WELLESLEY, Mass., April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Undergraduate business Redeemr, Inc. and MBA business SkyCrepers, LLC were winners of the final round of the Babson College Business Plan Competitions, which took place during the school's Celebrating Student Venturing Day. Visit http://www3.babson.edu/Events/studentventuring/.
Babson founded the very first college business plan competition in 1984. This year's awards total more than $100,000 in cash and services in-kind.
John H. Muller Jr. Undergraduate Business Plan Competition
Winner - Redeemr, Inc. (www.getredeemr.com, @Redeemr) is a cloud-based business intelligence and customer retention tool for small to medium-sized businesses.
Down to Earth Waste Solutions LLC (www.d2ewaste.com, @D2EWaste) offers an affordable organic waste collection and composting service for small businesses in the Boston area. The organic waste is processed locally into D2E's own organic soil products. See video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4gHB7pJs1U.
Nodes (www.nodesbeta.com, @nodesbeta) is an online collaboration platform that will provide social networking and management tools at the group level.
Douglass Foundation Graduate Business Plan Competition
Winner - SkyCrepers, LLC is an innovative new fast-serve crepe franchise model that bridges the gap between the street cart and the foo-foo cafe.
ATIKEN Renewables turns agricultural waste into renewable, carbon neutral energy.
Golden Health Guide (www.goldenhealthguide.com) is a website helping seniors and their families make more informed purchasing decisions by providing expert reviews of home medical products.
Vistaprint (Nasdaq: VPRT) provides more than eight million small businesses and consumers per year with the easiest way to make an impression at the best price. With a unique business model supported by proprietary technologies, high volume production facilities, and direct marketing expertise, Vistaprint offers a wide variety of products for both small businesses and the home such as postcards, checks and graduation announcements and keychains. Vistaprint and the Vistaprint logo are trademarks of Vistaprint N.V. or its subsidiaries.
Pepper Hamilton LLP, founded in 1890, is an internationally recognized law firm with more than 500 lawyers nationally. The firm provides corporate, litigation and regulatory legal services to leading businesses, entrepreneurial ventures, private equity funds, governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and individuals throughout the nation and the world.
*The Honorable Craig Benson
*Emerging Business Collaborative
*Gray, Gray & Gray
*Opus Two Collaborative
Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All KindsTM. 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 ActionTM as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.
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 www.babson.edu.
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