What We Do
The Bertarelli Institute for Family Entrepreneurship (BIFE) extends Babson’s founding mission, amplifying the capacity of enterprising families around the world to create economic value and social impact, while building stronger family ties.
How We Are Different
We focus on the relationship approach of family entrepreneurship, rather than the more typical procedural family business approach (i.e., structure, governance, strategy), because research shows that the power and performance of entrepreneurial families comes from the relationships.
Our Unique Approach
BIFE works at the intersection of self–family–entrepreneurship.
Self: We help students and individual family members explore their own personal growth through peer learning and mentorships.
Family: Our groundbreaking Amplifier course engages the next gen with their families, improving how they function as a family and empowering them to act entrepreneurially together.
Entrepreneurship: As the world’s #1 school for entrepreneurship, Babson equips students and families with cutting-edge knowledge as well as connections to a powerful global community, so families can create economic and social value across generations.