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WACO, TX (KXXV) - Planning for college or a career after high school can be a monumental task.  But a local business, launched just this week in Waco, aims to take the stress off students and parents. While there are many college and career counseling services to choose from, the Founder and CEO of CollegeCoach.Today, Rick Cochran, says their method is one-of-a-kind. One client is Jackson Anderson.  He says, "I have a passion for music, specifically guitar.  I've been playing for awhile now...

WACO, TX (KXXV) -Besides the lottery, it's the quickest way to make your first million.  And the odds are better.  The program is called Launch, and it's part of Baylor's Research and Innovation Collaborative, or BRIC. People are coming from all over the world to tap into the one-stop-shop.  It could be a gold mine for businesses large and small. Cyphr Co-Founder Dawson Barksdale recalls starting his company. "It's like trying to climb a mountain that you've never climbed before, with no...

By: Anthony Ferrier In: Life Cycle Processes Ideation focused crowdsourcing has been around for some time, but the approach is often not producing the desired business results in order to justify continued investments. How does the model need to change in order to drive real business value? It’s a familiar refrain to those who have been working in the innovation industry for some time. “We recently ran a hugely successful challenge that prompted XX employees to participate, with YY ideas submitted and ZZ votes...

Eric T. Wagner ,   CONTRIBUTOR Surrounded. Millionaires. Centimillionaires. Billionaires. Every one of them gathered together in the desert at the 'Entrepreneur Of The Year' gala hosted by Ernst & Young and sponsored by The Kauffman Foundation For Entrepreneurship. Yes -- I’m in heaven. Thirty years of entrepreneurship under my own belt, but always seeking guidance from the best. So with my pad and pen, I set out on a mission to get the top tips and insight from America’s best entrepreneurs. Ears perched, I wrote...

Under Armour uses its annual Future Show to find great products invented by outside innovators. Video by H. Darr Beiser, USA TODAY H. Darr Beiser, USA TODAY A jogging shirt with lights for night running may be on tap at athletic apparel maker. BALTIMORE — Think of this as Under Armour meets American Idol. Except the idol who walks off with the Big Prize isn't a singer. But a thinker. A thinker who concocted an outside-the-box running shirt that lights up in the...

Greg Satell ,   CONTRIBUTOR Tony Stark is a classic innovator.  Brilliant and eccentric, he works alone in his lab and creates amazing things as if propelled by a magical force. He then attends a cocktail party, fights some crime, cracks a few jokes and has a few laughs. Alas, Iron Man is a cartoon.  The truth is that innovation is a messy business where confusion and uncertainty reign.  There are late nights, petty arguments and a roller coaster of emotions ranging from...

By Kat Nelson, Public Relations Specialist, Greater Waco Chamber Accelerating an idea from the lab to the commercial market requires technical innovation, business savvy and targeted resources. The Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC), now open for business, delivers it all in one convenient location. Potential industry clients are matched, through the Baylor Advanced Research Institute (BARI), to Baylor researchers who then collaborate on research topics of mutual interest. Intellectual property safeguards are put in place and the ongoing assessment of...