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77 Babson Businesses Compete for More Than $30,000 in Startup Rounds Entrepreneurship Contest

WELLESLEY, Mass., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seventy-seven Babson College startups are competing to win more than $30,000 in Startup Rounds, a new kind of business competition launched by The Babson Entrepreneurship Club (BEC).

Startup Rounds is open to any company founded by Babson undergraduates, graduate students or alumni with less than $1 million in earned revenues.   Visit http://www.startuprounds.com/

BEC Co-President Paul Hammond sees Startup Rounds as a fun way to showcase the depth and breadth of Babson's entrepreneurial enterprises, while offering startup founders the opportunity to:

  • Gain exposure
  • Establish credibility
  • Prove a concept
  • Refine a pitch
  • Find customers
  • Raise a seed round

"This is a great way for Babson startups to show off their stuff and gain traction," said Hammond.

How It Works: Complete contest rules and Babson businesses profiles »

  • The contest consists of four 7-day rounds.
  • Within each round, startups must demonstrate the strengths of their business idea and network by gaining support via social media to improve their standing on the leaderboard. Anybody with a Facebook account can vote for up to three startups per round.
  • After each round, a startup's score resets along with their position on the leaderboard.
  • Each round will have a cutline. For example, if there are 50 startups, 10 will be eliminated in each round.
  • The top 10 startups will be invited to pitch to an expert judge panel followed by an awards ceremony on Feb. 27, 2014 at The Microsoft New England Research & Development (NERD) Center.
  • Over $30,000 in prizes will be awarded, including $20,000 in cash and $10,000 in legal resources (Pepper Hamilton and Pierce Atwood); real-estate consultation (VP of Colliers International, Boston); BostInno press and MassChallenge opportunities; and meetings with Rough Draft Ventures, offering the opportunity to raise up to $25,000.

The following Babson businesses are competing in Startup Rounds »

AfterDark Technologies



Amal Oils



Be Limitless


Recesspreneurs, Inc.




Botron Software

House Bear Brewing





Break Room

Hughes RiskApps


Con-necta Social Community


Sol Power LLC


India in a Box




Sprout Products


Joe Cut By Joe Grooming

The Chicken and Rice Guys


Jossle, LLC

Transit Lounge


Legacy Software, Ltd.



Lis'n Up Clothing



Lucky Shoe Magnets

Triangle Coffee Co.



Trinity Activewear

FedWell Pet Foods






FourthWheel Coffee



Functional Foods

NoProb Software


Game Day: Skincare for Active Men

Octavia's Organics


Gemstone Workshop



Go Profile Green


Vocational Exposure


Parlor Skis

WineKick: the wine sidekick

Grandma Lena's

PayPay Africa Inc.

Zoos Greek Iced Teas

Guest Listers​


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.


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