The Collaborative Field Notes                                                        Issue No. 32
From the Faculty Director
Welcome to issue No. 32 of  The Collaborative Field Notes .

Hello Collaborative Members!

Quick story. I grew up fishing on lakes, but I really never had the patience to be a good fisherperson!  

Last week I went fishing with my older brother and nephew - both are avid fishermen who love to catch largemouth bass.  We had an informal contest going on to see who could catch the most fish. I lost and I hate losing to my big brother! 

That evening I was sulking on the porch and my brother said, "Heidi, do you know why I caught more bass than you? It's because you were casting to where you saw the fish in the water rather than where the fish were going."

An entrepreneurial lesson for us all!
Heidi Neck

The Babson Collaborative for Entrepreneurship Education
Faculty Director & Professor of Entrepreneurship

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Member News
FLAME University:
  • FLAME is starting a new accelerator program. 
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  • Saras Sarasvathy from Darden School of Business at Flame university saw over 40 entrepreneurs and 40 entrepreneurship students from Pune and Mumbai  
From the Collaborative WhatsApp Channel
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From The Collaborative Blog
Information about a program recently run by the Lewis Institute.  It may spark some ideas for your own programming.  Read More»
"The mission of the Haiti Tech Summit is not unlike The Lewis Institute's: to use entrepreneurship to tackle the world's most pressing challenges in innovation and sustainability."  Read More»  
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