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Babson Businesses Make the MassChallenge Cut

MassChallenge just announced the 100+ startups that will be a part of the 2019 Boston cohort, and we are thrilled to see five Babson businesses on the list.

Ryan Lupberger, cleancult

MassChallenge is a network of zero-equity startup accelerators, with locations in Boston, Israel, Mexico, Rhode Island, Switzerland, and Texas. Babson student and alumni businesses have a great track record of being accepted to the Boston program – in the last 10 years, almost 70 Babson startups have been accepted. And, many of them have gone on to win prizes at the finale event. Most recently, cleancult, co-founded by Ryan Lupberger ’18 and Zachary Bedrosian ’18, and Magnomer, founded by Ravish Majithia MBA’18, both won $50,000 Gold Prizes.

Congrats to the Babson startups who will be joining this year’s Boston cohort:

PerkZilla (James Cantoni ’17, Jeremy Gislason, and Simon Hodgkinson)
creates a network of micro-influencers through goal-oriented campaigns that virally increase brand awareness and grow your audience. Read about PerkZilla’s win at the 2019 B.E.T.A. Challenge >>

Rachel Pardue, LOU

LOU (Rachel Pardue ’19) upgrades lengthy help centers with interactive tutorials that reduce training time, boost adoption, and simplify customer success. Read about Rachel’s journey at Babson >>

Waku (Juan Giraldo MBA’18) is a refreshing gut-health herbal drink infused with 20 herbs and flowers from the Andes Mountains. Listen to Waku on the Babson Built podcast >>

MayDay Alarm (Prescott Paulin ’08) automates emergency dispatch by alerting and rapidly deploying nearby first responders to help victims.

Deborah Cohen, Yad

Yad (Deborah Cohen ’19) empowers people with disabilities by allowing them to express themselves through art. Read about Yad’s win at the 2019 B.E.T.A. Challenge >>