The 2013 Rice University Business Plan Competition

Deadline to apply is Monday, February 18, 2013 at 5pm CST.

The Rice University Business Plan Competition is the world’s richest and largest graduate-level business plan competition. It is hosted and organized by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, Rice University’s nationally recognized entrepreneurship initiative, and the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, the #4 Best U.S. Graduate Entrepreneurship program per the Princeton Review.

In its 13th year, 42 teams from around the world will compete on campus April 11-13, 2013 for more than an expected $1 million + in cash and prizes in front of over 250 judges, primarily venture capitalists and other investors.   More than 1200 teams applied to compete in 2012 and the competition was supported by more than 130 sponsors.   More than 133 past competitors have successfully launched their business after competing at Rice, are still in business today, and have raised more than $480 million in funding.

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.

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 invited to compete in person at Rice University in Houston, Texas on April 11-13, 2013.

Apply Now for the 2013 Rice Business Plan Competition

Teams submitting a completed application will receive:

FREE SUBSCRIPTION to Palo Alto Software’s LIVEPLAN, online business plan creation tool.  

ACCESS to MEMBERSHIP to Microsoft BizSpark Program (for iteams which are incorporated software startups only)

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