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Rice Business Plan Competition

Congrats to the 2022 Grand Prize Winner: LIDROTEC

The Largest and Richest Intercollegiate Startup Competition 

The competition, just completing its 22nd 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 20 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. 

Congrats to all the startups that competed in the 2022 competition. See the results! 

 

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The 2023 RBPC will take place MAY 11-13

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Grow Your Startups. Build The Future.

In 2022, $2 Million in cash, investment and in-kind prizes was announced at the Awards Presentation!

Funding. Mentorship. Connections.

784

RBPC Alumni

$4.6B

Billion In funding raised by startups

269

Still in business or with successful exits 

5,500+

Jobs created

Featured Sponsors

The Owl
Mercury Fund
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Houston Angel Network
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Wells Fargo
Greater Houston Partnership