Entrepreneurs have three minutes to pitch unique business ideas

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On Thursday, November 6, nearly 100 entrepreneurs from the Boston area will introduce their ventures to a crowd of 500 fellow entrepreneurs, investors, partners, and members of the community at Babson’s signature Rocket Pitch event. Eligible businesses include those run by current Babson College, Wellesley College, and Olin College of Engineering students, as well as Babson alumni.

Participants have just three minutes and three PowerPoint slides to make their case, without interruptions or questions from the audience. Pitches happen immediately, one after another, with networking and deal-making at the end of the day.

Several successful businesses have come through Babson Rocket Pitch throughout its 15 year history. Boston-based IdeaPaintBig Belly Solar, and Gemvara are all Rocket Pitch veterans. This year’s participating businesses span a wide range of industries, including technology, food, nonprofits, consumer products, and energy.

Babson Rocket Pitch is free to attend. Advance registration​ is recommended. Follow #BabsonRP on Twitter to get the latest event updates.

About Rocket Pitch Sponsors

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 United States and the world.

Samuel Goldstein & Co.
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.

About The Arthur E. Blank Center

The Arthur E. Blank Center focuses on expanding the practice of Entrepreneurship of All Kinds™ through innovative co-curricular programs and global collaborative research initiatives that inspire and inform Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®. Outside the classroom, students live entrepreneurship through the comprehensive John E. and Alice L. Butler Venture Accelerator Program, more than a dozen student-run entrepreneurship organizations and forums, and the Boston-area entrepreneurial ecosystem.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds™. 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,, 781-239-4621 | 11/04/2014 02:50