Three startups ─ Vedavoo, Lilypad Scales, and HigherMe ─ are the 2014 winners of the Babson College B.E.T.A. (Babson Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®) Challenge. B.E.T.A. Challenge entrepreneurs must demonstrate success in reaching major milestones achieved through action.
The winners in three categories ─ alumni entrepreneurs, undergraduate and graduate student entrepreneurs ─ competed to win a grand prize of $20,000 each in cash and “services in kind” donations from corporate sponsors.
- Vedavoo – Scott Hunter M’09
Vedavoo is an American builder of bags, backpacks, and gear for outdoor recreation.
- Lilypad Scales – Amos Meeks, Olin College of Engineering ‘14
Lilypad Scales, LLC helps wheelchair users manage their health more effectively and maintain their independence.
Graduate Student Winner
- HigherMe – Rob Hunter M’14 and Evan Lodge M’14
HigherMe is a website and mobile application that gives prospective employees the chance to submit short one-minute video introductions to any retail establishments in their area. HigherMe allows prospective employers to get a glimpse of the more human qualities necessary to succeed in retail environments.
2014 B.E.T.A. Challenge Sponsors
Samuel Goldstein & Co.
Pepper Hamilton LLP
Pierce Atwood LLP
Babson Alumni and Friends Network
Babson Alumni Association (BAA)
Babson Social Innovation Lab
Emerging Business Collaborative
About Babson College
Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All KindsTM. The College is a dynamic living and learning laboratory, where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society—while at the same time evolving our methods and advancing our programs. We shape the leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to create economic and social value. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.
By Barbara Spies Blair, firstname.lastname@example.org
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4/10/2014 12:00 AM