Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Tag: Competing

Emily Denoble

Past Summer Venture Program Participants: Where Are They Now? (2017 Series: Part 2)

Serial entrepreneur Andres Valencia, MBA’15, participated in the 2014 Summer Venture Program with the company GoBag, which sold customizable and lightweight water bottles. Although GoBag is no longer in operation, Andres’ entrepreneurial spirit means that he is always looking for new opportunities. Most recently, this passion led him to Indonesia! What made you want to…

Emily Denoble

Past B.E.T.A. Challenge Finalists: Where Are They Now? (2017 Series: Part 4)

Emily Levy ’16 is brightening lives every day. Her business, Mighty Well, creates functional and stylish medical apparel and accessories for patients, their loved ones, and medical professionals. She won the B.E.T.A. Challenge in 2016, applying because she was seeking validation for her business and wanted to be fast-tracked into MassChallenge. The chance to win…

Emily Denoble

Past B.E.T.A. Challenge Finalists: Where Are They Now? (2017 Series: Part 3)

Do you dream of operating a drone? Look no further than DARTdrones. Founded by Abby Speicher, MBA’15, DARTdrones is a national flight school for drone pilots offering expert training, certification, and consultation throughout the United States for business, police departments, fire departments, and individuals. Abby won the graduate B.E.T.A. Challenge in 2015 and recently appeared…

Emily Denoble

Past B.E.T.A. Challenge Finalists: Where Are They Now? (2017 Series: Part 2)

Ryan Wright, who graduated from Babson’s evening MBA program in 2013, made it to the semifinals of the 2014 B.E.T.A. Challenge and came back the next year to win the alumni B.E.T.A. Challenge in 2015. His business, WrightGrid, is “on a mission to enhance personal connectivity by deploying accessible and sustainable power solutions in public…

Emily Denoble

Past B.E.T.A. Challenge Finalists: Where Are They Now? (2017 Series: Part 1)

Hanson Grant, Founder of Think Board, graduated from Babson’s undergraduate program in 2016. His ground-breaking company sells dry-erase film that turns any surface into a whiteboard. Hanson’s energy, focus on customer engagement, and passion drove Think Board to win the 2015 undergraduate B.E.T.A. Challenge. Although the chance to win $20,000 was the main motivation Hanson…

Antonette Ho

Past B.E.T.A. Challenge Finalists: Where Are They Now? (2016 Series: Part 4)

The following post is from Ziyan Liu ’19, a Butler Venture Accelerator team member. Abby Speicher M’15 participated in 2015 Babson’s B.E.T.A. Challenge, where she became the winner of graduate division and won $20,000 to support her start-up business, DARTdrones. DARTdrones is a flight school for drone pilots with a focus on police departments, fire…

Antonette Ho

Past B.E.T.A. Challenge Finalists: Where Are They Now? (2016 Series: Part 3)

The following post is from Ziyan Liu ’19, a Butler Venture Accelerator team member. Hanson Grant ’16 is currently a senior at Babson College. He founded Think Board in May 2014 when he was still a sophomore at Babson. In 2015, he applied to Babson’s B.E.T.A. Challenge and became the winner in the undergraduate division.…

Antonette Ho

Past B.E.T.A. Challenge Finalists: Where Are They Now? (2016 Series: Part 2)

The following post is from Ziyan Liu ’19, a Butler Venture Accelerator team member. Rob Hunter M’14, founder of HigherMe, was the winner of the 2014 graduate B.E.T.A. Challenge. Rob founded HigherMe in March 2014 when he was still a graduate student at Babson. HigherMe is a recruiting platform that helps employers in the retail…