HOUSTON – (Dec. 9, 2016) – Applications opened today for the 17th annual Rice Business Plan Competition at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business April 6-8. Graduate students with a business plan for a new startup company are encouraged to apply to compete.
Forty-two teams from the world’s top universities will be selected from the applicants to vie for more than $1.5 million in prizes.
Rice University’s and the University of Houston’s student startup accelerator programs have jointly leased space in downtown's 1600 Smith building to host, in tandem, their immersive 12-week summer programs that provide participating teams with firsthand experience launching a tech startup. The accelerators began May 22 and will conclude Aug. 11.