New Venture Competition

About the Competition

Baylor Business New Venture Competition

New Focus for 2014: Internet and Consumer Technology

For 2014, the Baylor New Venture Competition will take more of a technology focus. We would like to attract and showcase the latest and most innovative student start-ups in the IT/Tech space, including (but not limited to) the following industries:

  • Internet Services
  • Internet Security
  • Info Tech
  • Software
  • Cloud
  • Mobile Tech
  • Mobile Apps
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Web/e-Commerce
  • Social Commerce
  • Social Networking
  • Social Media
  • Social Gaming
  • Video Gaming

Any company from any industry is welcome to enter the competition, as we are happy to accept company entries from any industry in addition to our preference in the IT/Tech space.

Competition Format

Below is a brief description of how the rounds take place as the applicant pool is narrowed during the course of the competition:

  • Initially teams will submit a 2-page Executive Summary of their business concept. See Entering the Competition for guidelines on the Executive Summary submission. A round of judging will take place, and the top 50 teams will be chosen and notified of their advancement to the next round.

  • These 50 teams will submit a full business plan. See Entering the Competition for guidelines on the Business Plan submission. Of the 50 teams, 12 finalists will be chosen.

  • Those 12 finalists will present their companies to judges at our competition event on Baylor University's campus, February 28 - March 1, 2014.

Competition Highlights

  • $50,000 in prize money + in-kind services
  • Cash prizes for all 12 finalists
  • Feedback from start-up capital industry professionals for the top 50 teams
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2014 Eligibility

The 2014 Baylor New Venture Competition is open to all accredited institution students and recent alumni. For further information on team eligibility, visit the Entering the Competition page.

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

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