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Hall Of Fame

Celebrating entrepreneurship.

This story appears in the November 1998 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

It's about time entrepreneurs got what was coming to them--an exhibition hall celebrating their efforts. Last October, the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship opened at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

"It's a celebration of entrepreneurship," says William D. Bygrave, the center's director. Members of Babson's Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs, Babson alumni, and winners of Babson's John H. Muller Jr. Business Plan Competition, among others, are featured in product exhibits and video interviews in the exhibition hall. Current exhibits include a LEGO model, an L.L. Bean canoe and the first Bose hi-fi speakers. "It's not just a series of stagnant exhibits, but story lines about entrepreneurs getting started and about how they create wealth," says Bygrave.

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