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.

Finalists of the B.E.T.A. Challenge presented on Thursday, April 10 as part of Babson's Founder's Day.

The 2015 B.E.T.A. Challenge semifinals will be Wednesday, April 8, followed by the finals on Thursday, April 16. Check back for more details.

Congratulations to the 2014 winners!

Alumni Challenge
Vedavoo – Scott Hunter M’09

Graduate Challenge
HigherMe – Rob Hunter M’14 and Evan Lodge M’14

Undergraduate Challenge

Lilypad Scales – Amos Meeks, Olin Engineering ’14

Learn more about the finalists »

2014 Sponsors

Gold Sponsor

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.

Pierce Atwood LLP 

Built on a long history as the premier law firm in Maine, Pierce Atwood LLP is a regional firm with more than 140 attorneys providing a full array of legal services in New England and beyond.

The Babson Alumni and Friends Network is comprised of more than 37,000 graduates worldwide. This expansive network spans all 50 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands and is found in over 100 countries around the world.

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.

As part of The Lewis Institute, the Babson Social Innovation Lab puts ideas derived through meetings of diverse minds into action. New concepts in social innovation are prototyped, evaluated, and proved in real-world contexts. Funded by a two-year, $500,000 grant from the Toyota Foundation, the Babson Social Innovation Lab brings together a global, interdisciplinary community of students and mentors dedicated to building a better world. The Lab employs Babson’s Uncommon Table methodology. Based on the precepts of Entrepreneurial Thought and Action and Giving Voice To Values, The Uncommon Table fosters “smart action” by convening multiple audiences in a collaborative environment where they draw on their abundance of strengths and unique perspectives to address critical dilemmas facing the world.

In-kind sponsors


 2014 B.E.T.A. Challenge

2014 B.E.T.A. Challenge Finals


 2014 Venture Expo

2014 Venture Expo


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