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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, entering 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. For the first time in competition history, the 2021 event showcased 42 student-led startups. 

Congrats to all the startups that competed in this year's competition. See the results! 

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.


RBPC Alumni


Billion In funding raised by startups


Still in business or with successful exits 


Jobs created

Featured Sponsors

The Owl
Mercury Fund
Houston Angel Network
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