​The Babson Boston Cup
Date: April 29, 2017

The Babson Boston Cup is the culmination of our Youth Entrepreneurial Leadership Programs set to take place April 29, 2017 on Babson College Wellesley Campus. In this battle of the ventures, young entrepreneurs identify opportunities for innovation, share with peers and industry experts about the value they are capable of adding, and ask for the resources they need to move forward. Winners will receive thousands of dollars of seed money and the Babson Boston Cup trophy in their school for one year.

Educators: For strategies and resources to create entrepreneurial learning atmospheres in your organization, check out our companion curriculum, Activating Babson's Pre-College Curriculum (ACTIVATE). Babson’s ACTIVATE program is a project-based, high school curriculum focused on providing an opportunity for students to turn their ideas into action. Visit the ACTIVATE website for more information.


Three Minutes, Three Slides is all each team will have to pitch their venture idea that can solve a problem in the students’ communities and is actionable within six months. Teams of students from area schools will compete at Babson College for the chance to win the Babson Boston Cup. 

The Opportunity

This slide should focus on describing the opportunity that the team has explored, the reason this opportunity is interesting to the team and potential customers, the proposed solution, and the dramatic difference in this solution over any existing solutions. 

The Market

This slide should provide general information and estimates that defines the target market, determines the size of that market, and identifies your competitors.


This slide should illustrate the feasibility of your business, including findings from qualitative and quantitative research, an outline of your marketing strategy, financial projections, and anticipated risks.

2016 Winners

1st Place: High Serve

David Kobrosky, Robbie Lemons, Fred Lu, and Chris Speicher from St. John's Prep

High Serve is a website designed to streamline and improve the process to sign up for community service and submit the required parent permission and site coordinator verification forms. It will all be done online, eliminating the need for multiple paper documents​.

2nd Place: PowerFloor

Team from Fontbonne Academy 

PowerFloor is a flooring solution that redistributes energy produced by walking on the floor to create a sustainable energy source.

3rd Place: Fraiche

William Burnett, Allyson Ping, Melisa Lee, and Irene Xu from Boston Latin School

As the future of healthy eating, Fraiche is a cooking app that stands out from the crowd of other recipe apps. Rather than simply generating recipes for a user after a basic search, Fraiche takes into account a user’s dietary restrictions, healthy eating lifestyle, and most importantly ingredients that they already have at home. Fraiche uses your kitchen, your ingredients, and your time to make sure that every cooking experience is happy, healthy, and perfect for you.


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Registration Fee: $150 per team


Joe McNamara

The Lewis Institute