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Meet the 2017 B.E.T.A. Challenge Semifinalists at the Venture Expo!

Join us Wednesday, April 5 at 4:30pm and meet the semifinalists of the B.E.T.A. Challenge at the Venture Expo! Refreshments provided – we’ll also be giving out audience prizes. Don’t miss it! >> Register now to attend!

Here are our 2017 B.E.T.A. Challenge semifinalists!:

2017 Venture Expo

Undergraduate Challenge
DetraPel ( is a liquid repellent spray that protects anything from everything for up to a whole year.
David Zamarin ’20, Jacob Heller ’20, Ali Eldessouky and Larry Ng ’20

Jinn, LLC ( acts as the technical springboard to rapidly get startups from 0 to launch by providing technical guidance, and on demand full-service teams for software, design, and marketing.
Arpit Bansal ’19, Gabe Ficht ’19, Waseem Shabout ’19 and Arjun Bhatnagar ’18

Knetic aims to revolutionize the way physical therapy treats and manages patients with the power of IoT and advanced data analytics.
Wilson Tang, F.W. Olin College of Engineering ’18

Parlinet ( is a civic discussion platform that empowers local officials and their constituents to collaborate on issues they care about.
Ian Hill, F.W. Olin College of Engineering ’17, Logan Davis, F.W. Olin College of Engineering ’17 and Kelly Brennan, F.W. Olin College of Engineering ’17

Vinci ( provides a Product Design Suite in Immersive Virtual Reality.
Eagle Wu ’19

Womentum ( is a crowdfunding platform for women entrepreneurs in developing countries.
Prabha Dublish ’18 and Derek Tu ’18

Graduate Challenge
Dedicated Table
( is a gluten free meal kit delivery company.
Shannon Smith MBA’17

DropZone For Veterans ( is a resource discovery platform that connects veterans with personalized, high-impact opportunities so they can thrive in their post-military lives.
Courtney Wilson MBA’17

Hostel Point, Co. ( is an in-house social platform for hostels, where guests communicate and meet each other, and hostels enhance guests’ experience in real-time.
Leonardo Robiglio MBA’17 and Ankit Newaskar MBA’17

K12 Landing (  is an online directory that allows educators to quickly and easily connect with relevant, effective trainings, courses, and workshops.
David James MBA’18

Tangkor Yak Dairy Cooperative improves the livelihood of Tibetan nomads by building a profitable yak dairy business both in China and the U.S.
Renzhentaxi MBA’17 and Eduardo Rojas MBA’17

 TORq Interface ( is devoted to elevating the mode in which hospitals and medical device companies collaborate by leveraging the current movement of EHR interoperability to create a secure platform for efficient communication.
Joanna Geisinger MBA’17, Prashant Mohan MBA’17 and Ciro Mosqueira MBA’17

Alumni Challenge
( uses a combination of accountants, machine learning and AI to provide businesses with 24/7 bookkeeping, insightful dashboards and accurate reporting for less than the cost of a traditional bookkeeper.
Enrico Palmerino ’11

GEMS Corporation is an IoT device company that prestations emergency medical supplies in a secure and reliable manner, throughout our society so that lifesaving medicines and tools are only seconds away.
Annie Feldman MBA’16, Andrew Schwartz, Jeffrey Lipton and Ted Liao

GoPapaya ( is a mobile app where restaurants can offer diners incentives for immediately coming in to fill their empty tables.
Jorge Pascual MBA’13

Rapidocc ( streamlines after-hours medical care.
Chirag Shah MBA’16 and Ashok Vairavan MBA’16

SkilRoute ( is an online platform purpose-built for instructors, academics and companies to create and distribute effective tactile skill education and training content to students/professionals/workforce.
Raghav Badiger MBA’10

Status Identity, LLC. ( is Software-as-a-Service subscription aimed to provide adaptive and risk-based authentication to mid-size enterprise.
Nakul Munjal MBA’08

See you at 4:30pm on Wednesday, April 5 in Olin! Hashtag for the event is #babsonbeta (follow us on Twitter and Instagram!)

What is the B.E.T.A. Challenge?
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 will each win a grand prize of $20,000 in cash and “services in kind” donations from corporate sponsors respectively. In addition, $2,500 will be awarded to the two other finalist ventures in each of the three competitions.