As one of Olin’s entrepreneurship elective courses, Launch supports students looking to apply to external sources such as business model competitions and venture capital for resources to advance their product, business, creative and impact ideas. Every student or team in the course applies to pitch their idea at the Babson B.E.T.A. Challenge. In addition, students are encouraged and supported in their efforts to apply to early stage funding sources such as Rough Draft Ventures and accelerators such as MassChallenge. Outside resources, mentors and advisors are substantively engaged based upon the specific needs of each project.