Five Babson teams join 128 finalists, beating out more than 2,000 applicants worldwide

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Babson alumni, undergraduate, and graduate students have been named finalists in the 2015 MassChallengeaccelerator program, including Hanson Grant ’16, founder and CEO of Think BoardYuanyuan Yin M’15, co-founder and CEO of SuperHealos, Apparao Karri M’12, co-founder and CEO of Cintell LLC, Elyse Gaynor M'00, co-founder of PopUp Childcare​, and Michael Sattler M’98, co-founder and President of Splitzee.

This year’s class was handpicked from more than 2,200 global applicants, a record-breaking high for the MassChallenge program.

During the four-month accelerator, startups will learn from high-profile, expert mentors, enjoy free office space, media attention, and access to an array of industry resources, and will also be given the opportunity to use the new MADE@ MassChallenge hardware lab where they can prototype and manufacture products.

2015 Babson MassChallenge Participants

Think Board​
Hanson Grant '16

The ThinkBoard™ is a unique clear adhesive that turns any wall, desk, door, or any other smooth surface, into a dry-erase whiteboard.








Yuanyuan Yin M'15 


SuperHealos is a social enterprise dedicated to empowering children and their families facing challenges. 







Cintell LLC         
Apparao Karri M’12 

Cintell is a cloud-based customer intelligence platform that enables companies to better understand their buyers and make stronger, more customer-centric decisions.





PopUp Childcare
Elyse Gaynor M'00


PopUp Childcare is changing childcare for families, businesses, and event planners by offering flexible drop-in childcare - when you need it, where you need it. 






Michael Sattler M’98 

Splitzee is an all-in-one team expense management site that helps users easily organize, and collect, money from teammates for league dues, equipment, uniforms, and more. 










About MassChallenge


MassChallenge runs startup accelerators designed to catalyze a global renaissance by connecting high-impact startups with the resources they need to launch and succeed. Anyone can apply to MassChallenge, with any early-stage startup, in any industry, from anywhere in the world. MassChallenge does not take equity or place any restrictions on the startups it supports. With programs in Boston, Israel, and the UK, MassChallenge provides entrepreneurs with mentorship, office space, education, access to a vast network, and other resources during four months of acceleration. MassChallenge awards over $2 million in non-dilutive grants to the startups demonstrating the highest impact and highest potential. A nonprofit organization, MassChallenge is funded by corporate, public and foundation partners. To date, the 617 MassChallenge alumni have raised over $706 million in funding, generated $404 million in revenue and created 4,800 jobs.

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 Brianna DiPietro,, (781) 239-4548 | 06/11/2015 08:00