Babson Built is a dive into the entrepreneurial mindset and journey, brought to life through the stories of Babson founders. From dorm room startup to Shark Tank to Series A, our interviews depict the highs, lows, and thrills of starting and scaling a venture.
Hio: Building Better Relationships
Babson alumni and Hio CEO and Co-Founder Jason Craparo shares why relationships are core to Hio's value proposition as an event platform, how he saw the potential of virtual events well before COVID-19, and how he leveraged the business model canvas to build an app that you won't want to delete.
Learn more about Jason Craparo and Hio: https://hiosocial.com/
Flexetail:The Future of Retail
Think food trucks, but for retail. With Flexetail modern mobile spaces, Babson alumni Joel Kamm is changing how brands connect and interact with their customers. Plus, we talk with Joel about landing major customers, leveraging your MBA, co-founding a business with your significant other, and much more.
Learn more about Joel Kamm and Flexetail: https://flexetail.com/
Gravyty: Making Nonprofits AI-Enabled
Babson alumni Rich Palmer joins us on this episode to share the "why" behind Gravyty, the first and leading artificial intelligence company focused solely on social good, which he co-founded and leads as CTO. Plus, he gives us his advice: how to overcome your fears, how to pick a co-founder, when to start raising money, why you should always be pitching, and more.
Learn more about Rich Palmer and Gravyty: https://www.gravyty.com/
Gautam Gupta: Early Stage Investor with a Startup Mindset
Babson alumni Gautam Gupta joins us to share his journey, from his start as an early-stage investor at General Catalyst to NatureBox, which he co-founded and grew to a leading brand in the snacking market. Plus, hear how Gautam is now bringing his startup operations experience and perspective to the world of venture capital as a partner at M13.
Learn more about Gautam Gupta: https://www.gautamg.com/
Busy Beauty: First Sustainable, Waste Free Wipes Company
Founded in 2018, Busy Beauty delivers waste-free, U.S. made and naturally focused wipes. The brand has experienced remarkable growth. Its current partners include Kohl's, Macy's, and JetBlue. Co-founder Jamie Steenbakkers graduated from Babson in 2018 and talks about her journey as an entrepreneur.
Learn more about Busy Beauty: https://busybeauty.com/
Special “Maker’s Episode” with Founders of The Grommet and Detrapel
Hear from the founders of The Grommet, a “makers” marketplace that highlights the stories and people behind the products. One of those people is David Zamarin, who is founder and CEO of DetraPel, Shark Tank deal-maker and Babson alum. David chats with The Grommet founders Jules Pieri and Joanne Domeniconi, as well as host Alex Kennedy, about the highs and lows of entrepreneurship and making products with purpose.
Learn more about The Grommet: https://www.thegrommet.com/
Learn more about Detrapel: https://www.detrapel.com/
What a fantastic list of interviews from Babson founders.
Excellent resource for entrepreneurs!
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Babson creates a lot of value
I really enjoyed listening, thanks!