Businesses Incubating in Babson College's Summer Hatchery

Jul 15, 2005, 01:00 ET from Babson College

    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
 card processing.
     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 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
 and fun.
     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 personal catalog
 matches customers with brand name jeans based on their unique body shape and
 style preferences.
     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
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