Entrepreneurship & Corporate Innovation

Application Process and Selection Criteria

Baylor Business Entrepreneurship & Corporate Innovation

Application Process

  1. Complete the application by December 10, 2018 at 11:59 PM CST for consideration in the spring semester 2019. We encourage early applications.
  2. If you are selected for the second round, we will invite you to provide additional materials and to schedule an interview. We encourage early applications and may begin the request for additional materials before the close of the application deadline.
  3. If you are selected as a 2018-2019 incubator participant, we will inform you of the decision by January 7, 2019 for spring semester admission.

Eligibility Requirements

  • You are an Undergraduate or Graduate student at Baylor University (All majors eligible).
  • You are the founder, co-founder, or leader of an early-stage (no more than 1 year in business), currently in operation or development, with no more than two paid employees or staff.
  • You are an existing organization that has filed incorporation paperwork and is in good standing in the state of incorporation.
  • You have the desire to seek support, services, coaching and mentoring from the business incubator faculty and staff to achieve the venture’s mission.
  • You have a willingness to be held accountable to monthly program goals, receiving and accepting feedback with the capacity to implement or act on suggestions.
Team Members Course Requirements (With a 'C' or Better)
Completion of ENT 3301 or ENT 3315 or ENT 3320
1 of 2 Completed ENT 3301 or ENT 3315 or ENT 3320
2 of 3 Completed ENT 3301 or ENT 3315 or ENT 3320
2 of 4 Completed ENT 3301 or ENT 3315 or ENT 3320

Selection Criteria

We select entrepreneurs of early-stage ventures based on the following criteria:

  • Venture solves a problem with a need in the market that potential customers are willing and able to pay for.
  • Potential for solving the identified problem at scale (local, national or international).
  • Potential for an earned revenue stream leading to sustainability in 12-18 months.
  • Sound strategy and plan for product/service development and delivery.
  • Leadership potential and the ability to build and maintain relationships.
  • Demonstration of strong commitment for the venture area in which they plan to work.
  • Abilities and expertise among team members required for the venture to succeed.
  • Practical skills, including problem-solving, strategic, and organizational abilities.
  • Personal integrity and a commitment to ethical behavior.

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