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 2015 Judges:

  • Brian Adams, CEO, Rumber Materials
  • J. David Allen, Professor, Entrepreneurship, Baylor University
  • Utz Baldwin, CEO, Plum
  • Bruce Ballengee, CEO, Pariveda Solutions
  • Byron Bexley, President and CEO, TexStar National Bank
  • Jeremy Brandt, CEO, We Buy Houses(R) and Director, Entrepreneurs' Organization
  • Charles Christopher, Consultant, CO2 Store
  • Jennifer Conley, Cofounder/VP of Programming, The DEC
  • Larry Dagley, President, Circle Hardware Supply
  • Will Davis, Cofounder, Able, Inc.
  • Curt Fisher, Partner, VCIN
  • Ray Fritel, President, Diversified Product Development
  • Rudy Garza, Founder/Managing Partner, G-51 Capital
  • Amy George, CEO, BlueAvocado
  • Rachel Graham, President, Ecom PPO Advisors, LLC
  • Kendall Haynesworth, Product Development Manager, H-E-B
  • Michael Hillman, Owner, Visiting Angels
  • Bill Hulsey, Principal, Hulsey Calhoun PC
  • 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, Rusk Capital
  • Hall Martin, Director, Texas Entrepreneur Network
  • Tim McGee, Managing Director, Tolarus Capital Advisors
  • Michael McSweeney, Managing Partner, McSweeney Holdings
  • Scott A. Miller, Partner and Chief Innovation Officer, Sendero
  • Jana Minfie, Professor, Entrepreneurship, Texas State University
  • John Morgan, Principal, Campa Investments, LLC
  • Mark Murdock, Attorney/Advisor
  • Paul Norell, CEO/Owner, Rise Up, LLC
  • Paul O'Brien, CMO, MicroVentures
  • PJ Pronger, Director, West Texas A&M University
  • TJ Raguso, Executive Vice President, Amegy Bank
  • Raul Ramirez, CEO, Renovatio Cloud Solutions
  • David Reid, Executive Director, Baylor Angel Network
  • Gib Reynolds, Owner, Urban Produce
  • Steve Reynolds, President, tripBAM, LLC
  • Paula Sabrsula, Owner, SuVida Enterprises
  • Hayley Stanton, Manager of Finance and Admin, Circle Hardware Supply
  • Mark Stern, Chairman, Allegheny Intel LLC
  • Rick Timmins, Board Chairman, Central Texas Angel Network
  • Larry Trautman, Entrepreneur & Professional Corporate Director
  • Kevin Vela, Founding Partner, Vela | Keller P.C.
  • Jeremy Vickers, Cofounder, The DEC
  • Jay Voncannon, Managing Director, Koch Equity Development
  • Joseph Voss, Finance, Strategy Private Equity
  • Chris Wallis, CEO/CIO, Vaughan Nelson Investment Management
  • Paul Wright, Business / Corporate Strategist, Austin Technology Community
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