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Antonette Ho

B.E.T.A. Challenge 2019: What You Need to Know Now

Want to win $20,000 for your venture? Now in its eighth 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 each win a grand prize of $20,000 in cash plus​ “services in kind” donations from corporate sponsors respectively. In…

Alexandra Dunk

Prepare to Pitch: Three Tips for Rocket Pitch Presenters

The 19th annual Rocket Pitch is just a few weeks away, and this year’s student and alumni presenters are in the middle of preparing and practicing – and practicing again. Here are three tips for presenters, from Babson entrepreneurs with pitching experience under their belts. Know your stuff – but remember that your audience doesn’t…

Hailey Serna

2018 SVP Startup Profile: Shay Jaffar

Entrepreneur Shaymaa Gaafar MBA ‘19 Tell me a little bit about yourself and your company Shay Jaffar? Shay Jaffar is a luxury fashion brand that aims to curate glamorous fashionable clothes to leave modest women feeling empowered. It has been a dream of mine since I was a kid to have my own fashion brand…

Hailey Serna

2018 SVP Startup Profile: Dondoctor

Entrepreneur Felipe Acosta MBA’18 Tell me a little bit about yourselves and your company Dondoctor? My name is Felipe Acosta from Bogota, Colombia. I just graduated from the MBA program and I was one of the finalists in the B.E.T.A. Challenge. Because of B.E.T.A. Challenge, I learned about the Summer Venture Program (SVP). I had…

Emily Denoble

Self-Reflection

Have you ever felt at home while at work? Before working at the Blank Center, this was an unfamiliar concept to me. Today, I know exactly how it feels. I am incredibly fortunate to have spent four years working in the entrepreneurship center of America’s top-ranked school for entrepreneurship. Throughout my time here, I have…

Emily Denoble

Entrepreneurship Faculty Profile: Candida Brush

Earlier this year, I met with Dr. Candida Brush to learn about The Diana Project™. I recently reconnected with Dr. Brush to chat about her role as an entrepreneurship faculty member and what she thinks makes Babson unique. What is your role at Babson? How long have you been at Babson? I am the Vice…

Antonette Ho

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? Alumni Challenge Clarke’s Organics is empowering single mother families and creating lasting social impact through every day natural personal care and…

Antonette Ho

2018 B.E.T.A. Challenge Judges

We’ve been highlighting the B.E.T.A. Challenge finalists a lot lately, so we wanted to take the time to showcase some of judges for tomorrow’s presentations! 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.…

Antonette Ho

Congrats 2018 B.E.T.A. Challenge Finalists!

The Blank Center is pleased to announce the 2018 B.E.T.A. Challenge finalists. Watch the entrepreneurs compete for $200,000 in cash and in-kind services on Thursday, April 12! Register now >> Alumni Challenge Clarke’s Organics (Daniel Dalet ’03) Hostel Point, Co. (Leonardo Robiglio MBA’17 and Ankit Newaskar MBA’17) SlapFive (Jeffrey Ernst ’86, MBA’89) Graduate Challenge Dondoctor…

Antonette Ho

2018 B.E.T.A. Challenge Semifinalists!

The Blank Center is pleased to announce the 2018 B.E.T.A. Challenge semifinalists. Meet the entrepreneurs on Wednesday, April 4 at 4:30pm in Olin Hall at the Venture Expo! Register now >> Alumni Challenge Clarke’s Organics (Daniel Dalet ’03) COI Energy Services Inc. (Prakash Bhatia MBA’10) Curious Reactor (Gideon Coltof MBA’12) Hostel Point, Co. (Leonardo Robiglio…