2019 Competition

The Art of Entrepreneurship

More than 20 organizations were prepared to write checks to entrepreneurs competing in the Rice Business Plan Competition and awarded a record $2.9 million in prizes to 42 teams. 


To win the Rice Business Plan Competition was a catalyst—the community, the connections, the relations all of which came from the Rice University Business Plan Competition was absolutely critical for that growth.

Caleb Carr, 2019 Grand Prize Winner

President, Vita Inclinata

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Congratulations to the 2019 Winners

2019 Elevator Pitch Competition

2019 Competitors

Team Name School Video Pitch
AC Biode University of Cambridge (United Kingdom) YouTube
AeroShield MIT YouTube
Astrolabe Analytics University of Washington YouTube
Avesta76 Therapeutics Johns Hopkins University YouTube
BetterLife Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) YouTube
Botryonyx LLC Texas A&M University YouTube
BrewBike University of Chicago and Northwestern University YouTube
Calcium Solutions University of Michigan YouTube
CataLight University of Waterloo YouTube
Colonai Columbia University YouTube
Crystal Sonic Arizona State University YouTube
Curenav University of Houston YouTube
Delta Band Carnegie Mellon University YouTube
dermadiagnostics University of Notre Dame YouTube
Dough University of Michigan YouTube
Embryologic University of California, Irvine YouTube
EnKoat Arizona State University YouTube
Flux Marine Boston University YouTube
Formally Brown University YouTube
Heart I/O University of Pittsburgh YouTube
HRG Infrastructure Monitoring University of Victoria (Canada) YouTube
Incite Analytics Cornell University YouTube
Kosmik Energy Texas State University YouTube
Kyron Washington University in St. Louis YouTube
LilySpec Rice University YouTube
Modulus Housing Solutions IIT Madras (India) YouTube
NABACO Texas State University YouTube
Odin Technologies Northwestern University YouTube
RagnaRock Geo Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) YouTube
Resonado University of Notre Dame YouTube
Respira Labs University of California, Berkeley YouTube
Rhaeos Northwestern University YouTube
Speeko University of Iowa YouTube
spotLESS Materials Penn State University YouTube
Symphony University of Mumbai YouTube
Tarseer Carnegie Mellon University YouTube
Treyetech Johns Hopkins University YouTube
Tutorfly UCLA YouTube
Vascugenix University of Arkansas at Little Rock YouTube
Vita Inclinata Technologies Mitchell Hamline School of Law YouTube
Zilper Trenchless MIT YouTube