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Rice Business Plan Competition

Congrats Grand Prize Winner: Protein Pints

Showcasing The Best University Startups from Around the US and the World

The competition, having completed its 24th 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 than $1 million in cash and prizes. It is the largest and richest student startup competition in the world.

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Funding. Mentorship. Connections.


Billion In funding raised by startups


Still in business or with successful exits 




Jobs created

Featured Sponsors

The Owl
Mercury Fund
Houston Angel Network
Finger Interests, LTD.
Anderson Family Fund, Greg Novak, Tracy Druce
TiE Houston
Baker Botts
Norton Rose Fulbright
Wells Fargo
Greater Houston Partnership