WELLESLEY, Mass., Oct. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Babson College, the recognized world leader in entrepreneurship education, has officially opened the doors to its newest campus—Babson Boston—a multi-floor, 9,000 square feet space at 100 High Street.
To celebrate, Babson will be hosting an all-day, open house, grand opening celebration—including breakfast, a ribbon cutting, special guest speakers, lunch, a look into the classroom, and more—on Friday, November 4, 2016, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The new space, located in the heart of Boston's Financial District, complements Babson's educational offerings at its Wellesley, Massachusetts and San Francisco, California campuses. Alumni, new students, and current students are invited to take graduate level courses in this space. Part-time graduate students have the opportunity to complete their entire degree in the city.
"Within just over a month of opening Babson Boston, we have already experienced such palpable excitement from the many who call this city home," said Babson College President Kerry Healey. "Between Babson's Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® jumping into its fall season in our new campus, graduate students and faculty enjoying courses up on our 12th floor, and alumni coming to network and make use of our co-working office space, we cannot wait to see all of the ways in which Babson Boston will continue to benefit our growing community, and engage with the many people and businesses that thrive in Boston."
Babson Boston will also be home to the college's recently launched Global Entrepreneur in Residence Program (GEIR). The new initiative will help qualified international entrepreneurs from Babson and other area colleges qualify for an H-1B visa and remain in Massachusetts, continue to build their high potential startup businesses, and bring new, high-skill jobs to the region. Babson is the first private college to pursue a GEIR program.
The campus features approximately 2,000 square feet of 1st floor co-working space along Federal street, and 7,000 square feet of classroom, meeting rooms, and lounge space on the 12th floor. Each will be home to different ways for the Babson community to connect, engage, and innovate, including but not limited to a monthly networking event for alumni and friends of the college.
The campus is centrally located at a drop-off location for multiple MBTA commuter bus lines, and is less than a five-minute walk to several T stops on the Red, Orange, and Green lines. Owned by CBRE Global Investors, the 28-story building features a multi-use tenant lounge and high-tech conference room, free Wi-Fi, a coffee bar, and a rooftop deck with city views.
Babson Boston Grand Opening Celebration
Open House 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
'Best of Babson Marketplace,' highlighting a variety of ways to get involved at Babson.
Tours of the new campus
Grand opening welcome, featuring special guest speakers, a ribbon cutting ceremony, and more.
Explore additional programs and events offered at Babson Boston
Global Entrepreneur in Residence Program
Innovative program enabling international entrepreneurs to qualify for an H-1B visa.
Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® Boston
Unique, year-long program out of Babson's Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) designed to empower women to build their entrepreneurial ventures.
Alumni and Friends Networking Events
Opportunity to network with the greater Babson community every third Thursday.
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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