Whether within Babson or elsewhere, you should speak with an international student advisor and plan ahead if you wish to apply for a program that could enable you to start a business in the U.S.
Blank Center Summer Venture Program & Butler Launch Pad
While much of what occurs during membership in the Butler Launch Pad (BVA) and Summer Venture Program (SVP) is not considered employment (research, feasibility studies, business planning, etc.), any activity that directly results in income generation is considered employment and requires specific authorization.
International students must consider the limitations of their immigration status when setting goals and determining whether the BVA or SVP is right for them. Most students need to have active OPT (pre-completion or post-completion) at some point if they are further along in the planning process and will be ready to start their business.