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“I wish you all the best in this endeavor. It is definitely a great cause and I fully support it.”
— Prof. Jay Rao, Babson College

“Babson College has had the benefit of Michael Caslin’s energy and counsel as an adjunct faculty member for years and I have personally witnessed his impact on students in teaching the Social Entrepreneurship course. He has served a valuable advisor to many before the creation of the Lewis Institute and campus wide initiative. As a National Board Member for NFTE, I can appreciate the magnitude of the challenges he faced over 20 years as the organization’s CEO…the reputational capital that was built far exceeded the formal resources they had available to them.”

— Observations by Dr. Len Schlesinger, Babson College, President Emeritus

“Mike Caslin is a true pathfinder in entrepreneurship for young people in America. He is one of the truly great social entrepreneurs of our time”
— Dr. Jeffry Timmons, Babson College

“Mike Caslin, a terrific student of mine, a wonderful friend and true champion of the disadvantaged”
— Professor Ed Ryan, Manhattanville College

“I first met Mike Caslin when I joined Babson College as Division Chair. He had been an adjunct faculty member teaching social entrepreneurship and I became his direct supervisor and have known him for 6 years. His strengths are personal interaction, communication, sales and marketing and non-profit/foundation work including NFTE and knows the landscape of social entrepreneurship very well. He has built connections, knows how to do research, collect data and importantly is committed to social mission ventures and non-profits. He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses and I observed his teaching on several occasions and there is no question that he engages students in rich discussion and is an enthusiastic presenter…”
— Professor Candy Brush, Babson College


“Oral Communication Skills – “Excellent”
— President Schlesinger, Professor Brush
“Ability to Work with Others – “Excellent”
— President Schlesinger, Professor Brush
“Initiative- “Excellent”
— President Schlesinger, Professor Brush
“Maturity- “Excellent
— President Schlesinger, Professor Brush
“Creativity- “Excellent”
— President Schlesinger, Professor Brush
“Problem Solving Skills- “Excellent”
— Professor Brush
“Quantitative Skills- “Good”
— Professor Brush
“Decision-making Skills- “Good”
— Professor Brush


“Mike is an uber-connector and consummate entrepreneur- bringing energy and creativity to using entrepreneurship to help develop wealth and diminish poverty especially through NFTE – Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, the extremely successful nonprofit he co-founded.”
— Melissa Madzel, Koya Partners



“Hello Professor, I just wanted to write to you to express how much I appreciate your course this past semester. Each lesson was so informative and I learned so much more than I could have expected from a single course. Many of the handouts and notes I took from your lectures I have kept for future reference. Your passion and enthusiasm for the material was like nothing I have ever seen from any professor in the past. The fact that you truly believed in all your students so much and saw such bright futures for everyone was incredible. It taught me that anything is possible as long as you carry a positive and hopeful attitude. Anyway I just wanted to let you know that you have truly inspired me! I’m not exactly sure what business path I am headed down yet, but I will definitely keep my entrepreneurial spirit alive, thanks to you. “
— Sincerely, Ally G
“Just want to say thanks again for a great class last semester, it was one of the best I’ve taken.”
— Chris A

“I had the pleasure of taking Professor Caslin’s Entrepreneurship class as part of my MBA program. His passion for Social Entrepreneurship, as well as the success of his students is unrivaled. He is both an inspirational leader and a pragmatic businessman. As such he is able to guide his students in developing their business concept from concept to fruition. Professor Caslin was instrumental in encouraging me to pursue my business. He remained in touch long after class was over to make sure I stayed true to my dream and provided me with business contacts and tools to help me along. I wholeheartedly recommend taking his classes if you have the opportunity! “
— Yana

“Hi Professor, I just want to thank you once again for an amazing semester. I do hope that in the future you will continue to teach this course. My return on investment from this course is invaluable. It has been one of the few courses that I feel will make a difference in my life. I truly believe that entrepreneurship is the future. Best of luck and I will keep in touch.”
— Yu P.

“Hi Professor, I would like to thank you for allowing me to submit my resume and business card a day past due. I would also like to say thank you for introducing me to Luigi Andrade, he gave me some good advice and overall seemed like a very good person. I understand you wanted a few sentences on my decision not to drop out. Overall it was a period of time where bills were piling up, my father was running his business alone without anybody’s help, my brother was studying for the bar exam (leaving him with no time to help my father) and my mother was working five jobs. And to top it off, I was a junior who was a Real Estate Development Major who did not see himself working for a Real Estate firm after graduation and had no clue what I wanted to do in life. So that Monday I skipped my first class of the day and made an appointment in the Star Career Development Center (which i ended up not going to). I then went to the library and started finding articles about life, and how to pick a career which makes you happy. I was lost in my own thoughts and decided I was to drop out by the end of the week. I told nobody, only my girlfriend knew, and the first thing she told me was “So we aren’t going to graduate together?” I immediately hung up on her and realized how important it is to know how to stand alone sometimes. I skipped four out of my five classes and spent the day reading random articles, day dreaming, and jotting down random ideas. Its a bit funny because your class is my fifth class of the day, and that was the only class I went to. I remember thinking during that class while you were playing eminems track “Lose Yourself” , “God sure has a funny way of timing things”. So i stuck it out, hit the books, made sure all my work was up to date, started taking advantage of all 24 hours in the day. I now work for a restaurant in my neighborhood two days a week, go to school two days a week, five classes a day, hit the gym five times a week, and work for my father three days a week. I recently switched my major to Entrepreneurship, and I am extremely focused. I want to thank you for not only being a great professor, but a great person. Your course helped me remember how strong and wise I am.”
— Thank you, Anastasios X.

“Hello Michael, You might remember me from college. You and I worked together when I was an undergraduate between 2007 and 2011. You were engaged with the social impact community at the time and you were one of the first people to introduce me to NFTE and the world of social entrepreneurship. Well, it has been some time since then. I have worked for a little under 4 years since graduation with the team at Innosight Consulting in Lexington, MA. Founded by Clayton Christensen, my colleagues and I put Prof. Christensen’s theories of innovation to practice, building capabilities and ventures for clients to help them achieve top-line growth.”

— Nick P. Innosight LLC

“Dear Prof. Caslin, It’s always be nice to hear from you. I feel like God has been so kind to me for bringing me to know you. I want you to know that I really admire you for your good heart and a lot of great things you have done to others. May your family always be blessed!”
— Best regards, Sothea V.

“It was awesome having you as instructor for our class! Hope you keep on having an illustrious career and also keep on inspiring young entrepreneurs.”
— Cheers, Tasawar Z

“Hey Professor Caslin. I hope you’ve been well. Thanks for reaching out and letting me know about the E-Herd, it sounds like a great platform for idea discussions and I hopefully look to take part in it. I was fortunate enough to have you as a teacher for both Social Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Experiences and learned a great deal, a lot which I’m implementing now on the ideas that Im working on. That said, you were also very accommodating during my hiatus from Social Entrepreneurship when I was away tending to my mother during her last days, an event that really pushed me to the medical path. Thus for that I wanted to Thank You once again. I appreciate all your help and all that you’ve already done for me.”
— Regards, Syed H

“Thank you so much for the recommendation professor! I hope you are doing good! I found a full time job in one privately held company here in NYC. I like it here a lot. I am doing recruitment and I enjoy it. However, on the side I am still pursuing my photography services! I have couple of projects scheduled by the end of this year! I am really grateful for all the information, knowledge and your experiences that you shared with us! You really inspired us to follow our dreams and never give up! Thank you!”
— Marianna Y.

“First and foremost I want to thank you for such a rewarding educational and personal development experience in your Managment 3960 class. I’ve honestly never learned as much and enjoyed a class in Baruch, as I had in your class. I would love to schedule a lunch one day at one of my restaurants with you whenever your available so we can catch up. I hope to hear from you soon. Thank you.”
— Your student, Dimitri K. , NAI Global New York City


“I really enjoyed your class last semester and wanted to let you know you’re one of the best teachers I’ve had. It felt good to experiment with the entrepreneur side of me.”

— Connor A.

“ I really enjoyed your class and think you are an amazing professor! ”
— Kate P

“ I learned a lot from you during class and really value your insight and opinion.”
— Andrew C

“I really love your teaching method and I feel like I learned so much in your class. I see that you are teaching a Global Business Management class for the fall semester. I am interested in taking the business class you are teaching fall 2016. ”
— Thanks, Sabrina M.

“I am writing to you today because from our first class lesson, I have always seen you as more than a teacher, I have seen you as a mentor and someone who genuinely cares for their students and their futures. This is something that is rare to find in teachers nowadays. I am writing in order to ask for your opinion or your advice on a major life choice that I have to make in the upcoming weeks. I would highly appreciate and value your opinion on what you think I should do.”
— Best Regards, Evan E.

“I really enjoyed this semester in your business class, in the first few weeks the business project assignment made me very nervous and I thought this class was going to be horrible, but now I can say your class has been one of the more influential I’ve taken. Thanks for being a great professor.”
— Sincerely, Tavish W

“I would love to stay in touch and send my resume to you this coming fall if possible. I enjoyed your presentation and feel that I have a lot to learn from you! It was all such an inspiration. ”
— Thank You, Jessica C


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