In the 20th year of the competition, the Rice Business Plan Competion has moved to a virtual experience!
Registration is now open for the Elevator Pitch Competition and the LIVE finals. Round 1 is only open to judges and startups.
The Elevator Pitch Competition is a fast-paced, high-energy round that kicks off the competition to give you a glimpse of all 42 startups. The only pre-recorded session of the virtual RBPC, each competitor submitted their 60 second pitches for a chance to win $3,500 in total prizes. Thank you to Mercury Fund, our long-time sponsor and supporter of the The Elevator Pitch Competition and prizes. Judging will happen live directly after the Elevator Pitch Competition and prizes will be awarded during The Finals on June 19th.
After participating in the Elevator Pitch Competitions and Round 1, 7 startups are advancing on for the LIVE final round. They'll have 10 minutes to prove that they are the most investable startup, followed by 5 minutes of Q&A with judges. Following the Finals, scores will be tallied and prizes will be announced! Capacity is limited.
Thank you to our cash and investment prize sponsors:
Special thank you to the Greater Houston Partnership, our technology innovation platform sponsor, who's support helped make the transition to a virtual event possible.