Accelerated Ventures is an innovative two semester course at Baylor University that enables students to create real companies, raise real funds, launch products and services, and generate sales within a single semester. Course materials focus on internet sales although ideas of all sorts are welcome in the AV program. Entrepreneurship students experience the start-up process first-hand by taking a company from its conceptualization phase to exit. Led by Baylor alumni Gib Reynolds and David Grubbs, faculty members Kendall Artz and Les Palich, and a board of veteran serial entrepreneurs, students learn the foundational principles required to start and run successful businesses while simultaneously applying these principles to the coursework.
What Student Say After Graduating AV…
“One of the most rewarding and educational experiences I have had in my college career.” – Charlie Gasmire
“An educational foundation that puts us in the upper 1% of people our age…and has equipped myself and the other students to succeed with any venture we pursue.” – Cole Chapman
“The Accelerated Ventures experience has been a wild, wonderful ride and will stick with me throughout my life.” – Gib Reynolds
“I can say with full confidence this class should not only be made into a major, but should also be made into a four-year program for avid entrepreneurs looking to seriously start a business when they graduate.” – Jordan Rhodes