We offer an intense, educational experience over the multi-day event for student startup founders to pitch to investors, receive feedback and advance their startup. There is also significant time designated for interaction with our judges and prize sponsors, the majority of whom are from the investment community.
"The ability to network and to actually put yourself in front of investors—that's really what drew me to the RBPC."
CEO, Aurign, 2020 Grand Prize Winner
Ready to progress your startup?
The RBPC gives you multiple opportunities to showcase your startup to a wide audience and join a network of 700+ RBPC alumni who have collectively raised $2.675+ billion in funding
Receive real-time, informative feedback and guidance from sector specialists and entrepreneurs
Get 4 weeks of in-depth mentoring to prepare you for the event and prepare your startup for what's next! Feedback is personalized and individualized, provided during three separate sessions as well as on your written business plan before the competition.
Compete against top-ranked and emerging global student-led startups
Learn from, network with and get a better understanding of your competition by competing in the world's largest and richest student startup competition. Join a network of alumni who have raised more than $2.675 Billion in funding—and build credibility with other investors beyond the competition.
Networking with potential venture capitalists and other investors
Pitch to investors who are looking for their next early-stage deal. All startups connect with high-caliber, experienced judges, the majority of whom are senior level investors, entrepreneurs and industry leaders from investors and experienced entrepreneurs.
Take Your Venture to the Next Level
From business plan creation to selling your business, the Rice Business Plan Competition prepares founders with real-world opportunities to successfully launch their startups. For winners, they'll leave with funding and mentors to propel them forward.