Babson Collect: Worldwide 2021

Babson Connect: Worldwide 2021

April 19–23, 2021

Five Regions. Five Days. One Babson.

Babson Connect: Worldwide is our most anticipated annual event, and this year, you don’t need a plane or a passport to attend the premier entrepreneurial summit.

Over the course of five days, we will travel virtually from one region of the globe to the next. Along the way, you will hear from renowned business leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators from around the world. The cost is only $25 whether you attend one day or the entire week. Register now.


The theme of the sixth edition of Babson Connect: Worldwide is “Entrepreneurial Leadership Impacting Ecosystems Everywhere.” Relevant and timely topics range from emerging trends in family entrepreneurship and global investing, to social enterprising and values-driven leadership. The event’s master of ceremonies will be Brady Quinn, sports broadcaster and analyst for CBS Sports and FOX Sports, and co-chair of the 3rd & Goal Foundation. Mr. Quinn currently is pursuing his MBA at Babson.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to network, exchange ideas, and be inspired, while gaining a global perspective with esteemed speakers and panelists.

Speakers and Panelists

New speakers and panelists are being added daily to an already impressive lineup, which includes:

  • Steve Pagliuca, Co-chairman, Bain Capital | Co-owner and Managing Partner, Boston Celtics
  • Scott Voss, MBA’99, GAB, Managing Director, HarbourVest Partners LLC
  • Jamie Siminoff ’99, CEO, Founder, and Chief Inventor, Ring, Inc.
  • Santosh Kesari, MD, PhD, Chair and Professor, Department of Translational Neuro-oncology and Neurotherapeutics, Saint John’s Cancer Institute
  • John Palfrey, President, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Allan Boruchowicz ’07, Founder & Managing Partner, Carao Ventures
  • M. Fayaz Taher ’07, Chief of Nothing (aka COO), Bongo
  • Philip Hansteen ’06, Leader, Equinor & Techstars Energy Accelerator in Equinor Ventures
  • Cheryl Kiser, Executive Director, Lewis Institute for Social Innovation, Babson College
  • Amir Reza, Dean, Babson Academy for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurial Learning, Babson College
  • Marcelo Claure, CEO, SoftBank Group International | COO, SoftBank Group Corp.
  • Bruce Herring ’87, MP’19, Trustee, Retired President, Strategic Adviser, Inc., a Fidelity Investments Company
  • Ramon Mendiola ’86, P’20’23, Trustee, CEO, Florida Ice & Farm Company S.A.
  • Juan Carlos Mora Uribe MBA’01, CEO, Bancolombia
  • Carla Curiel ’05, Co-founder and CEO, Lanugo Media
  • Felipe Pimiento, Head of Magnus Studios
  • Gaston Gorali, CEO, MundoLoco CGI
  • Jeffery S. Perry ’87, P’23, Trustee, Founder and CEO, Lead Mandates LLC
  • Robert Turner P’07, Associate Professor, Accounting & Law, Babson College
  • Andrea Lindner ’22, President, Student Government Association, Babson College
  • Raj Sisodia, F.W. Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business, Babson College
  • Ernesto Bertarelli ’89 (ADE 2008), Chairman, Waypoint Capital
  • Maggie Henriquez PhD, President and CEO, Krug, Maison de Champagne
  • Martin Fritsches, President and CEO, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA
  • Pierre Lacharlotte P’21’24, GAB, General Manager, F.P. JOURNE Americas
  • Bettina Beckhoff de Longinotti-Buitoni P’11’14’19, GAB, Managing Partner, Organización Beckhoff
  • Patricia Riberas ’13, Transformation & Organization Director, Gestamp
  • Lauri Union, Nulsen Family Executive Director, Institute for Family Entrepreneurship, Babson College
  • Scott Taylor, Arthur M. Blank Endowed Chair for Values-Based Leadership, Arthur M. Blank School for Entrepreneurial Leadership, Babson College
  • Khalid Al Tayer ’99, Managing Director, Al Tayer Insignia and CEO, Ounass
  • Balaji Viswanathan, MBA’14, CEO, Invento Robotics
  • Esther Krofah, MPP, Executive Director, FasterCures and the Milken Institute Center for Public Health
  • Lisa Haydon Lalvani, Indian Actress, TV Presenter, Model and Mother
  • Avantika Bakshi ’11, Head of Marketing & PR at Ascot Hospitality and DJ
  • Amory Lovins, Co-founder & Chairman Emeritus, Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Lauri Union, Nulsen Family Executive Director, Institute for Family Entrepreneurship, Babson College
  • Dr. Claire-Cecile Pierre, Executive Director, Kerry Murphy Healey Center for Global Health Entrepreneurship, Babson College
  • Cheryl Kiser, Executive Director, Lewis Institute for Social Innovation, Babson College
  • Dino Lalvani ’95, GAB, Chairman and Chief Executive, Binatone Communications Group
  • Vanessa Arelle ’97, Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Partnerships, BuffaloGrid
  • Fred Kiang ’70, MBA’75, H’19, Trustee, GAB, Chairman, Sunrise Duty-Free (China) Co., Ltd.
  • Cyril Camus ’91, Trustee, GAB Chair, President, Groupe CAMUS
  • Jay Rao, Professor, Strategy & Innovation, Babson College

More exciting topics and panelists will be announced soon. See all speakers and panelists »

For sponsorship, speaking and planning committee opportunities, email Kim Barnes Kimball or call +1 617-631-2578.