RICE BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION - Applications Are now Open! ($1.6 Million) In Cash and Prizes
Deadline: February 28, 2023 at 11:59 PM CST
TAKING STUDENT-RUN VENTURES TO THE NEXT LEVEL: MAY 11-13, 2023
With access to mentors, real-world experience and investment opportunities, the Rice Business Plan Competition helps student founders stay on target and realize their potential. Apply today to set yourself apart from other student-led ventures, get in-depth mentoring to prepare you for the event and pitch to investors who are looking for their next early-stage deal.
Sometimes just taking the first step is the hardest part, but applying for the RBPC is simple—especially when you've got a big idea to show us. Applications for RBPC 2023 will open December 13, 2022 and close February 28, 2023 at 11:59 PM CST.
The competition, just completing its 22nd year, gives collegiate entrepreneurs real-world experience to pitch their startups, enhance their business strategy and learn what it takes to launch a successful company. Hosted and organized by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship—which is Rice University's internationally-recognized initiative devoted to the support of entrepreneurship—and Rice Business. Over 20 years it has grown from nine teams competing for $10,000 in prize money in 2001, to 42 teams from around the world competing for more 2 million in cash and prizes. Congrats to all the startups that competed in the 2022 competition. See the results!