In this issue:
New Venture Business Plan Competition Launches at Baylor
The Baylor Entrepreneurship New Venture Business Plan Competition is a single day, dual round business plan competition promoting entrepreneurship and small business development. The competition, underwritten by a generous anonymous gift to Baylor University and the Hankamer School of Business, provides students with expert feedback and, in this inaugural year, the opportunity to win part of $25,000 in prizes to help fund their ventures. In 2013, total funding for the competition increases to $100,000.
Baylor Institute for Family Business Designated Regional Coordinator for STEP Project
Baylor University has long been known for excellent education and high impact research in family business and has for many years been involved in annual conferences such as the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), the Family Firm Institute (FFI), the Academy of Management (AOM), and the Family Enterprise Research Council (FERC) to raise the visibility of family business as an important area of entrepreneurship research. Additionally, Baylor is home to one of the leading journals of entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice - known as a leading source for family business research.