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A celebration of 100 years as a leader in entrepreneurship education.

Then:1919

Twenty-seven students take a pledge to embark on a business career as a means of rendering service to humanity.

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Now:2019

Our purpose remains: to educate entrepreneurial leaders who create great economic and social value everywhere.

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Next:2020+

We now embark on a mission to put the power of entrepreneurship in the most hands, and places, as possible.

See the Future

Now:2019

Our purpose remains: to educate entrepreneurial leaders who create great economic and social value everywhere.

Centennial Presidents’ Fireside Chat February 8, 2019

Join the community for a fireside chat to discuss Babson’s past, present, and future

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Women-Led Entrepreneurship

Babson will continue to support and foster women-led entrepreneurship around the world

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Entrepreneurship Research Week June 2–8, 2019

Global scholars will convene for two research conferences: Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC) and Diana International Research Conference

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July 1, 2019

President-elect Dr. Stephen Spinelli Jr. will become Babson's 14th president

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Family Entrepreneurship

Babson will build on its commitment to family entrepreneurs, recognizing that families, not just family businesses, drive entrepreneurial behavior

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Centennial Celebration September 18–22, 2019

Join us for Babson Connect: Worldwide, the Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs®, and Back to Babson

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Social Innovation

Babson remains dedicated to the UN Global Goals and will advance its efforts in creating great economic and social value, simultaneously

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Celebrating the Present

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.

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    Events

    Friday, Jan 25 • 5:00pm

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Day

    You’re invited to this annual event that initiates and continues conversations about the realization of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of justice, equality, and peace in our own community and in the world at large. More details to come.

    Babson faculty research day
    Friday, Feb 1 • 8:00am

    Faculty Research Day

    Highlighting Babson’s culture of research excellence, this campus-wide gathering is a great opportunity to learn about the breadth and depth of research at Babson. More details to come.

    Babson Centennial Presidents Chat
    Friday, Feb 8 • 4:30pm

    Centennial Presidents’ Fireside Chat

    Hear from all living Presidents Emeriti and President Kerry Healey at a historic Fireside Chat in Carling-Sorenson Theater. New presidential portraits also will be unveiled. Free to the community; space is limited.

    Friday, Feb 22 • 3:00pm

    Black Affinity Network Conference

    Dedicated to enhancing leadership and legacy between black alumni and students, Babson invites you to enjoy this year's theme: Blacks in Entertainment, featuring keynote speaker Cathy Hughes, founder and chairperson of Urban One.

    Buy a Brick

    Buy a Brick

    Centennial Park will be located in the heart of Babson’s Wellesley campus, and will bring Roger Babson’s vision of “an appreciation of the world as a whole” to the forefront, greeting visitors as they arrive on campus.

    Babson invites you to be a part of this historic milestone and purchase a brick within Centennial Park.

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    Kerry Healey

    Dr. Kerry Healey

    Kerry Healey made history in 2013 as Babson College’s first woman president. After leading Babson into its Centennial year, Healey will step down from her historic post in June 2019 at the end of her second term.

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    News

    Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM)

    Entrepreneurship: An American Obsession?

    The recently released Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) U.S. Report opens with two staggering figures: 75 percent of U.S. adults believe that entrepreneurs receive high status in society, and 75 percent believe media attention for entrepreneurs is positive.

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    Global Footprint

    Long a convener of globally minded people, Babson now brings its entrepreneurship education to you. Learn more about Babson’s hub locations in entrepreneurial cities around the world.

    Babson Boston
    Financial District
    Babson San Francisco
    South of Market (SoMa)
    Babson Miami
    Brickell, Downtown Miami
    Babson Dubai
    Dubai International Financial Centre

    Faculty for the Future

    Affordable Design and Entrepreneurshio

    In the Classroom

    With 100 years of entrepreneurial teaching experience, Babson faculty members like Erik Noyes continue to innovate in their courses. See how students and their professors are solving real-world problems in courses like Affordable Design and Entrepreneurship (ADE).

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    Heidi Neck

    Teaching Entrepreneurship

    With Babson’s second century in mind, Professor Heidi Neck says, “Leadership is about influence. Management is about facilitation. Entrepreneurship is about creation . . . the role of an entrepreneur is about creating the future.”

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