B.E.T.A. Challenge

The Blank Center’s B.E.T.A. (Babson Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®) Challenge recognizes major milestones Babson businesses have achieved by taking action.

Winners of the graduate, undergraduate, and alumni B.E.T.A. Challenge each win a grand prize of $20,000 in cash plus​ “services in kind” donations from corporate sponsors respectively. In addition, $2,500 is awarded to the two other finalist ventures in each of the three competitions. Applicants compete for prizes by demonstrating success in achieving major milestones by taking action.

The 2017 B.E.T.A. Challenge semifinals will be held on Wednesday, April 5, finals on Thursday, April 13.

Congrats to our 2017 B.E.T.A. Challenge semifinalists!

Alumni Challenge
botkeeper (Enrico Palmerino ’11)
GEMS Corporation (Annie Feldman MBA’16, Andrew Schwartz, Jeffrey Lipton
  and Ted Liao)
Gopapaya (Jorge Pascual MBA’13)
Rapidocc (Chirag Shah MBA’16 and Ashok Vairavan MBA'16)
SkilRoute (Raghav Badiger MBA’10)
Status Identity, LLC (Nakul Munjal MBA’08)

Graduate Challenge
Dedicated Table (Shannon Smith MBA’17)
DropZone For Veterans (Courtney Wilson MBA’17)
Hostel Point, Co. (Leonardo Robiglio MBA’17 and Ankit Newaskar MBA'17)
K12 Landing (David James MBA’18)
Tangkor Yak Dairy Cooperative (Renzhentaxi MBA’17 and
  Eduardo Rojas MBA'17)
TORq Interface, LLC (Joanna Geisinger MBA'17, Prashant Mohan MBA'17
  and Ciro Mosqueira MBA'17)

Undergraduate Challenge
DetraPel (David Zamarin ‘20, Jacob Heller ‘20, Ali Eldessouky and
  Larry Ng ’20)
Jinn LLC (Arpit Bansal ‘19, Gabe Ficht ‘19, Waseem Shabout ’19 and
  Arjun Bhatnagar ’18)
Knetic (Wilson Tang, F.W. Olin College of Engineering '18)
Parlinet (Ian Hill, F.W. Olin College of Engineering '17,
  Logan Davis, F.W. Olin College of Engineering '17 and
  Kelly Brennan, F.W. Olin College of Engineering '17)
Vinci (Eagle Wu ’19)
Womentum (Prabha Dublish ’18 and Derek Tu ’18)

2017 Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Babson Alumni Association 

The Babson Alumni Association (BAA) works to ensure that there are opportunities for all alumni to feel connected to Babson. The BAA is committed to supporting the mission of the College by enhancing the incredible network of 37,000 alumni around the world. With each graduating class, the network becomes brighter, more diverse, and increasingly successful, thus providing a truly valuable resource to each other.

Samuel Goldstein & Co. is a multi-generational CPA and advisory firm that collaborates with clients spanning from incubators and entrepreneurs to small and mid-size established business owners. The firm helps young executives with start-up strategies, including back-office accounting support, cash flow management, tax strategies and financial reporting and counsel seasoned owners with financial decisions, profit enhancement and succession planning. Samuel Goldstein & Co. works to help create a successful business and achieve the proper work life balance.

Silver Sponsor

Morgan Lewis offers more than 2,000 lawyers, patent agents, benefits advisers, regulatory scientists, and other specialists—in 29 offices across North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm provides comprehensive litigation, corporate, transactional, regulatory, immigration, intellectual property, and labor and employment legal services to clients of all sizes—from globally established industry leaders to just conceived start-ups.

Venture Expo (B.E.T.A. Challenge Semifinals)

April 5: Meet the 2017 B.E.T.A. Challenge Semifinalists at the Venture Expo 

B.E.T.A. Challenge Finals

April 13: Hear the 2017 B.E.T.A. Challenge Finalists Present Their Ventures 
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