The Collaborative Field Notes                                                        Issue No. 38
From the Faculty Director
Welcome to issue No. 38 of  The Collaborative Field Notes .

Hello Collaborative members!
It's been a busy week as we launched the Babson Academy  that is the new home for the Collaborative. The feedback on the new Academy has been awesome and I'm so excited to get started. 

I look forward to providing you with additional programming as we move forward.   I value your input so please send ideas my way. 


Heidi Neck

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

Babson's Latest Move to
Advance Global Entrepreneurial Learning

Babson recently announced the startup of   the Babson Academy --- a unit within Babson College that will house all of our programming that currently serves universities, their educators, and their students. This includes our SEE programs, Teaching Fellows, Babson Build, and the Collaborative.  

This move is great news for the Collaborative. We will be located in the central part of campus rather than executive education, and have greater access to dedicated resources for our community.
Read the Article About the Announcement»

Save the Date
  • Global SEE - Dubai: Join us February 18 - 21, 2019 for our first Global Symposia for Entrepreneurship Educators (SEE) in Dubai.  Remember, Collaborative members receive a discount! Learn More» 
  • The 2019 Babson Collaborative Summit will be hosted by the American University in Cairo (AUC) during the week of March 18.  Please mark your calendars.  More information coming soon. 


  • Collaborative Student Challenge:
    The Babson Collaborative Student Challenge is an experiential project based competition among member schools grounded in the UN Sustainable Development Goals.  The winning team is awarded two weeks participation in Babson's student summer program, Babson Build, in July 2019! Let Mike Bruny ( or Tom Simon ( know if you are interested in participating. 
  • Price-Babson Symposium for Entrepreneurship Educators: The January session of Price-Babson still has a few seats available. Remember, Collaborative members receive a discount!  Register»  
    Visit the link above to learn about the special workshop opportunity only available to those who register for Price-Babson. 
  • Please Spread the Word: There is no limit to the number of faculty or staff from your university that can be active participants in the Collaborative!  Feel free to share the following link with them to get started: The Log-in username is: and password: facultyprofile. 
    Please note: only university emails will be accepted for their profile (no "gmail, yahoo, aol, etc.).
Member News
EDEM Students Win Business Challenge
Congratulations to the students from member school EDEM for winning the international business challenge conducted by the Solbridge International School of Business (also a Collaborative member). See pictures below from WhatsApp»

From the Collaborative WhatsApp Channel
At the recent Summit we revived our WhatsApp (phone app) group and there has been a lot of energy and sharing of information in that group.  Would you like to join? You can either hit this  LINK   from your mobile phone or send your mobile phone number to Mike Bruny ( ) to be added to the group.  
EDEM Students at Solbridge International Business Competition
From The Collaborative Blog
Changing Education Paradigms 
Video from Sir Ken Robinson on education and how it has not changed over time. Is it still true?