SEATTLE--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Babson College, the world leader in entrepreneurship education, has entered into a strategic alliance with Pavia Systems, a successful software company specializing in technology for the transportation infrastructure industry, to enhance their graduate level entrepreneurship curriculum with the unique story of Pavia Systems’ success.
“The Babson experience was outstanding as it helped solidify and focus the way we think about our business”
Babson College faculty selected Pavia Systems because they believe their approach to solving a particular customer pain point is unique among U.S. businesses and the strategy has yielded significant rewards for the company. Pavia Systems developed a mobile project inspection tool for transportation construction teams known as HeadLight after years of research and in field pilot testing. The result is a game-changing solution for the transportation infrastructure industry that was built with direct input from their core customer.
“Pavia Systems took the time to truly understand the pain their target customer experiences, designed a product for it, and created a sophisticated strategy for successfully selling it through a complicated channel. This is something that most companies cannot fully execute and the story of how they did it will be a very valuable learning tool for our Babson College Entrepreneurship students,” said Victoria Sassine, Babson College Entrepreneurship Lecturer.
Si Katara, President and Co-founder of Pavia Systems, is a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program offered through Babson College and is assisting faculty with the curriculum development. "The Babson experience was outstanding as it helped solidify and focus the way we think about our business," said Katara. “Learning directly from resources that have built and run successful businesses, sat on multiple boards, and have the gritty, real world experience to know what it's like to build a business from the ground up is invaluable to any entrepreneur. A major component of the Babson College Entrepreneurship program is the building of these stories into their core curriculum."
Babson was one of the first academic institutions in the world to offer a course in entrepreneurship and is today internationally recognized as the leader in entrepreneurship education. Their courses provide a broad skill-set for business, but they also provide highly customized paths for a variety of business contexts, including new ventures, franchises, corporate ventures, socially responsible companies, and family-controlled enterprises.
About Pavia Systems
Pavia Systems, Inc., founded in 2005, is a software company specializing in mobile first solutions for transportation construction teams. Pavia helps clients increase efficiency and quality of construction projects by streamlining and mobilizing project inspections and documentation. The company’s core product HeadLight is a real-time strategic project inspection tool that has delivered more than 230,000 high-quality field observations seamlessly from field to office in real-time. Customers include large departments of transportation, top ten consulting engineering firms, contractors, equipment manufacturers, and industry-related materials companies. For more information, please visit http://www.paviasystems.com/.