Babson College has named alumnus Kevin Colleran ‘03, an early executive at Facebook and current managing partner at venture capital firm Slow Ventures, and Richard Saul Wurman, an architect and author who created and chaired the TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) Conference, will both be honored during Commencement Ceremonies on May 16.
Colleran will address undegrads at 10 a.m. and Wurman will address the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business Ceremony at 3 p.m. Each will receive an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.
Colleran was among Facebook’s first 10 employees, and as Global Partnership Lead managed advertising relationships. At Slow Ventures, he invests the capital of dozens of top tech executives into early-stage companies, such as Evernote, Nest and Pinterest. Colleran is also a venture partner at General Catalyst Partners. During his junior year at Babson, he raised capital to establish the school’s first undergraduate business hatchery.
Wurman is an architect and graphic designer who co-founded and chaired the TED Conference, as well as other conferences, and the forthcoming 555 Conference focused on predictions for 2020. Wurman is currently collaborating on a comparative cartographic initiative for mapping urban settings named the Urban Observatory 19.20.21 Project.