Alumni | Startup Resources

Babson's startup resources—pitch competitions, accelerator programs, workshops, mentor programs, and more—empower entrepreneurs to build and grow ventures of all kinds.   

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The Blank Center is the hub of entrepreneurial activity at Babson. Some of their offerings include:

  • B.E.T.A. Challenge: A pitch competition with the opportunity to win cash and in-kind prizes. The Babson Alumni Association is the gold sponsor for the Alumni B.E.T.A. Challenge.

  • Butler Launch Pad: Tailored support based on one of three venture stages (explore, pursue, or launch & grow) includes a network of entrepreneurs, access to faculty advisors, participation in peer mentoring, and workshop offerings.

  • Rocket Pitch: An opportunity to pitch your business idea to a large audience of students, faculty, entrepreneurs, investors, and service providers.

CWEL empowers women leaders through educational programs, events, and research. Some of their offerings include:

  • WIN Lab Boston: A venture accelerator experience designed to help women iterate their ideas, design and test prototypes, and launch or grow their ventures.

  • WIN Lab Miami: A venture accelerator experience based in Miami and designed to help women entrepreneurs to create impact and build big businesses.

The Lewis Institute provides experiences and resources for the Babson community to activate people to become changemakers. Some of their offerings include:

  • Community Table: An opportunity for eaters and entrepreneurs to connect, share, and learn.

  • Good Business Fridays: An opportunity for social innovators to gather for open and casual discussions about creating both profit and purpose.

The Institute for Family Entrepreneurship is a hub for research, resources, and innovative programming dedicated to entrepreneurial students and their families. Some of their offerings include:

  • Foundations for the Future: A unique program offered in partnership with Babson Executive Education, this week-long course provides parents and their teenage child the opportunity to learn together.

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Submit your ePitch

Babson ePitch: Second Century Challenge is Babson's biggest pitch competition to date with $100,000 worth of prize money. 

Apply by July 10


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