Rice University hosts 12th annual Rice Business Plan Competition

Rice Business Plan CompetitionForty-two teams hailing from some of the world’s top universities are vying for more than $1.2 million in prizes at the 12th annual Rice Business Plan Competition (RBPC) in McNair Hall April 12-14.

Teams will compete in six categories: life sciences; information technology; clean energy and green tech social and other. The teams will vie for winnings that include a grand prize valued at nearly $400,000 and the opportunity to ring the closing bell at NASDAQ OMX this summer. Judges will rank the presentations based on which company they would most likely invest in. Winners will be announced at an awards banquet Saturday night.

The RBPC is free to Rice full-time students, faculty and staff, but they must pre-register atwww.rbpc.rice.edu. For a full schedule of events, visit http://rbpc.rice.edu/schedule.

About Amy Hodges

Amy is a senior media relations specialist in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.