Coming up with promising ideas for new technologies and products takes a special kind of genius. Getting those technologies and products out of the lab and to the people who will use them takes quite another.
The path between the lab and the marketplace is called "commercialization," and from its centrally located suite of offices in the BRIC, LAUNCH provides entrepreneurs, businesses and industry with success-proven resources and experience to navigate that often winding and obstacle-strewn trail.
LAUNCH offers start-ups and established companies alike a broad spectrum of business formation, adaptation and augmentation services, such as international market development (through Baylor's International Entrepreneurship programs), legal and accounting services and educational programs for executives of new technology companies, and also helps match clients with appropriate financial support mechanisms, including the Baylor Angel Network, venture capital financing and assistance with Small Business Administration loan applications.
"LAUNCH brings a full-featured set of real-world business development and marketing services that is the perfect complement to the technical and scientific "genius" of the BRIC's clients and researchers", says Dr. Greg Leman, LAUNCH Director.
ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY
Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.