WELLESLEY, Mass., Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 80 startups will participate in the Babson College Rocket Pitch event for entrepreneurs, Thursday, November 3, 2016 on the Wellesley campus. The 17th annual event showcases Babson (students and alumni), Olin College of Engineering and Wellesley College student entrepreneurs who are invited to pitch their business ideas to a large audience of students, faculty, entrepreneurs, investors, and service providers. Each entrepreneur is given three minutes and three PowerPoint slides to quickly and succinctly deliver the critical differentiating elements of their business ideas. Pitches happen in rapid succession in multiple rooms. Presenters can't answer questions during their pitch, so an open networking reception follows the event, allowing audience members to connect with the entrepreneurs directly. Agenda 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Registration 2:00 p.m. - 2:10 p.m. Opening Remarks 2:20 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Presentations 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Networking Reception 2016 Silver Sponsors At Pierce Atwood LLP, we help entrepreneurs and start-ups as they grow into profitable businesses. Our Catalyst Program is designed to get an idea off the ground, access funding, choose a business formation, protect intellectual property, and address basic legal requirements. We welcome clients with creative ideas and disruptive new technologies and tailor our legal services to their specific needs, and offer innovative flexible fee arrangements. Our Catalyst team members are experienced business advisers who know the challenges and triumphs that lie ahead and help clients prepare for them. You have a passion for what you do. So do we. Samuel Goldstein & Co. is a multi-generational CPA and advisory firm that collaborates with clients spanning from incubators and entrepreneurs to small and mid-size established business owners. The firm helps young executives with start-up strategies, including back-office accounting support, cash flow management, tax strategies and financial reporting and counsel seasoned owners with financial decisions, profit enhancement and succession planning. Samuel Goldstein & Co. works to help create About Babson CollegeBabson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds(r). The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action(r) as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value. Visit www.babson.edu CONTACT: Michael Chmura, 781-239-4549, email@example.com This news release was issued on behalf of Newswise(TM). For more information, visit http://www.newswise.com.