Rice Business Plan Competition

Save the Date: April 4-6, 2024 at Rice University

The Largest and Richest Intercollegiate Startup Competition | April 4-6, 2024 | Rice University, Houston, Texas

The competition, entering 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 $2 million in cash and prizes. Thank you for all the all the startups competing in the most recent competition! 

Applications for the 2024 RBPC are open December 1, 2023 - January 31, 2024


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Register for an info session webinar on December 13 on how to submit the best application!

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