Last B$I Meeting Of The Semester

6 May

Last B$I Meeting Of The Semester

Today is the last B$I meeting for the 2014 spring semester. Thank you to everyone who makes the B$I possible, especially Marty. Have a great summer everybody.


“People Not For Sale” was a huge success!

6 May

The B$I’s event “People Not For Sale” was an enormous success! We would like to give thanks to all the performers and speakers who made the night possible. We’d also like to thank Boloco for their delicious burritos. We hope to see you at our next event soon.

The Student Coalition Against Human Trafficking & the Business Startup Initiative Present “People Not For Sale”

22 Apr


Berklee’s Student Coalition Against Human Trafficking and The Business Startup Initiative at Berklee College of Music preset an event to raise awareness for human trafficking. The evening will feature performances from several Berklee musicians, a video viewing, food, and several very special guest speakers. This open event is FREE. Our only goal is to gain awareness for the very serious and pertinet topic of human trafficking.

Featured artists include:

W00dy –

Mike Caprarola –

Shun Ng –

Alicia Ortiz

Our featured speaker is…

Stephanie Dodson from Demand Abolition!

Seating is limited…

Happy Tuesday Everybody

8 Apr

Greetings to all the entrepreneurs out there! Remember to stop by the BSI office (7 Haviland, Room 232) on Thursdays and Tuesdays from 2 – 4 pm for help with anything business or startup related. We offer FREE business consultation. We will help you draft a business plan, find funding, develop your ideas, etc. Hope to see you soon! 

Also – here’s the awesome and inspirational story of AirBnB. Just thought I’d share 🙂

Tip of the Week

25 Mar

Hello everyone!

Here’s your weekly tip, this one is from the BSI’s one and only Seth Bella: 

When splitting equity between founding members, try to avoid settling for an even split. Often times this will lead to issues in the future. You must split for the future. A tactic such as vesting can make sure each member contributes an equal amount over time to earn their fair share.

We hope that this will help you in some shape or form one day. We just wanted to remind you to follow your dreams! Have a great day everybody! 


The Berklee Startup Initiative Presents: Adrian Ross, Director of Public Affairs at ASCAP

12 Mar

The Berklee Startup Initiative Presents: Adrian Ross, Director of Public Affairs at ASCAP

Join the BSI as we present a night with Adrian Ross: MBM Graduate 96′ and Director of Public Affairs at ASCAP. The event will be held in the 7 Haviland Building, Room 310 on Monday, March 24, 2014 at 6:30pm. This is one night you won’t want to miss!

B$I Tip of the Week:

4 Mar

Frameworks help you understand how your money flows. Profit can be broken into revenue minus costs – what you make minus what you spend. You can break revenue into price x quantity. To cut costs, you can either reduce the number of things you purchase or find ways to pay less for them, such as buying in bulk.