Launched in 2014, the Babson Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy (BELA) is a high school youth program operated by Babson College, the #1 ranked college/university for entrepreneurship by U.S. News & World Report for the past 22 years.

BLS students receive receive 25 hours of hands-on entrepreneurial education.  Working in teams, students develop business ideas that could be acted upon NOW.  Deitch Leadership Director, Jim Levesque, teaches the course using Babson's curriculum.  Class meets weekly after school for 90 minutes from November to April, and students receive one-on-one coaching from a Babson student teaching assistant.

Babson Boston Cup

BLS student teams participate in an intra-school competition from which two teams are selected to compete in the Babson Boston Cup, a regional competition held at Babson College in April.  

BLS Awarded Top Prizes at Babson Cup

BELA, 2016
BLS awarded 2nd Runner Up to Babson Cup
$250 seed money
Social Innovation Award

BELA, 2015
BLS awarded 2nd Runner Up to Babson Cup
$250 seed money
Invitation to Babson Summer Incubator
Community Problem Solver Award

BELA, 2014
BLS won Boston Babson Cup 
$250 seed money
Environmental Award
Community Impact Award