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Virgin’s Richard Branson visiting Wellesley for family entrepreneur event

Sir Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Group, will be speaking at the Enterprising Family entrepreneurship program at Babson College in late July. The program, for parents and teens, runs July 26-31 and costs $7,500 per parent/teen team.

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Babson College commencement speech: VC Kevin Colleran comes back from the brink

Here’s the transcript of the Babson College commencement speech delivered earlier this month by venture capitalist Kevin Colleran, an early Facebook employee and 2003 Babson alum who nearly lost his life in February after being struck by a bus in Boston while walking (for more, see Boston Globe profile). A video of the speech can be […]

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Drone sighting at Babson College

As we’ve been writing about in recent months on Swellesley and in WellesleyWeston Magazine, drones are starting to make their presence felt. Just in the past week or so we’ve been sent a drone’s-eye-view image of Wellesley Town Hall and saw a drone hovering over Wellesley College hoop rollers. The latest: We came across several […]

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Babson students aid Nepal via crowdfunding campaign

Babson College students Mansi Kedia (’18) and Rishav Bansal (’15), both born and raised in Nepal, have launched an online fundraising campaign to help support victims of this past weekend’s devastating earthquake. The “Babson Students for Nepal Earthquake Relief” Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign had raised more than $5,000 in its first three days online. The students have pledged […]

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Business royalty to do Shakespeare in Wellesley

The third edition of Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s Shakespeare & Leadership series is slated for Tuesday, April 28 at Babson College’s Carling-Sorenson Theatre in Wellesley, and will feature a bunch of business executives doing a staged reading of King Lear. Directed by Steven Maler and featuring Boston actor Will Lyman, confirmed participants include Kerry Healey President, Babson College; Jarrett Barrios CEO, American Red Cross, Los […]

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Babson bubbling over with entrepreneurs

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 […]

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Babson Cannabis Symposium to bring serious pot talk to Wellesley

Wellesley isn’t exactly the most marijuana-friendly community around. Whereas Newtonville has a dispensary on the way in early 2016 and Natick is home to the Northeastern Institute of Cannabis, Wellesley had a year-long moratorium on dispensaries in place until last summer and then imposed new rules last year to ensure the town wouldn’t be overrun with medicinal weed. […]

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VC with Facebook roots, architect with TED pedigree tapped as Babson commencement speakers

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 […]

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