100 Years of Entrepreneurship at Babson’s Summer Venture Showcase

July 30, 2019

The No. 1 college for undergraduate entrepreneurship programs is commemorating its centennial.

Babson College kicked off the celebration Thursday with its Summer Venture Showcase, a non-competitive pitch event where 14 teams talked up their startups—enterprises like a text-message-based learning platform, a Google Chrome extension that encourages workers to take “mindful breaks,” and a smart armband that helps basketball players improve their form.

The startup founders, all undergraduate and graduate students at Babson College, had spent the last 10 weeks working on their businesses, developing monetization plans, building out advisory boards, and getting mentorship and legal advice through Babson College’s Summer Venture Program.

“They’ve been eating, sleeping, and breathing their startup ventures for the past two months,” program director Bob Stringer said.

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