Thursday, December 17, 2009

Fwd: 2010 Rice Business Plan Competition APPLY TO COMPETE

A good competition to consider


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From: RBPC <>
Date: Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 4:52 PM
Subject: 2010 Rice Business Plan Competition APPLY TO COMPETE


Important Deadlines


Friday, February 5, 2010

5:00 pm CST

Intent to Compete Due


Friday, February 26, 2010

5:00 pm CST

Executive Summaries Due


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Qualifying Teams Announced


Friday, March 19, 2010

5:00 pm CST

Written Business Plans Due

April 15-17, 2010

Competition Held
Rice University, Houston, TX






For more information


Lea Aden Lueck

RBPC Director



2010 Rice Business Plan Competition
April 15-17, 2010 – Houston, Texas


  • 42 Teams will be selected to compete for more than $800,000 in cash and prizes


  • All 42 Teams take home cash!


  • Meet more than 200 Venture Capital, Angel Investors, Private Equity, and other professionals who serve as competition judges


  • Dynamics, the 2009 winner from Carnegie Mellon University, was awarded more than $325,000 in cash and prizes


  • Winner rings the bell at NASDAQ in New York City


  • Special Cash Prize Categories include:

Clean Technology


NASA Space Technologies

Information Technology/Web 2.0

Life Sciences/Biotech/Medical Devices

Social Entrepreneurship (including not-for-profit)
Consumer Goods


  • Since 2001, more than 85 competitors have successfully launched their businesses and raised more than $150 million in capital



Don't miss your opportunity to compete at the World's Richest and Largest Business Plan Competition! 


Click here to submit your Intent to compete by February 5, and receive your free copy of Business Plan Pro from Palo Alto Software.


The Rice Business Plan Competition is hosted by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship and the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University and is open to all graduate students from any university.


Howie Rhee, MBA
Managing Director, Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
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