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Entrepreneurship Leader Babson College among Sponsors of Miami’s April eMerge Americas Event

Babson College, the #1 ranked school for entrepreneurship for 26 years, is participating in  eMerge Americas taking place at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami on April 29-30 as a Diamond Sponsor.

Babson will offer a Launch Pad Session focusing on "Launching & Scaling Premier Innovative Ventures” and taking place Monday, April 29, 1:00-1:30 p.m.

“What sets apart truly successful ventures is their ability to pinpoint a widespread customer need and scale their operations effectively to address this. We will learn firsthand from entrepreneurs who navigated this challenge successfully. Participants will walk away with compelling stories of how organic growth occurs and practical tools for applying these insights to their own efforts,” said Entrepreneurship Professor and Babson Blended Learning MBA Faculty Director Phillip Kim.

In addition, Babson is participating in a pre-event Competing on Analytics Webinar on April 17 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. with Ken Demma.

The Women, Innovation, Technology (WIT) stage, will be powered by Babson’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership. Hear from leading entrepreneurs, investors, and researchers, experience live pitches from founders going after growth capital, and learn how to scale without VC dollars.

  • 2:15 - 3:00 p.m. Disrupting Venture Capital: Funding Women Entrepreneurs

Women receive less than 3% of venture capital and the time has come to build a new paradigm. Hear from leading researchers, investors, and entrepreneurs on what it takes to get women funded. See this practical advice executed in two live pitch sessions from successful women founders in the session that follows. You will leave this session with new skills on how to master the funding pitch and a fresh perspective on accessing growth capital.

Kathy Korman Frey, CEO and Founder of the Hot Mommas Project & Entrepreneur in Residence, The George Washington School of Business, Moderator

Susan Duffy, Executive Director, Babson's Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership

  • 3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Women Founders In Action: Live Pitches

See the insights and tactics mentioned in the Disrupting Venture Capital panel put to the test! See live pitches from two female entrepreneurs seeking growth capital.

  • 3:30 - 4:00 p.m. The Real Deal: What it Takes to Scale Without Venture Capital

Hear front-line, ted-talks from successful women entrepreneurs that have scaled their companies without venture capital.

Finally, five Babson entrepreneur companies will be featured in the Start Up Showcase. They are:

  • Nub8 (cofounder Federico Decia MBA ‘16)
  • Arist (cofounder COO Ryan Laverty Class of ‘20)
  • Lularides (cofounders Mathew Class of ‘19 and Michael Vega-Sanz Class of ‘19)
  • LOU (cofounder Rachel Pardue Class of ‘19)
  • Mitto (Mikel Aizpurua Class of ‘06)

Babson Miami

Babson Miami offers a range of graduate and executive education programs to entrepreneurs of all kinds living and working in South Florida and across Latin America.

Discover how our globally renowned, top-ranked entrepreneurship education can help you pursue your professional goals. At Babson, you learn how to think and act like an entrepreneur, to identify and explore new opportunities in a way that increases your chance of success regardless of whether you’re starting a business or driving innovation within an organization.

Miami is a hub for a vibrant network of 5,000 Babson alumni who live and work in the region, Southern U.S. and Latin America. The region boasts the fourth-largest concentration of Babson graduates, many of whom are involved in family enterprises and entrepreneurial ventures in the Miami area. Some of Babson's most notable Miami-area alumni include: Alberto Perlman '98, co-founder and CEO of Zumba Fitness, LLC; Alfredo Keri MBA'16, co founder of Cargo42Carla Curiel '05, founder and CEO of Mundo Lanugo; the Zamora family, who run the financial institution LAFISE; and Diego Lowenstein '90 P'21, CEO and the third generation to work at Lionstone Development, founded and headquartered in Miami.

Find us at 1200 Brickell Ave #300, Miami, FL 33131.

Blended Learning MBA Miami »

Earn a top-ranked MBA in just 21 months through the combination of online classes, face-to-face sessions, and virtual collaboration offered in this cohort-based program. 

Apply by June 3, 2019 to be considered for our August 2019 cohort in Miami. 

Master of Science in Business Analytics »

Learn the skills and latest analytics tools needed to interpret and effectively convey the value of an organization’s data in this program for working professionals.

Certificate in Advanced Management »

Build relevant career skills while earning credits—in online and in-person formats—that can be applied toward a future Babson graduate degree.

Executive Education Programs »

Develop the critical insights needed to lead effectively and drive innovation in organizations of all kinds through our custom and open enrollment programs for working professionals.

Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® Miami »

Get empowered to build a successful business on your own terms through the award-winning WIN Lab®, a five-month program designed specifically for high-growth women entrepreneurs

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader of Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

Celebrating the Present: Babson Centennial

2019 marks Babson’s Centennial and 100 years of revolutionizing business education. By transforming the way people do and see business, Babson has paved the way for entrepreneurs to spend the next 100 years changing the world.