New Venture Competition

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2017 was the sixth annual Baylor New Venture Competition!

The Baylor New Venture Competition on-campus event is a two-day business plan competition and speed pitch competition promoting entrepreneurship. The Baylor New Venture Competition is an all-student competition and is all about coaching, connection, collaboration, and new venture creation.

The competition, underwritten by an anonymous gift to Baylor University and the Hankamer School of Business, provides students with expert feedback and the opportunity to win prizes to help launch and grow their ventures.

The next Baylor New Venture Competition event will take place in late February 2018.



Be sure to click About the Competition to find out more about competition tracks, format, and other details! Still have questions? Please email us at newventurecomp@baylor.edu or via our contact form.


2017 Competition Winners!

Congratulations to the 2017 First Place award winners, Grow Bioplastics, Tony Bova and Jeff Beegle, University of Tennessee - Knoxville, who took home the $60,000 Grand Prize!

Congratulations to our other winning teams!

  • Second Place and $35,000:
    MITO Material Solutions, Oklahoma State University
  • Third Place and $20,000:
    RHOBACK Activewear, University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
  • Dell Award and $12,500:
    StudyTree, Drexel University
  • Power of Business Award and $6,000:
    Redcedar Products, Oklahoma State University
  • RealFoundations Award and $5,000:
    acion, llc, University of Louisville

  • Honorable Mention and $1,500 each:

    • acion, llc - University of Louisville
    • FroYo Xpress - Purdue University - Main Campus
    • Pocketutors - Baylor University
    • Redcedar Products - Oklahoma State University
    • StudyTree - Drexel University
    • Supervize - North Carolina State at Raleigh
    • SwineTech Inc. - University of Iowa
    • Twazer - Claremont McKenna College
    • Wavio - Brigham Young University

2017 Special Award Through Anonymous Donor!

A gentleman and his wife, who wanted to remain anonymous, were so impressed by the competition and the quality of all 12 finalist teams, that they donated an additional $2,000 to award to each of the 12 finalist teams!



2017 Finalists!

The 12 finalists for the 2017 Baylor New Venture Competition were:

  • acion, llc - University of Louisville
  • FroYo Xpress - Purdue University - Main Campus
  • Grow Bioplastics - University of Tennessee - Knoxville
  • MITO Material Solutions - Oklahoma State University
  • Pocketutors - Baylor University
  • Redcedar Products - Oklahoma State University
  • RHOBACK Activewear - University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
  • StudyTree - Drexel University
  • Supervize - North Carolina State at Raleigh
  • SwineTech, Inc. - University of Iowa
  • Twazer - Claremont McKenna College
  • Wavio - Brigham Young University


2017 Elevator Pitch Competition

The 3 Award Winners were:

  • First Place and $1,500:
    Grow Bioplastics - University of Tennessee - Knoxville
  • Second Place and $1,000:
    Pocketutors - Baylor University
  • Third Place and $500:
    MITO Material Solutions - Oklahoma State University



Congratulations again to all the teams who competed at Baylor University on February 24-25, 2017 for $179,000 in cash awards, a total package of $275,000 in cash and in-kind business services!

If you have any questions concerning the competition, please email us at newventurecomp@baylor.edu or via our contact form.

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