Family Entrepreneurship Education from the No. 1 School in Entrepreneurship


The Institute for Family Entrepreneurship (IFE) is a hub for research, resources, and innovative programming dedicated to entrepreneurial students and their families.

The business, investment, and philanthropic activities of entrepreneurial families are significant drivers of the global economy. 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 and acquisitions supported by families, spousal startups, entrepreneurial family members embarking on separate ventures, and many other value-creating family activities.

Student Opportunities

A wide range of programs for students who are interested in Family Entrepreneurship.  

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Opportunities for Alumni & Families

Alumni, share your thoughts and let us know how you’d like to be involved at the IFE. 

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Congratualtions to the undergraduate and graduate Class of 2021! Click on the link below to read the stories of some of our amazing IFE students.


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By supporting the IFE, you're helping entrepreneurial families around the world to learn how they can create economic growth and positive social change in their communities.

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Making an Impact

Read our latest Impact Report to see how our programs and offerings are helping students and their entrepreneurial families.

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