Teenage Entrepreneurs: How passion and a belief in what’s possible are fueling young leaders to create social change
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. EST
This Global Entrepreneurial Leadership Week panel highlights the newest members of the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Our panelists will discuss their biggest mess-ups and what they learned; how they draw inspiration from the world around them; what’s holding young people back; what’s keeping them up at night and what they are doing about it. We’ll talk about what young people need to know and how they can get started solving the things they care about most.
Be the Change
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. EST
Meet recent Babson alumni who have utilized their entrepreneurial leadership skills gained through their Babson education to create ventures working towards social justice.
- Sedonami Agosa '20, ClearPath Foundation
- Ryan Huyan, thehidden company
- Wesley Woodson '20, Chief Storyteller, thehidden company
- Rebecca Jacobs '17, CEO, Anika Works
- Ryan Laverty '20, Co-Founder and COO, Arist
Live from eTower: Tariq Cherif, Co-Founder of Rolling Loud
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. EST
eTower is Babson's premier entrepreneurship living community. Join us to hear from Tariq Cherif, Co-Founder of Rolling Loud on how he built hip-hop's largest music festival and his advice for student entrepreneurs. Always a fan first, Cherif’s music career began in 2009 as an artist, producer, and intern at a recording studio. It took a year for him to realize that being creative was not his destiny. While in college figuring out his next move, he saw promoters booking EDM shows, but none of his favorite rappers were getting booked. So in October 2010, Cherif co-founded Dope Entertainment with partner Matt Zingler and grew it to become Florida’s leading hip-hop concert promotions company. After 5 years of establishing the company as well-respected promoters, Cherif and Zingler co-founded Rolling Loud in 2015. He is now focused on expanding the brand nationally and internationally, diversifying ancillaries including merchandising and media, and artist management. Cherif is a husband and father, with an eight-year-old son and two-year-old daughter.
- Tariq Cherif, Co-Founder, Rolling Loud
Pursue Your Passion with Project W
Time: 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. EST
Project W is a community of doers. Doers turn their innovative ideas into thoughtfully executed and meaningful action. Meet three incredible Project W Doers from Babson, Olin, & Wellesley, who will share how they turn their passions into high-impact projects while still in school. Project W, is a student-led organization dedicated to inspiring and fostering interdisciplinary collaboration among women innovators and entrepreneurs across the BOW colleges.
- Karen Hinh ’23, Olin College
- Alicia Sibole ’23, Babson College
- Bella Stewart ’23, Wellesley College