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Six Student Businesses Named Finalists in Babson College's $100,000 B.E.T.A. Challenge

WELLESLEY, Mass., April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Three graduate and three undergraduate businesses will compete as finalists in Babson College's $100,000 B.E.T.A. (Babson Entrepreneurial Thought and Action(r)) Challenge on April 18 during Founder's Day activities on campus.

Graduate Finalists

AltruHelp, Inc. - Mathew Paisner M'12 http://www.altruhelp.com/

AltruHelp, Inc. is a social media platform & software toolbox for the community of responsible companies, individuals, and nonprofits who want to amplify their philanthropic impact to targeted stakeholders while expanding "shared value" connections & influence.

RECONCRAFT - Jay Hoflich M'12 http://www.reconcraft.com/

A leading manufacturer of custom shallow draft vessels built for military, law enforcement, and emergency response purposes.

Spy Games - Joseph Draschil M'13 & Darshan Doshi M'13 http://www.spygames.me/

A live action, choose-your-own adventure game where you are the hero and the game takes place around you and your team as you embark across your city on a series of missions - discovering clues, cracking codes, and hunting down the enemy.

Undergraduate Finalists

Sponsored Apparel - Leo Martinez '12 & Harsh Saraf '13 http://sponsoredapparel.com/

Sponsored Apparel uses custom clothing to connect a company with its primary target audience and turn their consumers into brand ambassadors. They effectively connect buyers with sellers and guarantee a return on investment with their marketing campaigns.

Sweet! Corn Tortilla Chips Inc. - Cameron Sheldrake '12 http://www.sweetcornchips.com/

Sweet! Corn Tortilla Chips Inc. markets and sells the first tortilla chips to use real sweet corn as an ingredient, while maintaining a commitment to environmental sustainability and social responsibility.

Trintme - Agha Ali Gull '12 http://www.trint.me/

Trintme is a friendship and relationship progression Facebook Application.

Audience Choice Winners at Babson's April 4th Venture Expo

  • Graduate: AltruHelp, Inc - Mathew Paisner M'12
  • Undergraduate: Ratifye - Eric Muli '14, Han Kim '14, Jacob Grover '14 & Daniel Kimani http://signup.ratifye.com/

About B.E.T.A. Challenge
The B.E.T.A. Challenge is sponsored by the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson College, and Pepper Hamilton LLP: a multi-practice law firm with more than 500 lawyers nationally. The firm provides corporate, litigation and regulatory legal services to leading businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and individuals throughout the nation and the world.

2012 In-Kind Sponsors

  • BizLand, Inc.
  • Larry Blumsack
  • Cummings Properties
  • EBC, Emerging Business Collaborative
  • Gray, Gray & Gray, LLP
  • MassChallenge
  • NUANCE
  • Plug and Play TechCenter.com

To register, visit https://activedata.babson.edu/EventRegistration.aspx?Rid=1185&Iid=5550&Frm

To view Founder's Day agenda, visit http://www.babson.edu/news-events/events/founders-day/Pages/home.aspx

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