Get in it to Win It!
On April 10-12, 2014, 42 top university teams from around the world will
compete in front of over 250 judges for more than $1 million in
prizes. On April 12, 2014, we will crown the 2014 World Champion of
the Rice Business Plan Competition, the richest and largest intercollegiate
student startup competition in the world.
Deadline to apply is Friday, February 21, 2014 at Midnight CST. The Rice Business Plan Competition is open to all currently enrolled
university students from around the world who are seeking funding for their new
venture. Simply submit your startup company's executive summary to
apply. Forty-two finalist teams will be invited to compete in person
at Rice University in Houston, Texas on April 10-12, 2014. Apply Today!!
Will You Be Here?
Since 2001, more than 138 teams have successfully launched their companies
after competing at the Rice Business Plan Competition and are still in business
today, raising more than $600 million in funding. Read their Success
Stories. The Rice Business Plan Competition is for teams who are
seeking to launch their new ventures and can benefit from funding, coaching,
mentoring, and connections with more than 250 venture capitalists, angel
investors, and other entrepreneurial leaders.
2014 RBPC Important Dates
|2013 Website Launch/Applications Open
||Monday, October 7, 2013
|Applications/Executive Summaries Due
||Friday, February 21, 2014, Midnight CST
|2013 RBPC Finalist Teams Announced
||Monday, March 10, 2014
|Finalist Teams Commit to Compete Due
||Thursday, March 13, 2014, noon CDT
|Finalist Teams Business Plans Due
||Monday, March 17, 2014, noon CDT
|2013 Rice Business Plan Competition
||April 10-12, 2014