Our Mission: Catalyze a powerful entrepreneurial ecosystem that engergizes existing local resources and Baylor networks everywhere
We join with innovators and entrepreneurs who have a compelling vision to impact the world for good.
LAUNCH offers start-ups and established companies access to the systems and resources necessary to achieve sustainable innovation and market growth, including:
- Accelerated innovation and commercialization system
- Professional mall of experts, in topics like intellectual property, finance, and marketing
- Introductions, networking events and mentoring opportunities
- Executive Execution coaching
- Global market development
- Help with securing funding
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. LAUNCH also serves as a bridge to our community and catalyst for cultivating innovation locally.
Pursuing the Mission, LAUNCH has four strategic areas of engagement.
Accelerated Innovation Coaching – BOOST programs deliver real-time value by bringing client business objectives into a live coaching environment. Best practices and thought-leader insights are applied to the client's initiatives, producing immediate impact and experiential learning.
Accelerated Connections – ENGAGE programs connect innovators and the resources they need, when they need them. Networking opportunities, via connecting events and strategic venues, provide opportunities to form vital collaborations easily within the LAUNCH innovation community.
Accelerated Globalization – ENTRY programs build bridges from the region to the world's markets. LAUNCH's execution coaching platform in these regions provides networks and expertise needed to navigate the transition from regional to international player. Baylor's links to China and SE Asia are valuable to firms who want to explore exporting to these markets and need expert advice and trusted partners.
Accelerated Incubation – ORBIT programs develop and deliver best-in-class support and coaching to ventures which reside at the LAUNCH Incubator. We partner with the full scope of BRIC collaborators to assist firms in their path from bench research to prospering new business with workforce and leadership teams in place for excellence in execution.