Babson Alumni Newsletter
Join Us for Alumni Weekend!
Are you getting excited for the big weekend? Well, you're not the only one! Biz E. Beaver is working hard to prepare for your visit, and we hope you'll join us for Alumni Weekend, September 16-18, 2016. All alumni and your families are welcome. You never graduate from good times! Register now »
Back to School! Take Advantage of Lifelong Learning at Babson
Wishing you could return to the classroom? Babson alumni can take advantage of a wide range of learning opportunities this fall. You can leverage your undergraduate education to earn your MBA in the accelerated One-Year MBA program--alumni are eligible for a $15,000 scholarship. You also can boost your knowledge and accelerate your career with the Certificate in Advanced Management (CAM) program-- earn 9 credits in your chosen area of focus and receive a 20 percent adjustment to tuition. Or, check out the open enrollment offerings from Babson Executive Education and receive a 20 percent discount with the code BEE-ALUMNI at registration. Learn more »
Submit a Nomination for the Babson Athletics Hall of Fame
Cast your vote to recognize Babson's varsity sports stars, and the extraordinary individuals who have made exceptional contributions to Babson Athletics. Since 1991, Babson has honored the contributions of 66 individuals with enshrinement in the Babson College Athletics Hall of Fame. Nominations for the 2017 Hall of Fame induction class are now being accepted. Deadline for submission is October 1. Submit your nomination » 

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Celebrate Faculty Milestones During Alumni Weekend!
Reconnect with some of your favorite faculty members as they celebrate 20+ year anniversaries with Babson. Join us during Alumni Weekend, September 16-18, 2016, as the Babson community honors some of the faculty who make Babson extraordinary! See who will be honored »
Faculty Milestone Celebrations
95 Percent of Entrepreneurs Self-Fund Their Startups
The global financial crisis has left a lingering mark on entrepreneurship across the globe, with 95 percent of entrepreneurs relying on their own funding for startup ventures, and only 0.16 percent of U.S. small businesses receiving venture capital in 2015. This, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2015-2016 Special Report on Entrepreneurial Finance. Read more »
The "Sharing Economy" Is Neither New Nor Pervasive
Professor of Entrepreneurship Practice Daniel Isenberg shares his view on the evolution and spread of the sharing economy and the concept of entrepreneurship ecosystems, noting that "all entrepreneurship is a form of sharing."  Read more »
Welcome, Sam Bensley, Babson's New Alpine Ski Coach!
Sam Bensley Babson Associate Athletics Director Kirsten Clark announced that Sam Bensley will take over as the head men's and women's alpine ski coach in September. Bensley replaces Chris Jacobs '10, who led both programs to top-10 finishes at the United States Collegiate Ski & Snowboard Association National Championships last winter.  Read more »
Business Question? BASE Has Got You Covered!
Babson Alumni Supporting Entrepreneurs (BASE) is ready to help you move forward. Experienced alumni are available to answer a quick question or to give you the feedback you need for any stage or aspect of your business. Need to strengthen your pitch deck, develop growth strategies, or get feedback for a pressing challenge? We've got your bases--and your business--covered. Call 781-239-4562 today to schedule your complimentary consultation, at Babson or online. Learn more »
Sue Siegel to Keynote Babson Breakaway Challenge Finale
GE Ventures CEO Sue Siegel GE Ventures CEO Sue Siegel will deliver the keynote address at the Babson Breakaway Challenge Finale, Friday, September 30, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. With more than 30 years of combined experience in venture capital and the corporate world, Siegel will be addressing the gender gap in U.S. business and the limited access to venture capital for female entrepreneurs.  Learn more »
BEE Launches Program For Kenyan Women Entrepreneurs
Babson Executive and Enterprise Education (BEE) has launched Launch and Grow: The Kenyan Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership program, a first-of-its-kind, high-impact program for women entrepreneurs from the region. The inaugural session featured 14 seasoned and emerging women entrepreneurs who have the capacity to grow and scale their businesses. Read more »
Students Create a Showerless Shave for Women on the Go
Jamie Steenbakkers '18 and Michael Leahy '18 are the founders of Busy Beauty, a personal care and beauty company that helps women get ready and look better, faster. Steenbakkers and Leahy started their idea in the first-year Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship course and got a taste of what it is really like to run a business.  Learn more »
Featured Career Resource: Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch
You only have one minute to make a powerful first impression! Crafting a concise, compelling "elevator pitch" is critical to landing a job, selling your business, or building your network among fellow professionals or with friends at social events. CareerBeam ®, Babson's virtual, password-protected career development portal, provides resources to help you identify your strengths and to craft a winning, effective elevator pitch. Learn more »

Career Resources
Career Spotlight: Eliminating Empty Miles
Three Babson MBA alumni are using a sharing-economy approach to maximize the efficiency of the cargo-shipping industry. Francine Gervazio MBA'16, Murilo Amaral MBA'16, and Alfredo Keri MBA'16, founders of Cargo42, are connecting short-distance carriers and small-batch shippers, optimizing the way each does business. Read more »

Career Spotlight
Babson in a Box!
Babson in a Box The next time you are getting together with Babson friends, let us help with the party preparations. Tell us the event details, and we'll ship you Babson in a Box for free. Inside, you'll find Babson alumni-branded gear, including cups, napkins, and a bottle opener. You send out your invites; we'll send you the school spirit! Learn more »

Check out the News, Notes + Nods section from the Summer 2016 issue of Babson Magazine. View the News, Notes + Nods »

We want to share your updates with the community: new job, promotion, venture, marriage, or family addition! Post a class note and let us know (photos accepted). Submit a class note »
Promote Your Business to Babson Alumni
Are you the founder, owner, or CEO of your business? Would you like to promote your business in this space to thousands of Babson alumni? Visit the Babson Alumni Business Directory to add your business information, and your listing will appear in the Business Search results. We will feature a different alumni business here each month, with special consideration given to those that offer a discount code to fellow Babson alumni. Visit the Alumni Directory »
Vice Provost Candida Brush Appointed to Board of Anchor Capital Advisors
Vice Provost Candida Brush Babson College Vice Provost of Global Entrepreneurial Leadership Candida Brush has been named to the board of Anchor Capital Advisors LLC. Brush is a full professor and holder of the F. W. Olin Chair in Entrepreneurship, and serves as the Vice Provost of Global Entrepreneurial Leadership. William P. Rice, founder and president of Anchor, says, "We are excited to have Candy, with her proven experience counseling entrepreneurial businesses, join our organization." Read more »
Entrepreneurship of All Kinds ®: Alumni Share Advice for Acing an Accelerator Program
Yuan Yin MBA '15 and Hanson Grant '16 are no strangers to accelerators--they've both participated in multiple programs and know how to maximize the experience to help grow and develop a venture. We talked to Grant, Yin, and two other entrepreneurs for advice on how to determine the right accelerator for a startup, and making the most of the experience once you're in it. Read more »

Entrepreneurship of All Kinds
Featured Blog:
Entrepreneurship Faculty Profile: Mary Gale
by Emily DeNoble '18
Mary Gale is a lecturer in entrepreneurship and a prominent member of the Babson community, adored campuswide for her giving nature and infectious energy. While out of state for the San Francisco Summer Venture Showcase, she shared via phone call her commitment to students, fascination with technology, and why she believes Babson is so special.  Read more »

Mary Gale
Bulgarian Students Learn Entrepreneurship at Babson
Babson recently hosted a Summer Entrepreneurship Program administered by the Institute of International Education, providing a short-term, non-degree, experiential learning opportunity for 30 Bulgarian students from all accredited universities in Bulgaria and for young professionals under 35 years old. Read more »
Faculty Survey Finds Awareness of Open Educational Resources Low but Improving
Awareness of open educational resources (OER) among U.S. higher education teaching faculty has improved but still remains known to less than a majority, according to a new report from the Babson Survey Research Group. Survey results, using responses of more than 3,000 faculty, show that OER status is not a driving force in the selection of educational materials--with the most cited barrier being the effort required to find and evaluate such materials. Read more »
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