Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Fwd: 2010 Rice Business Plan Competition

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From: Lea.A.Lueck <>
Date: Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 5:39 PM
Subject: 2010 Rice Business Plan Competition

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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 15, 2010

Teams Confirm Participation


Friday, March 19, 2010

5:00 pm CST

Written Business Plans Due

April 15-17, 2010

Competition Held
Rice University, Houston, TX


Schools may submit an unlimited number of entries, but a maximum of 2 teams per school will be invited to compete, as selected by the RBPC.

There is no cost to apply to or to compete.

For more information


Lea Aden Lueck

RBPC Director



April 15-17, 2010

More than $800,000 in


42 of the top MBA and graduate schools from around the world will compete at Rice University in Houston for more than $800,000 in prizes.

      $325,000 Grand Prize – including

Ø  $125,000 equity investment from The GOOSE Society of Texas

Ø  $100,000 investment sponsored by Opportunity Houston and Greater Houston Partnership

Ø  $20,000 cash sponsored by Kenda Capital  and Shell

Ø  $80,000 + in-kind services

Ø  Ringing the bell at NASDAQ in New York City

      EVERY team accepted into the Rice competition is guaranteed to win at least one cash prize

      More than $600,000 in total cash prizes, plus $200,000 in services awarded

Special Cash Prize Categories include:

      $100,000 Life Science Investment prize

      $100,000 Technology Investment prize

      $100,000 Tech Transfer Investment prize

      $50,000 NASA Commercial Space Innovation award

      $20,000 NASA Life Science Innovation award

      $20,000 NASA Engineering Innovation awards (2)

      $10,000 Social Venture award

      $5,000 Sustainability award

      $2,500 Information Technology award

      $2,500 Energy/Clean Technology award

      $2,500 Medical Device award

      $2,500 Life Science award 

      $2,500 Nanotechnology award

      $2,500 Intellectual Property award  

      $2,500 Hispanic Business Plan award

      $2,500 International Team award



To learn more about these prizes, please visit our website and review the 2010 Official Rules Document – Guidelines for Prizes.

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 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
Office A236
919-617-1123 mobile

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