Applications Open for Ninth Annual Baylor New Venture CompetitionOct. 10, 2019
By Caroline Mitchell
The John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise is hosting its ninth annual Baylor New Venture Competition and is now accepting applications through November 1. The weekend event held in March showcases collegiate entrepreneurs from around the world in a two-day business plan and elevator pitch competition.
Priscilla James, program manager for the program, says the competition is a unique opportunity for young entrepreneurs. She says all teams who apply are set up for success because of the constant feedback they receive.
“Our judges, coaches, and mentors are accomplished experts eager to empower and encourage student entrepreneurs. In addition to multiple cycles of feedback, we offer opportunities for presentation style coaching, valuable mentorship and various networking experiences,” James said.
James says students who apply, attend or volunteer at the events are sure to enjoy themselves while learning about innovation in the process.
The Baylor New Venture Competition offers over $250,000 in cash and prizes. The introduction of tracks, such as Impact Entrepreneurship, Baylor Team or Idea, offers opportunities for teams of various industries or stages to compete.
Teams must submit an Executive Summary of their business concept by the November 1 deadline and the top 50 teams will advance to the next round. The top 10 finalists are invited to Baylor to showcase their ventures at the final events March 20-21, 2020.
The 2020 Baylor New Venture Competition is open to current undergraduate and graduate students from any university, or those who graduated in May 2018 or later. Teams may consist of two to four members and must contain one current full-time university student.
For more information visit: https://www.baylor.edu/business/newventurecompetition/