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2021 Startups

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Big Ideas. Brilliant Startups: The Largest RBPC Yet!

54

Startups Invited

6

Countries Represented 

9

New Universities Participating 

33%

From Life Science, our Largest Sector

 

2021 Participating Startups 

Startup University  Live Plan Links

Candelytics

Harvard University

Live Plan 

Paldara

Oklahoma State University

Live Plan 

bruxAway

University of Texas at Austin

Live Plan 

Smoove Creations

Northern Kentucky University

Live Plan 

FloWaste

University of Notre Dame

Live Plan 

Polair

Johns Hopkins University

Live Plan 

Kit Switch

Stanford University

Coming Soon!

Kegstand

University of Colorado Boulder

Coming Soon!

BullyProof

University of Arkansas

Coming Soon!

AI POW

Texas A&M University 

Live Plan 

Solbots Technologies

BITS Pilani

Live Plan 

Early Intervention Systems

George Washington University

Live Plan 

PhenoLogic

Michigan State University

Live Plan 

Ai-Ris

Texas A&M University

Live Plan 

LiRA

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Live Plan 

Shelly Xu Design (SXD)

Harvard University

Live Plan 

Transfoam

University of Virginia

Coming Soon!

Almond Finance

MIT

Live Plan 

Aspire360

Columbia University

Live Plan 

MindTrace

Carnegie Mellon University

Live Plan 

Renew Innovations

Chulalongkorn University 

Live Plan 

MentumQR

University of Western Ontario

Live Plan 

Hubly Surgical

Johns Hopkins University

Live Plan 

FibreCoat

RWTH Aachen University

Live Plan 

LFAnt Medical

McGill University

Live Plan 

GABA

Morehouse School of Medicine

Live Plan 

EasyFlo

University of New Mexico

Live Plan 

SwiftSku

Auburn University

Live Plan 

Floe

Yale University

Live Plan 

blip energy

Northwestern University

Live Plan 

Cerobex Drug Delivery Technologies

Tufts University

Live Plan 

M Aerospace RTC

CETYS University 

Live Plan 

NASADYA

University of Illinois Urbana Champaign 

Live Plan 

Flux Hybrids

NC State University

Live Plan 

ANIMA IRIS

University of Pennsylvania

Coming Soon!

Big & Mini

University of Texas at Austin

Live Plan 

OYA FEMTECH Apparel

UCLA 

Live Plan 

ArchGuard

Duke University

Live Plan 

Padma Agrobotics

Arizona State University 

Live Plan 

VRapeutic

University of Ottawa

Live Plan 

SEAAV Athletics

Quinnipiac University

Live Plan 

Adatto Market

UCLA

Live Plan 

Karkinex

Rice University

Live Plan 

AgZen

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Coming Soon!

Blue Comet Medical Solutions

Northwestern University

Live Plan 

Land Maverick

Fairfield University

Live Plan 

Anthro Energy

Stanford University

Live Plan 

ShuffleMe

Indiana University Bloomington

Live Plan 

ElevateU

Arizona State University

Live Plan 

QBuddy

Cornell University

Live Plan 

SimpL

University of Pittsburgh

Coming Soon!

Ichosia Biotechnology

George Washington University

Live Plan 

Neurava

Purdue University

Live Plan 

Revolute Robotics

University of Arizona

Live Plan 

Congrats to the #RBPC21 Invited Startups

More than 440 student-led startups from around the world applied to compete in the 2021 Rice Business Plan Competition—the world’s richest and largest student startup competition. Our applicant pool was incredibility robust with a variety of quality startups, so we’re excited to announce that we’re inviting 54 promising startups to compete, expanding the competition to even more big ideas and brilliant startups.