Babson Entrepreneurial Thought & Action Challenge Venture Expo


Babson College - Olin Hall
Babson Park, MA 02457
United States

Wednesday, 3 April 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

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Join the Blank Center and meet the semifinalists of the B.E.T.A. (Babson Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®) Challenge at the Venture Expo! 

The 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 tracks 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 finalist ventures in each of the three tracks. 

From the Venture Expo, the semifinalists will be narrowed down to only nine, who will compete in the 2019 B.E.T.A. Challenge finale, on Thursday, April 11 immediately following the Blank Center’s Founders Summit. To register for the finale, please visit

Congratulations to this year's semifinalists:


Alumni Challenge

  • Artyfactos (Angela Sanchez MBA’11 and Jaime Gomez)
  • EdSights (Carolina Recchi ’15, Claudia Recchi, Neil Shah, and Will Huster)
  • Forefront (Yulkendy Valdez ’17 and Josuel Plasencia ‘17)
  • Legably (San Dahan MBA’17, Daniel Reilly, and Bill Maya)
  • Perzilla (James Cantoni ‘17, Jeremy Gislason, and Simon Hodgkinson)
  • Pikurate (Elvis Ge MBA’17 and Leo Song MBA’17)

Graduate Challenge

  • BikeLord (Jake Maude MBA’19 and Ty Filsinger ‘19)
  • Dottie (Meagan Priest MS’19 and Oscar Flores ‘19)
  • Jiwo Paro (Dancan Ogendo Onyango MBA’20)
  • Monitaur (Jose Lorido MBA’20, Ricardo Aitken, and David Restainer)
  • Tax Advisor Inc. (Thiago de Faria Dias MS’19)
  • Taylor Custom Rings (Ashley Taylor MBA’20 and Jerry Taylor)

Undergraduate Challenge

  • Goba Tea (Noah Doris ‘20 and Byron D'Mello)
  • LOU (Rachel Pardue ’19 and Kyle Lawson ’18)
  • Nectar CBD Superdrink (Trevor Grode ‘19)
  • Smask (Dillon Galynsky ‘20 and Leny Prog)
  • TastePal (Ralph Haddad ’20 and Maria Kahale)
  • Yad (Deborah Cohen ‘19)

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