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Best Year Yet

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.

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Now:2019

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

Campaign Launch

Babson kicked off the public phase of its Centennial Campaign—our historic $300 million capital campaign—in May 2019

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Commencement May 18, 2019

This year marks Babson’s 100th Commencement ceremonies, a momentous celebration of our graduates, their families, and the entire Babson community

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Regional Centennial Receptions - All Year!

Babson alumni, parents, and friends are gathering at regional Centennial events around the world to celebrate Babson’s 100th year.

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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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Babson ePitch: Second Century Challenge September 20, 2019

Be a part of Babson's biggest pitch competition to date during its Centennial Celebration.

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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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Centennial Celebration

More than 3,000 people from around the globe returned to Babson for an extraordinary week of events, conferences, and activities for our Centennial Celebration. Alumni, renowned business leaders, distinguished entrepreneurs, as well as members of our local community, participated in more than 75 events that included Babson Connect: Worldwide, Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs, ePitch, Pioneering Women Luncheon, Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, an exhibition from the Grace K. Babson Newtonia Collection, and Back to Babson, just to name a few.

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    Babson 100

    Centennial Campaign

    Recognizing that growth requires resources, we have embarked on the largest campaign in Babson’s history: the $300 million Centennial Campaign. Designed to help us execute on our strategic vision, the campaign will strengthen our core capabilities while innovating toward future ones.

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    Stories from Babson's Centennial

    Arthur Blank

    $50 Million Gift Boldly Expands Entrepreneurial Leadership at Babson College

    Top-ranked Babson College and The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation partner to establish the Arthur M. Blank School for Entrepreneurial Leadership, fueling future generations of entrepreneurial leaders.

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    Celebrating Champions

    A Celebration of Champions

    Babson’s five national championship teams were inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame as part of a historic ceremony at Centennial Commencement.

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    Aaron Walton '83

    The Courage to Collide

    Aaron Walton ’83 has set out to change the approach to diversity in the workplace, and he’s starting with his own company.

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    Cisneros Family

    The Next Generation

    What does it take to steer a thriving family business? According to Gustavo Cisneros ’68, H’19 and his daughter Adriana Cisneros, it’s all about energy, vision, and building strong relationships.

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    Advice from Distinguished Entrepreneurs

    Inductees of the Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs convened on stage to share stories and impart valuable lessons-learned in front of a worldwide audience as part of the Centennial Celebration.

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    Babson to Establish a New Center Focused on Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship

    The new Kerry Murphy Healey Center for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship will focus on bringing affordable medical care to developing countries.

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    Babson ePitch: TORq Interface Wins Big

    After three contestants pitched their venture ideas to a panel of judges at Babson ePitch: Second Century, alum-founded start up, TORq Interface emerged the winner of a $100K investment prize.

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    Marty Walsh

    Stay in Boston

    Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, and other leading local players, including Governor Charlie Baker, joined Babson for its Centennial Celebration. All agree, Boston is the best place to be.

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    London Regional Centennial Celebration

    Regional Receptions

    Babson alumni, parents, and friends gathered at regional Centennial events all around the world to celebrate Babson’s 100th year.

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    News

    Centennial Celebration Tent

    Centennial Celebration

    One hundred years of Babson. Three signature events. One extraordinary celebration. Take a look back at how we honored Babson's last century and created inspiration for an even more exciting next century.

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    Jamie Siminoff

    'Ringing' in 100 Years

    Alumni, students, parents, and friends filled the courtyard at Ring's LA headquarters to celebrate Babson’s Centennial with Jamie Siminoff ’99 and President-elect Spinelli MBA’92.

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    Centennial Sponsors

    Centennial Sponsors

    Thank you to our sponsors for making Centennial celebrations possible.

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    Community Engagement