WELLESLEY, Mass., April 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Babson College Founders Summit, created by the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship in honor of Babson's Centennial, will present on April 11, 2019 a day of ideas and inspiration for founders and builders of all kinds of companies.
The Founders Summit at Babson's Wellesley campus will feature opportunities to connect, learn, and network with fellow Babson entrepreneurs.
It will feature a special Mega Mentoring session, pairing up 100 successful Babson alumni founders and 100 Babson student entrepreneurs for on-the-spot mentoring conversations and advice.
In lightning talk sessions, four of Babson's centers - the Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance, The Lewis Institute, the Institute for Family Entrepreneurship, and the Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership - will showcase their expertise in partnership with Babson alumni to share experiences and insights in entrepreneurship, finance, family business, social innovation, and more.
Successful serial entrepreneur Tim DeMello '81 P'18, who has founded seven startups including Replica, Streamline.com, Ziggs.com, Spotlight Media, and, Gradifi, will keynote and share stories from his journey and lessons learned along the way.
After the summit, the Blank Center for Entrepreneurship will present the finale of the B.E.T.A. (Babson Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®) Challenge, Babson's premier new venture competition, where entrepreneurs will pitch to win more than $300,000 in cash and prizes.
Register for the Founders Summit.
About The Arthur M. Blank Center For Entrepreneurship
The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship accelerates the practice of entrepreneurship by providing Babson's emerging entrepreneurs with access to events, workshops, mentoring and competitions that enable them to test and refine their founder skills. The Butler Launch Pad is the hub of this entrepreneurial ecosystem, connecting our students and alumni with the broader business and entrepreneurial community through a series of programs and learning experiences that support our entrepreneurs along their journey. Included in these programs are two of Babson's Signature Events: Rocket Pitch and B.E.T.A. Challenge, as well as the highly regarded Summer Venture Program that accelerates the top 15 student ventures at Babson each year.
About Babson College
Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader of Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.
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