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.
Special Interest Housing
All eTower residents live and work together. Babson special interest communities are housed in Van Winkle Hall.
Each Wednesday evening, eTower hosts an event open to the entire Babson community. Check out our social media channels for event updates.
Young Entrepreneurs Conference
eTower hosts a premier student entrepreneurship conference each September.
Meet Our RESIDENTS
Our team combines experience with passion, creativity, and dedication. Check us out below!
Sumukh is currently a junior studying entrepreneurship. He is the CEO of TILE, the world's largest conversation series with hundreds of chapters across the world. In addition, he serves as President of eTower, the student entrepreneurship community at Babson, and is an incoming Venture Fellow for Rough Draft Ventures. Previously, Sumukh founded Teendemy, an online education platform designed to teach teens life skills not taught in college and grew it to 20 courses and 2500+ students. 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.
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.
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.
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!
Vice President of Alumni
CEO, Logan's Language Land
Logan Harris is from Montvale, New Jersey motivated to make an impact reaching a network much larger than her small town. Logan created a non-profit organization, Logan’s Language Land, to instill a passion of language and culture in children before they enter New Jersey's rigorous high school language programs. Logan is currently developing contributions to the advancement of healthcare technology.
Jason is a junior from Boca Raton, Florida who is very passionate about technology, entrepreneurship, and innovation. 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
James's pursuit of entrepreneurship began in high school when he started an eBay business buying and selling rare baseball cards, which taught him how to navigate a competitive online marketplace. As a resident of eTower, James serves as the VP of Communications, working to promote the eTower community's events and start-ups. James is excited to explore new ventures and sectors in 2019.
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.
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.
Co-Founder and CEO, Jakarta Youth for Performing Arts
Kyla Christie is the founder of a performing arts company, Jakarta Youth for Performing Arts. She is from Indonesia and has been a singer-songwriter for most of her life and is now focused on the growth of her company.
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.
Founder, Goba Tea
Noah is a senior, living in eTower for his fourth semester. He is the founder of Goba Tea. Goba created the first healthy bubble tea to-go. With a shelf-safe formula, they are able to offer customers their favorite guilt-free bubble tea, whenever and wherever they want. Noah was born and raised in Miami, FL and is passionate about warm weather, cars, golf and music.
Alex is a sophomore interested in entrepreneurship, design, and fashion. He currently serves as the CEO of ORCA Coffee Inc., which produces and sells single-serve coffee machines, coffee pods, and accessories. Alex is also working on a variety of tech projects in the mobile app space.
Ashritha is currently a sophomore at Babson from Chicago, Illinois concentrating in Technology, Entrepreneurship, & Design. She is passionate about social entrepreneurship, educational equality, and environmental sustainability. She also loves well-written television, stand-up comedy, and exploring cities.
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 university. 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.
Spring 2019 eTower housing applications are due on October 20 at 11:59pm
Written Application - due 10/20
Skillshare Presentation - 10/21 at 7pm
Come prepared to share a unique skill with the entire community. This will take place at eTower on October 21 at 7pm. If you're unable to make it to the skillshare presentation, please contact email@example.com.
Interview - 10/23 (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.
board of advisors
The eTower Board of Advisors work directly with the current eBoard members.
eTower Alum '03
eTower Alum '10
eTower Alum '15
eTower Alum '07
eTower Alum '05
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.
Bombas is a comfort focused sock and apparel brand with a mission to help those in need. One purchased = one donated, always and forever.
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.
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