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B.E.T.A. Challenge

Presented by the Blank Center for Entrepreneurship, the annual B.E.T.A. (Babson Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®) Challenge recognizes the progress and potential of Babson ventures as they seek to solve problems and create impact.

The competition, now in its tenth year, embodies Babson’s entrepreneurial spirit and focus on taking action.

Congratulations to the 2021 B.E.T.A. Challenge Winners!

Grand Prize Winners 

Michael Freyer MS'16, Jennifer Contreras, Athena Furuta '20, Van Nguyen, and Debbie Snodgrass, oveRNight RN, Alumni Track Winner

Aakash Shah MBA'21, Vandana Jain, and Ashish Jogi, High Time Foods, Graduate Track Winner

Aria Mustary '21, Nipa Das, Glen Ged '21, and Aaron Wendell '20, Mai Soli Foundation, Undergraduate Track Winner

Sidecar Award Winners 

Sara Ferrer '08, Zoey Koko, High Impact Female Founder Award Winner

Jayson Sterba MBA'21 and Michael Pritchard, Digital Patient XP, Health Innovation Award Winner

Akhil Nair MBA'18, Xena Intelligence, Tech Innovation Award Winner

Thank You

The Blank Center for Entrepreneurship would like to acknowledge the M’15 B.E.T.A. Challenge Alumni Prize Campaign, launched by a group of alumni to endow the B.E.T.A. Challenge Alumni Prize. The campaign will help to ensure the ongoing success of the competition and to support the entrepreneurial endeavors of Babson’s current and future alumni. Please consider joining this group of alumni and making a gift to support this impactful competition.

The 2021 B.E.T.A. Challenge is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors and donors.


Babson Alumni Association

Duane Morris

Kerry Murphy Healey Center for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship

Generous Gifts

John Esler MBA'97

Gautam Gupta '07, General Partner, TCV

The Paul & Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation

David B. Ragins '94, Managing Director, Clarion Capital Partners, LLC

Sharon Sinnott, in honor of Sydel Sokuvitz

Richard J. Snyder, Esq. '60 H'94 P'93 MP'01 Trustee Emeritus GAB

Marilyn B. Snyder MBA'80 P'93

Tim Yeaton MBA'81

In Kind Sponsors


Capall Mara

Launchpad Venture Group

LCG Brands



Soni Technologies

Sturbridge Growth Partners

Think Board

Walnut Ventures