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Friday, April 24, 2015

1:30 p.m.

Leading into the Future: Innovative Entrepreneurs vs. Corporate Caligulas

(a Babson Executive & Enterprise Education Workshop)
Jay Rao, Professor, Technology, Operations & Information Management
Entrepreneurs have a different mental map and biased reality of the world as compared to executives inside a corporation. These differences determine the sequence of decisions and actions that they take when going into the future and hence their enterprise’s success.
Location: Naval Museum of the Caribbean
Attire: Business Casual
Download the pres​entation (pdf)​​​​​​​​
Listen on a mobile device (mp3)

4:30 p.m.

SABMiller Bavaria Entrepreneurship Program

Hosted by SABMiller
Location: Naval Museum of the Caribbean

7 p.m.

Babson Connect: Worldwide

Welcome Cocktail Reception
Please join us at the spectacular home of Carlos J. Mattos M’76, P’17 in the historic center of Cartagena for the inaugural gathering of all Babson Connect: Worldwide 2015 attendees to mix and mingle.
Location: Calle de Don Sancho #36-36, Old City Cartagena
Attire: Cartagena Festive

8:30 p.m.

Cartagena Welcome Dinner

A Cartagena Festive night under the stars gourmet food infused with local flavours, amazing cocktails and Colombian music by Cuarteto San Del Caribe.
Location: Baluarte de San Francisco Javier, Santa Teresa Hotel

11:30 p.m.

La Movida

For those needing just a little more late night dancing and fun at the trendy La Movida nightclub. This event is not hosted

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - Morning Program

9:30 a.m.

Opening Babson Connect Keynote: Worldwide 2015

The historic hotel has since been renovated but was once a convent built in 1621 to house the Order of Sisters of St. Clare. The old chapel will serve as our meeting location for the day.
Welcome Remarks by President Kerry Healey, Babson College
Listen on a mobile device (mp3)
Location: Santa Clara Hotel - Santa Clara Meeting Room

10 a.m.

Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business

Raj Sisodia​, F.W. Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business
Capitalism has been extraordinarily successful at raising human living standards, life expectancy and life satisfaction. But the old way is not working any more. Conscious Capitalism is an emerging paradigm that enables extraordinary financial performance while creating multiple kinds of value for stakeholders: intellectual, physical, ecological, social, cultural, emotional and even spiritual.
Download the presentation (pdf)
Listen on a mobile device (mp3)

11 a.m.

Coffee Break - Pausa Café

Location: Santa Clara Hall

11:30 a.m.

Building Entrepreneurship Ecosystem – The Manizales-Mas Project

Dan Isenberg, Professor, Executive Director of the Babson Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Project (BEEP)

  • Gabriel Cadena Gomez - Autonoma University President
  • Pablo Jaramillo Villegas - Luker Foundation CEO
  • Lina Maria Ramirez Londono - Manizales’ Chamber of Commerce
  • President
  • Nicolas Restrepo Escobar - La Patria Newspaper CEO
  • Jose Alfredo Restrepo Echeverry - Luker Foundation Chairman
  • Marcela Escobar Arango - Manizales-Mas Director
  • Oscar Villegas Velasquez - Sumatec CEO<
  • Sebastián Escobar Aristizabal - Esar CEO

Location: Santa Clara Hotel, Santa Clara Meeting Room
Download the presentation (pdf)​​​​​​​​​
Listen on a mobile device (mp3)

12:45 p.m.

Babson Connect: Worldwide Luncheon

Enjoy Fabulous local dishes and casual conversation with friends in the beautiful courtyard of the Santa Clara Hotel.
Location: Santa Clara - Terrace & Restaurant 1621

2:30 p.m.

Global Lessons from Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business and 10,000 Women

A Conversation with:

  • Patricia G. Greene, Paul T. Babson Chair in Entrepreneurship
  • Candida Brush, Franklin W. Olin Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship, Division Chair-Entrepreneurship, Research Director-Arthur M. Blank Center
  • Facilitated by Dean Elaine Eisenman, Dean, Babson Executive Education

How do women use entrepreneurship to create financial and social value for their families and their communities? Babson’s work on the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses and 10,000 Women programs and our research on women’s entrepreneurship through the Diana Project are recognized worldwide as informing practice and policy, as well as entrepreneurship education. The interactive discussion will share lessons learned from these efforts that guide women business owners around the work in identifying opportunities, organizing resources, and providing the leadership to create the value they desire.
Listen on a mobile device (mp3)

3:30 p.m.

Latin America Family Enterprise: with Robert Murray Meza

Moderated by Pedro Martin P’17 and Bettina Beckhoff P’11, ’14
Sponsored by Babson Global Advisory Board
Location: Santa Clara Hotel - Santa Clara Meeting Room
Listen on a mobile device (mp3)

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - Evening Program

5:30 p.m.

MBA Alumni Cocktail Receptions

Location: Casa de las Ruinas, Calle del Tejadillo No 38-49

7 p.m.

Babson Connect: WorldwideGala Cocktail Reception

Join us at the amazing Casa 1537, a unique and exclusive atmosphere in the center of the old walled city, for a celebration of our remarkable honorees for their committment to Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®.
Location: Casa 1537
Attire: Caribbean Chic ​

8 p.m.

Awards Dinner

Welcome Remarks Candida Brush, Chair Entrepreneurship Division
Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs Inductee:
Jaime Gilinski, Celebrated Investor and Philanthropist

Remarks by , Executive Director, The Lewis Institute & Babson Social Innovation Lab

​​Lewis Institute Community Changemaker Award Honoree:
Catalina Escobar, President of the Juan Felipe Gomez Escobar Foundation

Announcement of Babson Connect: Worldwide 2016
President Kerry Healey​

11 p.m.


Late night fun and time for dancing and memories in Cartagena!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

8 a.m.

Zumba Class

Class involves dance and aerobic elements. Come join us for an early morning Zumba class with a variety of hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue & mambo.
Location: Santa Teresa Hotel - Salon Republico

9:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Latin American Telecommunications
Juan Carlos Archila Cabal, President of Claro
Listen on a mobile device (mp3)

10:00 a.m.

Leveraging the Babson Network for Global Enterprise

Moderator, President Kerry Healey
Panelist Babson Alumni:

  • Jeff Avallon, ‘06, Vice President, Corporate Development, IdeaPaint
  • Martin Restrepo ’17, IdeaPaint Sales Representative for South America​

Location: Santa Teresa Hotel, La Capilla Room
Listen on a mobile device (mp3)

10:45 a.m.

Windows To The Future of Global Health

A Conversation with President Kerry Healey and Donald Hannan III, Director, Kletjian Foundation concerning the collaboration of three major institutions; Mass Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, and Babson College around their developing Global Surgery Project​​
Listen on a mobile device (mp3)

11:15 a.m.

Building Competitive and Entrepreneurial Cities – BabsonGlobal’s Competitiveness and Enterprise Cities Project

Panel presentation with Shanker Singham & Erick Brimen ‘06, Partner, NeWAY Capital​
This conversation will explore Babson Global’s new Competitiveness and Enterprise Cities Project, exploring how it can promote entrepreneurship in developing and emerging markets, how competitive and entrepreneurial cities can be built, and how the megatrends of urbanization, and huge nfrastructure need, as well as the trillions of dollars of capital on the sidelines can be brought together to create the pre-conditions for liberating economic activity to create jobs and alleviate poverty.
Download the presentation​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ (pdf)
Listen on a mobile device (mp3)

12:30 p.m.​

Closing Luncheon

Babson Connect: Worldwide Team Photo 2015
Enjoy our closing lunch in the spectacular courtyard of the Santa Teresa hotel. Time to say goodbye to friends until we can be together again at Babson Connect: Worldwide 2016!

Location: Santa Teresa Hotel – Courtyard