The Babson Boston Cup
Date: april 2, 2016
The Babson Boston Cup is the culmination of our Youth Entrepreneurial Programs set to take place April 2016. In this battle of the ventures, young entrepreneurs identify opportunities for innovation, share with peers and industry experts about the value they are capable of adding, and ask for the resources they need to move forward. Winners will receive seed money, the Cup trophy in their school for one year, and the opportunity to explore their idea in Babson’s credit-bearing, residential entrepreneurship program: Summer Study.
For strategies and resources to create entrepreneurial learning atmospheres in your organization, check out our companion curriculum, BELA: City. Babson’s BELA: City program (Babson’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy) is a project-based, high school curriculum focused on providing an opportunity for students to turn their ideas into action. Visit the BELA: City program website for more information.
Three Minutes, Three Slides is all each team will have to pitch their venture idea that can solve a problem in the students’ communities and is actionable within six months. Teams of students from area schools will compete at Babson College for the chance to win the Babson Boston Cup.
This slide should focus on describing the opportunity that the team has explored, the reason this opportunity is interesting to the team and potential customers, the proposed solution, and the dramatic difference in this solution over any existing solutions.
This slide should provide general information and estimates that defines the target market, determines the size of that market, and identifies your competitors.
This slide should illustrate the feasibility of your business, including findings from qualitative and quantitative research, an outline of your marketing strategy, financial projections, and anticipated risks.
Rocket Pitch Criteria
1ST Place: Blue Campus
Krista Laforest, Ashley Leung, and Kathryn Meschino from Fontbonne Academy
Blue Campus is a smartphone app that improves the safety of individuals and the environment of college campuses. Blue Campus is the quickest and most efficient response to emergency situations with features such as live video streaming, GPS location, instant campus security notification, and a map of activated campus pinning.
2ND Place: Life Lessons
Jake Gosnell, Joey Gosnell, and Chris Hanigan from Boston College High School
Targeting high school seniors and rising juniors, Life Lessons equips students for life beyond the classroom through a curriculum driven by real-world skills and taught by local industry professionals. Courses include goal setting, finances, organization, communication, leadership, and domestic skills.
3RD Place: Waxxing Tape
Alexandra Arbitol and Edwood Brice from Boston Latin School
Waxxing Tape is an all-natural, high quality, low cost, unisex hair removal solution open to all genders. Waxxing Tape strives to expand the at-home waxing market and reach lower income households, as well as people who feel uncomfortable with traditional gender binary products and marketing.
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