Ventures that are accepted into the Scalerator program will receive training and mentoring along with structured assignments from our experts over the course of the program. The core resources will be faculty from Babson College and other experts, local and international. For the past 20 years, Babson has been ranked above Harvard, Stanford and MIT for its practical entrepreneurship education.
Vincent (Vini) Onyemah is Associate Professor of Sales and Marketing at Babson College. He joined Babson in 2009 after six years at Boston University and eight years at the Lagos Business School. He is the author of the HBR article, “Things Every Entrepreneur Gets Wrong (About Selling).” Vini started two companies and worked in industry before pursuing his academic career. He earned his Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Management from INSEAD, France. He holds an MBA from IESE Business School, Spain and a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. His articles have appeared in the Harvard Business Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Personal Selling & Sales Management, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Marketing Letters, International Journal of Bank Marketing, and the European Journal of Marketing. Vini has more than 15 years of practical selling experience, starting when he was twelve years old in Nigeria working for his parents and including work as an independent sales agent in Europe. He also consults for the IFC/ World Bank.
Elaine Eisenman is Dean of Executive Education at Babson College, one of the nation’s top‐rated Babson Executive Conference Centers. Elaine’s areas of expertise include executive selection, compensation, and performance during periods of growth, as well as the functioning of boards of directors and has served on numerous boards herself. Elaine has held senior executive positions at both public companies such as American Express, Enhance Financial Services Co., and The Children’s Place, and private companies such as PDI International, a global consulting firm, where she was general manager of the Northeast region, and Management & Capital Partners, a retained executive recruitment, management consulting, and venture capital firm, where she was chairman. Elaine is co‐author of, I Didn’t See It Coming: The Only Book You’ll Ever Need to Avoid Being Blindsided in Business, published by John Wiley and Sons. Elaine earned her Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from New York University, and her M.S. from Columbia University.
Daniel Isenberg is Professor of Entrepreneurship Practice at Babson Executive Education. Since 1981, Daniel has taught at Harvard, Columbia, INSEAD, and Technion. He has been an entrepreneur and venture capitalist in Israel and has been an angel investor in over ten countries. Daniel is a frequent participant at Davos and the G20 and blogs for HBR, Huffington Post and others. In 2009, Daniel established the Babson Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Project (BEEP) to help societies around the world create the policies, structures, programs, and climate that foster entrepreneurship. In this capacity, he has conducted projects in numerous countries, including Columbia, Brazil, Denmark, Canada, and the United States. Daniel has published several seminal articles in the Harvard Business Review, including “Entrepreneurs and the Cult of Failure,” “How to Start an Entrepreneurial Revolution,” and “The Global Entrepreneur.” He is also the author of the Harvard Business Review press book, Worthless, Impossible, and Stupid: How Contrarian Entrepreneurs Create and Capture Extraordinary Value. Daniel holds a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Harvard University.
KEVIN MULCAHY teaches new venture creation in the MBA program, and scenario planning in the Executive Education program. Internationally for Babson, Kevin regularly leads workshops and teaches classes in Asia, the Middle East and Latin America on innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship.
Kevin is a champion of framing trends and leading business planning workshops internationally. Kevin researches and presents on the trends that shape the future of work that will appear in the book “THE DISRUPTED WORKPLACE”. He is an engaging and in-demand speaker who regularly conducts workshops for Fortune 100 companies on re-imagining the future workplace and on applying scenario planning to ‘future proofing’ HR strategies.
As the entrepreneurial founder and CEO of an international telecom reseller, Kevin led the growth of an international business serving the Japanese and Latin American markets before successfully exiting the business through a sale. As a corporate strategist and planner, Kevin has held executive roles at Sprint’s headquarters with responsibilities for business planning, strategy and contingency planning.
He has been active on the boards of small companies in Japan, Ireland and the US and is an avid international traveller, and independent theatre and film festival supporter and most recently completed a MITx course on Big Data to keep up-to-date with trends in on-line learning. He is a dual US and Irish citizen.