Babson Centennial Celebration

Centennial Celebration

Then:1919

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

Visit the Past

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.

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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    Events

    Sunday, Sep 22

    A Look Back at the Centennial Celebration

    More than 3,000 people from around the globe returned to Babson for an extraordinary week of events and activities to celebrate Babson's Centennial year--all in grand style! View the highlights of the week.

    Friday, Nov 8

    Babson Entrepreneurship Forum

    To celebrate Babson as a creator of entrepreneurship of all kinds, BEF '19 will host startups, small businesses, large corporate companies and legacy businesses alike, that boast of inspirational growth, outstanding rebirth and commendable success.

    Thursday, Nov 14

    2019 Rocket Pitch

    Students from Babson, Olin and Wellesley colleges pitch their business ideas to an audience of faculty, students, investors and service providers.

    Monday, Nov 18

    Global Entrepreneurship Week

    During this week-long series of activities, innovators and job creators bring inspiration to people around the globe and invite them to explore their own potential as self-starters.

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    Centennial Campaign

    Recognizing that growth requires resources, we are embarking 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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    Entrepreneurship Research Week June 2–8, 2019

    Babson Community Gets 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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    Sir Isaac Newton Artifacts Return to Babson

    During our Centennial Celebration, highlights from the Grace K. Babson Collection of Newtonia—the third largest collection in the world—returned to Babson for a special exhibition, lecture and a series of curated talks.

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    London Regional Centennial Celebration

    Regional Receptions

    Babson alumni, parents, and friends are gathering at regional Centennial events 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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    Celebrate Babson's Centennial

    Put your name on a brick in Kerry Murphy Healey Park, wear a Babson Centennial Ring as a symbol of pride for Babson's history, or get a little "taste" of the Babson Centennial delivered straight to you!

    Babson invites you to be a part of its historic milestone and purchase a brick within the new Kerry Murphy Healey Park.
    Centennial Ring
    Reflect on your college experience and get a lasting memento of Babson’s 100th anniversary year.
    Babson Cake
    Order your free, individually numbered slice of virtual cake, wish Babson a happy birthday, then share your slice of cake on social media with #Babson100.
    Centennial Sponsors

    Centennial Sponsors

    Thank you to our sponsors for making Centennial celebrations possible.

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    Community Engagement