How do I apply to the New Venture Competition?
Visit the Entering the Competition page, then click to register for the competition. Create an account through iStart, complete the questionnaire, and upload your executive summary. Once your executive summary is successfully uploaded, consider yourself entered!
Who is judging the competition?
We have assembled an eclectic mix of judges from a wide range of backgrounds, including angel investors; venture capitalists; successful serial entrepreneurs; executive business professionals from the banking, legal, IT, industrial, healthcare, and professional services industries; and leading academics in entrepreneurship, management, and other areas of business.
If selected as a finalist, will I receive travel funds?
Yes. If a faculty/staff sponsor travels with the team, they will be eligible to receive a $1,500 travel stipend to help cover travel expenses. If a faculty/staff sponsor does not travel with the team, they will receive a $1,000 travel stipend. (Baylor teams will not receive a travel stipend)
Will I receive help from a mentor?
Yes. All 12 finalist teams will be assigned a mentor to work with for the 4 weeks leading up to the final presentations.
Can I enter an idea by myself, as a one-person team?
No. Teams must consist of 2-4 people.
I am graduating soon/have graduated recently. Am I still eligible to participate?
Yes. As long as you have graduated within 15 months of the initial entry deadline (Nov. 8, 2015), you will be eligible to participate. (i.e. Graduated during or after August 2014)
Can I bring my friends and family to attend the competition?
Absolutely. Please have them register their attendance online if they would like to be present for the meals. Visit our Attend the Competition page to register your attendance.
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