Akron Aeros Owner Ken Babby's Entrepreneurial Journey
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
The Fall 2013 Entrepreneurship Series of events kicks off in a big way on Wednesday, September 11 at 6:30 p.m., when Akron Aeros new Owner and Chief Executive Officer Ken Babby takes the stage at the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship Research at the Hudson Library to describe his entrepreneurial journey.
Babby acquired the baseball club, which is the Double A Affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, in October 2012. He states he enters ownership of the team with a "two-fold mission: creating the most memorable, unique, affordable, and enjoyable fan experience thoughout minor league sports and maximizing the opportunity to create change in the community through charity, wellness and education initiatives."
Prior to this he was responsible for the advertising and revenue divisions of the Washington Post and washingtonpost.com, as the Chief Revenue Officer of Washington Post Media and General Manager of Washington Post Digital, handling web, mobile, social and other digital platforms. He also was responsible for the business strategy, development and monetization of all digital products.
Babby got his start at the Washington Post as a summer intern in 1999 in the IT department and quickly rose through the ranks in the IT, Marketing and Advertising departments. He earned his Bachelor degree in Computer Science and Economics from Wheaton College and an MBA from the Carey School of Business at Johns Hopkins University.
The Entrepreneurship Series is sponsored by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation.
When & Where
Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship Research at the Hudson Library
The Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrpreneurship Research at the Hudson Library & Historical Society caters to small businesses, from start-ups to established concerns. We offer print and nonprint resources, an array of research databases unique to the NE Ohio area, free workshops and events with our "Entrepreneurship Series" and one-on-one business counseling.