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New Venture Competition

The Baylor New Venture Competition (NVC) in the John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship & Free Enterprise is a multi-round, global business plan and elevator pitch competition that showcases undergraduate and graduate student-owned ventures. Now in its eighth year, the NVC has provided countless collegiate, student entrepreneurs with a life-changing experience.


The actual competition event is the culmination of six months of work, with more than 150 expert and industry-specific judges providing invaluable mentorship, coaching and feedback. Participating teams vie for substantial prize packages of cash and in-kind business services that can transform venture dreams into reality.


The 2018 NVC had world-wide representation with an applicant pool spanning nine countries. The vast geographic range of the applicants suggests that the competition has a broad appeal and has become a nationally and internationally renowned event.


The NVC depends on partnerships between Baylor and generous donors who seek to support the efforts to develop entrepreneurs and catalyze new venture creation.


To make a gift, click the MAKE A GIFT button. You may also be able to increase your gift through your employer’s gift matching program and by sharing #BaylorGives on social media.


Thanks in advance for your consideration.


Early Bear Challenge
The first 100 Early Bears will unlock $5,000!
100 / 100 Gifts
Giving Day Kick Off
The first $25,000 in gifts beginning at noon on August 28 will be matched dollar-for-dollar! That means your $25 gift can become $50!
$25,000 MATCHED
The Final Countdown
Starting at 10:00 on August 29, the next 150 donors will unlock an additional $15,000 gift from an anonymous donor!
150 / 150 Gifts
School of Business Dean's Match
$5,000 in gifts to any Hankamer School of Business fund will be generously matched by Dean Terry Maness.
$5,000 MATCHED
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