Welcome to Issue No. 40 of the Collaborative Field Notes.

Dear Collaborative Members,
Well, we just celebrated Thanksgiving in the United States and I thought it would be fitting to share with you what I’m most grateful for as it relates to the Collaborative. 

I’m grateful for….
  • Your ongoing engagement and support of one another on WhatsApp and Mike Bruny for his communication management skills on WhatsApp!
  • FACENS stepping up to lead our upcoming webinar on Universities and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (see more information below).
  • American University – Cairo for hosting our 2019 Annual Summit on (mike fill in dates)
  • Tom Simon for his ongoing leadership with all things related to the Babson Collaborative
  • Roomi (MBSC), Darshan (Flame), Kanetaka (Waseda), and Solvi (Nord) for attending our inaugural Babson Entrepreneurship Education Fellows Program.
Heidi Neck
The Babson Collaborative For Entrepreneurship Education
Faculty Director & Professor of Entrepreneurship
Title: “Universities and the Sustainable Development Goals: A Case Study of FACENS, a Brazilian Institute of Higher Education

Date: Tuesday, December 4

Time: 09:00 a.m. ET (Boston Time)

  • Global SEE - Dubai: Join us February 18 - 21, 2019 for our first Global Symposia for Entrepreneurship Educators 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.

  • Spotlight Award: Celebrating the best practices that deserve recognition and celebration. Currently accepting nominations. Learn More »

  • 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 »

  • 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. When they are completing their profiles, please note, only university emails will be accepted (no “gmail, yahoo, aol, etc.).
Visits from Ulster University Business School
Executive Dean, Mark Durkin from Ulster University Business School.
Visits from EAE Business School

Professor Frank Longo, EAE Business School.
At the 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 thi LINK   from your mobile phone or send your mobile phone number to Mike Bruny ( ) to be added to the group.
[Video] Stop Stealing Dreams. Seth Godin TEDx Youth @BFS
Seth Godin ask the question, "What is school for?" and provides insight on how the current school system was created. Does it resonate with your experience?

Opening Photo credit:  Pro Church Media  on  Unsplash