Inspiring innovators. Real talk. Powerful insights.

THRIVE brings founders, leaders, and change makers in the Bay Area and beyond to Babson’s San Francisco campus for revealing conversations with our community. These free-flowing discussions explore the techniques and mindsets these innovators rely on to adapt and grow in an age of constant disruption. Join us for powerful stories of personal struggles, setbacks, and breakthroughs from within some of the world’s most admired companies.

THRIVE is presented by Free Range in partnership with Babson College.

Featured Alumni

Jamie Siminoff ’99

How an Inventor’s Mindset Raised Millions »

Watch as the founder of Ring, recently purchased by Amazon for $1 billion, describes how money is not the best motivator for success.

Melissa Waters MBA’07

Driving Innovation, Creating Momentum »

Hear how Lyft’s vice president of marketing navigates career and family while tackling new challenges in the changing transportation space.

Featured Faculty and Staff

Allan Cohen, Professor of Management

Growing Influence Without Authority »

Get the latest research insights on the best ways to get what you need from people you don’t control from the author of Influence Without Authority.


Rachel Greenberger MBA’11

The Global Impact of Blockchains for Food »

The director of Food Sol, a hub of food entrepreneurship at Babson and beyond, joins a discussion of how blockchains can impact the rapidly changing food industry.


THRIVE Video Playlist