Student Business of the Year Award

​Established in 1959, this prestigious award was presented by the Babson College Alumni Association in recognition of an undergraduate student’s outstanding commitment to launching and operating a successful enterprise while pursuing an education.

Selection is based on initiative, character, originality, persistence and success, with emphasis on the learning experience. Winners exemplify Babson’s entrepreneurial tradition.

In 2013, the Student Business of the Year Award merged with the undergraduate B.E.T.A. Challenge.

Past Winners

2012 James Hilton '12, Cameron Jacox '13 & Karan Kanodia '13
2011 John Xie '11
2010 Chris Jacobs '10
2009 Amar Khubani ’10
2008 Lin Miao '08
2007 Matthew D. Lauzon ’07 and Jason A. Reuben ’07
2006 Joel Kent Holland III ’08 and Alex Melen ’06
2005 Megan M. Harpin ’06
2004 Melissa L. Fine ’06
2003 David Eldred Hauser ’04
2002 Siamak Taghaddos ’03
2001 Cory M. Ackerman ’01 and Jason J. Upshaw ’03
2000 Kevin A. Colleran ’03 and Thomas C. Knobel ’01
1999 Chris McCarthy ’02
1998 Tory H. Upham ’98 and Brian L. Broesder ’99
1997 Michael W. Gleeson ’97 and Jeremy A. Weiner ’97
1996 Peter Decious ’96 and Greg Decious ’96
1995 Vanessa L. Reineke ’96
1993 William M. Kimball ’93
1992 Lars A. Lambrecht ’92
1990 Joshua L. Hanfling ’90
1989 Marc A. Steinberg ’89 and Eric D. Lehman ’94
1988 Ross Goralnick ’89 and Mario A. Ricciardelli ’89
1987 Terri Lynne Radcliffe ’87
1986 Lauren Ready ’88, M’91 and Cynthia Shaw ’88
1985 Todd R. Parker ’86
1984 Jeffrey R. Mandell ’84
1983 John P. Liston ’83 and John H. Roth III ’83
1982 H. Jeffrey Mulligan ’82, M’85
1981 Thomas K. Schmieder ’81
1980 F. Thomas Godart ’80 and Duncan R. Ross ’80
1979 Jonathan E. Carson ’79
1978 Scott D. Johnson ’78
1974 Joseph M. Lane Jr. ’75
1973 Paul J. Iantosca ’74, P’00
1971 Barrie H. Drazen ’71
1970 Paul D. Bieber ’06
1967 James Landis ’67
1965 Stephen L. Saloman M’86 and Robert J. Vanni ’66
1964 Larry A. Frohman ’64
1963 Henry F. Dionne Jr. ’62. M’63
1962 Roger P. Miller ’62 and Robert M. Mitchell Jr. ’62
1961 John H. Schiavi ’61
1960 Stanley P. Whitcomb ’61
1959 David M. Hunt ’60