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 embodies Babson’s entrepreneurial spirit and focus on taking action.

The 2023 competition will also include two special awards: the High Impact Female Founder Award, sponsored by David Ragins ’94, the Lila W. Sahney Endowed Fashion and Textile
Innovation Award, sponsored by Gobind Sahney ’83 and daughter Sabrina L. Sahney, and the Tech Innovation Award, sponsored by Gautam Gupta '07.

The 2023 semifinals will take place on Wednesday, March 29, with events at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 2 p.m., and the finale will take place on Thursday, April 13 at 5 p.m. Register now for these exciting events!

Thank You

The 2023 B.E.T.A. Challenge is made possible through the generous support of our donors and sponsors.


The Butler Family Foundation
Matthew L. Chatham MBA'11
Bernard ten Doeschot P'26
John K. Esler, Jr. MBA’97
Guatam Gupta ‘07
The Heller Family Foundation
Ann Stephenson Hostetler MBA'98
Sabien Lammersen P'26
Beth Armknecht Miller ’80
Arihant Patni MBA’02
David B. Ragins ‘94
Gobind Sahney ’83 and daughter Sabrina L. Sahney
Sharon Sinnott, in memory of Sydel Sokuvitz, founder of the Babson College Speech Center


Atlas Urban Farms

Cummings Properties

Draper University



Think Board

Meet the 2022 B.E.T.A. Challenge Grand Prize Winners »

Read about the 2022 B.E.T.A. Challenge here »

Meet the 2022 B.E.T.A. Challenge Special Award Winners »

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Technology Innovation Award

Alex Woodhouse '15 CompMiner

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Fashion and Textile Innovation Award

Jeffery Goff MBA'22 Natur Athletics

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