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April 15, 2019

The VentureFizz Podcast: Debi Kleiman - Executive Director at Babson College’s Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship

For the 91st episode of our podcast, I interviewed Debi Kleiman, Executive Director at Babson College’s Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship.

When you think of places that encourage and foster entrepreneurship, few places top Babson College. In fact, Babson has been ranked the #1 school for entrepreneurship by U.S. News & World Report for more than two decades.

Lots of very successful entrepreneurs have graduated from both Babson’s undergraduate and MBA programs. For example, the name behind Babson’s center for entrepreneurship. Arthur M. Blank is the co-founder of The Home Depot and the owner of the Atlanta Falcons. Another notable alum is Jamie Siminoff, the founder of Ring, which was acquired by Amazon for $1B last year.

In this episode of our podcast, we cover lots of topics, like:

  • Debi’s childhood dream of becoming a late night TV talk show host.
  • A journey through her career including her experience in marketing roles in the CPG industry and executive positions at C Space and MITX.
  • What brought Debi to Babson, all the details about her role there.
  • A deep dive into the entrepreneurial environment and programs that Babson offers its students
  • Advice on what people should be thinking about when starting a business.
  • Advice on crafting a pitch.
  • Plus, a lot more.

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Keith Cline is the Founder of VentureFizz. Follow him on Twitter: @kcline6.