Family Entrepreneurship Stories at Babson

Strengthening family business was the core of Babson’s founding mission in 1919. The College has a long history of educating family entrepreneurs. About 50 percent of Babson’s undergraduate students come from a family business. Below are just some examples of the amazing stories from the Babson community.

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A Family Entrepreneurship Conversation with the Cisneros Family

Lauri Union, Nulsen Family Executive Director at the Bertarelli Institute for Family Entrepreneurship, talks to Gustavo Cisneros ’68, H’19 (ADE 1981), Chairman, and Adriana Cisneros, CEO of Grupo Cisneros, a privately owned media, entertainment, digital media, real estate, tourism resorts and consumer products company, on how the next generation can propel family businesses to the next level.

The Zamora Family

The Zamora Family: A True Babson Story

The family that works together, changes the world together. Meet the Zamoras, bankers who feel equally at home analyzing the currency market in Miami as they do handing out free laptops to children in Central America.

Conversation on Family Entrepreneurship and Business

A Conversation on Family Entrepreneurship and Business: Babson Connect: Worldwide 2018

A conversation on Family Entrepreneurship and Business with Francisco J. Riberas P’13 ’15, Executive Chairman, Gestamp and Susana Gallardo P’13, Gallardo Family Group, moderated by William Gartner, Bertarelli Foundation Distinguished Professor of Family Entrepreneurship.

Critical to the development and launch of Babson’s Institute for Family Entrepreneurship has been the support and enthusiasm of dedicated alumni, parents, and members of Babson’s College Advisory Board: Stephen Martiros ’83, MBA’85, P’21 ’21, Linda Bourn MBA’11, and Sylvia Shepard MBA’09.