2012 BABSON ENTREPRENEURIAL THOUGHT AND ACTION® FINALISTS’ BUSINESSES INCLUDE PHILANTHROPY, ACTION GAME, SOCIAL APP, MILITARY-USE VESSEL, FOOD, & CLOTHING

The finalists will vie for more than $100,000 in cash and in-kind services at the B.E.T.A. Challenge on Founder's Day, April 18.

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Three Babson College MBA and three undergraduate businesses were winners at the Venture Expo semifinals on April 4. They will compete in the 2012 B.E.T.A. (Babson Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®) Challenge on April 18 during Founder’s Day.

Register here to watch the finalists compete at the B.E.T.A. Challenge for over $100,000 in cash and services in-kind on Wednesday, April 18, 10:00 a.m.  Graduate presentations are in Olin Hall, Room 102, undergraduate presentations in the Needham/Wellesley Room, Olin Hall. View the day’s agenda here.

The finalists are:

Graduate Winners 
  • AltruHelp, Inc – Mathew Paisner M’12 (@altruhelp)
    AltruHelp, Inc. is a social media platform & software toolbox for the community of responsible companies, individuals, and nonprofits who want to amplify their philanthropic impact to targeted stakeholders while expanding “shared value” connections & influence.
  • RECONCRAFT – Jay Hoflich M’12
    A leading manufacturer of custom shallow draft vessels built for military, law enforcement, and emergency response purposes.
  • Spy Games – Joseph Draschil M’13 & Darshan Doshi M’13
    A live action, choose-your-own adventure game where you are the hero and the game takes place around you and your team as you embark across your city on a series of missions - discovering clues, cracking codes, and hunting down the enemy.
Undergraduate Winners
  • Sponsored Apparel – Leo Martinez ’12 & Harsh Saraf ’13
    Sponsored Apparel uses custom clothing to connect a company with its primary target audience and turn their consumers into brand ambassadors. They effectively connect buyers with sellers and guarantee a return on investment with their marketing campaigns.
  • Sweet! Corn Tortilla Chips Inc – Cameron Sheldrake ’12 (@sweetcornchips)
    Sweet! Corn Tortilla Chips Inc. markets and sells the first tortilla chips to use real sweet corn as an ingredient, while maintaining a commitment to environmental sustainability and social responsibility.
  • trintme – Agha Ali Gull ’12 (@trintme)
    trintme is a friendship and relationship progression Facebook Application.
Audience Choice Winners at Venture Expo
GraduateAltruHelp, Inc – Mathew Paisner M’12
UndergraduateRatifye – Eric Muli ’14, Han Kim ’14, Jacob Grover ’14 & Daniel Kimani
The B.E.T.A. Challenge is sponsored by the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship, and Pepper Hamilton LLP: a multi-practice law firm with more than 500 lawyers nationally. The firm provides corporate, litigation and regulatory legal services to leading businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and individuals throughout the nation and the world.

2012 In-Kind Sponsors are:

For more information, contact the Blank Center.​

By Nancy Sullivan, | 04/09/2012 07:45