Meet the 2018 B.E.T.A. Challenge Finalists
Later this evening, nine startups will present in front of a panel of judges for their share of $200K+ in cash and prizes during the B.E.T.A. Challenge finals.
Who are this year’s finalists?
Clarke’s Organics is empowering single mother families and creating lasting social impact through every day natural personal care and food products.
Hostel Point, Co. is a social platform where travelers of
each hostel get to know and communicate with their future hostelmates before they arrive.
Leonardo Miguel Robiglio MBA’17 and Ankit Newaskar MBA’17
SlapFive Inc. is an online platform with proven methodology that helps companies capture their customer voice and unleash it in every marketing, sales, and success initiative to accelerate customer acquisition and increase retention.
Jeff Ernst’89, MBA’89
Dondoctor is an Airbnb-like on-line service to find doctors and medical centers in Latin America.
Felipe Acosta MBA’18
Magnomer provides magnetic markers for zero waste single-use plastics.
Ravish Majithia MBA’18
Shay Jaffar is a luxury ready-to-wear women’s apparel line that aims to turn modesty into glamour.
Shaymaa Gaafar MBA’19
ARC Superchargers is an innovator in the automotive aftermarket that develops electrified forced induction systems for customers to install and improve vehicle performance.
Hunter Normandeau, Olin Engineering ’18 and Talia Tander, Wellesley College ’18, Olin Engineering 19
Cleancult makes green cleaners that actually clean.
Ryan Lupberger’18 and Zachary Bedrosian’18
Shop Drop Roll is a detachable grocery shopping accessory for wheelchairs that allows users to independently access their groceries.
Andrew Holmes, Olin Engineering ’19; Sunny Chae ’18; Micaela Chiang, Olin Engineering ’19; and
Daniel Daugherty, Olin Engineering ’19
What is the B.E.T.A. Challenge?
The B.E.T.A. (Babson Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®) Challenge is Babson’s annual business competition, recognizing major milestones startups have achieved by taking action. Winners of the graduate, undergraduate, and alumni B.E.T.A. Challenge each win a grand prize of $20,000 in cash in addition to receiving services in-kind from corporate sponsors. In addition, $2,500 is awarded to the two other finalist ventures in each of the three competitions.