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Taylor Custom Rings: Custom Engagement Rings with a Mission

12/6/2018
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Taylor Custom Rings was founded by a husband & wife team who are raising four kids, two dogs, as well as growing their jewelry business. The company uses lab grown diamonds to craft beautiful rings that are custom made to the specifications of the customer, and each of the rings is an expression of creativity and love.

Duration:00:30:48

Green Piñata Toys: Toys that Grow with your Kids

10/18/2018
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Shiva is an engineer, turned product manager, turned entrepreneur. She started Green Piñata over three years ago and it continues to grow today. Green Piñata delivers toys that grow with your kid: sign up, create a profile for you kid, and boom, you get safe, educational, fun toys at your door every month. Keep what you want and return the rest. In this episode, toss out your assumptions of the entrepreneur college drop-out or the “ah-ha” moment idea. Shiva’s path to entrepreneurship is...

Duration:00:27:23

SoloCoco: Handcrafted Coconut Oil & Social Impact

10/4/2018
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Hear the story of SoloCoco, a social impact business based in the Dominican Republic that creates virgin coconut oil products, handmade by single mothers who have become experts at their craft. The company distributes to 10 countries and is especially popular among Whole Foods shoppers because of its natural properties and fair trade certification. In this episode we hear from SoloCoco co-founders Daniel Dalet (Babson '03) and Abel Gonzalez about the obstacles they faced in creating the...

Duration:00:22:13

Cabletron Systems | Cables for the Internet

9/20/2018
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Cabletron Systems began in the early 1980’s to manufacture networking computer equipment that dramatically reduced the cost of Ethernet networking equipment. This technology led the way to the more modern computer technology. In this episode Jake Maude interviews founder Craig Benson, to explore how he started this company out of his garage and how it grew into a billion dollar business.

Duration:00:23:36

Detrapel | Make Everything Waterproof

6/7/2018
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In this episode of Babson Built, Jake Maude interviews Detrapel Founder David Zamarin to discover how he took a high school business idea and grew it into a nanotechnology used by thousands of consumers and brands alike. The story unfolds about how Zamarin faced the ups and downs of inconsistent suppliers and at one point nearly folded Detrapel, but ended up getting backed by Mark Cuban and Lori Greiner on Shark Tank.

Duration:00:25:11

Honest Discounts | Prescriptions for 85% Less

5/17/2018
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In this week's Babson Built episode, David Finger interviews Honest Discounts Founder Chris Jacobs. The story unfolds about how Jacobs went from being a "bad student" to starting one of the most disruptive and successful companies in the prescription medication industry.

Duration:00:31:20

WAKU | Wellness Tea From the Andes Mountains

4/19/2018
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Waku is an herbal infusion beverage made from herbs and flowers sourced from the Andes mountains. Based on a traditional recipe found in Ecuador, Waku started as just a concept a little over a year ago and is now projected to do six figures in sales this year. Our guest is Babson second-year MBA candidate Juan Giraldo, co-founder of Waku. In our conversation, Juan shares his entrepreneurial journey and what it means to have a sustainable business that is helping rural farmers in Ecuador...

Duration:00:28:57

InnerCity Weightlifting

4/5/2018
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This week's Babson Built focuses on InnerCity Weightlifting, a community and network as well as a source of education, job-training, and employment for young people who have previously been incarcerated or connected to gangs.

Duration:00:35:28

Lula

2/28/2018
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This week's Babson Built focuses on Lula, one of the hottest startups in the shared auto economy, which is coming to a campus near you!

Duration:00:33:05

Startup Island

2/10/2018
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Startup Island founders Josh Gershon and Brian Helfman talk about how they built a business teaching entrepreneurship in the tropics.

Duration:00:32:00

Project 99

1/20/2018
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In this episode, we hear from Project 99 founder Yulkendy Valdez and Josuel Plasenci about their mission to bring diversity to America's workforce.

Duration:00:23:12

Briggs Original

1/20/2018
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In this episode, we hear from Briggs Original co-founder Michael Kurson about how they created the Boston Cranberry, a hard seltzer.

Duration:00:20:42