New Venture Competition


Baylor Business New Venture Competition

Competition Sponsorship


The Baylor New Venture Competition offers exciting opportunities for you and your company. We look forward to connecting with value-adding partners who align with the competition's mission of providing an immensely impactful and immersive experiential program for student entrepreneurs.

There are a variety of sponsorship packages available. We would be happy to build a custom sponsorship arrangement depending on what you believe would provide the most value for your company. If you are interested in becoming a partner sponsor, please email Priscilla James, director of Baylor's New Venture Competition, for further information.

A Baylor New Ventures Family Donor

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A Baylor New Ventures Family Donor supports emerging entrepreneurs to fuel life changing ventures.


LAUNCH Innovative Business Accelerator


Our mission is to enable the accelerated commercialization of things that matter. 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. One way LAUNCH designs and drives commercialization is through the Accelerated Commercialization Program (ACP). ACP is a customized, hands-on, experiential learning process that targets specific client needs and enables client acceleration to market entry through our proven 4A process: Align, Articulate, Activate, and Adjust.


Michael A. Markwardt

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Mike Markwardt received a BBA in 1981 from the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University. Under Mike’s leadership as President/CEO of Fort Worth based Encon Industries, he helped build a small family business into the world’s second largest supplier of ceiling fans, an enterprise which, in 1999, he strategically sold to Westinghouse Lighting. Mike then founded Legaré Furniture which, in 2013, he sold to California based Kittrich Corporation. Mike has since launched a consulting business, using his 35 years of international business expertise to help clients with all aspects of strategic global sourcing, product development, sales, marketing and distribution.


Winston Wolfe

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Winston Wolfe is a distinguished alumnus of Baylor University and a highly successful entrepreneur as the retired president/owner of Olympic Optical Company in Memphis, Tennessee. He is a generous supporter of Baylor for its Entrepreneurship programs in the Hankamer School of Business and the Track & Field program for Baylor Athletics.

Visiting Angels

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Visiting Angels is a national, private duty network of home care agencies. We are proud to be the nation’s leading provider of non-medical senior home care services. Our angels provide in-home care, elder care, respite care, senior personal care, elderly care and companion care services. With our senior home care services, elderly adults can continue to live independently in their own homes.


Pariveda Solutions

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Pariveda Solutions focuses on The Business of IT, leading IT as a business for a business. Pariveda works with Information Systems organizations to help them operate in an efficient manner, working like a services organization instead of as a cost center. By focusing on the Business of IT, Pariveda helps customers deliver the right products and services to support the primary mission of their enterprise, increasing their value to stakeholders.

Pariveda Solutions Downloadable Materials (PDF)



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RealFoundations is a professional services firm focused on helping companies that develop, own, operate, service, occupy or invest in real estate make smarter, more profitable decisions. From the building itself to the way it's developed, operated and capitalized, no firm understands the inner workings of the entire real estate ecosystem as well as RealFoundations.

We Make Real Estate Run Better

RealFoundations Downloadable Factsheet (PDF)



Logo - Fitzgerald's

Since 2001, Fitzgerald’s has provided full service residential/commercial landscaping, lawn maintenance, tree care and irrigation services to the Baylor and Central Texas community. Voted “Best of Waco” for the past 12 years, Fitzgerald’s is proud of their excellent reputation and extended service offerings such as sprinkler repair, backflow testing, wood arbors, pergolas, outdoor fireplaces, retaining walls, flagstone patios, water features, patterned concrete and landscape lighting. Fitzgerald’s Certified Arborist has over 14 years experience in tree care and disease prevention and is also Oak Wilt Certified.


Woof's Play & Stay

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Woof’s Play, Stay & Grooming is the premier dog care provider in Kansas City. Woof’s focuses on DayPlay, boarding and grooming services for your 4-legged friends. Woof’s was voted as the best dog care provider in Johnson County in 2017, and recently opened their first licensed location in Manhattan, Kansas.


Hulsey PC

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Based in Austin, TX with offices in San Antonio and California, Hulsey PC procures patents, trademarks, and copyrights for client startups, growing companies, and inventors facing rapidly changing, entrepreneurial, and competitive marketplaces. We focus our efforts on assuring that our clients' IP rights support their market success and company growth.


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V-Rooms provides a privately-branded online virtual data room solution, designed to streamline document management, collaboration, secure file sharing and archiving for a variety of professionals. V-Rooms provides a secure location to store and view information that companies want to keep private, yet access conveniently.


Texas Consilium

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The Texas Consilium is a nonprofit Texas economic-development corporation with a mission to grow the Texas economy by accelerating the profitable growth of individual Texas businesses, with a particular emphasis on manufacturers. We are a catalyst for profitable growth and are, simply put, in the business of business improvement. Our expanding team of highly-experienced, seasoned executives and professionals can address virtually any business issue obstructing profitability and growth from leadership, organizational structure, teamwork, information systems, processes, quality, market research, strategy, top-line growth, profitability and more.


Four Columns Marketing

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Four Columns Marketing is your inbound and outbound marketing performance partner. We apply our expertise in marketing strategy, content marketing, graphic design, web development and video production to precisely stay in step with your branding strategy and marketing message to deliver the very best results for your company.

Addison Treehouse

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Founded by the Town of Addison and the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (aka The DEC) the Treehouse is a resource centered coworking space focused on providing aspiring entrepreneurs with education, programing/events, and mentorship that are vital for the growth and sustainability of businesses. Born from a shared vision among small business and entrepreneurship advocates, the Treehouse believes investment in entrepreneurs is investment in the community.


Palo Alto Software

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LivePlan simplifies business planning, budgeting, forecasting, and performance tracking for small businesses and startups. Our innovative software walks you step by step through the critical phases of starting and growing your dream business. Set business goals, compare performance to industry benchmarks, and see all your key numbers in an easy-to-use dashboard so you know exactly what's going on in your business. Write your plan with the #1 business planning company, trusted by over 250,000 entrepreneurs and small businesses.


TEN Capital Group

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TEN Capital is an investment marketplace which includes a series of syndicates, angel networks, and funding portals including angels, high net worth individuals, family offices and venture capital investors. TEN Capital invests in high growth companies with venture funding. TEN also has an extensive list of advisors and partners that can help prepare businesses for reaching the next level. Since 2009, TEN has helped entrepreneurs who have raised over $350M.


Texas Entrepreneur Networks

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The Texas Entrepreneur Networks (TEN) was founded to provide leadership in developing the entrepreneur ecosystem for early and mid-stage companies in Texas. TEN’s expertise lies in helping launch startups, creating accelerator programs, and funding companies. The TEN staff has coached hundreds of startup companies, created mentorship programs, hosted funding forums, created angel investor groups, launched several accelerator programs and fostered the entrepreneur community through blogs and website portals.


Renovatio Cloud Solutions

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Renovatio Cloud Solutions is a cloud technology consulting and custom software development firm with unparalleled experience in using cloud platforms to transform business processes in oil and gas companies. Renovatio comprises a team of software professionals with a burning desire to solve the most complex problems in oil and gas companies. We believe in partnering with clients to create and build software solutions that serve as a catalyst for their future growth and profitability.


RWR Legal

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RWR Legal is a top-rated business law firm founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs and their emerging companies. We provide a powerful combination of real-world legal advice and business consulting, as well as robust community resources and insight. RWR Legal represents clients from start-up through growth, financing, acquisitions, restructuring and exits. RWR Legal also advises investors throughout Texas.

Limestone Networks

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Limestone Networks (LSN) provides dedicated server hosting in Dallas, TX. LSN supplies enterprise-grade dedicated servers to resellers, VPS and shared hosts, cloud hosts, gamers, and other clients. With an international presence and multilingual sales and support capabilities, Limestone Networks can cater to the dynamic needs of the hosting industry.

Quatro Tax LLC

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With 25 years of proven property tax expertise and in-depth knowledge of national tax procedures, Quatro Tax LLC is an expert in analyzing property taxes to make sure valuations are fair and equitable. Quatro Tax LLC carries the highest ethical standards in representing clients, as we work with appropriate assessors to ensure that every company pay only their fair share when taxes are due.


Baylor Angel Network

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The Baylor Angel Network (BAN) is an active investor network providing early stage capital to entrepreneurs with developed business plans, complete products and early traction. We are proud to be recognized as one of the most active angel networks in the State of Texas and across the country. BAN facilitates the engagement of angel investors and early stage companies while providing real-world, hands-on educational opportunities for Baylor students.



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JumpCelerator (JC) is a startup business accelerator looking to partner with business owners driven to take their startups to the next level. JC supports select entrepreneurs launching their own companies, mentoring them in the art of business, and guiding them towards success. We provide mentorship, guidance, and investment for businesses in a variety of industries, along with access to our extensive network of professional resources.

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