Babson Built

Babson Built

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.... Show More

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Nectar CBD has combined the elements of a superdrink with the benefits of CBD, a recently FDA approved and Federally legal extract from hemp plants. In this episode, Nectar founder Trevor Grode shares about how his team have grown the company from a concept to a legitimate business sold in over thirty stores in New England. 

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Co-founder Ryan Lupberger shares the fascinating story of Cleancult, which started out when Lupberger tried to read the ingredients on a a bottle of detergent and couldn't find any! Since that time, the company has raised funding and grown like crazy, starting out at Babson on kickstarter and now being one of the best selling eco/skin friendly cleaning brands on Amazon. Listen to find out what it's really like starting a... Read more

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Think Board makes state of the art, hyper-useful dry erase boards. Their products sit in a highly accessible price point for customers. In this episode, Gabriella Bourdon interviews Think Board founder Hanson Grant about how he went from making dry erase boards for his own usage to selling them to friends, and ultimately becoming an extremely successful product sold in thousands of stores throughout the United States.

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In this episode we chat with Enrico Palmerino, founder of BotKeeper, an automated bookkeeping software powered by artificial intelligence (AI).  At the time of recording, BotKeeper had recently raised an $18 million round from Greycroft and Gradient Ventures, Google's investment arm!  David Finger and Palmerino chat about serial entrepreneurship, leadership, effective sleep, and creating a platform around Palmerino's lea... Read more

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February 28, 2019 29 min

Mighty Well has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneurship, and the Boston Globe. The company has also won Babson's prestigious Beta Challenge, as well as the Breakaway Challenge. In this episode Emily Levy, Babson class of 2016, tells of her experience building Mighty Well, which has a growing line of medical accessories that put strength, confidence, and mobility back into the toolkit for spoonies and anyone else coping wit... Read more

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Anup Gosavi's passion for starting a business has taken him to many places. After building his last startup to hundreds of thousands of daily active users, he decided to pivot the platform to create Spext. Spext is audio production for the next generation; it allows users to upload their audio files and rapidly edit them with advanced speech-to-text functionality. The platform has already received extremely postive responses... Read more

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Anup Gosavi's passion for starting a business has taken him to many places. After building his last startup to hundreds of thousands of daily active users, he decided to pivot the platform to create Spext. Spext is audio production for the next generation; it allows users to upload their audio files and rapidly edit them with advanced speech-to-text functionality. The platform has already received extremely postive responses from t... Read more

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Ravish Majithia is a “materials scientist by training, a chemist at heart and an entrepreneur in the works.” He was named as one of Poets and Quants Top 100 MBA's in 2018, and his startup Magnomer won Gold in the 2018 MassChallenge after also winning Babson’s B.E.T.A. Challenge. Check out this interview to hear how Ravish is tackling the complicated quandary of plastics recycling.

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Ravish Majithia is a “materials scientist by training, a chemist at heart and an entrepreneur in the works.” He was named as one of Poets and Quants Top 100 MBA's in 2018, and his startup Magnomer won Gold in the 2018 MassChallenge after also winning Babson’s B.E.T.A. Challenge. Check out this interview to hear how Ravish is tackling the complicated quandary of plastics recycling.

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Taylor Custom Rings was founded by a husband & wife team who are raising four kids, two dogs, as well as growing their jewelry business. The company uses lab grown diamonds to craft beautiful rings that are custom made to the specifications of the customer, and each of the rings is an expression of creativity and love. 

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October 31, 2018 27 min

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Shiva is an engineer, turned product manager, turned entrepreneur. She started Green Piñata over three years ago and it continues to grow today. Green Piñata delivers toys that grow with your kid: sign up, create a profile for you kid, and boom, you get safe, educational, fun toys at your door every month. Keep what you want and return the rest. In this episode, toss out your assumptions of the entrepreneur college drop-out or t... Read more

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Hear the story of SoloCoco, a social impact business based in the Dominican Republic that creates virgin coconut oil products, handmade by single mothers who have become experts at their craft. The company distributes to 10 countries and is especially popular among Whole Foods shoppers because of its natural properties and fair trade certification. In this episode we hear from S... Read more

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September 19, 2018 23 min

Cabletron Systems began in the early 1980’s to manufacture networking computer equipment that dramatically reduced the cost of Ethernet networking equipment. This technology led the way to the more modern computer technology. In this episode Jake Maude interviews founder Craig Benson, to explore how he started this company out of his garage and how it grew into a billion dollar business. 

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In this episode of Babson Built, Jake Maude interviews Detrapel Founder David Zamarin to discover how he took a high school business idea and grew it into a nanotechnology used by thousands of consumers and brands alike. The story unfolds about how Zamarin faced the ups and downs of inconsistent suppliers and at one point nearly folded Detrapel, but ended up getting backed by Mark Cuban and Lori Greiner on Shark Tank.

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In this week's Babson Built episode, David Finger interviews Honest Discounts Founder Chris Jacobs. The story unfolds about how Jacobs went from being a "bad student" to starting one of the most disruptive and successful companies in the prescription medication industry.

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Waku is an herbal infusion beverage made from herbs and flowers sourced from the Andes mountains. Based on a traditional recipe found in Ecuador, Waku started as just a concept a little over a year ago and is now projected to do six figures in sales this year. Our guest is Babson second-year MBA candidate Juan Giraldo, co-founder of Waku. In our conversation, Juan shares his entrepreneurial journey and what it means to have a su... Read more

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April 4, 2018 31 min

This week's Babson Built focuses on InnerCity Weightlifting, a community and network as well as a source of education, job-training, and employment for young people who have previously been incarcerated or connected to gangs.

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April 4, 2018 31 min

This week's Babson Built focuses on InnerCity Weightlifting, a community and network as well as a source of education, job-training, and employment for young people who have previously been incarcerated or connected to gangs.

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February 27, 2018 32 min

This week's Babson Built focuses on Lula, one of the hottest startups in the shared auto economy, which is coming to a campus near you!

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