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Baylor New Venture Competition

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Baylor University's entrepreneurship program is excited to host the seventh annual Baylor New Venture Competition in 2018. The competition is open for applications and the deadline to apply to https://baylornvc2018.startupcompete.co is October 3, 2017!

The Baylor New Venture Competition on-campus event is a two-day business plan competition and elevator pitch competition promoting student entrepreneurship. The competition showcases student created, managed, and owned ventures. Competitors from accredited universities across the globe receive expert feedback, coaching, and a prize package of cash and crucial in-kind business support services, to launch and grow their ventures.

The program, underwritten by an anonymous gift to Baylor University and the Hankamer School of Business, provides students with an immensely impactful and immersive experiential business competition.

The next Baylor New Venture Competition event will take place in February 23 - 24, 2018 at the Foster Campus for Business and Innovation at Baylor University.

Want to catch all the action? Click below to register your attendance to see who wins the grand prizes!



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


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!

2017 NVC Winner - Grow Bioplastics

Tony Bova and Jeff Beegle, Grow Bioplastics, University of Tennessee - Knoxville

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


View highlights from the 2017 Baylor New Venture Competition


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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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