Babson College Hosts MBA Rocket Pitch Competition at San Francisco Campus October 1st

Sep 30, 2011, 13:10 ET from Babson College

WELLESLEY, Mass., Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The first annual Babson College Fast Track MBA Rocket Pitch at the Babson San Francisco campus will take place Saturday, Oct 1, 1-5 pm, 135 Main Street, 3rd floor, San Francisco.

Businesses vying for cash prizes of $5,000 for 1st place, $3,000 for 2nd, and $1,000 for 3rd - plus business services worth thousands:





*Matchpoint GPS




*Pint Media DBA Drink & Hunt



*Santa Clara

*Social Intentions, Inc.

*Special Fork


They are represented by MBA students from Babson's F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business; University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business; University of San Francisco; Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA; Stanford Graduate School of Business; and Santa Clara University, Leavey School of Business, among others.

Open to current MBA students and recent MBA graduates, each team of up to 3 students will have 3 minutes and 3 slides to quickly and succinctly deliver the critical differentiating elements of their business idea. Judges will then have 5 minutes for Q&A.

Co-hosting the event are Raghu Tadepalli, Dean, F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson, and Peter Wilson, Executive Director, Babson College Graduate Blended learning Programs.


*Alireza Masrour, VP of Technology Investments, Plug & Play Venture Groups

*Chris Gill, President & CEO of SVASE

*Anna Dvornikova, Angel Investor, Managing Director of The Entrepreneur's Club Global

*Dan Rosen, Principal at Highland Capital Partners

*Wayne Chang, Engineering Manager, Facebook

*Arun Palakurthy, Investment Analyst, Dodge and Cox



*BrainyPro Inc.


*Virgin America

*TEC (The Entrepreneurial Club)

*Latham & Watkins

*F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business and the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson College.

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Babson College in Wellesley, Mass., is recognized internationally as a leader in entrepreneurial management education. Babson grants BS degrees through its innovative undergraduate program, and grants MBA and custom MS and MBA degrees through the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College. Babson Executive Education offers executive development programs to experienced managers worldwide. For information, visit

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