Student entrepreneurs to pitch their unique business ideas within a three minute window

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Nearly 100 entrepreneurs from the Boston area will introduce their ventures to a crowd of fellow entrepreneurs, investors, partners, and members of the community at Babson’s signature Rocket Pitch event on November 5. Eligible businesses include those run by current students at Babson College, Wellesley College, and Olin College of Engineering, as well as Babson alumni.

Participants have only three minutes and three PowerPoint slides to make their case, without interruptions or questions from the audience. Pitches happen immediately, one after another, followed by networking to conclude the event.

Several successful businesses have come through Babson’s Rocket Pitch throughout its 16-year history. Boston-based InnerCity Weightlifting​IdeaPaintBigBelly Solar, and Gemvara are all Rocket Pitch veterans. More recently HigherMeSuperHealos, and Orora Global have since been creating a buzz. This year’s participating businesses span a wide range of industries, including technology, food, nonprofits, consumer products, and energy.

Babson’s Rocket Pitch event is free to attend. Advance registration is recommended. 

Babson Rocket Pitch - Jon Feinman M'10


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.

Pierce Atwood LLP helps entrepreneurs and startups as they grow into profitable businesses. Their Catalyst Program is designed to get an idea off the ground, access funding, choose a business formation, protect intellectual property, and address basic legal requirements. The firm welcomes clients with creative ideas and disruptive new technologies and tailors its legal services to their specific needs, and offers innovative flexible fee arrangements. Catalyst team members are experienced business advisers who know the challenges and triumphs that lie ahead and help clients prepare for them.

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 startup 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 M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship

The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship focuses on expanding the practice of Entrepreneurship of All Kinds​​​​​​​​​​​​® through innovative co-curricular programs and global collaborative research initiatives that inspire and informEntrepreneurial 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 top-ranked college 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 and Action​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.​​

By Barbara Spies Blair,, 781-239-4621 | 11/02/2015 02:00