Globally Minded Misstudy Steers Students in the Right Direction

Globally Minded Misstudy Steers Students in the Right Direction

I think any entrepreneur who hasn't been through a dark stage is lying. A lot of entrepreneurs start out working from home and it's easy to get disconnected. It's so important that you reconnect to the real world. That is why I started working at WeWork. It's really refreshing to hear other people's stories and learn about what they're going through. They might be working on something completely different, but they too have both good days and bad days. Read more about CEO Yasiara Ortiz and how she stays inspired to keep her company moving forward.

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Unlocking Innovation Through the Mastermind Experience

Unlocking Innovation Through the Mastermind Experience

In 2018, one of the biggest additions to the WIN Lab was the launch of the Mastermind Experts, a group of impressive individuals who in Boston alone, came armed with over 230 years of combined experience in the C-Suite and on boards of Global companies. Leading organizations such as Talbots, Paint Nite, and Reebok, they tap into vast amounts of leadership know-how and sit down with WIN Lab founders in order to guide them as they create, implement, and adjust their strategic objectives over the course of the five-month program. Meet this year’s Boston Mastermind Experts…

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Standing Room Only at Miami's WIN Lab Finale.

Standing Room Only at Miami's WIN Lab Finale.

After 5 months, hundreds of hours with mentors and coaches, and countless steps taken towards their goals, each of these entrepreneurs in the Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab accelerator grabbed the mic to pitch the ventures that they have worked so diligently to build. From gamifying your walk around town to fighting fraud through return technology, these are the female founders creating impact in the Miami ecosystem today.

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Innovation in retail returns. One founder uses technology to fight fraud.

Innovation in retail returns. One founder uses technology to fight fraud.

E-commerce has successfully made shopping from the couch a reality, but what it hasn’t done is bring the ease of the entire experience full circle. Have you ever lost countless dollars opting out of returns simply so you could ‘save’ time not having to repackage, label, and wait in line to ship the product back? Freeing Returns co-founder, Barbara Jones, is determined to ease the burden of returns for consumers, while mitigating fraud for retailers.

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WIN Lab Fashion Week Series: Shay Jaffar

WIN Lab Fashion Week Series: Shay Jaffar

One of the most important weeks in U.S. fashion happens in February at NY Fashion Week. Wrapping up #NYFW, we talk to Shaymaa Gaafar, founder of Shay Jaffar, who is a true believer that coverage is sublime, modesty is a choice, and glamour is self-expression. Read below to see how she got started, what inspires her, and how she continues to move the company forward.

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WIN Lab Fashion Week Series: Kreyol

WIN Lab Fashion Week Series: Kreyol

“Just start. In the beginning, it is more important that you build momentum and an entrepreneurial mindset. Move on your ideas, try them out, fail, learn and try again. Don't over think it. So many people believe that we need to be "ready" to start. What's being ready anyways? I believe that we all have the gifts and talents to help us move toward our purpose and our journey.” - Joelle Fontaine, Founder of Kreyol

One of the most important weeks in U.S. fashion happens in February at NY Fashion Week. To celebrate, the WIN Lab is highlighting fashion entrepreneurs who are adding their own unique flavor to the industry. Here, we talked to Joelle Fontaine, founder of Kreyol, who creates high fashion, quality garments, with the hope that they will make women feel powerful. Read on to learn more about her ever-growing business.

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WIN Lab Fashion Week Series: 3-2-1 Framboise

WIN Lab Fashion Week Series: 3-2-1 Framboise

“I don't like using the word “journey” when it comes to entrepreneurship because that indicates you have a beginning, a middle and an end. But when you start a business, you’re never really sure where you’re going and whether or not there will be an end.” - Celine Hakoun, Founder of 3-2-1 Framboise

One of the most important weeks in U.S. fashion happens in February at NY Fashion Week. To celebrate, the WIN Lab is highlighting fashion entrepreneurs who are adding their own unique flavor to the industry. Here, we talked to Celine Hakoun, the founder of 3-2-1 Framboise, a fashion startup that sells high quality baby clothing. Determined to change the very fabric of the baby clothing industry in the U.S., Hakoun provides a mutually beneficial platform for both foreign brands and domestic consumers. Read on to learn more about her ever-growing business, 3-2-1 Framboise.

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WIN Lab Fashion Week Series: Artemis Design Co.

WIN Lab Fashion Week Series: Artemis Design Co.

One of the most important weeks in U.S. fashion happens in February at NY Fashion Week. To celebrate, the WIN Lab is highlighting fashion entrepreneurs who are adding their own unique flavor to the industry. Here, we sit down with Milicent Armstrong, founder of Artemis Design Co., where beautiful, flat-woven textiles from Istanbul are brought to life through their famous Kilim shoes.

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#NationalPieDay: The Story of Scaling Mini Pies

#NationalPieDay: The Story of Scaling Mini Pies

Like many entrepreneurs, Sweet Teez Bakery was an idea that blossomed from a problem seen in the market. Fed up with baked goods that ignored her kid’s nut allergies, Teresa Maynard left her position at Harvard University to pursue her passion for baking and decorating in a nut-free environment. Two years later, Maynard’s popularity had grown enough to capture the attention of the Whole Foods bakery division and when she walked in to pitch them on a 2,000 pie purchase, she walked out with a purchase order for 48,000 mini pies.

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TeaRado Tech Debuts First Self-Heating Smart Tea Tumbler at CES 2019

TeaRado Tech Debuts First Self-Heating Smart Tea Tumbler at CES 2019

While the US tea industry is only $25 billion away from being on par with coffee, there are still far less products for the tea enthusiast on the market than there are for java fans. TeaRado Tech is debuting the only self-heating smart tea tumbler that executes the heating of water, steeping of tea leaves and removal of the leaves with no power source required, at CES 2019

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Koki: Building a Business with In-home Chefs

Koki: Building a Business with In-home Chefs

Do you ever feel like you’re too busy with everything you have going on that you sacrifice the one thing that actually fuels you to keep going? Whether you have a full time job, have your hands full with a newborn, or simply lack the ability to cook, your diet does not need to suffer. We sat down with Tiara Miles, the founder of Koki, who is giving you gourmet food in the comfort of your own home, without having to step foot in the kitchen.

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Third Miami WIN Lab Cohort Announced!

Third Miami WIN Lab Cohort Announced!

Babson College’s WIN Lab® Miami introduced the startups joining its third ever cohort this fall during ceremonies on September 12, 2018, at the Cambridge Innovation Center in Miami.

Eighteen founders - representing a diverse set of industries from FinTech to food and beverage - have been chosen to participate in the five month long accelerator, supported by Babson College, the #1 ranked college for the study of entrepreneurship. The WIN Lab has two current programs, one in Miami and one in Boston, and is excited to welcome both cohorts to this year’s program.

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Sixth Boston WIN Lab Cohort Announced!

Sixth Boston WIN Lab Cohort Announced!

The five month long accelerator was built by the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership at Babson College, the #1 ranked college for the study of entrepreneurship, and was developed six years ago to offer an accelerator specifically for female founders building startups at both Babson College and in the City of Boston. The WIN Lab has two current programs, one in Miami and one in Boston, and is excited to welcome both cohorts to this year’s program.

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