Schedule and Deadlines

Babson undergraduate students, graduate students and alumni will compete cash prizes, plus donations of in kind services from corporate sponsors, in the 2022 B.E.T.A. (Babson Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®) Challenge.

Applicants will compete for prizes by demonstrating success in achieving major milestones through taking action.

January 10, 2022

Application and faculty sponsor form open on submission site.

January 12, 19, and 21, 2022 

B.E.T.A. Challenge Info Sessions

January 28, 2022 at 5 p.m. ET

Faculty sponsor deadline (undergraduate and graduate applicants only) – faculty sponsor information must be successfully entered through the submission site. This is optional for alumni applicants. For more information, please view Eligibility & Guidelines.

February 11, 2022 at 12 p.m. (Noon) ET

Application deadline – files (executive summary and slide deck) must be successfully uploaded through the submission site. A confirmation from the submission site must be received in order for the submission to be considered for the B.E.T.A. Challenge. For more information on application requirements, please view Eligibility and Guidelines.

February 18–March 4, 2022

Alumni evaluators review and score submitted materials online. Babson College alumni evaluators will review each submission and assign numeric scores. The numeric scores from all evaluators will then be tabulated and the top applicants in the undergraduate, graduate, and alumni tracks will be selected based on the highest average score.

March 9-18, 2022

Faculty review of the top applicants in the undergraduate, graduate and alumni tracks will take place, and they will be narrowed down to the top six semifinalists.

March 23, 2022

Semifinalists will be notified.

March 27, 2022 at 12 p.m. (Noon) ET

Semifinalists deadline – semifinalists will be required to submit a one page update document. Guidelines will be provided by The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship. All materials must be submitted to the Blank Center team at blankcenter@babson.edu by 12 p.m. (Noon) EST (no exceptions made).

March 30, 2022, Time TBD

Semifinalists will compete in the semifinal event with a panel of faculty judges. Judges will determine the three finalists in the undergraduate, graduate, and alumni tracks who will present in the finale.

April 1, 2022

Finalists will be notified.

Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 12 p.m. (Noon) ET

B.E.T.A. Challenge Finale – Finalists will pitch to a panel of judges and answer Q&A.