The Baylor New Venture Competition offers an exciting opportunity for you and your company to connect with top student entrepreneurial talent from around the nation. We look forward to connecting with value-adding partners to align with the competition's mission of providing a valuable educational and growth opportunity for student entrepreneurs.
Please click below to download the sponsorship brochure outlining the available sponsorship packages. In addition to the packages listed, we would be delighted to build a custom sponsorship arrangement for your company depending on what would provide the most value from our program.
Sponsorship Brochure 2015 (PDF) (2 pages)
Sponsorship Flyer 2015 (PDF) (1 pagers)
Thank You to our Sponsors
The Baylor New Venture Competition staff would like to thank our sponsors for their generous support of the competition. Their contributions allow us to provide an enjoyable first-class event for our teams and judges, as well as provide the necessary backing to make our student participants successful.
LAUNCH Innovative Business Accelerator
Our mission is to enable the accelerated commercialization of things that matter. LAUNCH is located in the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC), and is the in-house bridge between research, product development and the marketplace - or commercialization. One way LAUNCH designs and drives commercialization is through the Accelerated Commercialization Program (ACP). ACP is a customized, hands-on, experiential learning process that targets specific client needs and enables client acceleration to market entry through our proven 4A process: Align, Articulate, Activate, and Adjust.
Pariveda Solutions focuses on The Business of IT, leading IT as a business for a business. Pariveda works with Information Systems organizations to help them operate in an efficient manner, working like a services organization instead of as a cost center. By focusing on the Business of IT, Pariveda helps customers deliver the right products and services to support the primary mission of their enterprise, increasing their value to stakeholders.
Visiting Angels is a national, private duty network of home care agencies. We are proud to be the nation’s leading provider of non-medical senior home care services. Our angels provide in-home care, elder care, respite care, senior personal care, elderly care and companion care services. With our senior home care services, elderly adults can continue to live independently in their own homes.
Able is the world’s first collaborative lender. We provide small business loans with the help of your friends & family. Our first product is a small business loan ranging from $25,000 to $250,000. Raise 25% from friends & family, and Able funds the rest. Together we can create a new way to lend and help empower main street entrepreneurs. To learn more visit: http://www.hiable.com/
Our goal is to be a 21st century hardware supply store with all the benefits of technology in both quality products and information systems. But we want to be a hardware supply store with an experienced, knowledge team and outstanding customer service that is second to none, a hardware supply store with experienced people you know and quality products you trust.
TexStar National Bank
TexStar National Bank is a locally owned and operated bank that began serving the community in 2004. We were started by a former small businessman who understands the importance of having a banker you can depend on. From that time and despite the economic challenges, the bank has grown to almost 200 million in assets with six locations. We have a team of experienced bankers who build relationships and customize banking solutions for small businesses, entrepreneurs, professionals and consumers.
Koch Indusries, Inc.
Koch Equity Development, LLC is the corporate development subsidiary of Koch Industries. KED seeks to create value for Koch companies by practicing a long-term investment approach in competitively advantaged businesses. It compares the compatibility of each investment opportunity with Koch companies’ proven standards of excellence in operations, trading, transactions and public sector.
State Farm's mission is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. State Farm is a family of insurance and financial services companies that together offer over 100 products to serve tens of millions of customers in the U.S. and Canada. State Farm is a mutual company owned by our policyholders. More than 65,000 employees and more than 18,000 Agents service 81 million policies and accounts throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Founded by the Town of Addison and the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (aka The DEC) the Treehouse is a resource centered coworking space focused on providing aspiring entrepreneurs with education, programing/events, and mentorship that are vital for the growth and sustainability of businesses. Born from a shared vision among small business and entrepreneurship advocates, the Treehouse believes investment in entrepreneurs is investment in the community.
Palo Alto Software
LivePlan simplifies business planning, budgeting, forecasting, and performance tracking for small businesses and startups. Our innovative software walks you step by step through the critical phases of starting and growing your dream business. Set business goals, compare performance to industry benchmarks, and see all your key numbers in an easy-to-use dashboard so you know exactly what's going on in your business. Write your plan with the #1 business planning company, trusted by over 250,000 entrepreneurs and small businesses.
Texas Entrepreneur Networks
The Texas Entrepreneur Networks (TEN) was founded to provide leadership in developing the entrepreneur ecosystem for early and mid-stage companies in Texas. TEN’s expertise lies in helping launch startups, creating accelerator programs, and funding companies. The TEN staff has coached hundreds of startup companies, created mentorship programs, hosted funding forums, created angel investor groups, launched several accelerator programs and fostered the entrepreneur community through blogs and website portals.
Renovatio Cloud Solutions
Renovatio Cloud Solutions is a cloud technology consulting and custom software development firm with unparalleled experience in using cloud platforms to transform business processes in oil and gas companies. Renovatio comprises a team of software professionals with a burning desire to solve the most complex problems in oil and gas companies. We believe in partnering with clients to create and build software solutions that serve as a catalyst for their future growth and profitability.
The RAM Law Firm PLLC takes a unique approach to practicing the law. We are a law firm started by entrepreneurs providing accessible legal expertise for startups, growing businesses, and their owners. We build valuable relationships with our clients, counseling them in transactional matters that affect their businesses and personal lives. And in the event that you need to pursue litigation, our team of attorneys has the experience to fight for your interests in court.
Silicon Valley Bank
Banking the world's most innovative companies and exclusive wineries, SVB's diverse financial services, knowledge, global network, and world class service increase our clients' probability of success. With $33 billion in assets and more than 1,700 employees, we provide commercial, international and private banking through 34 locations worldwide. Forbes Magazine ranks us among America's Best Banks and Fortune considered SVB one of the best places to work.
Limestone Networks (LSN) provides dedicated server hosting in Dallas, TX. LSN supplies enterprise-grade dedicated servers to resellers, VPS and shared hosts, cloud hosts, gamers, and other clients. With an international presence and multilingual sales and support capabilities, Limestone Networks can cater to the dynamic needs of the hosting industry.
With 25 years of proven property tax expertise and in-depth knowledge of national tax procedures, McCollum Consulting is an expert in analyzing property taxes to make sure valuations are fair and equitable. McCollum carries the highest ethical standards in representing clients, as we work with appropriate assessors to ensure that every company pay only their fair share when taxes are due.
Insperity provides an array of human resources and business solutions designed to help improve business performance. Insperity Business Performance Advisors offer the most comprehensive suite of products and services available in the marketplace. Insperity delivers administrative relief, better benefits, reduced liabilities and a systematic way to improve productivity through its premier Workforce Optimization solution.