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Alexandra Dunk

Announcing the 2020 B.E.T.A. Challenge Semifinalists!

The Blank Center for Entrepreneurship is excited to announce the 2020 B.E.T.A. Challenge semifinalists! See the entrepreneurs pitch live on Wednesday, April 1 in the virtual semifinals! Register now >> Alumni Semifinalists 1Room (Jeremy Bhatia ’11 and Michael Beeler) Dash Beyond Interactive Media Private Limited (Aakaanksh Pothukutchi ’13) M A Y U (Mayura B. Davda MS’16) oveRNight RN (Michael…

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Antonette Ho

B.E.T.A. Challenge 2020: What You Need to Know Now

Want to win $20,000 for your venture? Now in its ninth year, the Blank Center’s B.E.T.A. Challenge recognizes major milestones Babson businesses have achieved by taking action. Winners of the graduate, undergraduate, and alumni B.E.T.A. Challenge tracks each win a grand prize of $20,000 in cash, plus​ “services in kind” donations from corporate sponsors. In…

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Alexandra Dunk

Celebrating 100 Years with Babson’s Biggest Pitch Competition

This Friday as part of the Centennial Celebration, three startups will take the stage to compete in Babson’s biggest pitch competition yet: ePitch. The finalists will pitch to a panel of well-known judges:  Jamie Siminoff ’99, CEO and chief inventor of Ring; Tim Chae, general partner, 500 Startups; Diane Hessan, founder and chairman of C Space, Fred…

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Alexandra Dunk

Funding Fit: How 2 Be Bankable

When entrepreneurs are looking to fund their startup, generally they first think of raising money from investors. But, according to the Kauffman Foundation, “about 40% of initial startup capital in a newly founded business is debt that originates from banks.” Lindsay Blakey, Vice President, Business Development Sales Manager, and Michael DiCiaccio, Vice President, Business Banking…

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Alexandra Dunk

Goal Getters: The 2018-2019 Fast Track Cohort

Building a business while juggling academics and life is no easy task – but there are Babson entrepreneurs who are doing it. And, for them, there is the Butler Launch Pad‘s Fast Track Cohort. The 2018-2019 cohort, a group of undergraduate and graduate student and alumni entrepreneurs, met weekly through the academic year to get…

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Alexandra Dunk

Ups, Downs, and Lessons: How 2 Survive from Failure

Is failure a f-word? We say no – As tough as it can be, there are opportunities that come along with failure. Moderated by Mary Gale, Senior Lecturer of Entrepreneurship, a panel of Babson alumni and professors – Emily Lagasse MBA’15, Fedwell Pet Foods and Petwell Supply; Kenneth (K.J.) Neilson MBA’11, entrepreneur; Ian So ’08,…

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Antonette Ho

2019 B.E.T.A. Challenge Finalists!

The Blank Center is pleased to announce the 2019 B.E.T.A. Challenge finalists! Watch the nine startups pitch in front of a panel of judges for their share of over $300,000 in cash and prizes on Thursday, April 11 during the B.E.T.A. Challenge Finale. In celebration of Babson’s Centennial, three additional awards will be given during…

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