At Babson College, the entrepreneurial mindset is about more than launching startups in buzzy cities. Here, scholars create sustained, thriving entrepreneurial ecosystems in diverse areas—driving growth, innovation, and scaling up businesses regardless of age or sector, transforming communities in the process.

Assistant Professor Siddharth Vedula and Associate Professor Vincent Onyemah recently published a groundbreaking peer-reviewed article, “Gimme Shelter or Fade Away: The Impact of Regional Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Quality on Venture Survival” in the journal Industrial and Corporate Change. It unearthed quantitative evidence that a firm’s ability to survive hinges on its regional entrepreneurial ecosystem. External article – read more.