Rice Business Plan Competition

May 11-13, 2023 at Rice University

The Largest and Richest Intercollegiate Startup Competition | May 11-13, 2023 | Rice University, Houston, Texas

The competition, now in its 23rd year, gives collegiate entrepreneurs real-world experience to pitch their startups, enhance their business strategy and learn what it takes to launch a successful company. Hosted and organized by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship—which is Rice University's internationally-recognized initiative devoted to the support of entrepreneurship—and Rice Business. Over 23 years it has grown from nine teams competing for $10,000 in prize money in 2001, to 42 teams from around the world competing for more 2 million in cash and prizes. Good luck to all the startups competing in the 23rd Annual Competition! 


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