Five Babson College Startups Advance As Finalists In MassChallenge Startup Accelerator

WELLESLEY, Mass., July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Five Babson College Startups have advanced as finalists in the 2013 MassChallenge Startup Accelerator, which connects entrepreneurs with the resources they need to launch and succeed immediately.

As finalists, the startup teams will participate in a four-month incubator immersion program where they will have access to high profile mentors, work-space resources, and the chance to win over $1 million in cash prizes.

The 2013 class was selected over a six-week evaluation process led by hundreds of industry professionals in the Boston community and dozens in Israel. Out of over 300 semi-finalists, 12 of which were Babson startups, only 128 advanced to be a part of the 2013 class.

Babson Finalists

88 Acres – Started by Robert Dalton MBA Candidate 2014 and Nicole Ledoux, 88 Acres aims to increase the quality of life for the millions of people directly and indirectly affected by food allergies by providing healthy and delicious snack foods, free of the top eight food allergens and crafted with simple and sustainably sourced ingredients, designed for all to enjoy.

Nyopoly – A members-only shopping experience where every price is personal. Conceived by Shawn Harris M’ 03, Nyopoly allows the consumer to negotiate prices on fabulous and unique finds in fashion, getting coveted styles on consumer terms.

Footnote Inc. – Joesph Morone M’09, Diana Brazzell, and Jon Warman are the founders of Footnote, an online media outlet that showcases academic expertise. Footnote translates research created by the academic community into accessible and engaging content for a mainstream audience.

Car Care Check – Noah Gordon M’ 04, Joshua Napoli, and Warren Paul Anderson provide a 100% consumer-focused automotive maintenance authority that provides real-time automotive diagnostics for any car built since 1996. Car Care Check aims to help car owners save time, money, and ultimately drive a safer car. The company offers owners unlimited diagnostic services and car knowledge to keep their cars the safest and most fuel efficient on the road.

Sensible Baby – Jose M. Galvez’s BSBA candidate 2014 Sensible Baby’s Smart One uses the latest and safest sensor-based technology to monitor babies’ skin temperature, body position, and normal movements. Sensible Baby utilizes Bluetooth Near Field Technology that allows for remote monitoring in a convenient package with smartphone integration and a battery life that lasts many months. Combined with an accelerometer and temperature sensor, remote monitoring becomes easy.

Babson College is a proud sponsor of MassChallenge, the world’s largest startup competition, as the organization provides exciting and unparalleled opportunities for Babson’s entrepreneurial leaders of tomorrow.

About MassChallenge

MassChallenge connects entrepreneurs with the resources they need to launch and succeed immediately. The organizations primary activities include running an annual global accelerator program and startup competition, documenting and organizing key resources, and organizing training and networking events.   Visit

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds(r). 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(r) as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value. For information, visit

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