Please use this form to apply for the 2014
Babson Summer Venture Program (SVP). SVP is a high-level
program that provides a 10-week summer intensive for student
entrepreneurs to advance their ventures by providing each team
with work space, professional mentors, expert speakers, various
other resources, and a Venture Showcase at the end of the program
with professional investors in attendance. SVP venture teams are
hand-picked based on a written application and interviews, and
their ability to make the best use of the SVP community and resources.
Confirm that all information is accurate and complete before submitting.
Please submit one application per business
only. Only one team member should apply per business.
The regular decision (RD) application deadline
is Friday, April 4, 2014 at 5pm EST.
Requirements:- Currently enrolled as a
Babson/Olin Engineering/Wellesley student or you are a December
2013 graduate- Able to commit a full time effort to your
venture and the SVP Community during the 10 weeks during normal
business hours (M-F, 9-5) at the Blank Center for
Entrepreneurship- Have a viable business concept that has
potential to make significant progress during a 10 week summer
intensive- Attend all weekly meetings (team updates, lunch
and learn, Hot Seat and other sessions)- Prepare for, and
participate in, Venture Showcase at the end of the
program. - Upon acceptance, agree to sign and
abide to a binding participant agreement that confirms that your
housing fees and other resources are being paid for and provided
contingent upon your commitment to the SVP Community and active,
full-length participation in the program by every member of your team
Regular decision applicants will be notified Friday,
April 11 of their application status. Further instructions will be
sent to those that qualify for an interview. All team members will
need to be present in person at the interview. Interviews will be
held Friday, April 18. Final notification of acceptance to
SVP will be sent by end of day Tuesday, April 22.
2014 Key Dates
Meet-n-Greet: Thursday, April 24
(tentative)Move-in Date: Monday, May 19
Orientation Date: Monday, May 19
Program Start Date: Tuesday, May 20
SVP Break: Monday, June 30 - Friday, July 4
Venture Showcase: Thursday, July 31
Program End Date: Friday, August 1
Move out Date: Saturday, August 2
Please contact Antonette Ho at
if you have any questions.
SVP is an intensive 10-week long,
full-time program whereby Babson College makes a significant
investment in your success. As such, your entire team will be
expected to work as a part of a SVP community at the Blank Center
during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm). You
and your team members must commit to being physically present for
the entire 10 weeks and to participating in all
SVP activities, unless prior arrangements have been made with
the Blank Center in writing beforehand. Active participation by
the entire team is an essential part of the SVP experience and
will be expected by your peers. Your ongoing involvement, housing,
office space, mentoring and other services are contingent on this.