15 Startups Rise from the Summer Venture Program at Babson College

August 1, 2010

11:21 pm

Last week, fifteen teams comprised of Babson College undergraduates, MBA students and recent alums finished up ten weeks of strategy, mentoring, and business development at Babson’s Summer Venture Program. The program provides participants with an entrepreneurial community and support, including work space, mentors, peer reviews, speakers, and other resources. Up to 20 teams are chosen to participate in the program each summer.

The following fifteen startups launched:

BrandXO – Leverages existing social media applications and proprietary analytics to help executives develop their personal brand.

Caveman Case Co – Established in 7,000,000 B.C,  provides premium leather bound iPad cases with various colored velvet interiors.

Cocomama Foods – A nutrition-based, gluten-free food brand that uses ancient grains to make healthy, convenient products.

Crelligence Media – Creators of Viralskool which allows companies to host video contests, where the winner is determined based on how viral their video gets on the Internet. BostInnovation just covered Crelligence in more detail (here).

Editingg – Transforms ordinary snapshots into beautiful memories through professional photo editing.

GreatLiveHelp – Turns live chat for websites into a more personal interaction through video chat by enabling companies to instantly web conference with website visitors.

HonestD – Provides Americans with a completely free discount prescription card program which saves them 10 to 60 percent on all generic and brand name prescription medications not covered by their health insurance. The card program has no age, income, gender, or any other qualification requirements and no activation process. Anyone in the country can use this completely free product while sharing it with friends, family, and co-workers.

Insite Motion Media – Creators and providers of high quality (HD) web site video content and marketing technology. Takes online video strategy to the next level with video optimization and detailed analytics reports.

Mimuno – A glassware company that sells double insulated tumblers, mugs, and barware. Double-wall construction holds many advantages over typical single-wall design including better insulating properties and no condensation formation on the outside of the glass.

nonphiction co – They help artists, musicians, and entrepreneurs with creative website, photo, and branding solutions.

RelationshipDilemmas.com – An online community that connects millenials seeking relationship advice to peers & experts providing thoughtful solutions.

ThinkLite – A Massachusetts based efficiency firm that provides energy efficient lighting solutions to businesses and households at no upfront cost.

Trade Show Internet – Plug-and-play, Internet-in-a-box solution, tries to dispel the myth that Internet connectivity at trade shows and corporate events is only available through overpriced, “exclusive”, in-house vendors.

TrainingPal – An online platform that enables personal trainers to offer services over the internet and manage client performance.

Zip Cuts – For busy professionals who seek convenient and low cost hair care services, Zip Cuts will provide mobile haircuts from branded trucks that will travel to office parks and business centers where lots of people work.

Congrats to the teams on their completion of the program. We will be keeping our eye on these companies as they progress.

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Frank Gruber is the cofounder, CEO and Executive Editor of Tech.Co (formerly Tech Cocktail). He is the author of the book, Startup Mixology, Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Building, Growing, and Celebrating Startup Success. He is also a startup advisor and investor to startups. Find Frank Gruber online and follow him on Twitter at @FrankGruber.

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