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Alexandra Dunk

Vision, Mission, Action, Traction: Professor Julian Lange on the B.E.T.A. Challenge

With the B.E.T.A. (Babson Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®) Challenge Finale just days away, we took the opportunity to explore why and how action became the cornerstone of the competition. To help us understand the evolution of the B.E.T.A. Challenge, we turned to Associate Entrepreneurship Professor Julian Lange, who, in his words, has been involved “since…

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…

Alexandra Dunk

What Is Your Action That Matters?

To celebrate the 2019 B.E.T.A. Challenge, the Blank Center is inviting the Babson community to share a short video about an action they recently took that made an impact for them or others. Whether it’s your latest pitch, a goal achieved, an insight gained, or even your newest dance move, it can be whatever you…

Antonette Ho

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

The Blank Center is pleased to announce the 2019 B.E.T.A. Challenge semifinalists. Meet the entrepreneurs on Wednesday, April 3 at 4:30pm in Olin Hall at the Venture Expo! Register now >> Alumni Challenge Artyfactos (Angela Sanchez MBA’11 and Jaime Gomez) Forefront (Yulkendy Valdez ’17 and Josuel Plasencia ’17) Legably (San Dahan MBA’17, Daniel Reilly, and…

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…