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Campus events that feature sustainability, new initiatives on campus, and sustainability leaders on campus are featured. If you would like to share an event, initiative, or nominate someone in the Babson community for the sustainability spotlight, please contact sustainability@babson.edu. Submissions for the next month are due by the 25th of the prior month.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

  • What Venture Capitalists Look For - An Ins...
    What Venture Capitalists Look For - An Insider's View on Evaluating Deals and Hiring Talent Full Details [X]
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    <strong><span style="font-size: 18px; color: #00b050;"><strong style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 11px; color: #00b050;">**Please register using the green "register here" button at the top right of this page**</strong><br /> </span></strong>&nbsp;<br /> <a href="http://www.babson.edu/Academics/centers/cutler-center/Pages/home.aspx">The Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance</a> invites you to join us for a lunchtime presentation on <em><strong>What Venture Capitalists Look For - An Insider's View on Evaluating Deals and Hiring Talent</strong></em>. Dr. Richard Moran, President of Menlo College, author, and former Partner at Venrock will share his insights and take questions from the audience. At this presentation you will learn:&nbsp; <ul> <li>What investors are looking for when they evaluate investments and entrepreneurs</li> <li>How to think about sources of funding as an entrepreneur</li> <li>What skills are needed to become a successful venture capitalist or angel investor</li> </ul> Time will be allotted for audience Q&amp;A. Lunch will be provided. &nbsp;<br /> <br /> <hr /> <br /> <strong>Details:&nbsp;</strong><br /> <br /> Date:&nbsp;Wednesday, September 28th<br /> <br /> Location: Babson College, Olin Auditorium&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <hr /> <br /> <strong>Featuring:&nbsp;<br /> </strong><a href="http://richardmoran.com/about/">Dr. Richard Moran</a>, President, Menlo College; former Partner, Venrock&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Richard A. Moran is the President of Menlo College in Atherton, CA. He is a noted San Francisco based business leader, venture capitalist, social scientist, author and evangelist for organization effectiveness. He is best known for his series of humorous business books beginning with bestselling, Never Confuse a Memo with Reality, that started the genre of " Business Bullet Books."<br /> <br /> Moran previously served as CEO and Vice Chairman at Accretive Solutions, as a Partner at Venrock, Chairman of the Board at Portal Software, and as a Partner at Accenture. Moran has served on the Boards of Glu Mobile Games, Winery Exchange, and Mechanics Bank among others. He currently serves on the board of PerfectForms, Joint Venture Silicon Valley, and the Steinbeck Innovation Foundation.
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  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Tags: Entrepreneurship:Social Entrepreneurship

Friday, September 30, 2016

  • Babson Breakaway Challenge: Finale
    Babson Breakaway Challenge: Finale Full Details [X]
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Friday, September 30th<br /> <strong>Babson Breakaway Challenge: Finale</strong><br /> Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston St, Boston<br /> 12 p.m. &ndash; 1:30 p.m.<br /> Free<br /> <strong><br /> Registration is required - <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/demo-day-tickets-26577524090#tickets ">https://www.eventbrite.com/e/demo-day-tickets-26577524090#tickets&nbsp;</a></strong><br /> <br /> Join Babson College and Breakaway for the<a href="http://www.babsonbreakaway.com"> Babson Breakaway Challenge</a> Finale - a fast paced, public event where Challenge finalists will pitch to a panel including <a href="https://hubweek.org/">HUBweek </a>Chair Linda Pizzuti Henry, Breakaway President John Burns, Founder and Managing Director of Boston Seed Capital, LLC Nicole M. Stata, and Founder and CEO of Pantegrion Capital Alicia Syrett.<br /> <br /> A keynote address will be given by&nbsp;Sue Siegel, CEO of GE Ventures, GE&rsquo;s growth and innovation business.<br /> <p>The Babson Breakaway Challenge was created by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.babson.edu/Academics/centers/cwel/about/team/Pages/duffy-susan.aspx" title="Susan Duffy's profile">Susan Duffy</a>, executive director at Babson&rsquo;s Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership, and&nbsp;John Bur​ns, in direct response to Babson&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.babson.edu/Academics/centers/blank-center/global-research/diana/Pages/home.aspx" title="Learn more about The Diana Project">Diana Project</a>&nbsp;report,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.babson.edu/Academics/centers/blank-center/global-research/diana/Documents/diana-project-executive-summary-2014.pdf" target="_blank" title="Read the latest findings (pdf)"><em>Women Entrepreneurs 2014: Bridging the Gender Gap in Venture Capital&nbsp;(pdf)</em></a><em>​</em>. The research revealed that while women entrepreneurs are majority owners of nearly 36 percent of all U.S. businesses, they receive only 2.7 percent of all venture capital funding.<br /> <br /> <em>Prizes:<br /> </em><em>-&nbsp;</em>$250,000 in funding plus marketing services, including the creation of a customized brand identity platform from Breakaway;<br /> <br /> - In-kind prizing from&nbsp;<a href="http://www.xfinity.com/" target="_blank" title="Learn more about Comcast">Comcast</a>&nbsp;including a three-month advertising campaign in the Boston DMA; production of one thirty-second commercial; and more;<br /> <br /> - $6,000 in email delivery and management services from&nbsp;<a href="https://sendgrid.com/" target="_blank" title="Learn more about SendGrid">SendGrid</a>&nbsp;for the winner; $3,000 for each semi-finalist;<br /> <br /> - $1,000 in&nbsp;<a href="https://www.moo.com/us/" target="_blank" title="Learn more about MOO">MOO</a>&nbsp;print and design products for the winner, plus $250 for each runner-up;<br /> <br /> - Complimentary legal automation services for the winner from&nbsp;<a href="http://www.shoobx.com/" target="_blank" title="Learn more about Shoobx">Shoobx</a>;<br /> <br /> - Use of shared workspace at&nbsp;<a href="https://www.wework.com/" target="_blank" title="Learn more about WeWork">WeWork​</a>&nbsp;for finalists to prepare for the Finale event on September &nbsp;30<br /> <br /> -&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bombas.com/" target="_blank" title="Learn more about Babson alumni business Bombas">Bombas</a>&nbsp;merchandise.</p> The Babson Breakaway Challenge is the first and only competition to promote gender parity in the VC industry and award $250,000 to a high-potential, women-led business.<br />
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  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Tags: Entrepreneurship:Social Entrepreneurship
  • Good Business Friday: Impact Investing: Re...
    Good Business Friday: Impact Investing: Revenue Driving Change Full Details [X]
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Babson Campus - Reynolds Campus Center - Global Lounge
    Join The Lewis Institute September 30th for a Good Business Friday about the growth of Impact Investing with Kate Huntington from Athena Capital. Learn how impact investing is moving from the margins to the mainstream with 25% of Athena Capital&rsquo;s business now focused around social Impact.
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  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • | Babson Campus - Reynolds Campus Center - Global Lounge
  • Tags: Entrepreneurship:Social Entrepreneurship

Friday, October 7, 2016

  • Good Business Friday: Pitch Your Ideas!
    Good Business Friday: Pitch Your Ideas! Full Details [X]
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Babson Campus - Reynolds Campus Center - Global Lounge
    <span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman';">Join us for this week's Good Business Friday to&nbsp;<span size="2" color="#222222">Pitch Your Social Impact Ideas and Get Real Time Feedback from The Lewis Institute's Cheryl Kiser and Emily Weiner.</span></span>
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  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • | Babson Campus - Reynolds Campus Center - Global Lounge
  • Tags: Entrepreneurship:Social Entrepreneurship

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

  • Immigration Attorney Series w/ Madeline Cr...
    Immigration Attorney Series w/ Madeline Cronin & Jenn McGill Full Details [X]
    4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Join the Glavin Office as we welcome immigration attorneys Madeline Cronin and Jenn McGill to talk about U.S. Work Visas.<br /> <br /> Topics include: <ol> <li>H-1B, L-1, E-2, TN visas</li> <li>Starting a business</li> <li>Investments vs. Income</li> <li>Employment concerns</li> </ol> <br />
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  • 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tags: Entrepreneurship:Social Entrepreneurship

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