Enrico Palmerino ’11, serial entrepreneur and founder of botkeeper, surpassed 64 companies to win the private bracket

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Babson College alumni business, botkeeper, is the winner of the prestigious private bracket in BostInno’s Tech Madness competition. Enrico Palmerino ’11, botkeeper founder and CEO, is a serial entrepreneur and winner of the 2017 Babson Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® Challenge in the alumni category for his work with botkeeper.

“This was a huge win for botkeeper and speaks worlds of the following we have been able to build,” says Palmerino. “I owe 100 percent of the credit to the talented team that is botkeeper, because without them none of this would have been possible.”

“More than any one lesson, class or professor, the thing that sticks with me the most from Babson is the idea of challenging the norm and the philosophy of building and creating something meaningful,” says Palmerino. “Babson does an excellent job at not just teaching you entrepreneurial concepts but rather encouraging and pushing you to put the concepts in action and try to start, build, or create something.”

A fast-moving batch of 64 Boston-area startups entered BostInno’s Tech Madness competition in March 2018. The group encompassed a broad range of Boston’s private, venture capital-backed or bootstrapped companies, as well as a separate bracket of 16 publicly traded companies. The contest asked the Boston innovation community to vote for the startups they would invest in.

Other Babson businesses that participated in the competition were:

About botkeeper

botkeeper saves customers time and money by automating bookkeeping. It provides businesses with a powerful combination of skilled accountants and automated data entry through the use of machine learning and AI. botkeeper clients receive 24/7 accounting and support as well as incredible insight into their financials with beautiful dashboards and unlimited reporting. With botkeeper, companies can grow from zero to 100+ employees and on average save 50 percent compared to the cost of a bookkeeper or outsourced firm.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

By Shannon Sweeny,, (781) 239-4621 | 04/25/2018 04:00