Babson Entrepreneurial Thought and Action (B.E.T.A.) Challenge 2012


Business registration and submission deadline


Competition Organizer

Babson College Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible

Open to all Babson graduate and undergraduate students. Student teams must have a faculty sponsor in order to participate. 

Important Dates

The deadline to register for the competition and submit executive summaries is March 2, 2012. Those teams selected to advance must submit semifinalist materials by March 30, 2012, and will deliver elevator pitches to the judges on April 4, 2012. The judges will determine 3 finalists for both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and will announce them on April 6, 2012. All finalists will present to the judges on April 18, 2012 at the B.E.T.A. Challenge Finals. 

Competition Prizes

Winners of the graduate and undergraduate competition get $20,000 each. In addition, $2,500 will be awarded to the two runner-up teams.

Other Info

Formerly the Douglass Graduate Business Plan Competition and John H. Muller Jr. Undergraduate Business Plan Competition, the B.E.T.A. Challenge will be recognizing major milestones student businesses have achieved by taking action.