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


David Ruth

Amy Hodges

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