42 teams from around the world to compete in 2013 Rice Business Plan Competition

MEDIA ADVISORY

David Ruth
713-348-6327
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Amy Hodges
713-348-6777
amy.hodges@rice.edu

42 teams from around the world to compete in 2013 Rice Business Plan Competition

HOUSTON – (April 9, 2013) – Forty-two teams hailing from some of the world’s top universities will vie for more than $1.2 million in prizes April 11-13 at the 13th annual Rice Business Plan Competition (RBPC) – the world’s richest and largest graduate-level competition of its kind.

What:       2013 Rice Business Plan Competition.

When:      April 11-13.

Where:    McNair Hall, Rice University, 6100 Main St., Houston.

The teams for this year’s competition were chosen from nearly 400 entrants based on their executive summaries to compete in five categories: life sciences; information technology; energy and clean technology; green technology, social; and other. The teams will have 15 minutes to present business plans in the competition for a grand prize valued at more than $500,000 and the opportunity to ring the closing bell at NASDAQ OMX this fall. Judges will rank the presentations based on which company they would most likely invest in. A full list of teams is available at http://alliance.rice.edu/teams_2013.

The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship and the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business host the competition.

For more information, including a full schedule of events, visit http://alliance.rice.edu/rbpc.aspx. Members of the media interested in covering the event should RSVP to Amy Hodges, senior media relations specialist at Rice, at 713-348-6777 or amy.hodges@rice.edu.

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About Amy Hodges

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