WELLESLEY, Mass., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Arthur M. Blank Center for
Entrepreneurship at Babson College has accepted 18 student businesses into the
Babson College Business Hatchery for the summer 2005 term. The Babson
Hatchery provides rent-free space and resources to current students in order
to support their efforts to launch successful businesses.
Babson Global Outreach through Entrepreneurship (Michael Pearlmutter,
Jason Dombar, Cameron Johnson, Jon Franklin) is a philanthropic organization
that exists for the purpose of enriching talented and motivated people
worldwide with knowledge of entrepreneurship. BGOE's goal is to effectively
enable underprivileged people around the globe to start successful businesses.
Blackboard Course Tracker (Ugrad) (Mike O'Connell, Christopher Mearn, Tom
Fitzgerald) CourseTracker is a quick and easy online calendar that helps
students become organized by consolidating all of their coursework through one
interface in Blackboard.
BoozeCrews (Dan Hack, Clay Colarusso, Taline Badrikian, Fergal Jackson,
Sue Diamond) Through the application of technology, BoozeCrews seeks to help
bar owners increase productivity and help bar patrons avoid long service
lines. BoozeCrews' core product is the "Bar-Friender," an ATM-like, self-
service alcohol beverage mixing and dispensing machine complete with credit
Cellgame (Venkata Rami Tetali, Amit Dayal and Vijay Polsani) provides
gaming and other entertainment related applications. It also provides portals
that are WAP and 3G enabled and customized information to each customer in the
form of messages.
Cellutions (Tansu Demirbilek, Murat Bicer) will provide mobile media and
marketing services to businesses, content providers, and marketers through a
complete and flexible mobile delivery technology. The company seeks to
leverage the increasing popularity of mobile text messaging for implementing
marketing services such as loyalty programs, promotions and sweepstakes.
Coskata Caviar (Rich Brauman, Miki Kusaka, Ande Guilleman, Eric Hayduk) "A
spoonful of luxury." Offering the caviar experience through its line of
caviar, fine foods, and accessories.
Go Sporty (Krista Donnelly, Sean McDonald, David Weisberg) is to get kids
excited about playing sports by introducing sports to kids at an early age
through a series of videos targeted at three age groups: ages 0-3, ages 3-6
and ages 6-9. These videos will be both entertaining and educational.
iAdvantage Technologies(Satish Kumar) is a global provider of IT
Infrastructure Management Services and related IT Services. Its goal is to
enable leading enterprises to achieve measurable revenue growth through
increased utilization, optimized infrastructure, flexibility, higher return on
existing investments, higher return on investment, and lower total cost of
ownership. Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Wellesley, Massachusetts,
iAdvantage uses low-risk Global Delivery Model from its integrated Global
Command Center, Centers of Excellence, Global Solution Centers and Offices in
US and India.
inanovate (David Arslanian & David Ure) provides research instruments with
unchallenged technical performance to nanotechnology research and development
communities. It not only guarantees its instruments will provide the highest
quality research results, it also guarantees unprecedented levels of "total
iPresent Communications (Carmen Ferrara) offers an innovative approach to
online training and communications that allows anyone to reach their audience
with engaging multimedia presentations and collaborative "micro-sites." Its
service addresses an organization's desire to communicate and train more
effectively while improving the speed and efficiency in doing so.
Jet-Set Folios (IM Williams) is a sales and marketing service for
exceptional commercial artists in the US and overseas.
Mobile Video Applications Development & Consulting (Frank Capria, Nick
Katis) provides product design and business consulting to the mobile video
industry. The founders' combination of mobile phone and television industry
experience gives them a unique perspective in conceiving, designing and
marketing emerging mobile video applications.
Modern Menus (Joanna McFarlane) answers the question "What's for dinner?"
by providing the customer with a personalized online menu planner. The
customer needs only to log onto http://www.modernmenus.com and instantly
receives a personalized menu plan, shopping list, and easy step by step
instructions for meal preparation.
NextWorth (Andrew Walsh, David Chen, Mieka Wick) is a full-service
provider of professional consignment services for consumers, businesses and
non-profits. It helps customers identify and convert hidden value through
eBay, Amazon and other channels and makes the selling process easy, profitable
P'kolino, Inc. (JB Schneider, Antonio Turco-Rivas) seeks to improve the
playroom experience by developing multi-purpose products that grow with
children through their stages of development. The products are also
educational, fun, functional, safe and beautiful.
Seize the Day (Elizabeth Small) packages experiences as gifts, partnering
with numerous suppliers throughout New England to offer gift-givers a variety
of activities that they can purchase and give to a friend or loved one.
Activities range from skydiving and hot air ballooning to sushi school and
private yoga sessions.
The Splendid Basket (Carol Michael) provides quality gourmet and spa items
for the discerning gift giver. The core product is high-end gift baskets with
sleek, contemporary designs that improve upon the industry standard.
True Apparel Company (Romney Evans, Jessica Arredondo, Brian Goss, Dmitriy
Peregudov) is an online retail store that takes the frustration out of buying
jeans by offering a wide product selection and customizing the experience for
each shopper. The easy-to-use http://www.TrueJeans.com personal catalog
matches customers with brand name jeans based on their unique body shape and
Babson College in Wellesley, Mass., is recognized internationally as a
leader in entrepreneurial management education. Babson grants BS degrees
through its innovative undergraduate program, and grants MBA and custom MS and
MBA degrees through the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson
College. Babson Executive Education offers executive development programs to
experienced managers worldwide. For information, visit http://www.babson.edu.
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Michael Chmura, Babson College
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