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Family Entrepreneurship Journey

Family Entrepreneurship Journey

The Family Entrepreneurship Journey is a hybrid (in person and online) event series open to students, alumni, families, and the extended Babson community. Through the lens of experienced family entrepreneurs in our Babson community, we will explore case studies on how specific areas in business are impacted by and impact family relationships.

Participants will engage with their families in between sessions through a series of engaging discussions and will learn from our guests as well as Babson faculty, Professor Matt Allen, and IFE Nulsen Family Executive Director Lauri Union.

Friday, September 24, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:15 pm Eastern Time | Online and Needham/Wellesley Room, Olin Hall

Fear of failure and its impact on family entrepreneurship

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Are you ready to launch a new idea but stuck by fear of failure? You are not alone! Don’t let this common challenge stop you in your tracks from taking your family business to the next level. In this active learning session, learn from Babson Professor Matt Allen, creator of the Family Entrepreneurship Amplifier Program, how your family can work together entrepreneurially to tackle this issue and launch your family’s entrepreneurial ideas.

Attendees are encouraged to invite their family members to join the session and will take home a discussion question to explore with their family..

Friday, October 8, 2021 | 10:00 - 11:15 am Eastern Time | Online and Needham/Wellesley Room, Olin Hall

Guest: Howard Field '95, President and CEO, Greenfield Global | Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Picaboo Corporation

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Should you leave a successful career to join a family business in a totally different industry?  If so, under what conditions?  How would you decide? Howard Field ‘96, successful high tech CEO, faces exactly this question in our first live case study.  What would you do?  Participate in this live case study and learn more! 

Friday, October 15, 2021 | 10:00 - 11:15 am Eastern Time | Online and Loebner Learning Lab (Room 148), Horn Library

Guests: Vaibhav Vohra '08, Managing Director, Continental Group and Viraj Vohra, '13, Director, Continental Group  

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Babson alums and brothers Vaibhav and Viraj Vohra faced relationship challenges when younger brother Viraj joined the family business - and then those challenges started to impact the performance of the business. What would you do? Participate in this live case study to find out!

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