You have the idea.
Now make it happen.
Rice University hosts the world's largest and richest student startup competition, with 42 teams competing for over $1.5 million in in prizes.
Will your startup be the one to represent Rice University?
At the Rice Business Plan Competition, collegiate entrepreneurs get real-world experience in how to pitch their startups to investors, integrate with the entrepreneurial ecosystem, enhance their startup strategy, connect with mentors, and learn what it takes to launch a successful business.
Rice University is guaranteed one berth in this competition. We determine that startup through an internal competition, The Qualifier. This pre-RBPC event has the top Rice startups present their businesses to a panel of judges to determine who advances to the RBPC to represent Rice University!
To be eligible, your startup must have:
At the Qualifier and at the RBPC, two team members, both current students, must present the startup. (If this will be a challenge, please let the RBPC Director know).
Teams compete in a wide range of sectors: Energy/Clean Tech, Life Science/Biotech, Internet Technology/IoT/Digital, and Other Innovations.
Check this website for complete details on eligibility, competition rules, prizes, event format and schedule of important dates.
Contact Catherine Santamaria, RBPC Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info and to get on the list for important announcements.