The Collaborative Field Notes                                                        Issue No. 39
From the Faculty Director
Welcome to issue No. 39 of  The Collaborative Field Notes .

Hello Collaborative members,
It's that time of year again when we start to think about the Annual Collaborative Awards at the Summit.  We have the Spotlight Award, Champion Award, and Collaborative Member of the Year Award.

For the Spotlight Award, we are looking for best practice that deserves recognition and celebration.  Guidelines can be found here  and applications are due  Februray 15, 2019 .

The Collaborative Member of the Year Award recognizes the university with the greatest point total for the year (we measure the year from Collaborative Summit to Collaborative Summit), so get your points in.  If you've been saving your points, now is the time to submit them  here .  Below you'll see a look at the current leaderboard.

The Champion Award recognizes the strong partners we have in each of our Collaborative member champions. Your Collaborative team here at Babson will choose that award.  

So, it's time to celebrate all of us and the great work we do!  Welcome to awards season.
Heidi Neck

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

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
Collaborative Visits
Last week we caught up with Darshan Doshi (FLAME University) and Roomi (MBSC) while they were on campus for the Babson Fellows Program for Entrepreneurship Educators

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.  
Feel free to answer the question above in WhatsApp or by emailing
From The Collaborative Blog
Leaderboard Update [November] 
Take a look at the leaderboard standing for November 2018.
Very few things in life are harder than building a company-especially when you choose to do that as a student, with no prior experience of building one.
The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur released their lists of the Top 25 Graduate and Undergraduate Programs for Entrepreneurs.