New Venture Competition


Baylor Business New Venture Competition

Thank You to our Judges

The Baylor New Venture Competition staff would like to thank our judges for their service and desire to make a difference in the lives of our student competitors. Their insightful feedback provides great value for our student competitors and makes this competition not only financially rewarding, but also a great educational experience.

Baylor New Venture Competition 2014 Judges:

  • Brian Adams, CEO, Rumber Materials
  • J. David Allen, Professor, Entrepreneurship, Baylor University
  • Utz Baldwin, CEO, Plum
  • Bruce Ballengee, CEO, Pariveda Solutions
  • Trey Bowles, CEO, The Dallas Entrepreneur Center
  • Jeremy Brandt, CEO, We Buy Houses(R) and Director, Entrepreneurs' Organization
  • Chris DeLeenheer, Partner, Rydell Holdings
  • Rudy Garza, Founder/Managing Partner, G-51 Capital
  • Ryan Gibson, Partner, Rydell Holdings
  • Rachel Graham, President, Ecom PPO Advisors, LLC
  • Kendall Haynesworth, Director of Quality Systems and R&D, Big Red Inc.
  • Jane Herndon, Business Advisor, McLennan SBDC
  • Jayson Johnson, Principal Shareholder/Director, Plains State Bank
  • Gary Kendall, CEO/CVO, Limestone Networks, Inc.
  • Robert Knorr, Principal, Cogent Inc.
  • Patrick Linstrom, President & CEO, Linstrom Corporation, Creator of Kelly's Delight
  • Preston Marshall, President, MarOpCo, Inc.
  • Hall Martin, Director, Texas Entrepreneur Network
  • Fred Marxer, Director, North Texas Angel Network
  • Bruce Mazzare, Principal, Management Development Systems
  • Jana Minfie, Professor, Entrepreneurship, Texas State University
  • Paul Norell, COO, Ecopia Worldwide, LLC
  • Les Palich, Professor, Entrepreneurship, Baylor University
  • TJ Raguso, Executive Vice President, Amegy Bank
  • Linda Ramirez, Program Manager, Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Raul Ramirez, CMO, SalsaMobi, LLC
  • Steve Reynolds, CEO, tripBAM, Inc.
  • Scott Salmans, Owner, WRS Group Ltd.
  • Larry Trautman, Entrepreneur & Professional Corporate Director
  • Jeremy Vickers, Director of Innovation, Dallas Regional Chamber
  • Joseph Voss, Finance, Strategy Private Equity
  • Bill Worthington, Professor, Management, Baylor University
  • Paul Wright, Accelerated Pre-revenue SMB Consultant, Austin Startup Community
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