Newswise — Three startups ─ Vedavoo, Lilypad Scales, and HigherMe ─ are the 2014 winners of the Babson College B.E.T.A. (Babson Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®) Challenge.
The entrepreneur winners in three categories ─ alumni, undergraduate student, and graduate student ─ competed to win a grand prize of $20,000 each in cash and “services in kind” donations from corporate sponsors.
B.E.T.A. Challenge entrepreneurs must demonstrate success in reaching major milestones achieved through action.
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Alumni Winner• Vedavoo – Scott Hunter M’09 Vedavoo is an American builder of bags, backpacks, and gear for outdoor recreation. https://vedavoo.com/
Graduate Student Winner • HigherMe – Rob Hunter M’14 and Evan Lodge M’14 HigherMe is a website and mobile application that gives prospective employees the chance to submit short 1-minute video introductions to any retail establishments in their area. We turn around and show the videos to prospective employers, who are now able to get a glimpse of the more human qualities necessary to succeed in retail environments.
Undergraduate Winner • Lilypad Scales – Amos Meeks, Olin College of Engineering ‘14 Lilypad Scales, LLC helps wheelchair users manage their health more effectively and maintain their independence. http://www.lilypadscales.com/
2014 B.E.T.A. Challenge Sponsors Gold Sponsor Samuel Goldstein & Co.
Silver Sponsors Pepper Hamilton LLP Pierce Atwood LLP Babson Alumni and Friends Network Babson Alumni Association (BAA) Babson Social Innovation Lab
In-Kind Sponsors BizLand, Inc. Emerging Business CollaborativeCummings Properties MassChallenge
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