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.
Teams compete in a wide range of sectors: Energy/Clean Tech, Life Science/Biotech, Internet Technology/IoT/Digital, and Other Innovations.
Complete details, with rules, eligibility, guidelines, prizes, competition format and schedule are on the RBPC website.
Applications now open! All Rice startups will apply on the main application site and click Yes to question #16 about Rice affiliation.
Contact Catherine Santamaria, RBPC Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info and to get on the list for important announcements.