The Rice Business Plan Competition is designed to give collegiate entrepreneurs a real-world experience to fine tune their business plans and elevator pitches to generate funding to successfully commercialize their product. Judges will evaluate the teams as real-world entrepreneurs soliciting start-up funds from early stage investors and venture capital firms. The judges are asked to rank the presentations based on which company they would most likely invest. 76% of judges surveyed considered investing in a team that presented at the 2016 RBPC or referred a team to a third-party investor.
Priority goes to teams who have participated in the Randall Big Idea Competition or other comparable competitions. The event is only open to graduate students. If you would like to participate please attend Startup Open, which occurs each fall semester. Invitations will be sent out for selected teams.