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Events

  • Oct
    23
    2020

    Impact Unplugged: Inclusive Prosperity

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    Join our open conversation with Elmer Moore on how we can create inclusive economic prosperity, especially in vulnerable communities. The intersection of the COVID pandemic and Black Lives Matter movement has clarified the need to address social inequity, especially in Black communities. How can we give individuals, families, neighborhoods, and communities the agency they deserve to determine their own futures? How can startup or scale-up businesses play a critical role in creating inclusive economic prosperity, especially in vulnerable or siloed communities?Join our open conversation with entrepreneur Elmer Moore, executive director of Scale Up Milwaukee and founder of Milwaukee Denim.Scale Up Milwaukee is based on a model developed by Daniel Isenberg, founding executive director of the Babson Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Project.This conversation is co-hosted with the Center for Womens Entrepreneurial Leadership and the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship.Join the conversation on ZoomMeeting details will be provided in the registration confirmation email.About Impact UnpluggedImpact Unpluggedis an Uncommon Table series on service, sustainability, and social innovation.Sustainable, positive social impact can occur through a wide spectrum of activities. Individuals must first decide what problem they want to solve, and then determine how they can best influence the greatest change. How can you bring an entrepreneurial mindset and social design thinking to more effectively address the UN Global Goals, like poverty, climate action, and inequality?Impact Unplugged provides a space to share insights that lead to action. These conversations are curated by The Lewis Institute and Service & Justice Programs. As with all of our Uncommon Table conversations, come when you can, stay as long as youd like. All are welcome. Find out more >>
  • Oct
    27
    2020

    "The Pursuit"- A Documentary and Live Panel Discussion on Capitalism, Poverty, & Free Enterprise

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    Join us for a LIVE viewing and student panel discussion, moderated by Professor Andrew Corbett, exploring the vision, purpose and themes of the film 'The Pursuit' on October 27th from 5 to 7 pm in the Sorenson Theater. Seating is limited so register now. The film will be shown from approximately 5-6:30pm followed by a moderated panel discussion.Professional musician turned intrepid economist Arthur Brooks travels around the globe in search of an answer to the question: How can we lift up the world together, starting with those at the margins of society? Answers are explored through his documentary, The Pursuit, a film which depicts and illuminates personal stories of success made possible by a free-market economic system - a model that has lifted more than 2 billion lives out of poverty.This showing is hosted by the Butler Institute for Free Enterprise Through Entrepreneurship (BIFETE), a new initiative which facilitates student exploration of how policies, social values, and ethical business practices influence prosperity and free enterprise. Find out more >>
  • Oct
    27
    2020

    How 2 Launch a Tech Startup Without a Tech Background

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    with John Landry 69, MP08, Babson Entrepreneur in Residence, Tech Entrepreneur, and Investor Twelve time Chief Technology Officer, Software Entrepreneur, Angel Investor and Babson Alumni and Adjunct Lecturer John Landry will give you the roadmap to make it happen not that it will be easy, but its far from impossible. In fact, John will refer to his own experience, going from a non-geeky Babson BA in Finance to leading product development and technology at many of the largest software companies on the planet as well as founding/co-founding six software start-ups, all successfully acquired. John will introduce you to his four step program to get from where you are to where youre going, including the importance of mastering the domain youll be attacking, taking advantage of the new tools and techniques to get you to your first MVP app, understanding how to attract and evaluate a technical partner (youll still need a good one!) and finally how to learn enough to be "dangerous" amount of tech knowledge that will allow you efficiently manage this most critical part of your organization. Upon registration, you will receive email confirmation with a link to access the WebEx session.What are How 2 Tuesdays? Want to learn something really practical to get your startup moving in the right direction? How 2 Tuesdays are short, workshop style sessions meant to bring you very specific, user friendly instruction on some of the most important things you need to know for your venture. Every Tuesday at 5pm on WebEx!Please be advised that audio and video will be taken during this event for possible use on the Babson College website, social media outlets, marketing materials, and other publications. By participating in this event, you consent to the recording and using your image and likeness. Please contact the Blank Center at blankcenter@babson.edu if you have any questions. Find out more >>
  • Oct
    28
    2020

    P2P Connect Session with Cindy Klein Marmer: Fall 2020

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    P2P Connect Sessions: Fall 2020 Facilitated by Associate Director of the Butler Launch Pad Cindy Klein Marmer, P2P (Peer to Peer) Connect sessions are facilitated feedback forums designed help you continue to make progress on your venture through virtual support. You will have the opportunity to get feedback on your current business concept or help you overcome a current challenge you are facing while helping your peers do the same. Youll leave the session with a renewed focus on the actionable next steps you should take to continue making progress on your business. Find out more >>
  • Oct
    30
    2020

    Impact Unplugged: Circular Economy

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    Join our conversation with Ravish Majithia MBA'18 about innovating and communicating value in the context of the circular economy. How can we use an entrepreneurial mindset, creativity, and innovation to build a restorative economy? How can we rethink and redesign the way people create and consume goods that are renewable, repairable, reusable, and recyclable? How can a startup innovate in the context of the circular economy and communicate that value to stakeholders? Join us as we learn from Ravish Majithia MBA18, CEO and founder of Magnomer, a solution that uses magnetization to enable plastic packaging recyclability before it gets into the hands of consumers.This conversation is co-hosted with the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship.Join the conversation on ZoomMeeting details will be provided in the registration confirmation email.About Impact UnpluggedImpact Unpluggedis an Uncommon Table series on service, sustainability, and social innovation.Sustainable, positive social impact can occur through a wide spectrum of activities. Individuals must first decide what problem they want to solve, and then determine how they can best influence the greatest change. How can you bring an entrepreneurial mindset and social design thinking to more effectively address the UN Global Goals, like poverty, climate action, and inequality?Impact Unplugged provides a space to share insights that lead to action. These conversations are curated by The Lewis Institute and Service & Justice Programs. As with all of our Uncommon Table conversations, come when you can, stay as long as youd like. All are welcome. Find out more >>