Babson's premier entrepreneurial community
eTower was founded in 2001 to bring together the highest level entrepreneurs into one living community at Babson College. Through its development, eTower has become the most valued space on campus. Special guests and unique events attract students from all over to eTower's common room. Since inception, eTower companies are valued at over $2,500,000,000 and employ thousands of people.
eTower is home to 21 student entrepreneurs who are founders of their own startup companies.
Each resident is a Babson student, entrepreneur, and passionate community member. eTower is entirely student-run and coordinate their own events. Our residents live and work together on the second floor of Van Winkle Hall.
Young Entrepreneurs Conference
eTower hosts the premier student entrepreneurship conference each September.
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Meet Our RESIDENTS
Our team combines experience with passion, creativity, and dedication. Check us out below!
Maya is a current senior at Babson, graduating December 2020. She’s passionate about startups of all kinds, but finds the intersection of technology and beauty particularly exciting. Currently, she’s working on building a fragrance brand designed to be as spontaneous and diverse as the women around us. As eTower’s current president, she’s working to bring exciting new entrepreneurs of all industries to share their stories with the community. She’s always happy to grab coffee and get to know founders, innovators and passionate people of all kinds!
Jason is a junior from Boca Raton, Florida who is passionate about technology and entrepreneurship. He is the founder of ThirtySevenKicks.com and SpiiderDesign.com. Jason is always looking to work on new projects and business ideas and is excited to contribute his skills to the eTower community.
Vice President of Communications
Marketing Intern, Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship
James strives to contribute to the growth of startups and entrepreneurial ecosystems by using his marketing and communications skills. He writes eTower’s weekly newsletters and serves as a marketing intern for Babson’s Blank Center for Entrepreneurship. An avid baseball card collector in his free time, James has used his hobby knowledge to advise the social media marketing of COMC.com, a growing online marketplace for sports cards.
Vice President of Marketing
Chief Impact Officer, Arist
Maxine is an aspiring social entrepreneur. Driven by her previous educational work with young children in rural Oregon, she aims to help these and other students achieve their goals. Her hobbies include painting, writing, fitness and health. She is also developing skills in brand development and management, hoping to use them to help connect more people with social-venture missions.
Vice President of Web Development
Founder, Alicia's Life Tips
Alicia is passionate about helping her peers Dream, Plan, and Achieve their goals through time management and stress management skills. Through her blog, consulting services, and customized planners, Alicia is changing the way students view achievement. As VP of Web Development, Alicia is excited to share more of the value of eTower by implementing a blog.
Vice President of Alumni
Leader, Genrupt LLC
Zack is a sophomore hailing from Washington D.C. Zack dedicates the majority his energy assisting government agencies connect more effectively with American youth through his startup, Genrupt LLC. Genrupt’s mission is to bring government communication into the digital age through services which leverage social media. Additionally, Zack enjoys working with organizations such as Junior Achievement to help others develop their entrepreneurial passions.
Alisson is from Fortaleza, Brazil. He is passionate about learning new things, specially skills that he can apply to his daily life. He is not afraid of taking new opportunities and overnight changes. He founded EduQ Prep College with two other partners in 2017, and their mission is to provide a high quality and affordable consulting service for high school students that want to apply to college!
Founder, Buzzer Beater Media
Liam is a junior interested in social media marketing and content creation. He currently works with Slam magazine as a videographer and photographer covering high school, college, and NBA games. Liam serves as the VP of Marketing and is looking forward to expanding the brand of eTower and creating content for our social media pages.
Jake is currently a senior at Babson and is concentrating in Environmental Sustainability and Entrepreneurship. Most of his time is spent working on a range of different eCommerce and digital marketing projects, with the intentions of investing in the renewable energy space. His goal is to own and operate his own solar or wind farm.
Jonathan is an outgoing, unique, and hardworking person. He founded Boston Got Sole in 2013 and has been chasing the dream since. His other passions include music (Kanye West, Frank Sinatra, big variety), sports (Hockey, Golf, and more), and creating memories while building relationships with his loved ones.
Founder, Goba Tea
Noah is a senior and fifth-semester eTower resident. He is the founder of Goba Tea, a beverage company that created the first healthy bubble tea to-go. Goba is sold at dozens of universities including UPenn, Johns Hopkins and Swarthmore, and is working towards expanding its presence across the North East. Noah was born and raised in Miami and loves warm weather, golf, music and exploring new cities.
Founder, Wear Zaris
Zarius is a Diversity Leadership Scholar concentrating in Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Design. He's passionate about the intersection of people and technology, especially in the Internet of Things field. He is currently working to implement IoT for small businesses and nonprofits in pursuit of social impact. Zarius enjoys tennis and skiing, and lives his life with respect to Good Thoughts, Good Words, and Good Deeds.
Ashritha is currently a sophomore at Babson from Chicago, Illinois concentrating in Technology, Entrepreneurship, & Design. She currently works with Forefront (getforefront.co), a corporate diversity training startup that employs virtual coaching and micro-learning to develop entry-level talent into effective leaders. She is passionate about design, data visualization, and social impact.
Founder, Flight Squad
Chris is excited to empower eTower’s continued growth this semester. Web-development, video production, sales, project management and graphic design have encompassed the fields he has established himself in for the past five years as an independent contractor for early stage companies. Chris is passionate about travel, skiing, maintaining a positive attitude, and above all else his relationships.
Co-Founder and COO, Arist
Ryan is the COO and co-founder of Arist, the first text message learning platform, helping leading companies transform their employee training. He previously served as eTower president for 2018 and sits on the eTower BoA. Ryan previously ran a public speaking consultancy and worked for various startups and large companies like IBM before going the startup route.
Sumukh is currently a junior studying entrepreneurship. He is the CEO of Teendemy, a platform to teach teens life skills not taught in high school. He formerly served as President of eTower for 2019 and currently serves as a Venture Fellow for Rough Draft Ventures. Previously, Sumukh ran TILE, the world’s largest conversation series. He also curated and led two TEDx events at his high school, and has been recognized as a Bank of America Student Leader in the past.
Fall 2020 eTower housing applications are due on 2/28 at 11:59 PM
Written Application - due 2/28 @ 11:59 PM
Open House - 2/24 at 9-10PM
Join us for a night of networking in the tower to kick off our Fall 2020 recruitment cycle!
Skillshare Presentation - 3/2 at 7PM
Come prepared to share a unique skill with the entire community. This will take place at eTower on March 2nd at 7pm. If you're unable to make it to the skillshare presentation, please contact Jason Shatsky
Interview - 3/4 (by invite only)
If invited, you'll be interviewed by each current eTower resident. Please dress casually. After this, we'll deliberate and let you know if you've been accepted into eTower.
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Thank you to these incredible organizations for supporting eTower residents.
Startup Grind Boston
Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting more than 2,000,000 entrepreneurs in over 600 chapters.
Startup Island is a personal and professional development accelerator connecting impact-driven students and young professionals.
Gust Launch makes incorporation easy and sets up founders for investment and growth. With powerful tools. Honest advice. And true compassion.
Amazon Web Services
Amazon Web Services offers reliable, scalable, and inexpensive cloud computing services.
Shoobx is the one place where entrepreneurs, investors, lawyers, board members and employees can come together to participate in the affairs of the company.