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Entrepreneurship Practice Area

100 Years of Entrepreneurship Expertise

Entrepreneurship has been a core part of Babson’s DNA since our founding more than 100 years ago. From the beginning, Babson has been home to a hands-on, practical learning environment, with experienced business professionals leading the way. Today, you’ll find the entrepreneurship faculty at Babson Executive Education are serial entrepreneurs themselves, uniquely positioned to advise in any of our numerous entrepreneur courses on how to launch, build, and scale entrepreneurial ventures.

Entrepreneur Courses For Bold Thinkers and Doers

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Expert Faculty Lead Babson’s Entrepreneur Courses

Our entrepreneurship workshops are taught by faculty with expertise in family business, mergers and acquisitions, growth strategies, and more. Academic research, combined with first-hand experience and a track record of advising thousands of startups means they bring a wealth of knowledge to both small-group and online entrepreneur courses.

Boston 25 News

Entrepreneurs are Launching New Businesses Amid Ongoing Pandemic

Babson Professor Zach Zacharakis weighs in on the 27% growth in entrepreneurs starting new businesses in 2020, comparing it to historical startup growth during tough economic times.


We Need Entrepreneurial Leaders Now More than Ever

In a time of crisis and uncertainty, the ability for each of us to think and operate like an entrepreneur is more essential than ever, says Babson Professor Andrew Corbett.

Harvard Business Review

How the Gender Balance of Investment Teams Shapes The Risks They Take

New research from Professor Zach Zacharakis shows that missing out on female representation in startup, investment, and decision-making teams is a risky thing to do.

Advice from Babson’s Distinguished Entrepreneurs

Advice from Babson’s Distinguished Entrepreneurs

For more than 40 years, Babson’s Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs® has honored founders who’ve made a difference. In panel conversations at Babson’s recent Centennial Celebration, they offered a look into what it takes to build a business.

Andrew Corbett, Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies

Andrew Corbett

Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies
One of the most cited entrepreneurship researchers in the world, Andrew Corbett is the chair of the Entrepreneurship Division at Babson College. He focuses on corporate entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education.

Phil Kim, Lewis Family Professor of Social Innovation

Phil Kim

Lewis Family Professor of Social Innovation
Internationally recognized expert on entrepreneurship Phil Kim studies, teaches, and advises on different aspects of how entrepreneurial ideas become reality. Prior to becoming an academic, he worked as a management consultant.

Angelo Santinelli, Adjunct Lecturer in Entrepreneurship

Angelo Santinelli

Adjunct Lecturer in Entrepreneurship
Angelo Santinelli has more than 25 years of business experience with a strong background in technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship. He advises startups, companies, and executives on a broad range of topics.

Andrew Zacharakis, John H. Muller, Jr. Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies

Andrew Zacharakis

John H. Muller, Jr. Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies
Andrew “Zach” Zacharakis’s research, training, and teaching focus on two major areas of entrepreneurship: the venture capital decision-making process, and entrepreneurial growth strategies. He is an active angel investor.

Tim Marken ’81, Managing Partner, Leonidas Strategy Group

Tim Marken ’81

Managing Partner, Leonidas Strategy Group
Tim Marken’s expertise spans investment banking, sales management, and brand building. He consults with senior management at many global companies.

Joseph Nedder, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Human Resources Officer, Edelman Financial Engines

Joseph Nedder

Chief Operating Officer, Chief Human Resources Officer, Edelman Financial Engines
Joe Nedder has spent more than 30 years dealing with complex organizational issues in companies ranging from startups to large-scale, international enterprises including Edelman Financial Engines and Fidelity Investments.

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

Preview The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

Hear from Entrepreneurship Bootcamp faculty and participants who break down why it’s so important to be entrepreneurial, and how to sustain this mindset throughout all phases of building a business.

Our Entrepreneurship Faculty in the News

Make an Impact on Your Ecosystem

Babson’s entrepreneur training programs convene a network of peers that understand the highs and lows of being an entrepreneur. Moreover, our approach includes both the entrepreneur and the ecosystem, arming you with the entrepreneur skills training and strategies you’ll need to stimulate economic growth and strengthen your region’s entrepreneurship ecosystem.

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After participating in Babson’s custom entrepreneurship programs, Saltire Foundation Fellows have founded more than 25 companies and social enterprises and have helped bring in more than £40 million in VC funding to Scotland.

I was able to use the information I learned immediately—even during the week of the bootcamp. It was extremely relevant.
Marlene Dural
Owner, Vitality Bowls
As a former NFL player, I learned that before you have a bright idea that you wish to turn into a business, you need to understand the business and the community you are targeting. The Entrepreneur’s Bootcamp was fun, interactive, logical, and focused.
Lee Woodall
CEO, Pros 2 Professionals
Babson’s Entrepreneurship Bootcamp is a game changer. I enjoyed learning and sharing best practices with entrepreneurs from all over the world.
Madieu Williams
Co-Owner, 18|8 Fine Men’s Salons

Entrepreneur Training Programs for Individuals

Babson’s entrepreneurship workshops and online entrepreneur courses are designed to give you the tools you need to catapult your business to the next stage of growth, and connect you with a network of entrepreneurial peers.

The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

Successful entrepreneurs know it takes more than a good idea to launch a business. Learn the art of customer discovery, business model development, raising money, and more.

Entrepreneurship Workshops for Your Organization

Customize any of our entrepreneur courses for your team or organization. At Babson, we know you don’t need a startup in order to be entrepreneurial. We will work with you to master skills like customer acquisition, team growth, and how to develop future-focused business models.

Entrepreneur Skills Training for Executives

Think of Babson’s entrepreneurship experts as the one on one support you need to bring your executive entrepreneurial agenda to life. The support and connections you’ll forge with our faculty extend beyond Babson, equipping your organization and leadership team with an entrepreneurial mindset, onsite or online.

What Makes Babson Executive Education Different?

Babson Executive Education offers programs in four practice areas: strategic innovation, entrepreneurial leadership, inclusive leadership, and entrepreneurship. We work with organizations and professionals around the world to turn ideas and challenges into opportunities.

Our programs are about more than theory; they’re about action, and equipping you with the practical tools and strategies necessary to have an immediate impact on your organization or business.

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Tammy Gage
Business Development | Babson Executive Education