2015 Rice Business Plan Competition

Apply to compete in the world’s largest and richest student startup competition, the 2015 Rice Business Plan Competition on April 16-18, 2016.

The deadline for entries is Friday, February 27, at noon (CST).

More than $1 million will be awarded. All 42 university finalists will be invited to pitch their new ventures to over 275 judges in person in Houston and all 42 finalists are guaranteed to be awarded cash prizes.

Categories of competition include

  • Clean Technology
  • Life Science/Biotech/Medical Devices
  • Energy (oil and gas, other traditional fuels)
  • Sustainability
  • Information Technology/Web/Internet
  • Space Technologies/Aerospace
  • Consumer Goods and Products
  • Social Impact
  • Advanced Materials/Other Technologies

The competition is open to all currently enrolled students from any university. All teams must include at least one graduate student.

More than 155 past RBPC competitors have successfully started their businesses after competiting at the RBPC and have raised more than $920 million in funding. Join the growing list of successful startups and apply now!

Hosted by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship and the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University.

Go here for more information and to apply.