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 2016 B.E.T.A. Challenge finals were on Wednesday, April 13.

Congratulate the 2016 B.E.T.A. Challenge Winners!

Alumni Challenge
Green Pinata Toy Share - Shiva Kashalkar M'11 and Kiran Kashalkar M'15

Graduate Challenge
Play Business - Joan C. Segura Oyamburu M'17 and Fernanda de Velasco

Undergraduate Challenge
PICCPerfect - Emily A. Levy '16, Maria del Mar Gomez '16,
     Julianne Carlin '17 and Yousef Al-Humaidhi '15

2016 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 Sponsors

Pepper Hamilton LLP 

Pepper Hamilton LLP, founded in 1890, is an internationally recognized law firm with more than 500 lawyers nationally. The firm provides corporate, litigation and regulatory legal services to leading businesses, entrepreneurial ventures, private equity funds, governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and individuals throughout the nation and the world.

The Lewis Institute 

Founded in July 2010 with a generous gift from Alan and Harriet Lewis of Grand Circle Corporation, The Lewis Institute is the GPS for students, faculty, staff, foundations, and corporate partners seeking social innovation solutions. We employ Babson’s methodology of Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® as an accelerator for change. We create unexpected and fruitful collaborations between those who believe that business is a force for good and that societal dilemmas can lead to powerful market opportunities.

 More Information

​​​​​​Please contact Antonette Ho at aho1@babson.edu. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​