Arthur M. Blank School
The Blank School engages Babson community members and leads research to create entrepreneurial leaders.
We have seen amazing levels of creativity and innovation globally during the coronavirus pandemic. Entrepreneurs become creative, resourceful and overcome daunting challenges during challenging times. This is not new. History shows that crises and economic downturns are fertile grounds for entrepreneurship and innovation. The entrepreneurship journey involves constant problem solving and navigating uncertainties – building the entrepreneurial team, attracting resources, turning ideas into opportunities, rapid prototyping, and testing business models that can achieve scale profitably. This workshop will help graduate students and potential entrepreneurs to find new opportunities and for existing firms to sharpen their strategies for scaling successfully.
This workshop is designed for master's degree students from all disciplines who want to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and learn how to create and identify new business opportunities.
Upon completion of the workshop, students will receive a certificate of participation from the Babson Academy.
This interactive online workshop includes live webinars, independent exercises, group work, and final presentations.
This workshop consists of eight, live 90-minute sessions 8–9:30 a.m. (ET) and 10–11:30 a.m. (ET) each of the four days, and 4 hours of additional group work. In addition, you will have about 4 hours of independent work through Babson’s online learning portal, Canvas.
This program is led by Jay Rao, PhD, Professor in the Operations & Information Management Division at Babson College.
Course materials are provided via Canvas, Babson’s online learning portal. Materials will be made available to participants approximately one to seven days prior to the first live online session, depending on the amount of pre-work that participants are expected to complete in advance.
The schedule will be sent to registered participants in the registration confirmation email (see the link in your confirmation email to the EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW document).
We highly recommend that participants join the live online sessions. It is an opportunity to ask questions, participate in rich discussion, and learn from the experience of your program peers. Session recordings will not consistently be available, and as such, it is expected that participants engage live in the virtual sessions.
Additional, detailed instructions will be provided on Canvas. Babson staff will be online and available to assist you, and will identify themselves during each live online delivery. Contact the staff via the chat function for help, or email them if needed. Contact information is available in the EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW document.
Course materials on Canvas will be available for six months following the completion of the program.
Payment is due in full at the time of registration. Babson accepts Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.
Discounts on Babson Academy courses are available for the following:
Please email Elizabeth Daniels at for more information and for discount codes before registering. In addition, please note that discounts cannot be combined.
Yes, we can customize a program to your company’s specific needs from our diverse certificate and courses portfolio. Please email Elizabeth Daniels for additional information.
Each program participant receives a certificate of completion. We invite participants to add the program to their LinkedIn profile. Note that a certificate will not be provided if there is insufficient evidence of participation.
We do not offer translation in our programs. Although we do not require the TOEFL, all Babson Academy programs are taught in English, so it is a prerequisite that you speak, read, and write English proficiently.
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