic joined Babson College in January of 2017, teaching courses within the Departments of Technology, Innovation, and Operations Management, and Mathematics and Science. Amovic’s professional background is focused on the intersection of innovation, quantitative analysis, and operations management, and includes a bifurcated approach of almost entirely contrasting aspects of disruptive innovation roles, and the highly structured and rigid operations management challenges of the same process. His diverse background consists of tactical, engineering roles followed by a progressive transition into senior leadership handling strategic challenges of product management or engineering program management in electronic consumables, medical, defense, and telecommunications industries. Read full bio »

Richard Block, Lecturer in Managerial Accounting (previously Adjunct Lecturer)

Block joined Babson’s faculty as an adjunct professor in the fall of 2006. He teaches graduate courses in Financial and Managerial Accounting and Accounting Information Systems. Currently, he is the Consulting CFO to a family-owned and recently sold $225 million residential and commercial heating oil and propane provider, and a privately funded feature film production company, whose just completed film is being marketed for distribution. Read full bio »

Erin Degnan Escobedo, Lecturer in Finance (starting January 2018)

Escobedo teaches Babson’s real estate curriculum. She is also a licensed attorney in Massachusetts and Florida and a licensed real estate broker in Massachusetts. Escobedo has practiced law since 2004, focusing her practice primarily on real estate law, corporate transactions, and commercial litigation. She has extensive experience representing Fortune 500 companies and individual clients as a litigator and transactional attorney with Shutts & Bowen LLP. She later worked as an Associate General Counsel to a NASDAQ-listed, real estate corporation engaged in home building, land development, and other real estate operations in multiple states and managing approximately $545,000,000 in total assets.

Leslie Garbarino, Lecturer in Entrepreneurial Business Law

Garbarino is an attorney, facilitator, and startup executive. For the past year, she has run her own startup consulting and corporate law practices. Prior to this, Garbarino was the President of Streetwise Media, the parent company of BostInno. She began her law career practicing at Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston. Read full bio »

William B. Gartner, Bertarelli Foundation Distinguished Professor of Family Entrepreneurship

In addition to serving as the Bertarelli Foundation Distinguished Professor of Family Entrepreneurship at Babson College, Gartner is also a Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship at Linnaeus University in Vaxjo, Sweden. His current scholarship focuses on a variety of topics in the entrepreneurship field: entrepreneurial behavior, the social construction of the future, value creation and appropriation, possibility and failure, “translating entrepreneurship” across cultures and countries, the poetics of exchange, and, the demographics of family entrepreneurs. He is the 2005 winner of the Swedish Entrepreneurship Foundation International Award for outstanding contributions to entrepreneurship and small business research. His book: Entrepreneurship as Organizing: Selected Papers of William B. Gartner was recently published in a paperback edition by Edward Elgar. Read full bio »

Kristen Getchell, Director of Rhetoric Program, Associate Professor of Rhetoric (previously Adjunct Lecturer)

Getchell comes to Babson from Curry College where she served as Coordinator of First-year Writing and Associate Professor of English. She teaches courses in first-year writing, advanced writing in the disciplines, and business and professional writing. Her research interests include student peer feedback, rhetorical theory and professional communication, and how and where students transfer learned writing habits to other courses and professional contexts. She is currently co-editing a collection on rhetorical theory and praxis in the business communication classroom. Read full bio »

Nabaparna Ghosh, Assistant Professor of Global Studies

Ghosh’s teaching and research interests include modern South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh), empire and colonialism, comparative cities, urban history, postcolonial politics, and economic growth with a focus on environment and sustainability in the global south. She is currently working on a book manuscript, which goes beyond town plans and maps to explore how kinship ties have configured urban space in South Asia. Read full bio »

Michelle Graham, Lecturer in Arts and Humanities (previously Adjunct Lecturer)

Graham teaches in the Rhetoric Program, with a specific focus on the environment. In addition to Rhetoric, she teaches AHS Foundation, Sustainability, and American Transcendentalism. Prior to arriving at Babson, she taught first-year writing at Tufts University, as well as first-year writing, American Literature survey, and US Multicultural Literatures at Emerson College. Her creative and research interests include poetry and nonfiction writing on the human perception and experience of Nature and the nonhuman, and pedagogy as it pertains to the intersections between Business and Sustainability. Read full bio »

Paul Griesmer, Lecturer in Finance

Griesmer is a real estate professional with over 30 years of extensive experience providing a range of professional real estate services including: Transaction Structuring and Negotiation of Agreements; Valuation of Properties, Portfolios, Debt, Mezzanine and Equity Interests; Financial Projections and Proformas; Market Studies and Financial Feasibility Studies; Management Oversight of Design, Development and Construction Projects; Restructurings and Bankruptcies of Troubled Properties, Portfolios and Companies; Due Diligence on Acquisitions, Investments, and Development Projects; Corporate Real Estate Strategy and Site Selection; Negotiation of Acquisitions and Dispositions; Litigation Support and Expert Witness Testimony. Griesmer is a Managing Director affiliated with New World Realty Advisors, a boutique consulting firm providing professional services including debt restructuring, capital raising, real estate disposition, leasing, re-zoning and redevelopment advisory and hotel lease structuring services. Read full bio »

Carolyn Megan, Lecturer and Director of Writing Resource Center (previously adjunct lecturer)

Megan teaches Rhetoric, foundation courses in Arts and Humanities, and the upper level Practicum in Peer Consulting and Writing. She serves as Director of the Babson College Writing Center where her interests focus on service-learning in the Greater Boston community. Megan's fiction and nonfiction has appeared in several journals and periodicals including The Kenyon ReviewCrab Orchard ReviewMS magazine and The New York Times. Her work has been nominated most recently in 2017 for the New Letters Prize for Nonfiction and in 2016 for the Black Warrior Review Prize in Nonfiction. Read full bio » 

Stephen Spiess, Assistant Professor of Literature

Stephen Spiess specializes in early modern English literature and culture, with particular investments in Shakespeare and the interrelations of sex, language, embodiment, and knowledge in the English Renaissance. Across several projects, Stephen’s research focuses on problems of signification and knowledge in early modern England, particularly how literary and dramatic works engage, bypass, or attempt to resolve these broader concerns. He is interested in how students and literary critics navigate their own knowledge relations to early modern England, and upon what assumptions they produce truth claims about the texts and contexts of that historical culture. Read full bio »

Joshua Stillwagon, Assistant Professor of Economics

Stillwagon’s research focuses primarily on international finance and financial economics; examining empirically the determinants of exchange rates, interest rates, and equity prices. His research agenda has pursued two complementary approaches: the use of survey data on traders’ forecasts to gain a better understanding of their expectations formation and risk assessment, and the use of more flexible statistical techniques which allow for non-stationarity, nonlinearities, and evolving relationships over time. In 2009, Stillwagon served as a consultant on the state budget to the N.H. state senate finance committee, and also conducted research for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston on the employment and innovation impacts of state-level energy policies. Read full bio »

Amanda Plummer Weirup, Assistant Professor of Management

Weirup teaches undergraduate courses in negotiation. Her research integrates decision making, helping behavior, gender, and emotion within organizations. Her current projects examine why people agree to perform favors and how their decisions influence their work performance and satisfaction. Prior to entering academia, Weirup spent over ten years serving clients in the consulting industry at Bain & Company and Accenture. During her tenure at Bain & Company, she led multiple strategy projects focusing on cost reduction, process improvement, new business development, and customer strategy. At Accenture, she delivered numerous technology design, development, and implementation projects.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader of Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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BABSON COLLEGE AND SENA TO DEVELOP NEW PROGRAMS TO STRENGTHEN COLOMBIA’S ENTREPR BABSON COLLEGE AND SENA TO DEVELOP NEW PROGRAMS TO STRENGTHEN COLOMBIA’S ENTREPRENEURIAL ECOSYSTEM Babson President Kerry Healey and SENA General Director María Andrea Nieto signed official collaboration agreement on September 26, 2017 Babson College and Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje (SENA) have announced a new collaboration to further advance innovative business training and entrepreneurship education programs in Colombia.

Babson Executive and Enterprise Education (BEEE) and SENA will design, develop, and deliver entrepreneurship programs to SENA trainees, students, educators, and facilitators, with a mission to foster the progression of entrepreneurship and sustainable economic development in Colombia.

“We are excited to work with SENA in expanding entrepreneurship education in Colombia, and to further support local entrepreneurs in new venture creation and the growth of their businesses,” said David Abdow, Dean of Babson Executive and Enterprise Education. “This new initiative builds on our existing, related efforts in the region and supports SENA and Babson’s common mission to achieve sustainable social and economic development through entrepreneurship and small-business growth and development.”

The programs will feature both face-to-face and online sessions. To support these initiatives, Babson also will deliver a workshop for executive staff, regional directors, and stakeholders, with the aim of creating awareness, enthusiasm, and commitment to the project, and to create the right environment that will support and further strengthen Colombia’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

“The implementation of a cross-technical competence to 1.3 million apprentices will be, with no doubt, a huge revolution. This is another big step in the entrepreneurship nation that President Juan Manuel Santos’ government wants to have. We are conducting SENA’s technical formation to become stronger with entrepreneurial leadership and empowerment, such as strategies that change lives and will transform Colombia in the future,” said María Andrea Nieto, SENA General Director.

According to the 2016/17 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, Colombia reports that more than a quarter of all adults are engaged in early-stage entrepreneurial activity. Regionally, individuals in Latin America report having the highest self-perceptions of entrepreneurial capability (62 percent), and the second-highest rate of entrepreneurial intention (32 percent). Latin America also demonstrates the best gender parity, with eight women engaged in early-stage entrepreneurship for every ten male entrepreneurs.

On Tuesday, September 26, 2017, Babson College President Kerry Healey and María Andrea Nieto met at a special ceremony in Bogotá to sign the official collaboration agreement. Babson and SENA were joined by dignitaries of the Colombian government and members of the United States diplomatic service in Colombia.

Programs are anticipated to begin in early 2018.

About Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje (SENA)

Founded 60 years ago, Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje (SENA) is a Colombian public institution responsible for designing and providing vocational training programs to improve the skills of the national work force. Nowadays, more than 1.3 million students are attending free technical and technological programs at “Colombia’s most beloved institution.” More than a decade ago, SENA created a grant fund with seed capital for any entrepreneur and for any type of business ideas: Fondo Emprender. This fund has created close to 6,000 companies that have generated more than 23,000 jobs. Approximately US$155 million have been invested. That is why Fondo Emprender is Latin America’s largest grant seed capital fund.

About Babson Executive and Enterprise Education

Babson Executive and Enterprise Education (BEEE) offers a dynamic learning laboratory where faculty and staff work together with corporations, business professionals, educational institutions, governments and NGOs, small-business owners, and entrepreneurs from around the world to address real-world objectives and challenges. Featuring Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® (ET&A™), Babson’s one-of-a-kind methodology for turning ideas into opportunities, our targeted programs are designed to empower individuals and organizations to be entrepreneurial leaders that create economic and social value globally.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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09/27/2017 Brianna Radicioni bradicioni@babson.edu (781) 239-4548 executive-education 43818 /about/news-events/babson-announcements/babson-sena-collaboration-to-boost-colombia-entrepreneurship/
BABSON EXECUTIVE EDUCATION HOSTS JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION’S WOMEN’S ENTREPRENEURIA BABSON EXECUTIVE EDUCATION HOSTS JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION’S WOMEN’S ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM Twenty Female Chefs and Business Owners Attended Inaugural Five-Day Intensive Training Initiative

Babson College hosted the James Beard Foundation’s (JBF) inaugural class of 20 female chefs and business owners at the Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (WEL) program on September 10-15, 2017. Developed with and hosted at Babson College, the new initiative aims to help female chefs and owners grow their businesses by cultivating women’s leadership in the culinary industry.

“In just one week, these inspirational female chefs and restaurant owners identified new opportunities for growth, pitched plans to expand their businesses, and learned invaluable skills and industry strategies necessary for success,” says Candida Brush, F.W. Olin Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship and Vice Provost of Global Entrepreneurial Leadership at Babson. “Through the WEL program, the women acquired increased competencies, connections, and confidence to achieve their big dreams.”

The first class of 20 WEL graduates from across the country are:

"Our Foundation has made promoting diversity and women in leadership in the food and restaurant business a priority. Although women make up 50 percent of culinary school graduates, only 19 percent of executive chefs are female, and even fewer own their restaurants," said Susan Ungaro, president of the James Beard Foundation, in announcing the program last month. "The successful launch of our first class of JBF Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership fellows was a satisfying and transformative opportunity for the 20 women who participated. They left feeling empowered and inspired to grow their businesses successfully and pass on some of their learning to others who can benefit.” 

The WEL curriculum addressed advanced business and finance concerns related to entrepreneurship and expansion, as well as provide gender-specific training and leadership development. An emphasis on work/life balance and other cultural issues were part of the program. In addition to the Babson curriculum, JBF’s Women in Entrepreneurial Leadership Program will administer a group of mentors who agree to provide expertise and career development support to the participants on an ongoing basis once they leave the program. In-person meetings and webinars will be held throughout the year in order to grow the network of women leaders across the country.

“These amazing women left the week with the skills that will allow them not only to scale their food business, but also to enhance their employees’ lives,” says Victoria Sassine, Faculty Co-Director and Lecturer in Finance and Entrepreneurship at Babson. “Increasing revenue and cash flow enables socio-economic benefits for their employees: higher pay, healthcare benefits, and opportunities for staff advancements.  Educating 20 entrepreneurs will have a three-fold positive economic impact across the country, from Wasilla, AK to Orlando, FL.”

About the James Beard Foundation

Founded in 1986, the James Beard Foundation celebrates, nurtures, and honors chefs and other leaders making America's food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone. A cookbook author and teacher with an encyclopedic knowledge about food, the late James Beard was a champion of American cuisine. He helped educate and mentor generations of professional chefs and food enthusiasts, instilling in them the value of wholesome, healthful, and delicious food. Today JBF continues in the same spirit by administering a number of diverse programs that include educational initiatives, food industry awards, scholarships for culinary students, publications, chef advocacy training, and thought-leader convening. The Foundation also maintains the historic James Beard House in New York City’s Greenwich Village as a “performance space” for visiting chefs. For more information, please visit jamesbeard.org. Get food news, recipes, and more at the James Beard Foundation’s blog, or subscribe to the free digital newsletter Beard Bites. Follow @beardfoundation on FacebookTwitterInstagramPinterest, and Snapchat. Watch the James Beard House Kitchen Cam, James Beard Awards, and more on the Foundation’s Livestreamchannel. Find more JBF-related video on the Foundation’s YouTube channels.

About Babson Executive Education

Babson Executive Education (BEE), offers a dynamic learning laboratory where faculty and staff work together with corporations, business professionals, educational institutions, governments and NGOs, small business owners and entrepreneurs from around the world to address real-world objectives and challenges. Featuring Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® (ET&A™), Babson’s one-of-a-kind methodology for turning ideas into opportunities, our targeted programs are designed to empower individuals and organizations to be entrepreneurial leaders that create economic and social value globally.

 

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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BABSON PROFESSORS TINA OPIE AND WILLIAM COYLE NAMED TO POETS & QUANTS BEST UNDER BABSON PROFESSORS TINA OPIE AND WILLIAM COYLE NAMED TO POETS & QUANTS BEST UNDERGRADUATE BUSINESS PROFESSORS LIST Opie and Coyle recognized on inaugural list of top 40 professors

Babson College Assistant Professor of Management Tina Opie and Associate Professor of Accounting & Law William Coyle have been named to the Top 40 Undergraduate Business Professors list by Poets & Quants.

With this list Poets & Quants went on a search to find, “the Picassos among undergraduate business school professors.” When remarking on this list of professors Poets & Quants states, “everything starts and ends with an innate passion to see students do more than just thrive in their careers. These teachers want to see their students succeed at life.”

"I am not surprised and could not be more proud of Professors Opie and Coyle for receiving this national honor," says Undergraduate School Dean Ian Lapp. "From our junior to senior faculty, each one of our professors contributes to a transformative learning experience for our students and the recognition of Professors Opie and Coyle is a shining example of this great work."

Professor Opie

According to Poets & Quants, “Where Tina Opie thrives most is in tackling tough subjects related to leadership and diversity. Inside the classroom, this organizational behavior professor is known for bringing a huge amount of energy and humor, but blending it with a real seriousness and respect for what she teaches. The result is her ability to facilitate some of the best, most thoughtful discussions ever conducted around diversity.

She takes on nearly every diversity-related topic you can think of. From race and ethnicity, to body type, to the focus on black women and their natural hair. Her research and teaching focuses primarily on how organizations can create workplaces that successfully leverage these individual differences and convey respect for individual contributions. 

With students, Professor Opie has developed a rapport described as ‘amazing’ as they constantly seek her advice on careers, relationships, and leadership challenges. In 2016, Babson recognized Professor Opie with the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence as well as the Dr. Martin Luther King Leadership Award.”

Professor Coyle

According to Poets & Quants, “Had someone told William Coyle that he’d end up a business school professor and an expert on all things Russia as a major force in global business, he’d wouldn’t have believed them. Yet, after graduating with an MBA, ‘I had Wall Street opportunities for good pay, but I passed that up to be a poor PhD student,’ he said in a 2015 article. Coyle reflects on the visit to Russia that sparked his unexpected obsession with the country. 'This is a country that is never boring. It touches three continents, employs a strong military, serves as a key supplier of gas and oil to Europe, and enjoys veto power on the U.N. Security Council.’ As a result, Coyle has led 30 groups of Babson MBA and undergraduate students to Russia, totaling more than 800 students.

Inside the classroom, where he teaches accounting Financial Accounting and Auditing to undergraduate students, he is highly regarded. He’s known for his storytelling and humor. As one student put it, ‘GREAT professor, very persuasive and hilarious, everyone loves him, I DEFINITELY RECOMMEND HIM.’”

Professor Coyle just celebrated 25 years teaching at Babson College.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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SURVEY FINDS TEACHERS ARE CRITICAL TO K-12 DISTRICT CURRICULUM ADOPTION DECISION SURVEY FINDS TEACHERS ARE CRITICAL TO K-12 DISTRICT CURRICULUM ADOPTION DECISIONS PROMPTED BY NEW STANDARDS Research shows two-thirds of districts are aware of at least one open full-course curriculum source Over three-quarters of K-12 districts have made at least one full-course curricula adoption decision over the past three years, with the need to meet changing standards driving most of these decisions, according to the results of a new survey from the Babson Survey Research Group (BSRG).

The project, funded by a grant from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, surveyed a national sample of over 500 decision makers in K-12 school districts to examine the process by which they made curriculum adoption decisions and the extent to which open educational resources (OER), freely available materials that can be copied, edited, and shared, factor into those decisions.

Key findings from the report include:

  • Most districts make an adoption decision for Mathematics (59 percent), followed by English Language Arts (44 percent), Science (29 percent), and History and Social Studies (19 percent).
  • The overwhelming reason districts cite as the reason to engage in an adoption decision is a need to select new material to meet changing standards.
  • Teachers have decision-making power in the adoption process for 94 percent of districts, followed by district-level administrators (75 percent), and principals (73 percent).
  • Districts cite five or more factors as being "very important" or "critical" in their adoption decision. The top three are comprehensive content, working with existing technology, and cost.
  • Cost is far more important among districts with high rates of children in poverty (52 percent say it is "critical") than those with low rates of child poverty (26 percent say it is "critical").
  • Districts adopt material from more than a dozen sources, but the top three publishers (McGraw-Hill, Pearson Education, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) command the market.
  • Awareness of open educational resources (OER) is low, with only one-third of districts aware of both the term and its licensing.  However, awareness and adoption of specific OER materials is higher than awareness of the term itself; two-thirds of all districts are aware of at least one open full-course curriculum alternative and over a third have actively considered at least one.
  • Open licensed full-course curricula materials have been adopted by 16 percent of all districts.
  • Districts with a high proportion of students in poverty have adopted open licensed full-course curricula materials at more than twice the rate of districts with low rates of child poverty (22 percent as compared to 10 percent).

Dr. Jeff Seaman, Co-Director of the Babson Survey Research Group, said, “A district curriculum adoption decision is a long and complicated process that involves many players and the consideration of multiple alternatives.  The driving force is typically the perception that the existing materials no longer meet current standards.”

Dr. Seaman continued that “districts often have only a vague understanding of the specifics of the term 'open educational resources' and of specifics of licensing, but they are well aware of open full-course curriculum products, even if they remain somewhat fuzzy on what makes them 'open'."

The complete report, What We Teach: K-12 School District Curriculum Adoption Process, 2017 is released under a Creative Commons license and is available for download at http://www.onlinelearningsurvey.com/oer.html.

About Babson Survey Research Group

The Babson Survey Research Group at Babson College (http://www.onlinelearningsurvey.com) conducts regional, national, and international research projects, including survey design, sampling methodology, data integrity, statistical analyses and reporting.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader of Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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BABSON COLLEGE’S WOMEN INNOVATING NOW (WIN) LAB® MIAMI SELECTS 20 HIGH-IMPACT WO BABSON COLLEGE’S WOMEN INNOVATING NOW (WIN) LAB® MIAMI SELECTS 20 HIGH-IMPACT WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS TO JOIN SECOND ANNUAL PROGRAM WIN Lab® Miami welcomes 17 local women-led businesses from a variety of industries, including technology, healthcare, education, food, fashion, and more

Babson College has selected 20 local women entrepreneurs to participate in the 2017-2018 Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® Miami—a one-of-a-kind, eight-month accelerator program entering its second year in the region.

WIN Lab® aims to disrupt the entrepreneurial environment that women must often adhere to, and instead presents a challenging but supportive experience that catalyzes long-term success by fostering creativity and collaboration, increasing visibility, providing hands-on mentorships, identifying branding and marketing tactics, and leveraging funding opportunities and competitions.

The Miami program’s inaugural cohort of ‘WINners’ raised nearly $2 million in funding in the first year, and celebrated with a grand finale pitch competition in April 2017.

“We have selected a group of incredibly impressive women entrepreneurs to join WIN Lab Miami’s next cohort,” said Babson’s WIN Lab Miami Director Carolina Pina. “One team won the Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge, some have already made strides as participants of the Idea Center’s CREATE program at Miami Dade College; one has just recently won an American Entrepreneurship Award; and two have been selected to pitch their businesses at the upcoming Demand Solutions competition on October 19. We look forward to helping further develop and advance their businesses, and being witness to all of their accomplishments to come.”

To support WIN Lab efforts, Babson has appointed an outstanding Advisory Board, chaired by Carol Faber, Partner at Akerman LLP. Faber was recently named one of Real Estate Forum's 50 Women of Influence in Real Estate, and is also the Chair of Akerman's Women's Initiative Network and Co-chair of its Distressed Property Practice Group. Babson has also invited accomplished entrepreneurs and investors from the community to act as Entrepreneurs-In-Residence (EIRs) and Investors-In-Residence (IIRs).

Entrepreneurs-In-Residence (EIRs)

  • Johanna Mikkola, Co-Founder, Wyncode Academy
  • RJ Joshi, Co-Founder and COO, Bodhi Tree Asset Management
  • Silvina Moschini, Co-Founder and CEO, SheWorks!
  • Ze’ev Feig MBA’03, CEO, Zensah

Investors-In-Residence (IIRs)

  • Adam Smith, Investor
  • Blaire Martin, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Florida Angel Nexus
  • Raul Moas, Managing Director, AGP

WIN Lab® Miami has been made possible with support from John S. and James L. Knight FoundationFedEx, and Akerman LLP, and sponsor HSBC.  Additional opportunities for the entrepreneurial ecosystem to get involved with WIN Lab Miami, including programming and events, will soon be announced.

Meet the 2017-2018 Miami WINners

WINners were announced at a September 19 kickoff event at Venture Café in CIC Miami

ETC
Karley Chynces, Founder and CEO

Mobile app that will allow students to buy and sell books and dorm supplies locally.

Caribu
Maxeme Tuchman, Co-Founder and CEO

Communication and collaboration platform that helps parents, extended family, and mentors read and draw with children when they are not in the same location. Caribu is one of two WINners selected by the Inter-American Development Bank to compete at Demand Solutions on October 19. Only five Florida businesses were chosen.

Ginger Straps
Leana Loh, Founder and CEO

Add-on ankle strap for high heels and flats to transform shoes from strapless to strappy.

Imalac, LLC
Noreen Gordon Sablotsky, Co-Founder and CEO; Rachael Sablotsky Kish, Co-Founder and COO

Healthcare technology company focused on increasing the efficiency and practicality of breast pumping.

Impetus Social
Sonia Hinestrosa, Founder

Education technology company providing critical skills in areas like digital literacy, STEM, leadership, and financial literacy.

Lean Orb
Anastasia Mikhalochkina, Founder

Plant-based, biodegradable catering supplies. Lean Orb has also been selected to compete at Demand Solutions this fall.

Luxe Fête Social
Nathalie Anne Cadet-James, Founder

Service company that provides a dinner party in a box.

MADSTUDIOS, Inc.
Jennifer Nicole Hardcastle, Co-Founder

Platform that provides resources and access to all creatives with the tools needed to be successful.

Major Marketplace
Leyanis Diaz, Co-Founder and CEO

Online marketplace for minority businesses and those who want to support them. Diaz also participated in Miami Dade College Idea Center’s 10-week go-to-market program—CREATE. She recently won an American Entrepreneurship Award alongside two participants from Babson’s inaugural WIN Lab Miami program—Kelly Pierce, Founder and CEO of PIERCE Plan, and Jacqueline Stetson Pastore, Founder and CEO of UX Gofer.

PEX+
Jessica Coane, Founder and President

Travel search engine for using miles and points.

Prizm Art Fair, LLC
Mikhaile Solomon, Founder and Director

Cutting-edge art fair that expands the spectrum of exhibiting international artists from Africa, the global African Diaspora, and emerging markets.

Sayblee
Ashley Sebok, Founder and CEO

100 percent natural, organic, handmade hair care system formulated to repair damaged hair, and maintain healthy hair.

Smart Straws
Susana Cappello, Victoria Roca, Carolina Baigorri, Co-Founders

Straw that detects the most common date rape drugs, GHB and Ketamine, found in alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Cappello, Roca, and Baigorri won this year’s Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge High School Track.

SpeechMED Inc.
Susan Alanna Perry, Founder and CEO

Patient engagement platform that makes healthcare information accessible to all patients regardless of age, language, or literacy levels.

TeaRado Tech
Nicole Tirado, Founder

Tech-infused tea cup that allows users to consume tea hands-free.

Voyz.es
Ana Maria Carrano, Co-Founder and CEO

Agile and collaborative transcription platform that allows users to transcribe audio and video content fast, with high accuracy and affordable rates, using machine learning and crowdsourcing.

Wedding QuickQuote
Madeline Daryadel, Founder and President

Extranet software program featured on venue sites which expedites the search and sales process providing users with an instant reply to an online inquiry.

Babson in Miami

Massachusetts-based Babson College, the recognized world leader in entrepreneurship education, has also recently announced an expansion of its graduate programs to Miami. The new effort builds on the ongoing success of WIN Lab Miami, as well as its Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program hosted at Miami Dade College, which empowers local small business owners to help their companies grow. The application period for the graduate programs is open and classes are set to begin in Fall 2018.

Miami also is a hub for a vibrant network of 5,000 Babson alumni who live and work in the region, Southern U.S. and Latin America. The region boasts the fourth-largest concentration of Babson graduates, many of whom are involved in family enterprises and entrepreneurial ventures in the Miami area. Some of Babson’s most notable Miami-area alumni include: WIN Lab alumna Francine Gervazio MBA’16, Murilo Amaral MBA’16, and Alfredo Keri MBA’16, founders of Cargo42; Alberto Perlman ’98, co-founder and CEO of Zumba Fitness, LLC; the Zamora family, who run the financial institution LAFISE; and Diego Lowenstein ’90 P'21, CEO and the third generation to work at Lionstone Development, founded and headquartered in Miami.

About the Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab at Babson

Created by the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) at Boston-based Babson College, Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab provides women entrepreneurs in both Boston and Miami with an inspiring community and a rigorous, experiential process that catalyzes innovative thinking and enables them to successfully launch or transform businesses.

Now in its fifth year, WIN Lab has been designated as one of the top two specialty programs for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship®; earned BostInno’s designation as one of Boston’s “50 on Fire” innovators and visionaries; and was honored by the prestigious Rosoff Awards for diversity.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader of Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®​​​. The top​-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.​

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BABSON COLLEGE, XIAMEN UNIVERSITY, AND PEKING UNIVERSITY PRESS DEBUT 10-BOOK ‘BA BABSON COLLEGE, XIAMEN UNIVERSITY, AND PEKING UNIVERSITY PRESS DEBUT 10-BOOK ‘BABSON FACULTY SERIES’ IN SUPPORT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION IN ASIA Babson is the first American institution to collaborate with Peking University Press to translate faculty-authored books into Chinese

Babson College, Xiamen University, and Peking University Press have announced a first-of-its kind, global collaboration to bring Babson’s sought-after entrepreneurship education resources to more people in China, by way of translation.

The launch of the ‘Babson Faculty Series’ will include 10 of the college’s top, faculty-authored entrepreneurship education books translated into Chinese.

The first four books will be available in Chinese book stores in all major Chinese cities by the end of September. They will also be used as part of Babson Executive Education programs and initiatives across Asia.

Babson Faculty Series

Available this month

The next round of books will be published by May 2019 in time for Babson’s Centennial celebrations.

 “At Babson College, we believe that entrepreneurship is a mindset, a way of looking at the world, and that it can be applied in any context, from corporations to startups to NGOs,” said Babson College President Kerry Healey in her foreword. “Through this book series, we are excited to share key lessons from renowned Babson faculty members with readers around the world. Our Babson faculty members are global leaders in entrepreneurship education. Their unmatched insights into business and entrepreneurship ensure that Babson remains a pioneer in entrepreneurship education and on the leading edge of research and pedagogy.”

At a special event to formally sign the publishing agreement, President Healey was joined by Xiamen University and Peking University Press delegates, Babson Faculty Series authors, Jay Rao, Andrew Zacharakis, and Richard Bliss, Babson Provost Michael Johnson, Babson Executive Education Dean David Abdow, and Managing Director of Babson Executive Education Asian Pacific Regions, John Chen.

Babson Entrepreneurship Education in Asia

Since 1984, Babson Executive Education has pioneered a growing movement to educate entrepreneurial educators worldwide.

Babson’s Faculty Training is delivered in regions on and off the Babson campus to faculty and administrators at educational institutions around the world. The curriculum is designed to foster entrepreneurial growth and economic development on institutional, regional, or national levels by preparing educators to teach with an entrepreneurial mindset. Following completion of the program, faculty understand the powerful logic of Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®, and how they can teach it and apply it. They also comprehend the entrepreneurial mindset, recognize key processes of teaching entrepreneurship, and appreciate the value of the case study method and the growing popularity of other experiential and action-based methods. Together, they help build a network of like-minded educators who are dedicated to innovation in entrepreneurship education.

 “More than 400 Chinese-speaking faculty have participated in our entrepreneurship education programs over the past five years to help spread entrepreneurship across the region,” said John Chen, Managing Director of Babson Executive Education Asian Pacific Regions. “We have been working collaboratively with Xiamen University and Peking University Press to launch this Babson Faculty Series so that faculty members in China are fully equipped to go back to their classrooms and teach what they learned from Babson.”

To expand on Babson's faculty development programs in Asia, Babson is launching a new faculty development program in June 2018 focused on teaching innovation. Innovation is a highly integrated discipline across an organization. Therefore, this program will develop faculty into multi-dexterous teachers who have both breadth and depth competence in the integration of innovation with strategy and entrepreneurial leadership and culture. Participants will be able to leverage books from the Babson Faculty Series in their teaching after this program.

About Babson Executive Education

Babson Executive Education (BEE), offers a dynamic learning laboratory where faculty and staff work together with corporations, business professionals, educational institutions, governments and NGOs, small business owners and entrepreneurs from around the world to address real-world objectives and challenges. Featuring Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® (ET&A™), Babson’s one-of-a-kind methodology for turning ideas into opportunities, our targeted programs are designed to empower individuals and organizations to be entrepreneurial leaders that create economic and social value globally.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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BABSON COLLEGE PLANS NEW FACILITY DEDICATED TO COLLABORATIVE STUDENT-LED PROJECT BABSON COLLEGE PLANS NEW FACILITY DEDICATED TO COLLABORATIVE STUDENT-LED PROJECTS In forward-leaning collaboration, Babson and Olin College of Engineering faculty, students, and staff co-design new space

Babson College has announced plans to build a new facility designed to host student-led projects involving product development and the launch of new enterprises. Babson invited Olin College faculty, academic leaders, students, and staff to be co-designers of the facility to enhance the potential for cross-campus collaboration.

Students will be able to take their business and product ideas from concept through prototyping, doing everything from building small electronics to creating new clothing lines to developing the next generation of apps—all in a building intended to be run by the student entrepreneurs themselves.

Strategically located on the western edge of the Babson campus and within view of Olin’s Academic Center, the 9,800-square-foot multiuse facility will combine programming, prototyping, and maker spaces with flexible classrooms that will be available to students enrolled at both institutions.

The building will be known as the Weissman Foundry, named in honor of devoted Babson alumnus and trustee Robert Weissman ’64, H’94, P’87 ’90 and his wife Janet. The term “foundry” came from a special student-facing competition, and is especially fitting given its historical reference to places where objects are made through physical labor. This will be a “maker space” that is about hands-on experimentation and prototyping, well beyond concept ideation. The Weissman Foundry will be a multi-college workshop where entrepreneurs of all kinds can join one another and become the founders of tomorrow’s products and enterprises. 

The new building will feature “messy” spaces in which students can work on, and house, projects for long periods of time, offering them the ability to fully realize their ideas and take full advantage of the facility’s many resources.

Students can look forward to the use of modern technologies and tools, including 3D printers, large-format printers, and laser cutters, as well as other industry-specific equipment, such as sewing machines, soldering equipment, and computer boards. The Weissman Foundry will also be home to a kitchen that will be used for cooking demonstrations and events, in addition to flexible office space, a conference room, and more.

The Weissman Foundry will advance the work of faculty, students, and researchers associated with all of Babson’s academic centers, including the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship, the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL), and the Lewis Institute

“Students from Babson and Olin colleges are already taking courses together and working on joint businesses as part of our Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab and Summer Venture Program,” said Babson College President Kerry Healey. “With the addition of the Weissman Foundry, which includes fabrication equipment that complements Olin’s facilities, our students will be even better equipped to use their collaborative business, engineering, and liberal arts educations in creating more impactful economic and social value everywhere.”

Babson College Provost Michael Johnson is working closely with academic and student representation to ensure the design and use of this space will fit the needs of their combined communities.

“The Weissman Foundry will leverage the interest that students have around innovation and design,” said Babson College Provost Michael Johnson. “We needed a space where our students can use their hands, get messy, and actually build things: where they can take ideas that develop from entrepreneurial thought and action and then transform them into actual prototypes. This new student-led and course-enriched environment will help realize the full potential of our collaboration.”

“I have no doubt that this new student-run innovation and fabrication center will provide a rich environment for students from Babson and Olin to collaborate and create innovative solutions that will benefit people the world over,” said Richard K. Miller, Olin College president. “We are very grateful to the Weissmans and to Babson for their leadership and commitment in establishing this project, which portends great results.”

 

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

 
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23 WOMEN-LED VENTURES JOIN BABSON COLLEGE’S WOMEN INNOVATING NOW (WIN) LAB® BOST 23 WOMEN-LED VENTURES JOIN BABSON COLLEGE’S WOMEN INNOVATING NOW (WIN) LAB® BOSTON 5th annual accelerator program to support another 24 women entrepreneurs through continued partnership with the City of Boston’s Women Entrepreneurs Boston (WEBOS) program

Twenty-four high-potential women entrepr­eneurs have been selected to participate in Babson College’sWomen Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® Boston—a unique, eight-month accelerator specifically designed to support women in their entrepreneurial pursuits. Each year, WIN Lab® Boston selects leading women entrepreneurs from Babson, the City of Boston’s “Women Entrepreneurs Boston (WEBOS)” initiative, and beyond.

WIN Lab aims to disrupt the entrepreneurial environment that women must often adhere to, and instead presents a challenging but supportive experience that catalyzes long-term success by fostering creativity and collaboration, increasing visibility, providing hands-on mentorship, identifying branding and marketing tactics, and leveraging funding opportunities and competitions.

The program launched in Boston in 2013, and last year expanded to Miami—a top-ranked U.S. city for startup activity. To date, 105 WIN Lab participants have completed the program and raised over $5.5 million in funding.

“We are always impressed with the caliber of women-led businesses who apply for the program, and this year is no different,” said Babson’s WIN Lab Boston Director Ashley Lucas. “We are seeing a wide range of talent come in, from MassChallenge finalists to Commonwealth Kitchen food entrepreneurs and education technology change-makers—all ready to create waves across the many industries in which they participate. We are also excited to welcome leading local executive mentors, including Lizanne Kindler, CEO of Talbots and Annbeth Eschbach, President and CEO of exhale. The entire network of incoming entrepreneurs and mentors are eager to get started on what is sure to be a standout year for the WIN Lab.”

“I am honored to be a mentor for Babson College’s Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab and I look forward to sharing my knowledge and life lessons with the next generation of women entrepreneurs,” said Lizanne Kindler, CEO of Talbots. “I believe strongly in the importance of supporting female leaders and sharing real-life experiences that cannot be taught in a classroom or found in a text book. This is an incredible opportunity and I cannot wait to connect with the women of Babson’s WIN Lab!”

“After launching, growing and recapitalizing a national wellbeing brand and business, I understand the significance of support networks and mentors in every stage of the entrepreneurial journey”, said Annbeth Eschbach, Founder and CEO of exhale. “Working one-on-one with the next generation of female founders as an EIR for Babson College’s WIN Lab will be thrilling and rewarding.” 

Meet the 2017-2018 Boston WINners

Aisling Organic Cosmetics
Krysta Lewis, Founder and CEO

Aisling Organic Cosmetics is a revolutionary line of high-performance and all natural, organic makeup.

Ataxa Tech Solutions
Veselina Stanislavova Arangelova, Founder and CEO

ATAXA is a case management software that will help practitioners handle and organize case-related documents in a shared database, and make them easily accessible from anywhere to authorized users.

COEO Fitness
Scarlet Batchelor MBA’06, Co-Founder and CEO

COEO is an app networking together the triad of boutique fitness studios, instructors, and clients with a focus on instructors as the powerful backbone to the ecosystem.

Diversity Dashboard
Kari Heistad, Founder and CEO

Diversity Dashboard is an online project management software for corporate diversity professionals to help them track their activity, measure their results, and analyze their ROI.

EDU-CRED
Holly Fox, MBA ’06, Founder

EDU-CRED is an edtech company supporting licensed professionals, offering the ability to effortlessly track, retain, and deliver requisite documentation to the licensing body to meet Continuing Education obligations and maintain professional certification.

Epiic Solutions
Blake Sims, Founder and CEO

Epiic Solutions creates unique learning experiences for students, educators, and schools to help them explore entrepreneurship, innovation, and design thinking.

Fresh Zen
Ruby Chan, Founder and CEO

Fresh Zen foods is an artisan sauce company that makes handcrafted, all-natural sauces from old Chinese farmhouse recipes. The company produces out of Boston’s Commonwealth Kitchen and also runs cooking classes at the Boston Public Market.

FriendlyU
Cathy Copeland Titus, Co-Founder and CEO, and Lynda Russo, CFO

FriendlyU is an online network for college admissions, student ambassadors, and on-campus clubs to connect with interested high school students during their college search.

Global Joy
Joia Spinelli, MBA’19, Founder

Global Joy is a membership platform that matches and allocates practitioners, coaches, and specialists to your health needs and supports you on your health journey.

Joulez
Stephanie Rowe, Founder and CEO

Joulez is a for-profit consumer product startup focused on empowering girls aged 8-12 through STEM with the skills, vocabulary, and courage needed to create the technical innovations of tomorrow.

Junipo LLC
Van Adraneda MBA’18, Founder

Junipo makes and sells casual shoes with cinnamon insoles that are comfortable and keep the feet smelling great.

Logwood Company, LLC
Ivy Camelia Lawson, CEO

Logwood Company sells specialty raw honey and honey derived natural set products.

Project 99
Yulkendy Valdez ‘17, Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Project 99 enables diverse millennial talent to be at the forefront of cultural change within leading organizations. We help companies run internal, cohort-based leadership programs that equip their high-potential millennials to harness their collective energy and talent to tackle racial equity in the workplace. Through this work, we will achieve our vision of 30% racial and ethnic diverse leadership across the corporate sector by 2030.

Rent-A-Sister
Liz O’Donnell, Founder

Rent A Sister provides support services for family caregivers. Through a team of experienced, compassionate family ambassadors, Rent A Sister offers the strategic, tactical and emotional support families need to manage eldercare.

Sweet Teez Bakery
Teresa Thompson Maynard, Founder

Sweet Teez Bakery specializes in custom, nut-free cakes, cupcakes, pies, brownies, and pastries with unique flavors and creative designs.

The Optimist Co.
Devin Donaldson, Founder and CEO

A line of truly natural cleaning and laundry products with ingredients our customers can easily read and recognize as safe.

thisHaiti
Blonde Beauchamp, Founder

Specialty food manufacturer focused on marketing Haitian cuisine through authentic condiments, snacks, spices, and other specialty food products made with only natural and organic ingredients.

Valiance Health & Disability
Carolyn Langer MBA’17, Founder and CEO

Every time a child is born with a disability, the family is left to navigate a maze of highly complex and fragmented services. Valiance Health & Disability would serve as a “one-stop shopping” experience, assisting families through every step of the special needs journey.

Veggie Table Foods
Dale Roseman, Founder and CEO

Providing healthy twists on your favorite foods, Veggie Table Foods provides plant based cauliflower pizza crusts, bagels, and snacks for the busy, health-conscious, and gluten-intolerant consumer.

Watch Rx
Jayanthi Narasimhan, Founder and CEO

WatchRx offers a smartwatch with phone and GPS capabilities to help seniors take their medications on time and live independently with dignity.

Whole U.
Shannon O’Brien, Founder

Whole U. is a career and life coach platform that supports job seekers to pursue their life's work.

X.O.I. Beverage
Linh Tran, Co-Founder and CEO

X.O.I. provides healthy hydration for both the skin and the body, powered by a Vietnamese traditional skin healing herb called Gac fruit. Through our sustainable and ethical supply chain, we are able to support and empower marginalized Vietnamese farmers who grow and harvest Gac fruit with us.

One early-stage venture has chosen to remain anonymous at this time.

About the Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab at Babson

Created by the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) at Babson College, Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab provides women entrepreneurs in both Boston and Miami with an inspiring community and a rigorous, experiential process that catalyzes innovative thinking and enables them to successfully launch or transform businesses.

 

Now in its fifth year, WIN Lab has been designated as one of the top two specialty programs for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship®; earned BostInno’s designation as one of Boston’s “50 on Fire” innovators and visionaries; and was honored by the prestigious Rosoff Awards for diversity.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader of Entrepreneurship of All Kinds​​​®. The top​-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action​​® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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09/07/2017 Brianna Radicioni bradicioni@babson.edu (781) 239-4548 44621 /about/news-events/babson-announcements/women-innovating-now-lab-selects-new-win-lab-boston-cohort/
WOMEN’S ENTREPRENEURIAL ACTIVITY UP 10 PERCENT, CLOSING THE GENDER GAP BY 5 PERC WOMEN’S ENTREPRENEURIAL ACTIVITY UP 10 PERCENT, CLOSING THE GENDER GAP BY 5 PERCENT SINCE 2014 Latest Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Women’s Report finds an estimated 163 million women launching new ventures while 111 million are running established businesses Over the past year, 163 million women were starting businesses across 74 economies worldwide—this according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2016/17 Women’s Report (pdf) released today with sponsors Babson CollegeSmith CollegeKorea Entrepreneurship FoundationTecnológico de MonterreyUniversidad Del Desarrollo, and Universiti Tun Abdul Razak.

“This not only shows the magnitude of impact women entrepreneurs have across the globe, but highlights the contribution they make toward the growth and well-being of their societies,” said Babson College Professor and report co-authorDonna Kelley. “Women entrepreneurs provide incomes for their families, employment for those in their communities, and products and services that bring new value to the world around them."

Among the 63 economies surveyed in both this and the last report, GEM found that Total Entrepreneurial Activity (TEA) among women increased by 10 percent, and the gender gap (ratio of women to men participating in entrepreneurship) narrowed by 5 percent.

These same economies show an 8 percent increase in women’s ownership of established businesses, and a near 10 percent increase in women’s opportunity perceptions across Europe, North America, and Asia.

The 2016/17 GEM Women’s Report also adds a new consideration—that of women as entrepreneurial investors. While participation rates vary, the participation of women as investors suggests a strong resource foundation from which business owners may build.

GEM economies in the 2016/17 survey cover 69 percent of the world’s population and 85 percent of the world’s GDP. In its 18th consecutive year, GEM continues to serve as the largest and most comprehensive single study of entrepreneurship in the world.

According to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2016/17 Women’s Report:

Entrepreneurial intentions increased among women by 16 percent from 2014 to 2016 across all economies that participated in both this report and the previous one.

Although intentions increased globally, self-perceptions around opportunity and capability vary significantly between development levels.

  • 57 percent of women in factor-driven economies believe there are good opportunities around them for starting a business, while only 39 percent of women in innovation-driven economies hold these same beliefs.
  • 67 percent of women in the factor-driven group believe they have the capabilities to start a new venture. Under 35 percent of women in the innovation-driven group feel the same.
  • On average, women exhibit a 20 percent or greater likelihood of citing necessity as a motive for starting a new business when compared to men. However, opportunity still accounts for the majority of entrepreneurial motives.
    • In the innovation-driven group of economies, women are over three and a half times as likely to cite opportunity versus necessity motives.

 

Interestingly, GEM found that women entrepreneurs have a 5 percent greater likelihood of innovativeness compared to men. The highest level of innovation occurs in North America, where 38 percent of women report having innovative products and services.

Women in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America are more likely than men to state they had exited a business in the past year, and around 56 percent cite either unprofitability or lack of finance as a reason. Discontinuance levels among women are lower than men in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America—this is consistent with lower startup levels compared to men in these regions.

Ten percent of all women entrepreneurs operate their businesses solely and have no intentions to add any employees in the next five years. Europe has the highest frequency of one-person female business activity, while North America has the lowest.

Sub-Saharan Africa maintains the highest regional average TEA rate and strong average growth expectations, which translates into a lot of employment by women entrepreneurs in this region.

The MENA region reports the highest average female growth expectations at 37 percent. Over half of the women entrepreneurs in UAE, Qatar, and Tunisia expect to hire six or more employees in the next five years. Moreover, women in Saudi Arabia and Morocco are more likely than men to have these ambitions.

North America shows the highest education rates among women entrepreneurs, with 84 percent having earned a post-secondary or higher education. Europe is notable for having more highly educated women than men entrepreneurs: 22 percent more, on average.

"Although the gender gap in education and labor force participation decreases at higher stages of economic development, we find that the entrepreneurial gender gap not only persists but increases," says Smith Economics Professor and report co-author, Mahnaz Mahdavi. "By providing entrepreneurial education, colleges and universities can improve women's competencies and increase their rate of business startup to more closely match that of men.”

Women participate in entrepreneurship at equal or higher levels than men in Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Mexico, and Brazil.

About the Report

Seventy-four economies are profiled in this report: 65 that participated in the 2016 GEM cycle, and nine that participated in 2015, but not in 2016. It provides both a broadly global and a comprehensively detailed foundation for guiding future research, policy decision making, and the design of initiatives and programs that can enhance awareness about women entrepreneurship. As such, this report brings a greater understanding of women’s entrepreneurship to a diverse audience of researchers, policy makers, educators, and practitioners. Its ultimate aim is to foster recognition about the value women entrepreneurs bring to society and to bring about improvements in conditions that encourage and support their aspirations.

Report authors include Babson College Professor Donna Kelley; Smith College Assistant Professor Benjamin S. Baumer; Babson College Vice Provost of Global Entrepreneurial Leadership Candida Brush; Babson College ProfessorPatricia Greene; Smith College Professor Mahnaz Madavi; Associate Professor Madhi Majbouri; Assistant Director of Special Projects, Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Marcia Cole; Administrative Director of the Jill Ker Conway Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center Monica Dean; and Program Director of the Conway Center René Heavlow.

“Smith College’s participation as a report sponsor complements the new Jill Ker Conway Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center’s activities, and reflects the importance of Smith’s involvement in research efforts showcasing the contributions women make globally to entrepreneurial activity,” reported Monica Dean.

Key Findings

 

Entrepreneurial Activity

 

Entrepreneur Characteristics

 

Attitudes and Affiliations

 

Impact

 

Entrepreneurial Investors

About the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor

The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) was initiated in 1999 as a joint venture of Babson College and the London Business School. It has gained widespread recognition as the most authoritative longitudinal study of entrepreneurship in the world and accomplishes this effort through the collaborative work of a consortium of national teams consisting of academic researchers from across the globe. Each national team oversees an annual survey of at least 2,000 working-age adults (ages 18 to 64). Starting with just ten developed economies in 1999, the project has grown to involve more than 100 economies over 18 annual cycles. GEM is unique because, unlike most entrepreneurship data sets that measure newer and smaller firms, GEM studies the behavior of individuals with respect to starting and managing businesses. At a time in history when individual entrepreneurial activity may hold the key to transforming the global economy and discouraging ingrained economic disparity in countries with minimal economic opportunity, GEM data has influenced national economic policies and continues to expand its collaborative role. For more information, follow GEM on Twitter.

About Smith College

Since its founding in 1871, Smith College has educated women of promise for lives of distinction. One of the largest women’s colleges in the United States and the first to offer an accredited engineering program, Smith links the power of the liberal arts to excellence in research and scholarship, developing engaged global citizens and leaders for society’s contemporary challenges. Smith educates women to understand the complexity of human history and the variety of the world’s cultures through engagement with social, political, aesthetic and scientific issues.

About the Jill Ker Conway Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center at Smith College

Smith College's Jill Ker Conway Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center is an intellectual hub that challenges students, faculty and staff to develop innovative solutions to pressing problems. A catalyst for the acceleration of innovation and entrepreneurial activity at Smith, the Center provides students with tools and experiences to become business leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators. Similarly, the Center provides faculty and staff with resources to facilitate innovative and entrepreneurial activity. The Center hosts and facilitates a slate of programs and activities focused on creative thinking, problem solving and interdisciplinary teamwork.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value. ​​​​​​​​​​​​ 

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ROBERT AND JAN WEISSMAN'S LIFETIME GIVING TO BABSON REACHES A RECORD $100 MILLIO ROBERT AND JAN WEISSMAN'S LIFETIME GIVING TO BABSON REACHES A RECORD $100 MILLION New $36.3 million commitment to advance campus-renewal projects

Robert (Bob) Weissman ’64, H’94, P’87 ’90 and his wife, Jan Weissman P’87 ’90, have made a $36.3 million gift to Babson College, enabling construction to begin on a new collaborative environment in the center of campus where students, faculty, staff, and their ideas will intertwine.

“We are all humbled, inspired, and deeply grateful for the Weissmans’ extraordinary and unmatched generosity and commitment to Babson College,” said PresidentKerry Healey. “Bob and Jan’s remarkable support is a testament to their deep engagement with our mission: to prepare entrepreneurial leaders who create great economic and social value everywhere. Their guidance and support has benefited every aspect of the Babson community—our students, alumni, faculty, and the campus experience—and will continue to drive excellence at Babson for generations to come.”

The Gift: A Vision for Babson’s Future

As Babson prepares to celebrate its Centennial and looks toward its next 100 years, the College remains focused on educating entrepreneurs whose work will add economic and social value to communities around the world. Creating environments beyond the classroom where students, faculty, and staff can work collaboratively has become increasingly important.

While the Weissmans’ gift is unrestricted, a portion of it will be used to enable construction to begin on a new 10,000-square-foot structure in the heart of Babson’s campus. This beautiful, light-filled space will include a four-season garden for use by students and will serve as the gateway to Horn Library, making it much more accessible. Within the new structure will be group study areas and informal gathering spaces, a café, and a new home for the Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance. This new construction will also establish centralized locations for Babson’s academic and extracurricular resource centers, create a state-of-the-art classroom, and provide additional faculty and staff offices.

“Babson plays a vital role in advancing the work of family businesses, of businesses led by women, of businesses that promote the common good for all people, and of entrepreneurs of all kinds,” said Robert Weissman. “Our entire family feels very fortunate that we are able to help sustain Babson’s mission around the world and to do so during our lifetimes so that we can see the impact our philanthropy is having now and in the months and years ahead.”

The Weissmans’ Legacy of Support

Robert and Jan Weissman are among Babson’s most generous and committed philanthropists. Their new gift brings their lifetime support of Babson to a record $100 million.

“Bob and Jan’s love for and support of Babson has no boundaries,” said Joseph L. Winn MBA’74, P’15, Chair of the Babson College Board of Trustees. “Bob’s wise counsel during his time on the Babson Board of Trustees, coupled with his and Jan’s philanthropic commitments, will have an everlasting impact on the work of our faculty and the educational experiences of our students.”

In 2008, the Weissmans established the Weissman Scholarship program that currently supports 19 students at the College. To date, 13 Weissman Scholars have graduated from Babson and begun careers at technology startups, charter schools, nonprofit organizations, international automotive companies, and accounting corporations.

The Weissmans have also given generously to support the work of faculty through the establishment of an endowed professorship. Earlier this year, Professor Richard Cleary was appointed the Robert E. Weissman ’64, H’94, P’87 ’90 and Janet Weissman P’87 ’90 Professor in Business Analytics.

Preparing for Babson’s Second Century

The Weissmans’ gift will help establish the foundation for a historic effort to drive the College’s vision into the future by securing critically needed additional resources through philanthropy.

“We are so grateful for Bob and Jan’s incredible investment in Babson’s future,” said Marla M. Capozzi MBA’96, Chair-elect of the Babson College Board of Trustees. “As we near Babson’s 100th year, we are looking toward the College’s second century and the critical role entrepreneurs of all kinds will play in this future. It is only through the generosity of Babson community members like the Weissmans that we are able to continue to offer new innovations combined with the very best in business education to prepare our students to become the necessary change-makers of tomorrow.”

In 2019, Babson College will mark its Centennial and celebrate 100 years as a leader in entrepreneurship education. Babson is preparing entrepreneurs of all kinds to lead in a new way, creating social and economic value simultaneously, and, in doing so, transforming lives, businesses, and communities for the better. By offering a transformative experience, fostering intentional diversity, and preparing graduates to apply Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® in all settings—from corporations to startups to NGOs—our graduates will be ready to lead and make a difference in our rapidly changing world.

The College’s Centennial strategy calls for deepening Babson’s expertise and impact in three areas: strengthening family enterprises, advancing women-led entrepreneurship, and driving social impact. Each of these priorities is a historic strength for the College and offers an opportunity for Babson to make an outsized contribution to solving some of the world’s most pressing problems.

About the Weissman Family

The Weissman family has deep ties to Babson. Married for more than 57 years, Robert and Janet Weissman have two sons that hold Babson degrees (Michael D. Weissman ’87, P’20, and Christopher J. Weissman MBA’90), as does one of their daughters-in-law (Wendy Munroe Weissman ’88, P’20). One of their grandsons is currently attending Babson.

Robert Weissman is a co-founder of Cognizant Technology Solutions, an information-consulting company that has grown to 250,000 employees and sales of more than $14 billion. During the 1970s, he was a pioneer in the cable television transmission industry and later in the nascent computer-time-sharing industry. In 1980, he was named Executive Vice President of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, and, in 1984, he was named President and COO of the company. Ultimately, he spent 17 years with Dun & Bradstreet, eventually becoming Chairman and CEO in 1994.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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BABSON COLLEGE PROFESSOR RICHARD CLEARY AWARDED FIRST ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIP IN B BABSON COLLEGE PROFESSOR RICHARD CLEARY AWARDED FIRST ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIP IN BUSINESS ANALYTICS Through generous endowment by Robert Weissman ’64 H’94 P’87’90 and his wife, Jan, new professorship will help bolster student and faculty efforts in business analytics

Babson College Professor Richard Cleary has been appointed the Robert E. Weissman ’64 H’94 P’87’90 and Janet Weissman P’87’90 Professor in Business Analytics, a first-of-its-kind endowed professorship generously endowed by Trustee, alumnus, and parent, Robert Weissman, and his wife, Jan.

“We are thrilled to name Professor Rick Cleary our first Weissman Professor in Business Analytics, and are so grateful for the Weissman’s generosity in helping to make it happen,” says Provost Michael Johnson. “Rick has brought tremendous leadership to our Math and Science Division and College and has an outstanding record of teaching, interdisciplinary course development, and research in business and data analytics.”

Babson’s Master of Science in Business Analytics

Babson’s Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) is a flexible program featuring face-to-face and online sessions. It has been specifically designed to prepare students to be the bridge between data and action.

In as little as 18 months, students become experts in the latest analytic techniques, obtaining the ability to interpret data for any organization. More importantly, students develop collaboration and communication skills to help effectively convey the value of such information.

The program’s curriculum goes beyond IT and statistics, applying an interdisciplinary approach to ensure the development of critical technical skills and creative thinking to solve broader business and social issues. Plus, students reinforce what is learned in the classroom through a real-world consulting project for an outside organization.

Babson’s MSBA is launching at Babson’s Wellesley campus starting this fall, and will be offered at Babson’s other graduate hubs in Miami, San Francisco and Boston beginning in Fall 2018.

“Professor Cleary’s work connects the importance of analytics with starting, running, or innovating within, a successful business,” says Dean of Faculty Bala Iyer. “With the support of the Weissman family, our students will be even better equipped to bring their technical and creative skills to the job market and their entrepreneurial ventures.”

Richard Cleary

Professor Rick Cleary is a statistician and mathematician with research and consulting interests in a variety of fields including sports, biomechanics, and statistical approaches to fraud detection and audit risk. Prior to coming to Babson College in 2013, Professor Cleary taught at St. Michael’s College in Vermont, Cornell University, Bentley University, and Harvard University. He has held many leadership positions in the Mathematical Association of America, including six years on the Executive Committee as Associate Treasurer and a term as chair of the Joint Data Committee.

Professor Cleary enjoys working with mathematics teachers at all levels to improve statistics education and he gives frequent talks and workshops on ways to encourage statistical thinking. He is active in the Wellesley community as a youth sports coach and he serves on the Board of Directors of the Wellesley Little League.

The Weissman Family

Robert and Jan Weissman have a longstanding, committed philanthropic history with the college. Their annual scholarship program, Weissman Scholars, is Babson’s most prestigious scholarship program awarding full-tuition scholarships. They have also made other impactful gifts to support increased accessibility to, and return on investment from, a Babson College education. Robert has also served on the Babson College Board of Trustees since 1976.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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BABSON TO INDUCT CYRIL CAMUS ’91 INTO THE ALUMNI HALL OF FAME AND HONOR 2017 RIS BABSON TO INDUCT CYRIL CAMUS ’91 INTO THE ALUMNI HALL OF FAME AND HONOR 2017 RISING STARS During Back to Babson, Babson will host Celebrating Achievements in Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® on September 15 Cyril Camus ’91, Chairman of Camus Cognac, a family business leader and entrepreneur, will be inducted into the Babson Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame at Celebrating Achievements in Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® at Knight Auditorium on September 15, 2017.

The Babson Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame celebrates Babson alumni who have distinguished themselves in entrepreneurial endeavors across all types of enterprises, and recognizes each for their accomplishments in creating economic and social value.

Five alumni entrepreneurs— Daniel Dalet ’03Emily Levy ’16, Yousef Al-Humaidhi ’15, Maria del Mar Gomez ’16 and Leon Logothetis ’99—will also be recognized as ‘Rising Stars’ for their success in founding businesses within the past ten years, making an impact in the marketplace, and generating media attention.

The Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame and Rising Star awards will be presented at Back to Babson on Friday evening September 15, 2017.

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Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

Cyril Camus ‘91
Chairman, Camus Cognac

Cyril Camus is a family business entrepreneur who grew up in the Cognac region of France. After receiving his Baccalaureate in France, Camus traveled to the United States to continue his studies. He earned a Bachelor of Science from Babson College in 1991. While at Babson, Camus co-founded his first company with two classmates. He further internationalized his studies with exchange programs at ESSEC Business School in France and also at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China.

After finishing his studies, Camus joined his family business, House of Camus, in the Beijing office, as the company’s representative to the local China market distributor. At the age of 32, Camus became the CEO of the House of Camus, a provider of high-end cognac and distributor of wines and spirits, and became the fifth generation of the same family to run the company headquartered in Cognac, France.

Immediately upon his assuming leadership, numerous initiatives were launched to strategically grow the House of Camus and further expand its global reach. Formal and systematic processes were introduced to improve the quality of products, including significant investments in the vineyards, distilleries, aging and blending cellars, and bottling lines and packaging halls. Investments also were made in recruiting and training of teams in France, and in the newly created distribution subsidiaries in the U.S. and China as well as branch offices in Asia.

Awarded the prize for Best Performer in the French agri-food industry by Le Moniteur du Commerce International (MOCI) in 2012, and with its products being the most awarded at the IWSC (International Wines and Spirits Competition) during the past five years, today, Camus Cognac is distributed in more than 140 countries and the family business can proudly affirm its excellence, from the grapes to the glass.

Rising Star Honorees

Daniel Dalet ‘03
Co-founder, SoloCoco

After more than a decade in the financial industry, Daniel Dalet decided it was time for a career change. With his wife, Gaby, and cousin, Abel Gonzalez, he co-founded an agro-industrial production company in the Dominican Republic that combined old world production with cutting-edge technology to create a high-quality, one-of-a-kind virgin coconut oil product. Since its founding in 2015, SoloCoco has had a profound impact on the Dominican Republic economy. Fair trade certified, the family business of two generations exclusively hires single mothers to produce the handcrafted oil. For his leadership in creating social and economic value, Dalet was honored with Babson College’s Lewis Institute Changemaker Award in 2016.

Emily Levy ‘16
Co-founder, Mighty Well®

Emily Levy is a graduate of Babson College, Class of 2016, with concentrations in technology, entrepreneurship, and design, as well as being a CWEL Scholar. She grew up in her family’s surf shop, where she first started her love for consumer-packaged goods, and saw firsthand the power of a passionate community.

Levy started Mighty Well with her best friend, Maria del Mar Gomez ’16, and boyfriend, Yousef, after she was diagnosed with Lyme disease and saw how people started to treat her as a medical condition, and not the strong and confident woman that she strives to be. She also is a passionate public speaker about startups, personal branding, and helping organizations to understand the patient perspective.

Levy is a proud alumnus of the Babson Summer Venture Program, WINLab®: Boston, Draper University, and MassChallenge. Her mission in life is to turn sickness into strength.

Yousef Al-Humaidhi ‘15
Co-founder, Mighty Well

Yousef Al-Humaidhi is a graduate of Babson College, Class of 2015, with concentrations in finance and entrepreneurship. He grew up in Kuwait with entrepreneurship and family business all around him, and saw the process of building companies firsthand. Though he has been working in the investment field while working on Mighty Well, his true passion has and always will be the entrepreneurial process, from ideation to operation.

After seeing chronic illness take away the identity of friends and family members, he felt he had to do something. Though he was not a medical professional, he worked to understand patient needs and created the prototype of the PICCPerfect PICC line cover. From that one product, he saw the opportunity to create a brand that would help patients all over the world transcend their illnesses and feel like themselves once again.

Maria del Mar Gomez ‘16
Co-founder, Mighty Well

Maria del Mar Gomez is a Latina entrepreneur, a graduate of Babson College, Class of 2016, and Draper University, Class of 2017, with concentrations in technology, entrepreneurship, and design, as well as environmental sustainability. She worked as the Innovation Catalyst at Wentworth’s Institute of Technology, where she coached students go from ideation to product development.

After seeing family members and her closest friends struggle with chronic illness, she was inspired to venture in the entrepreneurial journey of starting Mighty Well. Now, she immerses herself in the healthcare community to discern their main pain points and needs of chronically ill patients and their support network. She is passionate about female empowerment and social entrepreneurship as avenues for driving social change.

Leon Logothetis
Founder, Leon Logothetis

Leon Logothetis is a global adventurer, motivational speaker, and philanthropist. It wasn’t always that way. He used to be a broker in the city of London, where he felt uninspired and chronically depressed. He gave it all up for a life on the road. This radical life change was inspired by the inspirational movie, “The Motorcycle Diaries.”

Logothetis has visited more than 90 countries and traveled to every continent.

His show, “The Kindness Diaries” is streaming on Netflix. His books, Amazing Adventures of a Nobody and The Kindness Diaries and Live, Love, Explore: Discover the Way of the Traveler a Roadmap to the Life You Were Meant to Live, published by Readers Digest, are in stores now.

 

 

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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BABSON COLLEGE UNVEILS PLANS FOR NEW RECREATION AND ATHLETICS CENTER BABSON COLLEGE UNVEILS PLANS FOR NEW RECREATION AND ATHLETICS CENTER New multipurpose space to nearly double the size of Babson’s current athletic and recreation facilities; construction to begin this year with a completion date set for the college’s Centennial celebration in Fall 2019 Babson College has announced plans to start construction for a new modern, multi-use recreation and athletics center that will support a wide range of campus activities, including fitness and recreation, and a host of large, campus-wide programs and events.

Construction is scheduled to be complete for the start of the fall 2019 semester. A groundbreaking celebration is planned for Saturday, September 16, 2017 to coincide with Back to Babson—the college’s homecoming weekend. 

The college selected Gilbane Building Company to provide pre-construction planning and construction management services for the project. The architect for the project is Cambridge Seven Associates.

The new center will nearly double the size of Babson’s current athletics and recreation facilities, improve the quality and quantity of available fitness equipment and resources, and strengthen the overall experience for varsity student athletes. Its contemporary design will also serve the Babson community well by offering a new space for convening large campus events like student orientation, career fairs, conferences, concerts, and more.

“As our community prepares to celebrate Babson’s first 100 years of excellence and leadership in entrepreneurship education, I am delighted to break ground on a facility that will truly transform student life on our campus for generations to come, ” said Babson College President Kerry Healey.

“In college, students develop lifestyle and personal habits that will follow them throughout their lives, so it is important that we set a healthy foundation that will sustain their success in the future,” said the project’s executive sponsor and Vice President for Student Affairs, Lawrence P. Ward. “The new Babson Recreation and Athletics Complex is intended to encourage students to invest in their physical well-being, relieve stress, and achieve a stronger, overall sense of balance while in school.”

The new 75,000 square foot addition will feature:

  • A large, two-story fitness and recreation area with state-of-the-art cardio equipment and weight room
  • Multipurpose studio spaces for yoga, dance, and aerobics classes
  • Dedicated varsity locker rooms, expanded sports medicine area, and an advanced strength, cardio, and conditioning area for varsity sports teams
  • Three courts for recreational sports
  • Improved locker room facilities for all students
  • Large, flexible space to host major college events in any season

"After several years of careful planning, we are incredibly proud to announce the development of an expanded, modern recreation and athletics facility that will benefit all members of the Babson community," said David F. Lamere ‘82, Babson College Trustee and co-chair of College’s Campus Master Plan and Facilities Committee. "As a college committed to delivering a transformative student experience, we know it is important to continue to invest in facilities that promote our students' wellness and sense of community. The facility will greatly enhance the recreational space available to our whole community. Further, Babson Athletics is experiencing historic success thanks to our tremendously talented student athletes winning an NCAA Division III Championship title and our record number of NEWMAC championships over the last few years. We are thrilled to provide our community with a first-class center they can use and enjoy in a multitude of ways as part of their Babson experience.”

 

Tennis Relocation

To make way for this exciting project it was necessary to relocate the existing tennis courts adjacent to the Webster Center. The college started construction this spring on a new tennis court facility in close proximity to the existing Babson athletic fields, the Babson Ice Rink, and Boston Sports Club complex.

The new courts were designed by Activitas, Inc. and are being constructed by R.A.D Sports. They will be made from post-tensioned concrete which will provide a first-rate surface for varsity teams, recreational athletes, summer programs, and community use. The courts will be fully lit and will have court-side bleacher seating.

The Webster Center will remain open as usual, with the exception of the Summer 2018 when the building (except Staake Gymnasium) will be closed for some selective renovations. 

  

 

About Babson College 

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value. 
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BABSON COLLEGE FEATURED IN THE PRINCETON REVIEW BOOK, THE BEST 382 COLLEGES 2018 BABSON COLLEGE FEATURED IN THE PRINCETON REVIEW BOOK, THE BEST 382 COLLEGES 2018 EDITION Babson College is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review

Babson College, ranked No. 1 for entrepreneurship, is featured in the new 2018 edition of Princeton Review’s college guide, "The Best 382 Colleges."

Only about 15% of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and two colleges outside the U.S. are profiled in the book, which is one of The Princeton Review's most popular guides. Published annually since 1992, it has detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores in eight categories.  The book also has ranking lists of top 20 schools in 62 categories. All of the ranking lists are based on The Princeton Review's surveys of students attending the colleges.

"We chose Babson College for this book because it offers outstanding academics, “said Robert Franek, Princeton Review's Editor-in-Chief and author. "Our selections are primarily based on our surveys of administrators at several hundred four-year colleges. We also visit dozens of colleges each year and give considerable weight to opinions of our staff and our 24-member National College Counselor Advisory Board, Most importantly, we look at valuable feedback we get from each school’s customers - our surveys of students attending them. We also keep a wide representation of colleges in the book by region, size, selectivity and character."

In its profile of Babson, The Princeton Review praises it for its “close-knit community, dynamic living and learning experience, and its ability to confront real world problems.”

“’We live and breathe business,’ says one business administration major, of the tight-knit, diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students on campus. Babson seeks to create an environment of ‘entrepreneurship among a community of goal-driven and disciplined students,’” says Princeton Review.

Methodology

The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges from 1 to 382 in any category. Instead it uses students' ratings of their schools to compile 62 ranking lists of top 20 colleges in the book in various categories. The lists in this edition are entirely based on The Princeton Review's survey of 137,000 students (358 per campus on average) attending the colleges. The 80-question survey asks students to rate their schools on several topics and report on their campus experiences at them. Topics range from their assessments of their professors as teachers to opinions about their school's career services.

 

The schools in "The Best 382 Colleges" also have rating scores in eight categories. The Princeton Review tallied them based on institutional data it collected during the 2016 -17 academic year and/or its student survey for the book. Rating scores are on a scale of 60 to 99. Categories include: Academics, Admissions Selectivity, Financial Aid, Fire Safety, and Green, a measure of school's commitment to the sustainability and the environment in its policies, practices and education programs.

 

Learn more about the methodology for Princeton Review rankings »

About The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep and college admission services company. Every year, it helps millions of college- and graduate school-bound students achieve their education and career goals through online and in person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors, online resources, and its more than 150 print and digital books published by Penguin Random House. The Princeton Review is headquartered in New York, NY. The company is not affiliated with Princeton University. For more information, visitwww.princetonreview.com. Follow the company on Twitter @ThePrincetonRev.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS STILL LAG BEHIND MEN IN ACCESSING NEW BUSINESS FUNDING WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS STILL LAG BEHIND MEN IN ACCESSING NEW BUSINESS FUNDING Babson professors coauthor new study ‘The gender gap in venture capital progress, problems, and perspectives’

Women entrepreneurs are finding it increasingly difficult to access venture capital funding for start-up businesses and remain much less likely to attract funding than male entrepreneurs, according to a new study published inVenture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance.

The study, The gender gap in venture capital- progress, problems, and perspectives, is co-authored by Babson’s Vice Provost of Global Entrepreneurial Leadership Candida Brush, Babson Professors Patricia Greene and Lakshmi Balachandra, and Amy Davis of MindCette, and published by Taylor & Francis.    

Researchers compared the proportion of venture capital funding received by men and women entrepreneurs in the U.S. between 2011 and 2013, analyzing variation across sector, investment stage, region, and outcome.

However in this most recent picture of the venture capital funding landscape, based on the data available, businesses receiving venture capital are fout times more likely to be comprised of all male teams. This gender gap was even greater when leadership positions were considered: 97 percent of the total venture capital funding during the period studied went to companies with a man as the CEO.

The figures were especially surprising given the similarity in performance between venture-backed companies with women CEOs and those with men CEOs.

Entrenched male-dominated networks within the venture capital industry and well-established institutional ties, with few new firms being founded, were noted as two of the leading restrictions on women participation. The venture capital model in the U.S. was therefore deemed unsuited to women entrepreneurs, illustrating the difficulty women in the country face in pursuing entrepreneurial careers.

As the authors warned, this could have significant economic implications. A lack of access to venture capital could constrain growth in women-led businesses, which could further reduce the number of women pursuing entrepreneurial careers.

The study marks the first time that women’s access to venture capital has been studied on such a large scale. Researchers analyzed a database of U.S.-based companies which received venture capital funding between 2011 and 2013. Building on a framework first used by a similar study in 1999, they examined management team biographies for mentions of the word ‘she’. By studying venture capital from the perspective of firms seeking venture capital, rather than that of the venture capitalist, the authors pioneered a social science approach.

However, lead author Professor Candida Brush emphasized the need for further research from a similar social science perspective to encourage a full understanding of the reasons behind the gender gap. “Future research might consider the extent to which deals are sourced through networks that include women entrepreneurs, or whether companies that have women on the teams must go through a tougher screen to succeed.”

For a copy of the full study, please contact newsroom@taylorandfrancis.com

About Taylor & Francis Group

Taylor & Francis Group partners with researchers, scholarly societies, universities and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life. As one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, ebooks and reference works our content spans all areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Science, and Technology and Medicine.

From our network of offices in Oxford, New York, Philadelphia, Boca Raton, Boston, Melbourne, Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, Stockholm, New Delhi and Cape Town, Taylor & Francis staff provide local expertise and support to our editors, societies and authors and tailored, efficient customer service to our library colleagues.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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BABSON COLLEGE SE EXPANDE A MIAMI BABSON COLLEGE SE EXPANDE A MIAMI Líder en educación para emprendedores ofrecerá programas de graduados de primera clase y métodos de clase mundial para la enseñanza de pensamiento empresarial y acción (Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®) a innovador ecosistema de Miami

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Babson College, basado en el área de la ciudad de Boston y reconocido como líder mundial en educación de emprendedores, está expandiendo a Miami, Florida, con tres programas de educación superior—incluyendo un Blended Learning MBA o programa de educación combinada en español, catalogado como el número uno por los ingresos de sus egresados y dentro de las diez principales a nivel mundial por elFinancial Times (FT), The Princeton Review, y la revista Entrepreneur.

El período de aplicación está abierto y las clases están programas para iniciar en otoño del 2018. Conoce más y aplica »

La expansión de Babson se construye sobre el éxito sostenido de su programa de acelerador de mujeres emprendedoras, Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® Miami, el cual tiene presencia local desde 2016. El programa inaugural de mujeres emprendedoras a nivel local recaudó cerca de 2 millones de dólares en fondos en el primer año.

“Miami es hogar de más de 1,300 egresados de Babson y cuenta ya con una red vibrante de negocios familiares e innovadoras empresas emergentes,” dijo el presidente Babson College Kerry Healey. “Estamos emocionados de continuar construyendo sobre los avances de WIN Lab®, expandiendo nuestro rol y presencia en el vibrante ecosistema emprendedor de Miami, y traer tres de los mundialmente reconocidos programas de educación superior de Babson a profesionales que desean generar un impacto positivo en grandes corporaciones, negocios familiares, organizaciones sin fines de lucro, o comenzar sus propias iniciativas”.

Babson College es reconocida globalmente por su programa de pensamiento y acción emprendedor, oEntrepreneurial Thought & Action® en inglés, y su reconocida escuela para líderes de negocios familiares por casi 100 años.

Miami es líder en actividad de nuevos negocios en los estados unidos, catalogada como No.1 entre las 40 áreas metropolitanas más grandes de la nación, y hay una necesidad creciente de apoyar y fortalecer entidades familiares, las cuales representan dos tercios de todos los negocios mundialmente. Por estas razones, Babson está más listo que nunca para expandir su presencia en la región y ayudar a impulsar el éxito de emprendedores en nuevas iniciativas, compañías establecidas, y dentro de negocios familiares ya establecidos hace tiempo.

Al tiempo que se continúan desarrollando los detalles de los programas, entre la oferta de Babson de programas de educación superior se encuentra:

  • Un grado de MBA de Conocimiento Combinado o Blenden Learning MBA en inglés. Este reconocido programa de Babson combina clases en línea, sesiones presenciales y colaboraciones virtuales, y es catalogado entre los10 mejores por el Financial Times y el número uno por los niveles de ingresos promedio de sus egresados.
  • Un grado de Maestría de Ciencias en Análisis de Negocios, el cual provee a estudiantes con las herramientas y métodos de análisis para comunicar eficientemente el valor de los datos. Este es impartido por medio de una flexible combinación de sesiones en línea y presenciales.
  • Un Certificado de Administración Avanzada a la medida, el cual permite a los estudiantes adquirir destrezas y obtener créditos que luego podrán ser aplicados a futuros diplomas de Babson.

Babson en Miami

Babson College es el arquitecto del programa Goldman Sachs para 10,000 negocios pequeños, o Goldman Sachs10,000 Small Businesses en inglés, albergado en Miami-Dade College desde el 2014, empoderando a los propietarios de negocios pequeños que participan a ayudar a crecer sus negocios.

El WIN Lab de Babson tiene presencia local desde 2016, con el apoyo de la Fundación John S and James Knight, FedEx, y Akerman LLP. El primer grupo de mujeres emprendedoras recaudaron más de 2 millones dólares en fondos y celebraron la conclusión del ciclo del programa en abril.

Miami es también la cede de una vibrante red de más de 1,300 egresados Babson. La región mantiene la cuarta concentración más grande de egresados de Babson, muchos quienes están involucrados en negocios familiares e iniciativas emprendedoras en el área de Miami. Entre algunos de los egresados más destacados que residen en el área de Miami se encuentran: Francine Gervazio MBA’16, Murilo Amaral MBA’16, y Alfredo Keri MBA’16, fundadores de Cargo42; Alberto Perlman ’98, cofundador y Director Ejecutivo de Zumba Fitness, LLC; la familia Zamora, la cual opera la institución financiera LAFISE; y Diego Lowenstein ’90 P'21, Director Ejecutivo y representante de la tercera generación que trabaja en Lionstone Development, fundada y con sede en Miami.

La expansión de Babson College a Miami extenderá su alcance e impacto alrededor del mundo, agregando a sus sedes actuales en Wellesley y Boston, Massachusetts, y en San Francisco, California.

Sobre Babson College

Babson College es educador, unificador y líder de pensamiento para emprendimientos de todo tipo, Entrepreneurship of All Kinds® en inglés. Institución altamente calificada para educación de emprendedores, Babson es un dinámico laboratorio de aprendizaje donde estudiantes, maestros y personal trabajan juntos para resolver problemas reales de negocios y de la sociedad. Preparamos a los líderes emprendedores que más necesita nuestro mundo: aquellos cuyo sólido conocimiento funcional, y destrezas y visión para navegar el cambio, acomodar ambigüedades, sobrellevar complejidades, y motivar a equipos hacia un objetivo común para marcar una diferencia en el mundo y tener un impacto en organizaciones de todos los tamaños y tipos. Como hemos hecho por casi medio siglo, Babson continúa promoviendo pensamiento empresarial y acciones (Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®) como la fuerza más positiva en el planeta para generar valor económico y social sostenible.

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BABSON COLLEGE TO EXPAND TO MIAMI BABSON COLLEGE TO EXPAND TO MIAMI Leader in entrepreneurship education to bring top-ranked graduate programs and world-class method for teaching Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® to Miami’s innovative ecosystem

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Massachusetts-based Babson College, the recognized world leader in entrepre­neurship education, is expanding to Miami, Florida, with three graduate programs—including the Blended Learning MBA, ranked No. 1 for alumni earnings and top 10 worldwide by Financial Times (FT),The Princeton Review, andEntrepreneur magazine.

The application period is open and classes are set to begin in Fall 2018. Learn more and apply »

Babson’s expansion builds on the ongoing success of its women’s entrepreneurship accelerator, Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® Miami, which has had local roots since 2016. The program’s inaugural cohort of local women entrepreneurs raised nearly $2 million in funding in the first year.

Babson Miami Ribbon Cutting

 
Babson College President Kerry Healey along with Babson and Miami representatives celebrate the announcement of Babson’s newest location in Miami with a ribbon cutting.

“Miami is home to more than 1,300 Babson alumni and is already such a vibrant network of family businesses and innovative startups,” says Babson College President Kerry Healey. “We are excited to build on local WIN Lab® momentum, further expand our role and presence in Miami’s thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem, and bring three of Babson’s world-renowned graduate programs to professionals who want to positively impact large corporations, family businesses, nonprofits, or start their own venture.”

Babson College is globally recognized for Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® and is the pre-eminent school for family business leaders for nearly 100 years.

Miami is the U.S. leader in startup activity, ranked No. 1 among the nation’s 40 largest metro areas, and there is a growing need to support and strengthen family enterprises, which account for two-thirds of all businesses worldwide. For these reasons, Babson is ready now more than ever to expand its presence in the region and help foster entrepreneurial success across new ventures, established companies, and within long-standing family businesses.

While program specifics are still being developed, Babson graduate offerings will include:

  • A Blended Learning MBA degree—this well-known Babson program combines online classes, face-to-face sessions, and virtual collaboration, and is ranked top 10 worldwide by Financial Times and No. 1 for average alumni earnings.
  • A Master of Science in Business Analytics degree, which provides students with the tools and analytic methods to effectively communicate the value of data. It is delivered in a flexible blend of online and face-to-face sessions.
  • A self-paced Certificate in Advanced Management degree, which allows students to build relevant skills and earn credits that can be applied to a future Babson degree.

Babson in Miami

Babson College is the academic architect of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, hosted at Miami-Dade College since 2014, empowering participating local small business owners to help their businesses grow.

Babson’s WIN Lab has had local roots since 2016, with the support of The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, FedEx, and Akerman LLP. The program’s first cohort of women entrepreneurs raised nearly $2 million in funding and celebrated its finale in April.

Miami also is a hub for a vibrant network of 5,000 Babson alumni who live and work in the region, Southern U.S. and Latin America. The region boasts the fourth-largest concentration of Babson graduates, many of whom are involved in family enterprises and entrepreneurial ventures in the Miami area. Some of Babson’s most notable Miami-area alumni include: Francine Gervazio MBA’16, Murilo Amaral MBA’16, and Alfredo Keri MBA’16, founders of Cargo42;Alberto Perlman ’98, co-founder and CEO of Zumba Fitness, LLC; the Zamora family, who run the financial institution LAFISE; and Diego Lowenstein ’90 P'21, CEO and the third generation to work at Lionstone Development, founded and headquartered in Miami.

Babson College’s expansion into Miami will extend its reach and impact around the world, adding to its existing hubs in Wellesley and Boston, Massachusetts, and San Francisco, California.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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MARLA M. CAPOZZI, MBA’96 AND MCKINSEY & COMPANY VETERAN, APPOINTED TO CHAIR THE MARLA M. CAPOZZI, MBA’96 AND MCKINSEY & COMPANY VETERAN, APPOINTED TO CHAIR THE BABSON COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES Historic appointment makes Babson the only Massachusetts business school to have women serving as Board Chair and President simultaneously

Babson College, the recognized global leader in entrepreneurship education and women’s entrepreneurial leadership, has announced the appointment of Marla M. Capozzi, MBA’96 and long-time global strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company, as Chair-elect of the Babson College Board of Trustees.

Capozzi will succeed current Chair of the Board and esteemed member of the Babson College community, Joseph L. Winn MBA’74, who is stepping down as chair in October 2017 following six years of dedicated service in this role. Before being named Chair, Winn also served an additional 10 years on Babson’s Board of Trustees. He is the retired Vice Chairman and CFO of American Tower Corporation (NYSE: AMT).

Capozzi, a Vice Chair of Babson's Board of Trustees, member of the Board for the last seven years, and an alumna of Babson’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business, will be the first woman to serve as Chair of Babson’s Board and will take the helm this fall as the college prepares to celebrate its Centennial in 2019.

In making this appointment, Babson becomes the only Massachusetts business school to have its two most senior governance roles held simultaneously by women leaders. Capozzi joins Babson College President Kerry Healey, who became the first woman to serve as Babson’s president when she took office in 2013.

“On behalf of the entire Babson College community, I want to thank Chairman Winn for his strong leadership and exemplary service to the college, especially his commitment and efforts as Chair to expand Babson’s global presence and reach,” said Healey. “Babson is the recognized world leader in entrepreneurship education and, today, Babson’s people and programs are growing businesses, spurring innovation, and strengthening communities in 114 countries around the world. I look forward to working closely with Chair-elect Capozzi to expand on this global vision and ensure that, in its second century, Babson continues to make the power of entrepreneurship accessible to everyone, everywhere.”

Marla Capozzi, currently a leader in McKinsey Academy, McKinsey & Company’s new global venture for client leadership development and capability building, has also been a founder and leader of McKinsey & Company’s Global Innovation practice. A 17-year veteran of the firm, she serves clients on building new ventures, technology and industry disruption.

She has published widely on her extensive research on strategy and innovation, taught strategy at Babson as an adjunct lecturer, and previously led product-development at the Lotus/IBM innovation center. She was appointed to, and served on, the Massachusetts Council for Innovation by Governor Deval Patrick and served as vice-chair of the Board of Directors for Project Bread: The Walk for Hunger, a local Boston-based hunger organization, for seven years.

“As the world leader and the school that founded the discipline of teaching entrepreneurship, we will continue to pioneer the most innovative education opportunities to make entrepreneurship accessible and affordable to everyone around the world,” said Capozzi.  “As an alumna, I am proud to work with fellow trustees and governance members, President Healey, faculty, and staff to build on our 100-year legacy and increase Babson’s impact in its second century.”

Babson’s Centennial strategy is focused on preparing entrepreneurs of all kinds to lead in a new way—creating social and economic value simultaneously and, in doing so, transforming lives, businesses, and communities for the better. By offering a transformative experience, fostering intentional diversity, and preparing graduates to apply Babson’s unique methodology, Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®, in all settings—from professional services to startups to NGOs—Babson graduates will be ready to lead and make a difference in a rapidly changing world.

The Centennial strategy also calls for deepening the college’s expertise and impact in three areas: strengthening family enterprises, advancing women-led entrepreneurship, and driving social impact. Each of these priorities is a historic strength for the college and offers an opportunity for Babson to make an outsized contribution to solving some of the world’s most pressing problems.

“Marla’s global lens on strategy and innovation, coupled with her deep understanding of Babson and higher education, will position the school to build on its extraordinary success and continue to lead in its next century,” said current Chair of the Babson College Board of Trustees Joseph L. Winn MBA’74. “I am incredibly proud of what we have accomplished during my time on the Board, including our continued No. 1 rankings in entrepreneurship and return-on-investment, the creation of innovative affordability offerings, and our efforts to expand Babson’s reach and impact globally. I am excited about Marla’s vision to extend and increase these efforts and look forward to supporting her and the college long into the future.” 

Chair-elect Capozzi was nominated by an eight-member Trustee committee led by Ken Romanzi '82. The Committee noted her long-time dedication to Babson and the strategic approach she brings to leadership and decision-making.

This fall, current Chair Joseph L. Winn will be celebrated for his many years of service and dedication to the college.

Marla M. Capozzi

Marla Capozzi has served as a leader of McKinsey & Company’s Global Strategy and Innovation Practice, based in the Boston office. For the past 17 years at McKinsey, Capozzi has served global clients across sectors on topics ranging from strategy, innovation, disruptive technologies, corporate venture capital, building new ventures, and organizational change.  She has served clients across private sectors, public and government as well as family and social enterprises.  More recently, she is a leader in McKinsey Academy, the firm’s new global venture for client leadership development and capability building.

Capozzi has conducted extensive research on strategy and innovation and has published leading articles in Fortune/CNN, McKinsey Quarterly, MIT Sloan Management Review, Strategic Finance, and Banking Strategies. Her articles are among the most read annually in McKinsey Quarterly, including “Leadership and Innovation” and “Sparking Creativity in Senior Executives.” Capozzi is a frequent lecturer at Babson College, the NYU Stern School, MIT, Emory, and London Business School. She is also a regular Mass Challenge competition judge and startup mentor.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Capozzi led product development at the Lotus/IBM Innovation Centre in Cambridge where many of the first online collaboration and online learning management software products were launched in the 1990s.

Capozzi earned her MBA from Babson College with honors, and previously served as a member of the Babson College Board of Trustees where she sat on the Executive Committee and chaired the Academic Affairs Committee. Capozzi also has serves on Center for Women’s Leadership Advisory Board and served on the board of Babson Global, an innovation initiative that developed new global opportunities to fulfill Babson’s mission to educate entrepreneurial leaders globally.  In 2006, she received a Distinguished Recent Alumni Award and in the fall will be one of the recipients of the Richard J. Snyder Distinguished Service to the College Awards.

Capozzi was an appointed member of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s Council for Innovation and served as vice-chair of the Board of Directors for Project Bread: The Walk for Hunger, a local Boston-based hunger organization, for seven years.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for​ Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top​-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®​ as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.​​​

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07/19/2017 Brianna Radicioni bradicioni@babson.edu (781) 239-4548 44014 /about/news-events/babson-announcements/chair-babson-college-board-of-trustees-marla-capozzi/
COMMONWEALTH SHAKESPEARE COMPANY TO PERFORM ROMEO AND JULIET ON THE BOSTON COMMO COMMONWEALTH SHAKESPEARE COMPANY TO PERFORM ROMEO AND JULIET ON THE BOSTON COMMON JULY 19- AUGUST 6, 2017 Babson’s Theatre Company in Residence celebrates 22nd season of ‘Free Shakespeare on the Common’; community invited to special Babson Night

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) is producing its 22nd production of Free Shakespeare on the Common, William Shakespeare’s immortal drama Romeo & Juliet, directed by Allegra Libonati. Performances are free of charge, and will take place on the Boston Common, near the Parkman Bandstand.

On Thursday July 20, President Kerry Healey and The Babson Alumni Club of Boston invite alumni and friends for a special ‘Babson Night’ performance of the production. This year, as thanks for their continued support the Babson President’s Society will be enjoying a private cocktail reception at blu at Equinox Boston before the performance. 

Performance Schedule

July 19 – August 6, 2017

The Boston Common, Parkman Bandstand 
Tuesday – Saturday performances at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 7 p.m. (Off Mondays)
3 p.m. matinee performance on Saturday, August 5.
 
RSVP for press opening, Wednesday, July 26 at 8:00 p.m.»
 
How to Attend: Performances are free and open to the public. A limited number of “Friends’ Section” reserved chairs are available for $60-75 donation per chair. For more information and to reserve chairs visit commshakes.org or call 617-426-0863.  

Babson students, staff, faculty and alumni get 20% off Friend Section Chairs through the entire run of the performance. Use the code BABSON when purchasing ticketing to receive the discount.

For Weather updates on performance nights, call the CSC weather hotline (781) 239-5972

Free Shakespeare on the Common

One of Greater Boston's most beloved traditions, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's Free Shakespeare On the Common takes up residence once again with Shakespeare’s drama of doomed teenage love, Romeo & Juliet. The Capulet and Montague families have been engaged in a multi-generational feud, causing much distress and havoc in the city of Verona; but when young Romeo, son of the Montagues, meets Juliet, the daughter of the Capulets, their immediate love blossoms and accepts no barriers, with tragic results.

Free Shakespeare on the Common is made possible in part by the generosity of sponsors, supporters, and media partners. Lead Sponsor: Babson College. Platinum Sponsor: WGBH. Gold Sponsors: The Klarman Family Foundation, Xfinity. Silver Sponsors: The Boston Globe, The Improper Bostonian, Liberty Mutual. Bronze Sponsors: Downtown Boston BID, Highland Street Foundation, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, Millennium Partners. Additional Support made possible by Boston Cultural Council, and Boston Parks and Recreation.

About Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC), Babson’s professional theater company in residence, is dedicated to bringing vital and contemporary productions of Shakespeare’s works to the people of Greater Boston, and to exploring those works with youth in innovative and creative ways. In addition to the annual free productions on Boston Common, CSC presents a series of events on the Babson campus during the year, including Theatre in the Rough staged readings, open rehearsals, Shakespeare and Law, and Shakespeare and Leadership. CSC fulfills its educational mission with actor-training programs for pre-professional actors with its Summer Academy. Throughout the year, CSC partners with area high schools and Boys & Girls Clubs to provide in and after-school theater activities to inner-city youth. Recent productions include Twelfth Night, The Two Gentlemen of VeronaCoriolanusAll’s Well That Ends Well (2012 Elliot Norton Award-winner for Best Production, Large Theater), Othello, and The Comedy of Errors.

 

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for​ Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®​. The top​-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®​ as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.​​​

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MONEY MAGAZINE NAMES BABSON COLLEGE TOP FIVE FOR BUSINESS MAJORS IN THE UNITED S MONEY MAGAZINE NAMES BABSON COLLEGE TOP FIVE FOR BUSINESS MAJORS IN THE UNITED STATES Top 10 for colleges that add the most value, top 10 percent nationwide according to Money’s 2017 Best Colleges For Your Money ranking

Babson College has been recognized by Money magazine as one of the top five U.S. schools for business majors in its new 2017 Best Colleges For Your Money ranking—“beating the competition on educational quality, affordability, and the career payoff for undergraduate business majors.”

Overall, Babson is ranked in the top 10 percent of colleges nationwide, coming in at No. 58 out of all 711listed.

According to Money: At Babson College, “the focus on business is the big draw and provides a big payoff. Students get hands-on experience from the start, launching a business as part of a freshman team (profits go to charity) and by continuing interaction with local companies” through experiential learning opportunities like Babson’s Management Consulting Field Experience (MCFE) and via internships and an Externship program.

 

Money's Best Colleges for Business Majors

1. University of California-Berkeley
2. Washington and Lee University
3. University of Pennsylvania
4. Brown University
5. Babson College
6. University of Notre Dame
7. Georgia Institute of Technology
7. CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College
9. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
10. Santa Clara University
10. Georgetown University

“The result of all that real-world learning: Babson alums report earning an average of roughly $59,800 a year within five years of graduation—about 18 percent more than the average for recent grads of comparable schools.”

Money also named Babson No. 8 among colleges that add the most value—those that help students do “far better than would be expected from their academic and economic backgrounds.”

Babson College’s return on investment is reflected in the success of its graduates and recognition from an array of leading organizations:

  • For the last five years, more than 98 percent of Babson graduates secured employment or attended graduate school within six months of graduation.
  • PayScale named Babson College the No. 1 private business school for return on investment in its 2017 PayScale College ROI Report.
  • Babson alumni who do not receive financial aid enjoy a 20-year net return on investment of $726,000, according to PayScale. The 20-year net return on investment for alumni who receive financial aid is even greater—$858,000. (This is based on a four-year degree program. Return on investment could be more if students take advantage of the accelerated degree option.)
  • The Princeton Review also recognized Babson as “one of the nation’s best colleges for undergraduates seeking a superb education with great career preparation at an affordable price” in its new book, Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck.
  • The U.S. Department of Education named Babson top 10 for alumni earnings among all private nonprofits and No. 2 among national business program peers.

For the first time, Money magazine included a measurement based on socioeconomic mobility with data from The Equality of Opportunity Project. Earlier this year, the research findings revealed that Babson is the No. 1 private business college, and No. 10 nationwide, for student income mobility. Of Babson students who come from families whose incomes are in the bottom fifth nationwide, 68 percent vault from the bottom income bracket to the top after graduating from Babson.  

“College is a lifetime investment, and we are proud that a Babson degree delivers such strong returns for our students and their families,” says Babson College President Kerry Healey. “We empower our students to graduate on time or even at an accelerated pace, and are thrilled to see the impact Babson alumni make in their businesses and communities around the world.”

“We appreciate that Money magazine’s ranking recognizes Babson as a top college for business education, and for the value-add that our students capitalize on through Babson’s integrated business and liberal arts curriculum,” says Babson College Undergraduate School Dean Ian Lapp. “The lessons learned at Babson through class-based simulations, experiential fieldwork, cocurricular activities, and internships extend long past graduation.”

In Babson’s Money magazine profile, Babson students are quoted as saying:​

  • “Babson specializes in entrepreneurship—they encourage students to apply Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® to every situation they encounter in life, be it starting their own business or simply trying to solve a problem.”
  • “The career opportunities if you have a degree from this school are endless.”
  • “Love the environment and the community. The professors know what they are talking about and have experience in their respective fields. The college does a lot for their students and the opportunities afterward are awesome.”

According to Money, the magazine “has drawn on the research and advice of dozens of the nation’s top experts on education quality, financing, and value to develop a new, uniquely practical analysis of more than 700 of the nation’s best-performing colleges.” The publication measured 27 factors in three categories:

  • Quality of Education—including graduation rate, quality of both peers and faculty, and a new factor added in 2017: institutional financial troubles.
  • Affordability—measuring the net price of a degree, student debt, loan repayment and default risk, affordability for low-income students, and more.
  • Outcomes—which measures graduate earnings, earnings adjusted by majors, Federal College Scorecard 10-year earnings, the estimated market value of alumni’s average job skills, value-added earnings (to see if a school is helping launch students to better-paying jobs than competitors), whether students see their work as ‘making the world a better place’, and for the first time: the socioeconomic mobility index with data provided by the Equality of Opportunity Project revealing the percentage of students each school moves from low-income backgrounds to upper-middle class jobs by the time the student is 34 years old.

Money magazine’s methodology in more detail »

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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VERIZON INVESTS IN BABSON COLLEGE TO CREATE AN ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM WITH SOC VERIZON INVESTS IN BABSON COLLEGE TO CREATE AN ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM WITH SOCIEDAD LATINA FOR URBAN BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOL YOUTH In collaboration, Babson and Verizon will be enabling young people to solve problems in their community

This summer, Babson College will participate in a program under Verizon Innovative Learning, the education initiative of the Verizon Foundation, designed to bring technology skills and entrepreneurship principles to local high school students. 

During the five week entrepreneurship program at the Babson Boston Campus, rising sophomores will learn skills like coding, social innovation, and communications using Babson’s Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® (ET&ATM) methodology.  In addition, they will work in teams to identify and solve for real community issues and develop prototypes for technology-based venture ideas.  The program will culminate in a pitch presentation where students will have the opportunity to showcase their solutions to a panel of expert judges.   

Upon completion of the program, students will receive a credit in coding from Boston Public Schools, a Digital Badge in Critical Thinking from Boston Afterschool and Beyond.  Students will also be able take home the tablets and laptops they use during the camp for continued learning.

Cheryl Kiser, Executive Director of Babson College’s The Lewis Institute. “We look forward to working collaboratively with Verizon to inspire young leaders who will build their own futures grounded in their passions, while creating the change they want to see in their communities and the world. This is the vision of what a corporate and university partnership looks like and what it does.”

To create the greatest direct impact in the Boston community, Babson College has also partnered with Roxbury community organization, Sociedad Latina, to enroll youth participants. Sociedad Latina is a pillar of the Boston community and has worked with youth and families nearly 50 years to create the next generation of Latino leaders who are confident, competent, self-sustaining, and proud of their cultural heritage.

By equipping youth with an entrepreneurial mindset and the necessary technological skills to shape their future, they become empowered to create both personal and social change, and learn to value purpose as much as profit. Beyond the ventures they will create to solve obstacles in their community, students will also learn how to visualize and communicate how entrepreneurship and technology can create a global impact in addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG’s). This unique partnership with Verizon demonstrates the power of change when higher education, corporations and community organizations combine resources to create economic and social value.

We need more kids to see the world of possibilities waiting for them in STEM career fields.  This is why Verizon is giving free technology, access and immersive hands-on learning to kids in need. Learn more atwww.weneedmore.com.

About Verizon Innovative Learning

Verizon Innovative Learning, the education initiative of the Verizon Foundation brings technology and hands-on learning opportunities to middle and high school students in underserved schools and communities. We not only fund the programs, but we also create and administer them in partnership with leading nonprofits. We diligently measure the impact of our work and refine our programs to ensure we’re making a difference. We’ve reached more than 300,000 students so far – and we’re just getting started. For more information about Verizon’s philanthropic work, visit www.verizon.com/about/responsibility; or for regular updates, visit Facebook andTwitter.

About Sociedad Latina

Established in 1968, Sociedad Latina is a citywide organization that focuses on supporting the unmet needs of youth and families from Boston neighborhoods. Each year, Sociedad Latina serves more than 4,000 youth and adults. One thousand of those youth, aged 11-21, engage intensively with Sociedad Latina through a comprehensive array of programming designed to build skills in four areas identified by their constituents as those most in need of support: education, workforce development, civic engagement, and arts & culture.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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BABSON COLLEGE LAUNCHES WIN LAB INTENSITY TRACK FOR MBA STUDENTS ACCEPTED INTO I BABSON COLLEGE LAUNCHES WIN LAB INTENSITY TRACK FOR MBA STUDENTS ACCEPTED INTO ITS WOMEN INNOVATING NOW LAB® Students from F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business can earn course credit and special degree designation for participating in Babson’s intensive women’s accelerator

Babson College F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business and the Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® have launched a new WIN Lab® Intensity Track—providing MBA students the opportunity to earn course credit for their work in developing high-growth, women-led ventures.

“The WIN Lab has proved that women entrepreneurs participating in this program hit milestones, develop broad networks, and more rapidly develop their businesses,” said Candida Brush, Babson College’s Vice Provost of Global Entrepreneurial Leadership. “By combining this intensive lab experience with coursework, participants will have a chance to build directly on classroom experiences and apply what they learn in the lab.”

The WIN Lab Intensity Track will transform women entrepreneurs into CEOs through rigorous entrepreneurship coursework, applied experiences, mentoring, and milestone achievements designed to move early-stage ventures from prototype to successful launch and growth.

“The WIN Lab Intensity Track provides the opportunity for the entrepreneurial student to have it all – to scale their business amidst an inspiring cohort of like-minded entrepreneurs, while also fulfilling elective coursework requirements and becoming deeply immersed in Boston’s entrepreneurial ecosystem through WIN Lab programming,” added Heatherjean MacNeil, Co-Founder and Global Director of the WIN Lab.

The new track will combine an eight-month, three-credit WIN Lab experience with a series of MBA entrepreneurship electives, including completion of the pre-requisite class: New Venture Creation.

Accelerator participants enjoy:

  • Weekly three-hour sessions with faculty and practitioner advisors that provide them with the technical expertise and skills needed to build market traction while exposing them to a wide range of entrepreneurship stakeholders, including serial entrepreneurs, service providers, and investors.
  • Private office hours with a wide range of experts who share experience-based insights.
  • A compatibility-matched coach that meets with them a minimum of twice a month throughout the duration of the program.
  • A series of public events, often in collaboration with other ecosystem partners, that provide access to strategic networks and opportunities that enable business launch and growth.

Graduates of the WIN LAB Intensity Track will receive a special designation at Commencement. In its pilot year, the WIN Lab Intensity Track course will be registered as an independent study.

Accepted accelerator participants can enroll in the WIN Lab Intensity Track by the start of the fall semester. For more information, email WIN Lab Global Director, Heatherjean MacNeil.

About the Babson College Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab®

Created by the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) at Babson College, the Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® provides women entrepreneurs with an inspiring community and a rigorous, experiential process that catalyzes innovative thinking and enables them to successfully launch or transform businesses. Now in its fourth year, WIN Lab has been designated as one of the top two specialty programs for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE); earned BostInno’s designation as one of Boston’s “50 on Fire” innovators and visionaries; and was honored by the prestigious Rosoff Awards for diversity. 

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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babson connector new online community launches babson connector new online community launches Interactive platform allows alumni, parents, students, faculty, and staff to engage with Babson-founded businesses, share and promote ventures, recruit talent, discover career resources, and more

Babson College has launched the Babson Connector—a new inter­active online community built to enhance its network by connecting, and reconnecting, its powerful global network present in 114 countries.

“When the Babson community works together—connecting across industries, generations, and geographic boundaries—the results can have incredible and far-reaching impact,” said Babson College President Kerry Healey. “Together, we can continue to amplify the strength of the Babson network, create great social and economic value everywhere, and have a positive impact on the world.”

One of the most anticipated features of the Babson Connector is the ability to share and promote Babson alumni and student ventures. Community members can seek feedback, funding, mentorship, and resources from Babson’sentrepreneurs of all kinds, all around the world.

The Babson Connector also allows users to:

  • Search for Babson alumni and businesses;
  • Recruit Babson talent;
  • Participate in discussions on business trends and topics;
  • Connect with regional affinity and alumni groups all over the world;
  • Search for, post, or apply for jobs and internships;
  • And stay up-to-date on Babson news and events in Wellesley, Boston, San Francisco, Miami, and beyond.

“As we travel around the world to spend time with our alumni and friends, it has become clear that what our alumni want is to be reconnected with their faculty and each other and to support current Babson students with their expertise and resources,” said Managing Director of Babson’s Alumni and Friends Network, Gerri Randlett. “This tool will allow our alumni, parents, and friends to do all of these things.” 

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About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for​ Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®​. The top​-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.​​​

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BABSON COLLEGE FACULTY LAUNCH DIGITAL EXPERIENCE INITIATIVE (DXI) BABSON COLLEGE FACULTY LAUNCH DIGITAL EXPERIENCE INITIATIVE (DXI) New conduit for research, industry partnerships, and co-curricular experiments in the design of digital experiences and business models

Babson College faculty have formed the Digital Experience Initiative (dXi)—working collaboratively to partner with organizations undergoing digitalization efforts, conduct research focused on design and innovation with digital technol­ogies, and promote digital Entrepren­eurship of All Kinds® and experimentation with digital technologies.

“We created dXi as a transdis­ciplinary initiative to research digital techn­ologies and their impact on business and society,” said Babson College Assistant Professor of Information Systems Ruben Mancha, Co-Founder of the Initiative. “Our goal is to explore how startups and organizations embrace digital technologies, the influence these technologies have on innovation and strategy, and the social challenges and opportunities they generate.”

This year, dXi has begun partnering with startups, sponsored hackathons, spurred the creation of the Women in Technology Fellows program, and is providing prototyping equipment and mentorship to digital entrepreneurs.

Research interests and expertise among dXi faculty include digitization of products and services, digital ecosystems innovation with digital technologies, team dynamics, innovation skills and workforce readiness, design thinking, strategic management of data, blockchain technology, internet of things, artificial intelligence, augmented/virtual/mixed reality, and information security.

“The dXi has the potential to transform Babson's engagement with the technology ecosystem in the greater Boston area. This will lead to higher quality experiences for our students, high-quality research for our faculty, and valuable insights for companies,” explains Bala Iyer, Chair of the Technology, Operations, and Information Management Division and incoming Dean of Faculty at Babson College.  

The founding team includes professors Jennifer BaileySinan ErzurumluSebastian FixsonSteven Gordon, Bala Iyer, Ruben Mancha, and Victor Seidel. Those interested in partnering with, or learning more about, the Digital Experience Initiative should email dXi and follow the Initiative on Twitter.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for​ Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®​. The top​-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®​ as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.​​​

 

 

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06/25/2017 Brianna Radicioni bradicioni@babson.edu (781) 239-4548 graduate, undergraduate 42958 /about/news-events/babson-announcements/babson-college-faculty-launch-digital-experience-initiative/
THE SOFI TUCKER FOUNDATION AND SHEAMOISTURE FUND SCHOLARSHIPS FOR BABSON’S SUMME THE SOFI TUCKER FOUNDATION AND SHEAMOISTURE FUND SCHOLARSHIPS FOR BABSON’S SUMMER STUDY PROGRAM #EverybodyGetsLove full scholarships awarded to 10 top high school young women

The Sofi Tucker Foundation and SheaMoisture Community Commerce have invested in Babson’s Summer Study program to sponsor 10 high school women from across the globe through the#EverybodyGetsLove scholarship.  With entrepreneurship at the heart of Sofi Tucker’s extraordinary story, the Sofi Tucker Foundation seeks to empower women and their communities.

The #EverybodyGetsLove scholarship recipients come from countries all over the world, including the United States, Rwanda, Pakistan, Cambodia, and Slovakia. During their time at Babson, these young women will become immersed in Babson’s Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® methodology, a mindset that balances action, experimentation, and creativity with a deep understanding of business fundamentals and rigorous analysis as the ideal approach to creating economic and social value. In honor of Sofi Tucker’s legacy, these women will return as ambassadors to drive positive change in their communities and beyond.

“We could not be happier to continue our relationship with SheaMoisture to bring bright young women to our Summer Study program at Babson,” says Executive Director of the Lewis Institute Cheryl Kiser. “We are thankful for their continued support to educate young people on the importance of Entrepreneurial Thought & Action.”

SheaMoisture and the Sofi Tucker Foundation are under the umbrella of Sundial Brands, founders Richelieu Dennis ’91 and Nyema Tubman ’91, are 2015 Lewis Institute Changemaker Award winners. Sofi Tucker was the grandmother of and inspiration to Dennis.

“Entrepreneurship is at the heart of Sofi Tucker’s extraordinary story, and the #EverybodyGetsLove Scholarship continues that entrepreneurial spirit through empowering the next generation of women to drive change in themselves and their communities.” - Sean Hall, Executive Director, The Sofi Tucker Foundation.

Babson Summer Study

Babson’s Summer Study is a residential program for rising high school juniors and seniors that gives them real-world experience while building their business knowledge and entrepreneurial skills.

This four-week, on-campus course is an immersive opportunity for students to focus on their growth as an entrepreneur. Students will be introduced to Entrepreneurial Thought & Action (ET&A™)—Babson’s renowned methodology that encourages combining reflection, experimentation, and analysis with action—all while building leadership, communication, presentation and critical thinking skills in a hands-on, team-based environment. Throughout the program, students will work to conceptualize a new venture that creates meaningful social or economic value.

About SheaMoisture 

Since 1912, SheaMoisture has made its award-winning, shea butter-based skin and hair care products using family recipes handed down from founder and CEO Richelieu Dennis' grandmother, Sofi Tucker. As a young mother, Sofi sold her handcrafted shea butter creations to support her family in Sierra Leone and became known as a healer throughout the countryside. Products are formulated to meet each individual’s specific skin and hair needs and are made with natural and certified organic ingredients. No Parabens, No Mineral Oil, No Formaldehyde, No Phthalates, No DEA, No Propylene, No Paraffin, No Petroleum.  Shea butter is ethically-sourced from 15 women’s cooperatives in Northern Ghana, as part of parent company Sundial Brands’ purpose-driven Community Commerce business model.  Through Community Commerce, the company creates opportunities for sustainable social and economic empowerment throughout its supply chain and communities in the United States and around the world, focusing on entrepreneurship, women’s empowerment, education and wellness.  A certified B Corp with a Fair for Life social and fair trade certification, the company engages in ethical and cruelty-free business practices and manufactures its products at its state-of-the-art facilities in Long Island, NY.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for​ Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®​. The top​-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®​ as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.​​​

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BABSON COLLEGE AWARDED NCAA CHOICES GRANT TO STRENGTHEN WELLNESS ON CAMPUS BABSON COLLEGE AWARDED NCAA CHOICES GRANT TO STRENGTHEN WELLNESS ON CAMPUS Three-year, $30,000 grant will grow existing partnership between Departments of Health and Wellness and Athletics and Recreation at Babson Babson’s Departments of Health and Wellness and Athletics and Recreation, have been awarded the NCAA CHOICES grant. The grant will focus on alcohol abuse prevention with a holistic approach that includes related topics such as general wellness, sexual assault prevention, hazing prevention, and community engagement. 

“At Babson, we are dedicated to fostering a vibrant, entrepreneurial living learning environment that facilitates innovation, problem solving, and student success,” says Dr. Lawrence P. Ward, Vice President for Student Affairs. “With generous support from the NCAA, I am thrilled that our varsity student athletes will play a pivotal leadership role in helping to reduce alcohol abuse and misuse on campus and model healthier choices among their peers.”

The NCAA CHOICES program provides funding for NCAA member institutions and conferences to integrate athletics departments into campus wide efforts to reduce alcohol abuse. NCAA CHOICES projects must partner athletics with other campus departments in the development and implementation of effective alcohol education projects.

Project T.E.A.M.

Babson’s Department of Athletics and Recreation includes comprehensive programs for 22 varsity teams with over four hundred student-athletes (58.9 percent male, and 41.1 percent female), comprising 20-25 percent of the undergraduate student body. Student Affairs, and the Departments of Athletics and Recreation and Health and Wellness will partner to launch a new initiative, “Team Engagement for Alcohol Management” (Project T.E.A.M.) to address alcohol abuse, wellness, and performance through peer-to-peer education and leadership training for our student-athletes.

Health and Wellness professionals have designed Project T.E.A.M. as an original, transformational model emphasizing the promotion of holistic wellness, team bonding and development, and community engagement as a cohesive, systemic approach to educating all students. Project T.E.A.M. has utility beyond Athletics and is designed for any student group, social organization or team.

Goals of the pilot with student-athletes include: reduction of excessive drinking among undergraduates; reduction of harms/negative consequences related to drinking among student-athletes; promotion of positive group bonding activities to replace hazing among student-athletes; creation of safer party environments; increase in community engagement for student-athletes and; identification, evaluation, and implementation of best practices to strengthen alcohol prevention initiatives for the Varsity Athletics program.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for​ Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®​. The top​-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®​ as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.​​​

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MASSCHALLENGE WELCOMES BABSON ENTREPRENEURS INTO 2017 ACCELERATOR PROGRAM MASSCHALLENGE WELCOMES BABSON ENTREPRENEURS INTO 2017 ACCELERATOR PROGRAM Babson graduate alumni businesses join the mere 8 percent of applicants selected from around the world

Three Babson graduate alumni businesses—DropZone for Veterans, GEMS Boxes, and DentalTOR—have been named finalists in the 2017 MassChallenge Boston accelerator program.

 

Applications poured in from around the world, including 12 countries and 16 U.S. states. Of the more than 1,500 businesses MassChallenge reviewed, only 128 were ultimately selected.

Through a global network of zero-equity accelerators, MassChallenge helps the world's highest-impact, highest-potential startups successfully launch, grow, and create impact across industries. This proven model has accelerated 1,211 alumni that have gone on to raise more than $2 billion in funding, generate approximately $900 million in revenue, and create over than 65,000 direct and indirect jobs.

“The quality of this year’s applicant pool is a real testament to the community’s efforts to inspire and support individuals who are working to solve some of the world’s biggest problems,” said Kiki Mills Johnston, Managing Director, MassChallenge Boston. "I’m excited to welcome the 2017 cohort to Boston this summer. This is just the beginning!”

Babson MassChallenge Finalists

DropZone for Veterans—Courtney Wilson MBA’17

DropZone for Veterans is an online directory of over 50,000 independent benefits that connects veterans and their families with the private businesses that want to support them. Ranging from PTSD focused healing retreats to resume-workshops hosted by Google, DropZone for Veterans is the only place for America’s military community to discover and connect with benefits customized to their individualized preferences.

GEMS Boxes—Annie Feldman MBA’16, Andrew Schwartz, Jeffrey Lipton, and Ted Liao

Bystanders can be an invaluable resource in emergencies, but current products are limited to call stations and AEDs. Few technological solutions exist to empower bystanders. GEMS will provide remotely un-lockable stations with life-saving supplies such as naloxone, EpiPens, and hemorrhage control products. In an emergency, a bystander will call 911 dispatch; the dispatcher can then direct the caller to a station and walk them through the steps to help save the victim’s life before EMS arrival.

DentalTOR—Daniel Budnik MBA'17 and Ignacio Rippes

TOR is a dental device that eases dental treatment while collecting and analyzing big data. Tested in 55+ patients, TOR shows a 10X time reduction in treatment. It uses diagnostic imaging and deep learning to analyze patient's dental history, providing critical information about the general health of the patient, not only of current dental conditions, but also about future general pathologies that might affect them during their lifetime.

About MassChallenge

MassChallenge is the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet. No equity and not-for-profit, we are obsessed with helping entrepreneurs across any industry. We also reward the highest-impact startups through a competition to win a portion of several million dollars in equity-free cash awards. Through our global network of accelerators inBoston, the UK, Israel, Switzerland, and Mexico, and unrivaled access to our corporate partners, we can have a massive impact—driving growth and creating value the world over. To date, 1,211 MassChallenge alumni have raised over $2 billion in funding, generated approximately $900 million in revenue, and created over 65,000 direct and indirect jobs. For more information, please visit masschallenge.org.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for​ Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®​. The top​-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®​ as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.​​​

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THE ECONOMIST: BABSON COLLEGE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MANAGEMENT IN ENTREPRENEURIAL THE ECONOMIST: BABSON COLLEGE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MANAGEMENT IN ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADERSHIP (MSEL) AMONG TOP PROGRAMS WORLDWIDE New Masters in Management Ranking names F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business No. 3 for international diversity, No. 5 in the U.S, No. 23 globally

Babson College’s Master of Science in Management in Entrepreneurial Leadership (MSEL) is a nine-month, cohort-based program that prepares students to lead in the workplace and world with confidence, creativity, and a focus on social, economic, and environmental responsibility and sustainability.

The Economist, a prominent global business magazine, has recognized Babson as a leading provider of business education in its inaugural Masters in Management 2017 Ranking.

Babson is named No. 3 for geographical diversity, No. 5 in the U.S., and No. 23 worldwide.

In Babson’s profileThe Economist lists the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business’ strengths as entrepreneurship, sustainability and social innovation, and business analytics.

Babson’s graduate school was also recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Top 10 Business Schools with the Most International Diversity.

Methodology

To be included in The Economist’s Masters of Management ranking, a program must: be full-time, taught in English (at least 50 percent), taught mainly on-campus (not distance learning), have a cohort of at least 40 students for both the current and previous academic year, have accreditation from AACSB or EQUIS, be a general business program open to non-business majors, be aimed at pre-experience candidates (with an average work experience of less than one-and-a-half years across the cohort), have no more than 40 percent of the degree focused on a single function area, and be of international standing, with a good proportion of international students and faculty.

Data was collected in early 2017 using two surveys. The first was completed by schools, covering quantitative matters such as salary of graduates, number of registered alumni, diversity of recruiters and the like. A second survey was sent to current students and recent alumni, asking them to rate various aspects of their business schools. Respondents were also asked to give salary details to verify data provided by schools.

Read the full methodology »

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader of Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®​​​. The top​-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®​​ as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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LONGTIME BABSON FACULTY CELEBRATE MILESTONES LONGTIME BABSON FACULTY CELEBRATE MILESTONES Veteran instructors educated thousands through the years This year, Babson College is celebr­ating the careers and accomplish­ments of a number of its longer serving and valued faculty members.

Sydel Sokuvitz, Michael Fetters, Allan Cohen, Kent Jones, Robert McAuliffe, Dawna Dewire, William Coyle, Joanne Williams, and William Hebard are among those enjoying either 25, 35, or 40 year anniversaries at Babson College.

The group has educat

The group has educated generations of students and professionals at theWellesleyBoston, and San Franciscocampuses, as well as through programs around the world with Babson Executive and Enterprise Education.

As some of the originators and continued innovators of Babson’s integrated entrepreneurial programs, these faculty members are revered authors and speakers, research scholars, and experts on a wide variety of topics including information systems design, cross-cultural communications, world trade, auditing, leadership and influence, financial strategy, business environments and policy, monetary theory, and more.

40 Years of Service

  • Sydel Sokuvitz, Associate Professor in the Management Division, also designs and conducts programs for global leaders at Babson Executive and Enterprise Education and is an expert in team-building, leading in global and cross-cultural contexts, high-impact communication skills, and organizational behavior.

  • Michael Fetters, Professor of Accounting and the Walter Carpenter Distinguished Professor at Babson, was also the college's first Provost and served as chairperson of the Accounting and Law Division. He is a Director on Babson's National Curriculum Design and Launch team for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businessesinitiative, and the second version of the international Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Program.

35 Years of Service

  • Allan Cohen, Management Professor and the Edward A. Madden Professor of Global Leadership at Babson, is currently in-residence at Babson's San Francisco campus and recently served two years as Interim Dean of theF.W. Olin Graduate School of Business. His career has been devoted to increasing leadership and management skills of practicing and aspiring managers, and building innovative academic organizations. 

  • Kent Jones, Professor of Economics and a Babson Research Scholar, specializes in trade policy and institutional issues, particularly those focusing on the World Trade Organization. Most recently, his research has dealt with the evolution of regional trade agreements and trade policies of countries such as the UK (Brexit) and Cuba. 

  • Robert McAuliffe, Associate Professor of Economics, researches and teaches in macroeconomics, monetary theory, and industrial organization. He is the author of Advertising, Competition and Public Policy, and is the contributing editor for the Wiley Encyclopedia of Managerial Economics.

25 Years of Service

  • Dawna Dewire, Senior Lecturer in the Technology, Operation, and Information Management (TOIM) Division, is also the editor of the quarterly Information Systems Management journal and teaches courses in information systems design, database development, and process reengineering. 

  • William Coyle, Associate Professor in the Accounting and Law Division, has taught in the undergraduate, graduate, and executive education programs at Babson, teaching financial accounting, auditing, international accounting, government/nonprofit accounting, and more. He was also on the design team for Babson's BRIC  (Babson, Russa, India, China) program since its inception in 2008.

  • Joanne Williams, Professor Emeritus of Accounting and Law and current Faculty Director of Babson's Masters in Accounting (MSA) program, teaches both undergraduates and graduates and was former chair of the division. Her research interests include financial disclosure and financial analysis, and she has most recently begun writing about the intersection of accounting and law issues.

  • William Hebard, Lab Instructor in the Math and Science Division, has also often served as an adjunct professor at Babson. He is a full-time forensic scientist for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and is currently the Lab Director at the UMASS Medical School Drugs of Abuse Laboratory. 

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

 

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