Learning in 360: Lighting Up the Competition (BBR)
The story of Light Bohrd begins with a young skateboarder and his engineer father who envisions photographing his son on a lighted skateboard. Essential to the plot is a university that encourages technological innovation and entrepreneurship, and a multibillion dollar apparel company that seeks new products to improve athletic performance.
The end of the story is not yet written, but Chris Forgey, Light Bohrd’s president, is developing the plot.
Top 25 Colleges for Entrepreneurship for 2015 (Undergrad)
Entrepreneur: Entrepreneur presents the top 25 undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship programs in the nation as ranked by The Princeton Review. Baylor University’s Entrepreneurship Program came in third. Baylor offers 29 entrepreneurship-related courses and currently has 2,112 students enrolled in the program. Within the past five years, Baylor Entrepreneurship graduates have started 200 companies. In addition, 100 percent of the staff and faculty have reportedly started, bought or run a successful business.
Top 25 Colleges for Entrepreneurship for 2015
Townhall: Entrepreneur presents the top 25 undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship programs in the nation as ranked by The Princeton Review. Baylor University’s Entrepreneurship Program came in third. Baylor offers 29 entrepreneurship-related courses and currently has 2,112 students enrolled in the program. Within the past five years, Baylor Entrepreneurship graduates have started 200 companies. In addition, 100 percent of the staff and faculty have reportedly started, bought or run a successful business. Other top-ranked universities include Babson College (#1), University of Houston (#2) and Brigham Young University (#4).
Baylor Entrepreneurship Professor to Serve on Committee for Global Entrepreneurship Leaders
Kendall Artz, Ph.D., chairman of the Baylor department of entrepreneurship and director of the Baylor Entrepreneurship Program, was recently selected to serve on the executive committee for the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC).
Baylor Business Management & Entrepreneurship Department Reorganized into Separate Departments
The Hankamer School of Business Management & Entrepreneurship Department has been reorganized into two departments, effective for the fall 2014 semester. Kendall Artz is the chair of the Entrepreneurship Department, and Blaine McCormick has been named the new Management Department Chair.
Addison, Dallas Entrepreneur Center Join Forces to Help Support Startup Companies
The Dallas Morning News: Baylor’s Accelerated Ventures program is mentioned in this article about an effort in Dallas to help support entrepreneurial businesses and startup companies. Quoted is Baylor alumnus James Blair, who launched LionsMouth Digital, a design firm. Also mentioned is David Grubbs, a former Baylor lecturer in management and entrepreneurship in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business who directed Accelerated Ventures.
50 Best U.S. Colleges for Aspiring Entrepreneurs
College Choice: Baylor is ranked among the 50 best colleges in the United States for aspiring entrepreneurs. The article notes that Hankamer’s John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise sponsors a number of initiatives and programs within the business school and in the business community. Baylor also has its own investment engine, the Baylor Angel Network, overseen by students, staff and faculty.
Addison Launches Entrepreneur Center
Dallas Morning News: A new entrepreneurship center in Addison, “TreeHouse,” was an idea inspired by the city’s partnership with Baylor University’s Accelerated Ventures business creation program. The center will provide education, training and other resources such as affordable office space.
Young Entrepreneurs Becoming Bosses, Not Employees
TimesLeader.com: These days with technology and smaller capital requirements, young entrepreneurs are finding it easier to open businesses. Baylor University is listed as one of the colleges that offers their students seed money to make their own startup companies. Serial entrepreneur David Grubbs, (BBA ’07), is a founder of Baylor’s Accelerated Ventures program and is mentioned in the piece.
Ethics in Business
Marlene Reed spends much of her time writing published cases for journals and textbooks. She teaches ethics in her classroom using those stories, which are based on real-life experiences from interviews of people who have been faced with difficult decisions.