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Baylor University's entrepreneurship program is excited to host the seventh annual Baylor New Venture Competition in 2018. The deadline to apply to was October 3, 2017. We can no longer accept applications for this year's competition but we encourage you to register to attend this year's competition event in February 2018!

The Baylor New Venture Competition on-campus event is a two-day business plan competition and elevator pitch competition promoting student entrepreneurship. The competition showcases student created, managed, and owned ventures. Competitors from accredited universities across the globe receive expert feedback, coaching, and a prize package of cash and crucial in-kind business support services, to launch and grow their ventures.

The program, underwritten by an anonymous gift to Baylor University and the Hankamer School of Business, provides students with an immensely impactful and immersive experiential business competition.

The next Baylor New Venture Competition event will take place in February 23 - 24, 2018 at the Foster Campus for Business and Innovation at Baylor University.

Want to catch all the action? Click below to register your attendance to see who wins the grand prizes!

Be sure to click About the Competition to find out more about competition format and other details! Still have questions? Please email us at or via our contact form.

2018 Competition Winners!

Congratulations to the 2018 First Place award winners, Lapovations, LLCs, Jared Greer, Flavia Araujo, Michael Dunavant, University of Arkansas, who took home the $50,000 Grand Prize!

Congratulations to our other winning teams!

  • Second Place and $25,000:
    Orai, Drexel University
  • Third Place and $10,000:
    Syntr Health Tehnologies, University of California, Irvine
  • RealFoundations Award and $1,500:
    Grox Industries, University of Arkansas

The finalists for the 2018 Baylor New Venture Competition were:

  • ABAL Therapeutics - University of Iowa
  • BellaNove - UCLA
  • Grox Industries - University of Arkansas
  • Keto Endure - Keck Graduate Institute
  • Lapovations, LLC - University of Arkansas
  • MoTrack Therapy - Johns Hopkins University
  • Orai - Drexel University
  • Sanguis - University of Pennsylvania
  • Sidekick - Northwestern University
  • Syntr Health Technologies - University of California, Irvine

View highlights from the 2018 Baylor New Venture Competition

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If you have any questions concerning the competition, please email us at or via our contact form.

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