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Entrepreneurial Leadership Village

The Entrepreneurial Leadership Village (ELV) at Babson College is a place—both physical and virtual—where the Babson community, extended ecosystem, and people around the world come together to learn, collaborate, and take action. 

We help aspiring and established entrepreneurial leaders learn and apply the mindsets, principles, and tools of entrepreneurial leadership to turn their ideas into reality.

Together, we work in an open, inclusive, community of practice to create and unlock opportunities—confronting dilemmas, solving problems, and creating powerful, positive impact—to create a more sustainable, equitable, and prosperous future for all.


The ELV offers a wide range of Entrepreneurial Leadership-focused programming, activation, and engagement opportunities, including:

A wide variety of support

The ELV is a place where inspiring entrepreneurial leaders enable aspiring entrepreneurial leaders. It is a way to connect to events, learning, opportunities, and each other, to bring ideas to life.
D.R. Widder MBA’99
Vice President, Innovation

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Entrepreneurial leaders from all parts of the Babson community share their stories and insights on our on-demand video channel.


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Join us to learn, imagine new possibilities, develop yourself and others, and turn your ideas into reality. Sign up for updates as the ELV launches and grows.

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Babson is committed to educating and advancing entrepreneurial leaders by creating new learning pathways and engaging ecosystems, enabling entrepreneurial leadership without boundaries.

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Apply for the inaugural cohort of the ELV Residential Innovation Community (ELV-RIC)! Open to all Babson residents.

Benefits of joining this community include:

  • Special access to entrepreneurial leaders and Babson’s Centers and Institutes;
  • Exclusive values-based leadership programming facilitated by Jeffrey P. Shay ’87, PhD/MBA/BS, Babson College, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship Division and Arthur M. Blank School for Entrepreneurial Leadership, Executive Director for Academic Operations;
  • Invitation to a Prototyping 101 course taught by Jonathan Griffiths, Assistant Director of the Weissman Foundry;
  • ELV-RIC specific social events and community development opportunities hosted by the ELV Resident Assistants and ELV team;
  • Help design your ELV - invitations to focus groups to be part of shaping ELV design.

Have any questions about the ELV- RIC? Please join one of the upcoming ELV Open House. Register here.

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Babson NoCode Startup Bootcamp

January 19 — April 1, 2022

Build the foundation for a NoCode software-based startup with hands-on instruction from the experts. Join a group of like-minded digital entrepreneurs in this 10-week intensive program. Learn how to build a product and gather evidence of desirability and viability from the #1 school in entrepreneurship.