BRIAN HICKEY

Entrepreneur & Social Innovator

ABOUT

Brian Hickey graduated summa cum laude in 2015 from Babson College where he studied entrepreneurship and marketing on a full tuition merit scholarship. After graduation, he joined the Venture for America (VFA) fellowship program, which helps to revitalize local economies across the United States through entrepreneurship. Through VFA, Brian will be working with Figmints, a startup marketing agency, in Providence RI.

His experiences include both domestic and international internships and he has consulted on projects for a startup, venture capital firm, and an international company. He is passionate about volunteer service and he works to support education, business, and healthcare programs in rural Africa and serves on the advisory council of a non-profit. He welcomes hearing from others who value hard work and who share his passion for solving business challenges with creativity, enthusiasm, and energy.

Brian Hickey

RESUME

EXPERIENCE

  • May 2015-Present
    Fellow - Venture for America
    • A career accelerator for recent grads to learn how to build a business while making an impact
    • Program mission: To revitalize American cities and communities through entrepreneurship
    • Fellows complete a training program and full-time work experience at a startup company
  • Spring 2015
    Student Consultant - St.GallenBodenseeArea (Location Promotion Agency)
    • Consulted for international agency on opportunities to attract American businesses
    • Researched and identified companies for potential international expansion
  • Fall 2014
    Student Consultant - General Catalyst Partners (Venture Capital)
    • Analyzed viability of over 100 industries to assess market potential for new product
    • Interviewed top ranking industries for new product and developed sales pitch deck
  • Summer 2014
    International Sales & Marketing Intern - Eaton Vance
    • Conducted financial research and analysis of over 30 competitor product offerings
    • Presented international opportunities; prepared socially responsible investing document
  • Fall 2012 to Spring 2015
    Social Media Ambassador - Babson College
    • Ambassador for college providing insights to community via social media
    • Blog, answer questions, and engage with current, prospective, and past students
  • Summer 2013
    Marketing & PR Intern - Janji
    • Earned Janji coverage on MSNBC, Forbes, and over 15 popular running blogs
    • Initiated market research to understand consumer perspectives of the brand
    • Created Team Sales and Janji Ambassador Program and developed a press kit
  • 2008 to Present
    Advisory Council & Program Co-Founder - Engeye Scholars
    • Raised $10,000 in education campaign; Leading creation of Business and Training Center
    • Traveled to Uganda (’11 & ‘14), Kenya (’13), Ghana (’14) to teach/promote business

EDUCATION

  • Class of 2015
    Babson College -
    Bachelor of Science in Business;
  • Entrepreneurship/Marketing
    • Summa Cum Laude Graduate
    • Weissman Scholars Program
    • Footlocker Scholar
    • Varsity Cross Country/Track
    • Consulting Club
    • Dean's List
    London School of Economics (Summer 2014) - Honors Program Study Abroad

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Clinton Global Initiative Conference
  • Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society Member
  • European Business Seminar Participant
  • Resolution Challenge Finalist
  • Babson College "5 on Fire" Winner
  • Microsoft Challenge for Change Winner
  • NEWMAC All-Academic Award
  • Babson Quantitative Math Award
  • PwC Case Competition College Winner
  • Business Review "40 Under 40" Award

SKILLS & INTERESTS

  • Entreprenuership
  • Marketing & PR
  • Consulting
  • Social Media
  • Technology
  • Sales
  • Non-Profits
  • Operations
  • Retail
  • Event Planning
  • Finance
  • International Business

MEDIA & RECOGNITION