Babson College Student/Alumni Businesses Participate In 2012 MassChallenge Competition 2nd Round
WELLESLEY, Mass., May 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — More than one dozen Babson College alumni and student businesses are in the 2012 MassChallenge competition second round.
MassChallenge is a non-profit organization that connects early stage entrepreneurs to the resources they need to launch high-growth, high-impact businesses immediately. Every entrant, not just the winners, receives access to workshops, mentors, executives, other team members and sources of funding. Experts from the Massachusetts ecosystem will identify the highest potential startups, which will receive cash prizes and qualify for privileged access to funding sources from across Massachusetts. 300 businesses were selected to move forward in the competition through a scoring process comprised of endorsement points, public ratings and judges scoring.
AdaptiveAlgo – Sri Krishnamurthy, M ’13 – Smart pricing tools for energy companies to improve forecasting accuracy
AltruHelp, Inc. – Matthew Paisner, M ’12 – Inspiring social good by re-engineering how companies and people give back
AppPlatter – Ajit Verghese, M’09 – Distributor of 3rd party apps to hospitality/retail merchants via Point-of-Sale partnerships
Atomic Tower – Brian LeBlanc, M’10 & Sarah Best, M’10 – Web reporting engine that allows use of the cloud without losing access to the data that makes you successful
Care Continuum – Bipin Mistry, M’12 & Tim Walls, M’12 – Software platform + patient education apps + portal that transforms the hospital discharge process
COUN/SOUL – Ursula Liff, M’09 – Connects mid-level professionals to experienced coaches who will help them find/develop career purpose
Klypper Inc. – Farnaz Bakhtari, M’09 – Mobile video platform that uses drawing, text, and emoticons to create engaging, interactive experiences
Memory on Hand – Andrew Kitzenberg, ’09 – Develops and delivers technology accessories for active students of the mobile generation
Pegasus Performance – Jason Dieffenbacher, M’08 – Produces patent-pending garments to reduce injuries from bike crashes
Recruiterbox – Raj Sheth, ’03 – Tool to receive and manage job applications sent to your company
Stable Solutions – Marissa Stashenko, M’12 – Easy-to-use mobile software that revolutionizes the horse management industry
Sweet Corn Tortilla Chips – Cameron Sheldrake, ’12 – First chips made with real sweet corn on the cob and organic white corn that is Gluten free, kosher, Youthtrade and non GMO certified
The Brain Studio – Reena Chawla, M’13 – Brain fitness, delivered
Wanderu – Polina Raygorodskaya, ’08 – Kayak-like ground travel search that lets consumers find and book intercity-buses and trains
Finalists will be announced May 29th.
For information, visit http://masschallenge.org/.
Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds(r). 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(r) as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value. For information, visit www.babson.edu.
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