Entrepreneurship

Baylor Business Entrepreneurship

New Venture Competition Recognizes 2013 Winners
[4/3/2013]

A total of $50,000 in cash was awarded to 10 finalists in the Baylor New Venture Competition held at Baylor March 1-2, 2013.



New Venture Competition

"Our second annual Baylor Entrepreneurship New Venture Competition was a remarkable success," said coordinator Wes Nemec, a program manager for the John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship in Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business. "We are thrilled with the progress that the competition has made, and look forward to continued growth as this competition becomes a staple of Baylor Entrepreneurship. The student entrepreneurs were very impressive through all stages of the competition, and we would like to thank all competition teams, as well as our judges, sponsors, alumni, staff, and all other supporters for making this event truly special."


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Baylor-USASBE Student Case Writing Competition Now Accepting Applications
[4/4/2013]

The 2014 Baylor-USASBE Student Case Writing Competition is now accepting submissions. This is an innovative international event that supports and encourages undergraduate and graduate students from across the globe who wish to engage in case research and case writing.



Submitted cases must be original and must not have been previously published nor submitted for review to a conference, book, or journal. Submitted cases are suitable if they advance the field of entrepreneurship and contribute to our understanding of entrepreneurial phenomena.


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Baylor-USASBE Case Writing Competition Recognizes Top Three Student Teams
[2/4/2013]

The 2013 Baylor-USASBE Student Case Writing Competition was held at the USASBE Conference in San Francisco, California on January 10.

Case Writing Competition Winners

The student case writing competition is an annual event sponsored by Baylor Entrepreneurship and the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) that support and encourage undergraduate and graduate students from across the globe who wish to engage in case research and case writing.
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Waco Chamber/Baylor Entrepreneurship Collaboration Supports Baylor Student Startups
[2/3/2013]

The Waco Chamber of Commerce and the Baylor Entrepreneurship Program - ranked #2 in the country in 2012 by Entrepreneur Magazine - are teaming up to support student entrepreneurs enrolled in Baylor's Accelerated Ventures Program, with the ultimate goal of encouraging Baylor student entrepreneurs to locate their new ventures in Waco after graduation.

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"Our partnership with the Waco Chamber of Commerce is exciting" states Kendall Artz, Director of the Baylor Entrepreneurship Program. "Chris McGowan has been a great partner in supporting our students' efforts to launch and grow high potential startups.
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Connect with Baylor Entrepreneurship on Facebook!
[2/2/2013]

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  • Upcoming events, meetings or networking events

  • Pertinent deadlines

  • New opportunities for entrepreneurship students

  • Competition news, announcements and deadlines

  • Study abroad program updates and interest meeting dates

  • Helpful articles and news items and much more!


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Impact the Economy -- Support New Ventures!
[2/1/2013]

The Hankamer School of Business is developing the entrepreneurial spirit through our early stage venture programs.


Baylor Early Venture Programs

We would like to thank our Green-level sponsor, Oasis Advantage for their support of Early Ventures.


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Business Ethics Forum Focuses on Entrepreneurship
[12/4/2012]
In its eleventh straight year, Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business hosted the Dale P. Jones Business Ethics Forum, November 7 - 16, 2012. The forum, which engaged students, faculty, alumni and business leaders in discussions of major ethical issues facing the business world today, was sponsored by The Dale P. Jones Ethics Endowment, The Chavanne Chair of Christian Ethics in Business Endowment, BancAssets and BancVue.

This year's theme, "Starting with Integrity: Entrepreneurship and Ethics," aimed to help students understand the importance of ethics in experiential and interactive ways.
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European Study Abroad Program Undergoes Expansion
[12/4/2012]

Baylor University's Entrepreneurship Program has expanded the European Entrepreneurship Experience (e3) study abroad program, which is now included in the Baylor Business in Europe (BBE) program. Because the e3 program has been tremendously successful, this new program includes all that e3 offered but has added a new faculty member as well as two new courses.

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Dr. Fred Hulme will be joining the group in 2013 alongside Drs. Leslie Palich and Marlene Reed. Hulme is a senior lecturer in the Information Systems department. He has taught a wide range of undergraduate business classes including business statistics, computer information systems, and operations management. He also teaches in Hankamer's Executive MBA program in both Dallas and Austin.
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Connect with Baylor Entrepreneurship on Facebook!
[12/1/2012]
Keep in touch with Baylor Entrepreneurship -- like us on Facebook to keep up-to-date on:

  • Upcoming events, meetings or networking events

  • Pertinent deadlines

  • New opportunities for entrepreneurship students

  • Competition news, announcements and deadlines

  • Study abroad program updates and interest meeting dates

  • Helpful articles and news items and much more!


Like us on Facebook today!
Join Baylor Entrepreneurship on Facebook
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Baylor Entrepreneurship Ranked Among Best in the Nation
[10/4/2012]
New Venture Competition

Baylor's Entrepreneurship Program is one of the best in the nation according to The Princeton Review (PrincetonReview.com).


The education services company named the school #2 on its list of "Top Undergraduate schools for Entrepreneurship Programs."


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New Venture Challenge Increases Prizes and Widens Competitor Field to Include All Texas Students and Alumni
[10/3/2012]
Students are back and classes have resumed -- you can feel the excitement of another school year all over campus. It's also that time of year when student competitions ramp up again.


New Venture Competition

It's the second year for Baylor's New Venture Challenge, a two-day, dual round business plan competition and elevator pitch promoting entrepreneurship and small business development. The competition, underwritten by a generous anonymous gift to Baylor University and the Hankamer School of Business, provides students with expert feedback and the opportunity to win part of over $50,000 in cash prizes - the elevator pitch competition on Friday night provides three additional prizes of $1000, $500, and $250 for the top 3 presenters to help fund their ventures.


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New Certificate Programs Connect Entrepreneurship with Film and Digital Media Industry
[10/2/2012]
Baylor's Hankamer School of Business is excited to offer Entrepreneurship majors an exclusive opportunity to learn how to apply their skills within the digital media arena.
Film and Digital Media Business Certificate

The Certificate in Film and Digital Media Business is designed to create corresponding learning and recognition opportunities for Entrepreneurship majors who want to have specific knowledge of how to apply their innovative leadership skills in the digital media industry.




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Impact the Economy -- Support New Ventures!
[10/1/2012]
The Hankamer School of Business is developing the entrepreneurial spirit through our early stage venture programs.


Baylor Early Venture Programs

We would like to thank our Green-level sponsor, Oasis Advantage for their support of Early Ventures.


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2012 Texas Family Business of the Year Announces Award Winners and Finalists
[8/3/2012]
Baylor University's Institute for Family Business, through its annual Texas Family Business of the Year awards program, recognizes outstanding firms whose families demonstrate a deep commitment to each other and to business continuity, and who are exceptionally responsive to the needs of their employees, communities and industries.

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"Considering all the recent pressures which have fallen upon business owners - economic downturn, the new healthcare expense issues and enormous regulatory restraints, it is really difficult to operate profitable businesses these days," said J. David Allen, director of the Institute for Family Business and John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. "When family issues are added to the mix, great skill and judgment are required to remain successful. We really value, respect and honor family businesses that can balance all the issues - business and family - and continue to operate successful businesses. They are truly remarkable."
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Baylor Entrepreneurship in Costa Rica Wraps Up Another Year
[8/2/2012]

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Entrepreneurship faculty and students recently returned from a two-week excursion in Costa Rica continuing Baylor Business School's ten-year tradition of hosting culture-rich study abroad programs in Latin America.



The study abroad program is headed up by Leslie Palich, Ph.D., associate director of the Baylor Entrepreneurship Program and David Allen, director of the John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and the Institute for Family Business. Each year they host 10 students on the trip.



"We are so pleased to be able to offer this study abroad opportunity to our students," said Palich. "And after working to perfect the program for more than a decade now, we are thrilled with the results. Our students uniformly report that what they get from their participation is intensely educational as well as being a whole lot of fun. We would not be satisfied with anything less."


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New Venture Business Plan Competition Winners Announced
[6/2/2012]
Eleven finalists were awarded a total of $25,000 in the inaugural New Venture Business Plan Competition held at Baylor on April 14, 2012.
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DelBeccaro named Outstanding Student in Entrepreneurship
[6/1/2012]
Sean James DelBeccaro, a senior from River Forest, Illinois, majoring in Entrepreneurship and Recreation Ministry, has just been named Outstanding Student in Entrepreneurship for 2012.
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Baylor Receives Grant to Foster Entrepreneurial-Minded Engineers
[4/2/2012]
Baylor University and three other private universities - Villanova University, the University of Dayton, and the University of Detroit Mercy - have been awarded a three-year, $2.4 million grant from the Kern Family Foundation to develop innovative entrepreneurship programming for engineering students.
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As BRIC Phase 1 Nears Completion, Hankamer's Innovative Business Accelerator Gains Momentum
[4/1/2012]
In October 2009, when Baylor, along with a number of community partners, announced plans for the creation of the Central Texas Technology and Research Park (CTTRP), one could only have imagined what a collaborative resource this would be for both the University and community. Flash forward to present day and you'll find the cornerstone of the region's first research park nearing phase 1 completion and truly taking shape.
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Baylor-USASBE Student Case Writing Competition Now Accepting Submissions
[2/2/2012]
The 2013 Baylor-USASBE Student Case Writing Competition is now accepting submissions. This is an innovative international event that supports and encourages undergraduate and graduate students from across the globe who wish to engage in case research and case writing. Submitted cases must be original and must not have been previously published nor submitted for review to a conference, book, or journal. Submitted cases are suitable if they advance the field of entrepreneurship and contribute to our understanding of entrepreneurial phenomena.
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Applied Ventures Course Offers Students Opportunity to Create Profitable Companies
[2/1/2012]
Offered for the first time in fall 2011, Baylor's Accelerated Ventures course affords students who show strong entrepreneurial drive the opportunity to create real companies and generate real sales, all within a single semester.
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Social Entrepreneurship in Africa: Impactful Study Abroad
[1/2/2012]
More than five years ago, a couple of Baylor professors were considering the possibility of introducing a study abroad program in Africa. The program, Social Entrepreneurship in Africa (SEA), would have two primary goals. Most obviously, students would experience a culture very different than their own. Perhaps more importantly, students would be able to observe business in a developing country, and to see first-hand the needs of people who lack access to the types of resources that we take for granted in the United States.
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Keller-Williams Realty Founder, Gary Keller, is 2011 Entrepreneur in Residence
[1/1/2012]
Gary Keller starts most of his talks with students by telling them that he planned to be a professional musician. He spent a year pursuing that dream but soon realized that being a rock star wasn't in his future. Keller left his professional music ambitions to enroll at Baylor University, where he studied real estate, and went on to become co-founder of the second largest real estate company in the world, Keller-Williams Realty. Gary Keller may not have become a rock star musician but he certainly rocked the Hankamer School of Business October 5-7 when he spent three days on campus as Baylor's 2011 Entrepreneur in Residence.
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New Venture Business Plan Competition Launches at Baylor
[10/2/2011]
The Baylor Entrepreneurship New Venture Business Plan Competition is a single day, dual round business plan competition promoting entrepreneurship and small business development. The competition, underwritten by a generous anonymous gift to Baylor University and the Hankamer School of Business, provides students with expert feedback and, in this inaugural year, the opportunity to win part of $25,000 in prizes to help fund their ventures. In 2013, total funding for the competition increases to $100,000.
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Baylor Institute for Family Business Designated Regional Coordinator for STEP Project
[10/1/2011]
Baylor University has long been known for excellent education and high impact research in family business and has for many years been involved in annual conferences such as the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), the Family Firm Institute (FFI), the Academy of Management (AOM), and the Family Enterprise Research Council (FERC) to raise the visibility of family business as an important area of entrepreneurship research. Additionally, Baylor is home to one of the leading journals of entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice - known as a leading source for family business research.
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2011 Texas Family Business of the Year Announces Award Winners and Finalists
[8/2/2011]
Baylor University's Institute for Family Business, through its annual Texas Family Business of the Year awards program, recognizes outstanding firms whose families demonstrate a deep commitment to each other and to business continuity, and who are exceptionally responsive to the needs of their employees, communities and industries.
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Baylor's BEST Lands Role in Movie Project Development
[8/1/2011]
Baylor's Business Excellence Scholarship Team (BEST) program is a two-semester accelerated strategic entrepreneurship course that requires a diverse group of accomplished and academically excellent students to address real-world business issues. Students engage in critical projects for companies and gain genuine comprehensive experience while businesses get fresh creative consultants.
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Baylor CEO Chapter Calling All College Students to Cook Up a Winning Video
[6/2/2011]
Baylor's Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization (CEO) represents students from all across Baylor's campus and seeks to promote ingenuity, creativity, and, of course, entrepreneurship. Baylor alumna-founded Young Chefs Academy (YCA), a worldwide kids cooking school franchise company, encourages creativity and discovery in children while safely teaching them how to cook. A fun but purposeful collaborative relationship between these two organizations has led to the creation of an exciting competition.
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AI2V Accelerating Technology Commercialization
[6/1/2011]
Dr. Kevin Ludlum, Executive Director of Development for Baylor's Hankamer School of Business and School of Engineering and Computer Science, has deep roots in the ag business. He saw an opportunity to capitalize on existing infrastructure in that industry to shape an exciting plan to produce alternative energy while at the same time offer healthy returns to investors. Dr. Ludlum decided to participate in Baylor's Advanced Invention to Venture (AI2V) workshop to help him take his idea down the path to commercialization.
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Baylor-USASBE Student Case Writing Competition Now Accepting Submissions
[4/2/2011]
The 2012 Baylor-USASBE Student Case Writing Competition is now accepting submissions. This is an innovative international event that supports and encourages undergraduate and graduate students from across the globe who wish to engage in case research and case writing. Submitted cases must be original and must not have been previously published nor submitted for review to a conference, book, or journal. Submitted cases are suitable if they advance the field of entrepreneurship and contribute to our understanding of entrepreneurial phenomena.
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Angel-Funded Online Innovator BizGreet
[4/1/2011]
Baylor Angel Network (BAN) student analysts and angels have come to know Austin-based technology company BizGreet as a shining example of what Baylor Angel Network investing is all about. BAN is an investor network providing early stage capital and other assistance to experienced entrepreneurs with developed business plans, complete products, and early revenue. Mat Harris, co-founder and CEO of innovative online marketing company BizGreet, received his BBA in Marketing and Broadcasting, as well as his MBA from Baylor University. Prior to launching BizGreet in 2008, Mat previously co-founded Austin marketing communications firm Good Goliath.
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