To win the Rice Business Plan Competition was a catalyst—the community, the connections, the relations all of which came from the Rice University Business Plan Competition was absolutely critical for that growth. For 21 years the Rice Business Plan Competition has provided student startups with mentorship, guidance and capital to help support them on their entrepreneurial journey! In , the competition went virtual for the first time. Check out a few of our previous competitions' content, including elevator pitch videos, final pitches, photos and LivePlans. The Art of Entrepreneurship.
Over $M in prizes awarded at Rice University's student startup competition - InnovationMap
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Jeff Mullins is a man with a mission. He says he was a patent attorney for seven years to get to know how that works. And the big prize is pretty big.
How does it work? The best 42 student teams were selected from among applicants. They pitched promising solutions -- first in writing and then in front of a group of judges -- to big challenges like cancer diagnosis, energy efficiency, and food safety. The rules: Teams must have from two to five students, one of whom has to be a current graduate school student they can have day jobs. One reason the Rice contest is so popular is that the teams get to make their case to a group of judges who are well-connected investors and veteran entrepreneurs -- Compaq founder Rod Canion and Blair Garrou, co-founder of venture capital firm DFJ Mercury, for instance.