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Summer no time to snooze for Babson entrepreneurs

A program to help undergraduate and graduate students from Babson College launch businesses gives them professional and semi-private workspaces where they can share ideas among themselves as well as with faculty and established entrepreneurs. In return, the student businesses are encouraged to contribute a chunk of their equity position to Babson.

Here’s a quick look at the ventures, of which there is quite the variety:

Graduate Students

·         DARTdrones (Abby Speicher M’15) – provides the highest quality training, certification, and continued support for the drone pilots of fire and police stations.

·         Date My Wardrobe (Izi Aviyente M’15) –  a fashionable marketplace that allows women to rent high-end wardrobe items from other fashionistas in their city.

·         GivItForward (Cody Gordh M’14) – allows people to create chains of giving with their friends and family, while giving back to those who are less fortunate.

·         SubSea Energy North America (Hans Olson M’14) – develops hydrokinetic technologies that harness power from ocean and river currents on an environmentally responsible basis.

Undergraduate Students

·         Instabuy (Christos Katsouris ’14) –  an app that allows consumer to make purchases directly at any store by scanning the item’s barcode.

·         Social Conch (Ronald Diep ’14) –  provides nonprofits with an efficient human resources management system and their volunteers and donors with greater clarity, choice, and certification of deeds achieved.

·         ThinkBoard (Hanson Grant ’16) – a clear adhesive that turns any wall, desk, door or other smooth surface into a dry-erase whiteboard. ThinkBoard is raising funds on KickStarter.

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