Babson Alumni Newsletter
Back 2 Babson Join us for Back to Babson!
Tune-in to watch events live on The Channel, attend one of eight global celebrations around the world or, come back to campus for all of the weekend activities!
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Forbes: Tiny Babson College is an Entrepreneurial Powerhouse
Babson College is among the standout colleges for aspiring entrepreneurs, according to Forbes' 2012 rankings of America's Top Colleges. Check out this feature story on Babson, recognizing the school for our "outsize reputation in the business world."
Baby Boomers Learn About Later-Life Entrepreneurship
The Center for Productive Longevity (CPL), which serves as the bridge between people 55 and older and opportunities that enable them to continue in productive activities, is hosting "Spotlight on Entrepreneurship Opportunities for Baby Boomers." at Babson on Friday, September 14 from 7:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
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Work Space Available in San Francisco
The Babson College San Francisco Campus, in the SOMA district, has work space available for alumni who live in or may be visiting the area. The San Francisco Suite has common space and a café area with seating, work surfaces and Wi-Fi. Request Information
Alumni & Friends Network Welcomes Gerri Randlett
Lily Crosina '05, M'11 will embark on her Ph.D. this fall on a full time basis. We are excited for Lily and are pleased she will remain connected to us and to Babson. Gerri Randlett will become the next Director of Alumni Network and Service Programs effective September 4, 2012. Gerri has held a variety of positions in her 13 years at the College, from the Undergraduate Admission Office, to her role as a Class Dean, and as the Associate Director of the Office of Academic Services. We are excited to welcome the next iteration of leadership, with outstanding institutional knowledge and commitment, and a genuine desire to maintain, deepen and enhance our alumni and friends relationships and programs.

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October 19: Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame
You are invited to join us for the 2012 Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Dinner. This signature Babson event honors outstanding alumni entrepreneurs and demonstrates the impact Babson alumni have around the world. This year's honorees include Jeffrey Brown '86, founder of Brown's Super Stores, Inc. and UpLift Solutions; and Alberto Perlman '98, co-founder of Zumba Fitness LLC. In addition, meet the alumni Rising Stars who will be showcasing their businesses during a cocktail reception, then join us for dinner and hear from the 2012 honorees. Learn More & Register >>

The John E. and Alice L. Butler Venture Accelerator Program – Fall 2012
Alumni looking to start or advance an entrepreneurial venture are invited to participate in the Butler Venture Accelerator Program. Tailored support based on one of three venture stages -explore, pursue, launch & grow, includes a network of entrepreneurs, access to faculty advisors, participation in peer mentoring, and workshop offerings. The Fall 2012 program has limited space. Please attend an info session on Monday, September 10 or Thursday, September 13.

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The Entrepreneur's Bootcamp: A Deep Dive for New Ventures

Taking place January 21-25, 2013, this unique one-week transformational learning experience provides entrepreneurs with the tools, strategies and confidence they need to create new business opportunities. Designed for entrepreneurs interested in starting new businesses, participants gain a better understanding of themselves as entrepreneurs and learn how to grow and nurture their business through effective brand building, cash flow management, and resource allocation. The program features a carefully designed blend of lectures, group work, and action learning. Read More >>

2012 Summer Venture Program Demo Day

On Thursday, July 26 The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship hosted Demo Day for the Summer Venture Day. The day included remarks from President Schlesinger and Steven Gold, Director, Summer Venture Day and then Student Venture Presentations and a reception. Companies highlighted included: BEEP (Ramon Salinas M’12), BYOBeats (Thomas Lavin ’12), (Josh Harwell M’12), MandaSeguro (Matias Sevi ’12), PhotoOil (Lei Wang M’13), and Sidewalk Ad (Cliff Lee M’12). Learn More >>

Rocket Pitch - October 25

Babson alumni and student entrepreneurs are invited to the 13th annual Rocket Pitch on Thursday, October 25 in Olin Hall! Each entrepreneur is allowed three minutes and three PowerPoint slides to quickly and succinctly deliver the critical differentiating elements of their ideas. Pitches happen in rapid succession in multiple rooms. An open networking reception will follow, allowing audience members to connect with the entrepreneurs directly. We welcome you to pitch or join the audience for this exciting event. Learn More >>

Save the Date: Fall Student-Run Forums

The 2nd Annual Babson Asia Entrepreneurship Forum will take place on October 26. The event is dedicated to providing opportunities of understanding, discussing, and being involved in growing businesses in Asia and by Asian entrepreneurial business people. The 11th annual Babson Entrepreneurship Forum will take place on November 9. This flagship event highlights Babson's reputation of global leadership in Entrepreneurship through panel sessions, business competitions and various guest speakers.

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