Welcome to Waco Startup Week 2019!

Below is the full schedule for Startup Week. Register by selecting the event and creating a schedule. You will be emailed updates during the week of April 23-25 on these events. Register now to save your spot!

Priscilla James

John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise
Program Manager
Priscilla James
I empower student entrepreneurs through the Baylor New Venture Competition ( BNVC) and the Baylor Young Entrepreneur Awards.

The BNVC is two-day business plan and elevator pitch competition showcases collegiate entrepreneurs from across the globe. A bonus day is offered for teams to receive additional feedback. 
This journey of personal and professional development includes industry-specific mentorship and coaching towards sustainable business plans.  In addition, student entrepreneurs gain exclusive access to accomplished experts and fellow innovators. Teams have the chance to win more than $250,000 in cash prizes and vital resources to catalyze and grow their business. Buckle up! The final destination for this adventure is a successfully profitable business that impacts the world.

Young Entrepreneur Awards
Students currently in high school who are running new ventures may be nominated to receive recognition and compete for cash prizes. Through the program, Baylor entrepreneurship seeks identify and formally recognize the most promising young entrepreneurs in the country and provide them with an opportunity to network, explore options to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams at Baylor and to receive financial support for their ventures.