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B.E.T.A. Challenge Semifinalists!

This past Monday, March 30, the Blank Center announced the B.E.T.A. (Babson Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®) Challenge semifinalists. Meet the semifinalists on Wednesday, April 8 at the Venture Expo! The event starts at 4:30pm and will be on the ground floor of Olin Hall. Audience members get to help chose who are finalists are by voting for their favorite! Make sure to register in advance >>

2015 Venture Expo

2015 Venture Expo

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. See their presentations on April 16!

Here is more info on the semifinalists!:

Alumni Challenge

  • Cintell LLC (@mycintell) – Cintell LLC helps businesses understand their customers better by operationalizing customer intelligence. Apparao Karri M’12
  • Clevertree Technologies (@GetClevertree) – Clevertree Technologies allows you order medical marijuana delivered to your door in about 30 minutes with just a few taps on your phone. Stephen Foung M’14 and Pedro Rivas
  • CogniTea (@CogniTea) – CogniTea is a tea for mental clarity and focus without the jitters, headache, or crash.  Alex Kravets ’10
  • The Guest Planners, LLC – Getting married? Are you an event leader? Reduce your stress and protect yourself by using The Guest Planners free platform and microsite to save you and your guests time and money by allowing our experts to obtain the best hotel rates and contracts at 42,000 hotels worldwide. Evan Gross ’01 and Marissa Nemes
  • Kuff (@KuffTeam) – Kuff is a portal for apparel brands to empower their official ambassadors and passionate advocates with streamlined tools and incentives for driving sales and visibility through social. Tommy Duquette ’12, Nesbitt Hagood and Christopher Moser
  • WrightGrid (@wrightgrid) – WrightGrid designs and manufactures solar cell phone charging stations. Ryan Wright M’13

Graduate Challenge

  • DARTdrones (@dartdrones) – DARTdrones is a flight school for drone pilots which utilizes a “Train the Trainers” model and helps new pilots feel confident and knowledgeable while flying.  Abby Speicher M’15
  • GoBag (@The_GoBag) – GoBag is the coolest and most portable way to wear your water! Andres Valencia M’15
  • Match Organ – Match Organ is India’s organ transplant solution. Karan Verma M’15 and Rajiv Nair
  • Orora Global (@OroraGlobal) – Orora Global is a for-profit social enterprise with a simple mission to end energy poverty: to provide access to affordable, reliable, and clean energy solutions to rural households and urban slums in developing countries. Marissa Goldstein M’15
  • SuperHealos (@superhealos) – SuperHealos is a social enterprise dedicated to empowering children and their families facing challenges. Yuanyuan Yin M’15

Undergraduate Challenge

  • Elysium Industries – Elysium will mass produce and distribute thorium-fueled molten salt reactors (MSR’s) to governments and corporations with intensive energy needs. Matthew Hayes ’15, Ben Cardarelli ’15, Carl Perez ’15, Seira Mori ’15 and Guilherme Fagundes ’15
  • Gaudium Industries, LLC – Gaudium is a luxury clothing brand that provides pima-cotton essentials for the metropolitan citizen. Daniel Lloreda ’15
  • MOBTO – MOBTO provides premium consumer electronic accessories. Wiphop Fong ’16 and Peter Eng ’17
  • SmartR Site (JC Earnings LLC) (@SmartRSite) – SmartR Site analyzes customer interactions to create sales, signups and social activity. James Cantoni ’17, Patrick Cheever ’17, Brett Adkins and Emma Flint
  • Think Board (@thethinkboard) – Think Board helps unlock personal and professional creativity in homes, offices and school classrooms, by overlaying Think Boards onto workspaces, walls and school desks in the Boston area. Hanson Grant ’16
  • WashSense Inc. (@drwashsense) – WashSense is a hand-hygiene measurement and analytic platform designed for Medical Facilities to prevent Health Acquired Infections. Connor Dahlberg ’15

Register for the Venture Expo, follow us on Twitter #babsonbeta and see you Wednesday!