Meet the 2017 B.E.T.A. Challenge Finalists!
In 24 hours, nine Babson entrepreneurs will present their ventures for a chance to win $280k+ in cash and prizes during the B.E.T.A. Challenge finals!
The B.E.T.A. Challenge recognizes major milestones Babson businesses have achieved by taking action. Winners of the graduate, undergraduate and alumni challenges each win $20,000 in cash plus “services in kind” donations from corporate sponsors.
Who are this year’s finalists?
pm: Undergraduate Challenge
DetraPel (www.detrapel.com) is a liquid repellent spray that protects anything from everything for up to a whole year.
David Zamarin ’20, Jacob Heller ’20, Ali Eldessouky and Larry Ng ’20
Vinci (www.vinci-vr.com) provides a Product Design Suite in Immersive Virtual Reality.
Eagle Wu ’19
Womentum (www.womentum.io) is a crowdfunding platform for women entrepreneurs in developing countries.
Prabha Dublish ’18 and Derek Tu ’18
2:30pm: Graduate Challenge
DropZone For Veterans (www.dropzoneforveterans.com) is a resource discovery platform that connects veterans with personalized, high-impact opportunities so they can thrive in their post-military lives.
Courtney Wilson MBA’17
Tangkor Yak Dairy Cooperative improves the livelihood of Tibetan nomads by building a profitable yak dairy business both in China and the U.S.
Renzhentaxi MBA’17 and Eduardo Rojas MBA’17
TORq Interface (www.torqinterface.com) is devoted to elevating the mode in which hospitals and medical device companies collaborate by leveraging the current movement of EHR interoperability to create a secure platform for efficient communication.
Joanna Geisinger MBA’17, Prashant Mohan MBA’17 and Ciro Mosqueira MBA’17
3:45pm: Alumni Challenge
botkeeper (www.botkeeper.com) uses a combination of accountants, machine learning and AI to provide businesses with 24/7 bookkeeping, insightful dashboards and accurate reporting for less than the cost of a traditional bookkeeper.
Enrico Palmerino ’11
GEMS Corporation is an IoT device company that prestations emergency medical supplies in a secure and reliable manner, throughout our society so that lifesaving medicines and tools are only seconds away.
Annie Feldman MBA’16, Andrew Schwartz, Jeffrey Lipton and Ted Liao
SkilRoute (www.skilroute.com) is an online platform purpose-built for instructors, academics and companies to create and distribute effective tactile skill education and training content to students/professionals/workforce.
Raghav Badiger MBA’10
Winners will be announced at Babson’s Celebrating Achievements in Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® event at 6pm in Knight Auditorium. We will be honoring Thomas MBA’63 and Laurie Cunnington of Cunnington & Cunnington and recognizing the 2017 Rising Stars. More info at http://www.babson.edu/aehof
What is the B.E.T.A. Challenge?
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 will each win a grand prize of $20,000 in cash and “services in kind” donations from corporate sponsors respectively. In addition, $2,500 will be awarded to the two other finalist ventures in each of the three competitions.