We know, we know: Babson is #1 in entrepreneurship, something the school’s marketers are quick to point out. And in recent weeks, the Wellesley school has really been touting its accomplished students and alums. A sampling:
*Junior Ava Anderson started the company Ava Anderson Non Toxic back in 2009 to deliver safe personal care products as well as pet, baby and house cleaning goods. She has about 8,000 consultants (including the one who pitched this to us) representing the products. And now she’s got even more exposure, winning Inc. magazine’s Coolest College Startups competition.
*Babson starts entrepreneurs young, challenging first-year students to develop and run a business during the spring semester. This Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship course resulted in 33 new businesses, all with an emphasis on corporate social responsibility. Among them: Aqua Muse waterproof Bluetooth speakers, Bed Buddy portable tray that attaches to the side of a bed and Goldman Socks, cashmere socks embroidered with golden thread.
*Not forgetting about its alums, Babson last week inducted Ruthie Davis M’93, a luxury American shoe designer, and Michael Bastian ‘87, an American fashion designer known for his namesake label and for his work on brands such as GANT, into its Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.