Winners of the 2012 Rice Business Plan Competition ring closing bell at Nasdaq

David Ruth

Amy Hodges

HOUSTON – (Aug. 24, 2012) – Members of NuMat Technologies, winner of the 2012 Rice University Business Plan Competition, rang the closing bell at Nasdaq OMX Aug. 24.

NuMat Technologies won the Rice Business Plan Competition, the world’s largest and richest business plan competition, in April with its invention of a nanomaterial that can store gases just like a sponge soaks up water.






Pictured from left at Nasdaq OMX in New York City are NuMat Technologies members Ben Hernandez (formerly of Baltimore) and Omar Fahra (formerly of Jerusalem and Los Angeles); Brad Burke, managing director of the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, which hosts the annual business plan competition; and Tabrez Ebrahim (formerly of Austin, Texas) and Chris Wilmer (formerly of Chicago), NuMat Technologies.

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