Newswise — Babson College will host its first-ever international Rocket Pitch competition at Municipalidad de Vitacura in Santiago, Chile, on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

Babson’s signature event—a unique, fast-paced pitch competition previously held throughout the United States in Wellesley, MA, San Francisco, CA, Los Angeles, CA, New York City, NY, and Miami, FL—gives entrepreneurs three minutes and three PowerPoint slides to showcase their business ideas in a clear and concise manner to potential investors or other interested parties.

The Chile Rocket Pitch has been made possible by Babson’s Alumni Club of Chile, led by Horacio Justiniano MBA’11, Founder, Owner, and Partner of Co-Work Chile, David Furman Vernon MBA’13 of Danco Group, Christian Cantergiani MBA’13 of Valcan Investments Group and CEO of Tuna Palace, Karen Tomita ’08, COO of Negociación Comercial Santa Maria, and Martin Lewit MBA’08, General Manager of Nisum Latin America.

2017 Chile Rocket Pitch

Where: Anfiteatro Municipalidad de Vitacura 
When: Thursday, November 23, 2017, 8:30-1 p.m.

Babson alumnus Carlos Honorato MBA’06 will speak as keynote at 9:30 a.m., following registration and welcoming remarks. The ultimate winner will get the opportunity to attend a course of their choosing at Babson Executive Education, including flights to Boston and all expenses paid for the week.

Judges to Include:

  • Rocio Fonseca, Executive Director, Start-Up Chile
  • Luis Bermejo, Managing Partner, Alaya Capital
  • Gabriel Gurovich, entrepreneur/starter and sought-after speaker
  • Antonio Turner MBA’08, CEO, Tanner Servicios Financieros
  • Mauricio Momberg, Municipalidad de Vitacura

Forty-eight entrepreneur teams applied to compete in the 2017 Chile Rocket Pitch, 20 have been chosen to present their ideas at a preliminary round on Friday, November 10, and 10 will be selected for the first-ever international Rocket Pitch on November 23.   


  • Babson College
  • CoWork
  • Municipalidad de Vitacura
  • Babson Alumni Club of Chile

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.