Newswise — The Babson College B.E.T.A. (Babson Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®) Challenge kicks off on April 8th, 2015, recognizing major milestones that Babson businesses have achieved by taking action.

Winners of the graduate, undergraduate, and alumni B.E.T.A. Challenge each win a grand prize of $20,000 in cash plus“services in kind” donations from corporate sponsors respectively. In addition, $2,500 is awarded to the two other finalist ventures in each of the three competitions. Applicants compete for prizes by demonstrating success in achieving major milestones by taking action.

The 2015 B.E.T.A. Challenge semifinals will be Wednesday, April 8, on Babson’s Wellesley campus, followed by the finals on Thursday, April 16. For information, visit

2015 B.E.T.A. Challenge Semifinalists

Alumni Challenge

• Cintell LLC – Apparao Karri M’12• Clevertree Technologies – Stephen Foung M’14 and Pedro Rivas• CogniTea - Alex Kravets ’10• The Guest Planners, LLC – Evan Gross ’01 and Marissa Nemes• Kuff – Tommy Duquette ’12 and Nesbitt Hagood• WrightGrid – Ryan Wright M’13

Graduate Challenge

• DARTdrones – Abby Speicher M’15• GoBag – Andres Valencia M’15 • Match Organ – Karan Verma M’15 and Rajiv Nair• Orora Global – Marissa Goldstein M’15• SuperHealos – Yuanyuan Yin M’15

Undergraduate Challenge

• Elysium Industries - Matthew Hayes ’15, Ben Cardarelli ’15, Carl Perez ’15, Seira Mori ’15 and Guilherme Fagundes ’15• Gaudium Industries, LLC – Daniel Lloreda ’15• MOBTO - Wiphop Fong ’16 and Peter Eng ’17• SmartR Site (JC Earnings LLC) – James Cantoni ’17, Patrick Cheever ’17, Brett Adkins and Emma Flint• Think Board – Hanson Grant ’16• WashSense Inc. – Connor Dahlberg ’15

2015 Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

The Babson Alumni Association (BAA) works to ensure that there are opportunities for all alumni to feel connected to Babson. The BAA is committed to supporting the mission of the College by enhancing the incredible network of 37,000 alumni around the world. With each graduating class, the network becomes brighter, more diverse, and increasingly successful, thus providing a truly valuable resource to each other.

Samuel Goldstein & Co. is a multi-generational CPA and advisory firm that collaborates with clients spanning from incubators and entrepreneurs to small and mid-size established business owners. The firm helps young executives with start-up strategies, including back-office accounting support, cash flow management, tax strategies and financial reporting and counsel seasoned owners with financial decisions, profit enhancement and succession planning. Samuel Goldstein & Co. works to help create a successful business and achieve the proper work life balance.

Silver Sponsors

Pepper Hamilton LLP, founded in 1890, is an internationally recognized law firm with more than 500 lawyers nationally. The firm provides corporate, litigation and regulatory legal services to leading businesses, entrepreneurial ventures, private equity funds, governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and individuals throughout the nation and the world.

Built on a long history as the premier law firm in Maine, Pierce Atwood LLP is a regional firm with more than 140 attorneys providing a full array of legal services in New England and beyond.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The College is a dynamic living and learning laboratory, where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society—while at the same time evolving our methods and advancing our programs. We shape the leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to create economic and social value. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value. Visit

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