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2013 Rice Business Plan Competition


Welcome 2013 RBPC participants!  

The Rice University Business Plan Competition is the world’s richest and largest graduate-level business plan competition. It is hosted and organized by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, Rice University's nationally recognized entrepreneurship initiative, and the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, the #4 Best U.S. Graduate Entrepreneurship program per the Princeton Review.

In its 13th year, 42 teams from around the world will compete on campus April 11-13, 2013 for more than an expected $1 million + in cash and prizes in front of over 250 judges, primarily venture capitalists and other investors.   More than 1200 teams applied to compete in 2012 and the competition was supported by more than 130 sponsors.   More than 133 past competitors have successfully launched their business after competing at Rice, are still in business today, and have raised more than $480 million in funding. 

WILL YOU BE NEXT?  Apply now!  Just hit the big orange button on your left to get started!


Teams submitting a completed application will receive:

FREE SUBSCRIPTION to Palo Alto Software's LIVEPLAN, online business plan creation tool.  

ACCESS to MEMBERSHIP to Microsoft BizSpark Program (for iteams which are incorporated software startups only)