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.
The winners of this year's Rice Business Plan Competition rang the Nasdaq Stock Market opening bell Monday in New York City.
TriFusion Devices of Texas A&M University took the top spot recently at the Rice Business Plan Competition in Houston, hauling in some $400,000. The annual face-off - based at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business - just wrapped up its 16th event doling out some $1.7 million in prizes.
TriFusion Devices from Texas A&M University won nearly $400,000 in cash and prizes as the grand prize winner of the 2016 Rice Business Plan Competition.
When it comes to business plan competitions, you often hear a lot about the winners. But what of the teams that struggle?
Thomas Healy and his teammates from Carnegie Mellon University hope a 65-foot tractor-trailer will rev up the judges at this year's Rice Business Plan Competition.
Hyliion, as the entrepreneurial team from the school in Pittsburgh is known, turns diesel-guzzling tractor-trailers into hybrids by way of a new technology. A battery pack captures energy when braking or coasting downhill, and that energy is reused for acceleration. Parking the big rig at Rice University, Healy said, shows judges that their idea has evolved beyond mere concept.
Peter Rodriguez, currently senior associate dean for degree programs and chief diversity officer at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, has been named dean of Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business.
He will join Rice as dean of the Jones School on July 1. In addition to being dean of the business school, Rodriguez will serve on the Jones School faculty.