June Newsletter
June 2012
Babson Businesses in MassChallenge 2012 Finalist Round

We are proud to recognize that nine Babson alumni & current student businesses are in the finalist round of MassChallenge, a global business competition that provides entrepreneurs with resources to launch their ventures successfully. Finalist businesses include a design museum, tortilla chips and mobile software that revolutionizes the horse management industry. The 125 MassChallenge finalists receive mentorship and training, office space, a chance to win a share of $1 million, and more. Learn more about MassChallenge and the Babson finalists>> 

Featured Alumni Business - June 2012


Recruiterbox is the easiest way to receive and manage job applications to your company. It is more efficient than email and simpler than any other recruitment software.
Owned by: Raj Sheth '03
iscount offered for all Babson Alumni.


Enter your business to be our next Featured Alumni Business!

Babson Again Named #1 Entrepreneurship Undergraduate Program By Bloomberg Businessweek; Ranked Top 20 In Other Academic Specialties
Bloomberg Businessweek again has named Babson College the #1 undergraduate program in Entrepreneurship. This is the 2nd year the publication has ranked entrepreneurship programs and Babson has been #1 both years. Read more about this ranking>>

Babson Alumni Association Board of Directors Election Results
The results of the 2012 election are in! "Thank you to all alumni who voted and made our second open election a success. The new Babson Alumni Association leaders will begin their work on July 1, 2012. All of the alumni running for office were great candidates - thank you for being committed to Babson."- Jacqueline Giordano Bedard '89, Former President
View the members of the new Board of Directors>>

Faculty Teaching Awards

At Commencement last month the students honored two faculty members as outstanding teachers:
Michael Mozill of the Marketing Division was voted Teacher of the Year by the Undergraduate Class of 2012.
Richard Bliss of the Finance Division won the Thomas Kennedy Award for Teaching Excellence given by the Graduate Class of 2012.
Congratulations to both Michael and Richard!

Renovations at Cruikshank Alumni Hall Renovations

This summer, the Alumni & Friends Welcome Center is getting a makeover and we need your help! Do you own your own business? Do you have any products that we can display? The walls are freshly painted, the space is bigger and could be better than ever with your products exhibited for all of our visitors to see! Please send your products to: Cruickshank Alumni Hall c/o Kathryn Shilling Babson Park, MA 02457

Define a Word.

Redefine the World.Enter your definition 

In an effort to help individuals think of entrepreneurship as a mindset, rather than a job description, Babson is empowering people around the world to share their definition of entrepreneurship, and thus help shape the new definition. To read definitions submitted by people from your state or country, please visit our new interactive map >>

To enter your definition, please visit define.babson.edu.

Learn more about the Define Entrepreneurship campaign.
Submit your Class Note
Steven Silver '07 was recently named to OC METRO Magazine's annual 40 Under 40 List for his success in raising over $16 million for local startups. See more!

Back to Babson 2012 

Back to Babson 2012

Join us for Back to Babson, our largest alumni event of the year, September 28 & 29, 2012.
Weekend highlights include Alumni College educational sessions with Babson faculty, Celebrating Volunteers and Reunioners at the Leadership Awards Dinner under the Tent, family barbeque, the Homecoming Competition, an All Class Cocktail Reception, and more. You won't want to miss this fun-filled weekend. Childcare is being offered on Saturday night. Check out the schedule of events and register today!

Save the Date - 2012 Demo Day
All alumni are invited to the see both Undergraduate and MBA students from the Summer Venture Program present their businesses and progress to date on Thursday, July 26 at 2 p.m. This 10-week intensive experience is designed to accelerate the development of student entrepreneurial ventures. Learn more about Demo Day>>

Save the Date for Food Day - October 23 & 24
As Food Sol nears the end of its first year, we wanted to share this story from a recent issue of Seedstock. Food Sol's guiding vision is to build Babson's resources and reputation globally for food entrepreneurship of all kinds. 
As you may know, Food Sol got its start through a generous gift from serial (now food) entrepreneur Michael Bronner (Unreal).  Michael recently announced a recommitment to Food Sol for Year 2, demonstrating his confidence in what we are setting in motion here at Babson. We recently welcomed celebrity chef, global food trotter, and TV personality Andrew Zimmern (Bizarre Foods) as Babson's newest Entrepreneur in Residence. Please save the dates of October 23 and 24th at Babson as Andrew joins us at Babson as part of a nationwide celebration of Food Day.

BabsonConnect San Francisco
The second BabsonConnect in San Francisco was held on April 26. Eighty-five current and prospective students, alumni, and friends of the college participated in a highly interactive career networking event featuring 12 Bay area companies including General Electric, Trade Show Internet, Kaiser Permanente, Inflection, Hewlett-Packard, U.S. Bank, and Honeywell. The networking event was followed by a panel of alumni executives from Genentech, Wells Fargo, Digital Mountain, and SAP who discussed entrepreneurship of all kinds. Several students from the Wellesley and San Francisco campuses closed the event by sharing their impressions after visiting Facebook's new corporate headquarters in Menlo Park. Thanks to everyone who attended and made the event a great success! 


A cartoonist and a business school are an unlikely pair but Babson isn't a traditional business school and Hugh Macleod of Gapingvoid, our official cartoonist, isn't your typical artist. In partnership, Gapingvoid and Babson are helping entrepreneurs lead organizations, by better communicating stories through cartoons that can inspire and align. The cartoons make statements, spark conversations, and inspire action. They help us communicate our belief in the power of entrepreneurship in organizations of all shapes and sizes and our strategy to lead the advancement of Entrepreneurship of All KindsŪ to make a better world.
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Browse and purchase from the GapingVoid Babson Gallery at www.gapingvoidart.com/babson.

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