BABSON AWARDS 3 STARTUPS WITH $100K IN B.E.T.A. CHALLENGE
Three startups ─ Vedavoo, Lilypad Scales, and HigherMe ─ are the 2014 winners of the Babson College B.E.T.A. (Babson Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®) Challenge. B.E.T.A. Challenge entrepreneurs must demonstrate success in reaching major milestones achieved through action.
- Vedavoo – Scott Hunter M’09
Vedavoo is an American builder of bags, backpacks, and gear for outdoor recreation.
- Lilypad Scales – Amos Meeks, Olin College of Engineering ‘14
Lilypad Scales, LLC helps wheelchair users manage their health more effectively and maintain their independence.
Graduate Student Winner
- HigherMe – Rob Hunter M’14 and Evan Lodge M’14
HigherMe is a website and mobile application that gives prospective employees the chance to submit short one-minute video introductions to any retail establishments in their area. HigherMe allows prospective employers to get a glimpse of the more human qualities necessary to succeed in retail environments.
2014 B.E.T.A. Challenge Sponsors
Samuel Goldstein & Co.
Pepper Hamilton LLP
Pierce Atwood LLP
Babson Alumni and Friends Network
Babson Alumni Association (BAA)
Babson Social Innovation Lab
Emerging Business Collaborative