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The Rice Business Plan Competition is the world’s richest and largest graduate-level student startup competition. It is 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 the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business. This is the 17th year for the competition. In that time, 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 than $1.5 million in cash and prizes.

Agenda:

Thursday, April 5, 2018

  • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm     Arrival, registration and lunch
  • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm     Practice Rounds for teams
  • 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm     Kick-off reception and team showcase
  • 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm     Elevator pitch competition
  • 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm     Texas barbecue dinner

Friday, April 6, 2018

  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm     First round competition
  • 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm     Houston Reception and Announcement of Finalists

Saturday, April 7, 2018

  • 8:00 am – 11:00 am     Semi-final round
  • 8:00 am – 11:00 am     Challenge Round
  • Noon – 4:00 pm     Final Round
  • 6:00 pm – 9:45 pm     Cocktail Reception, Company Showcase and Awards Banquet Announcing Winners

Cost: $99 1 Day Pass | $199 3 Day Pass

Questions? Mary Lynn Fernau | 713-348-5374 | mfernau@rice.edu

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