How 2 Make a Product

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How 2 Make a Product

By The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 · 5 - 6:30pm EST


Blank Center Televideo Room Babson College 231 Forest Street Babson Park, MA 02457


The Blank Center’s #How2Tuesday series continues on Tuesday, November 19 at 5pm in the Blank Center Televideo Room: How to Make a Product with Jamie Steenbakkers ’18, co-founder and COO of Busy Beauty and Babson Global Entrepreneur in Residence!

It’s always a great feeling when you can put your product in your customers’ hands. But, how do you get from an idea in your head to a physical product? How do you work with manufacturers to get the best deal? Jamie will share some insights on how to negotiate with manufacturers and set up back-end production logistics. She will also cover other topics related to manufacturing, including warehousing, barcoding, shipping, and importing.

About Jamie Steenbakkers
Jamie Steenbakkers is the Co-Founder and COO of Busy Beauty Inc. She specializes in product development, brand development, operations, and logistics, handling product from idea to warehouse. Busy Beauty is the first dry personal care company for women, creating instant beauty care for an active lifestyle. Jamie met her partner Michael freshman year at Babson, and together they have brought the company to a 6 person team with over $500,000 in funding. Busy Beauty is in store locations such as Bed Bath and Beyond, Free People, American Eagle, Boston Beauty, Dillards, and many more. Jamie graduated from Babson in May 2018 and now works on Busy Beauty full time at their office in Brookline. At Babson, Jamie was involved with the Blank Center and participated in the Summer Venture Program her sophomore year and the WIN Lab her junior year.

What are #How2Tuesdays?:
Want to learn something really practical to get your startup moving in the right direction? #How2Tuesdays are short, workshop style sessions meant to bring you very specific, user friendly instruction on some of the most important things you need to know for your venture. Every Tuesday at 5pm in the Blank Center!

About the organizer

Our mission: We accelerate new ventures of all kinds by providing Babson’s emerging entrepreneurs access to the opportunities, community, and critical resources that they need. We ignite the exchange of innovative ideas that will shape the future of entrepreneurship through our research and thought leadership.

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