The Rice Business Plan Competition is the world’s wealthiest and biggest graduate-level understudy startup competition. It is facilitated and composed by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, which is Rice University’s globally perceived activity dedicated to the support of business enterprise, and the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business. This is the seventeenth year for the opposition. In that time, it has developed from nine groups going after $10,000 in prize cash in 2001, to 42 groups from around the globe seeking more than $1.5 million in real money and prizes.
All groups will take an interest and present on every one of the three days
Thursday: Practice Round and Elevator Pitch Competition
Friday: First Round and Feedback Session
Saturday: Semi-Final Round, Challenge Round and Final Round
Highlights of the Competition include:
True chances to realize what’s required to effectively dispatch another business
Opportunity to get coaching from financial specialists and experienced business people
Planned chances to connect with potential financial speculators and different speculators for three days
Highly professional board of judges, all senior level financial specialists, business people and industry pioneers
Chances to get singular criticism amid three separate sessions
2016: $1.7 Million + in prize cash was granted with all groups winning no less than one money grant
The objective of the RBPC is to give the best general instructive and entrepreneurial experience of any strategy for success/new pursuit rivalry and we were exceptionally delighted by the criticism we have gotten from past contenders and judges.
Course of events:
Friday, February 10, 2017 by 5 pm CST : Deadline to submit Application, Executive Summary, and Video Pitch: Submit on the web: go to RBPC site to get to Startup Rounds stage .
All groups that have processed an Application will get a free 6 month membership to Live Plan by Palo Alto Software.
Guidelines: your membership will be given after the application due date.
Monday February 27, 2017 : RBPC reports 42 Teams to Compete
Monday, March 6, 2017 by 5 pm CST : Invited Teams to affirm responsibility to Participate.
Withdrawal Deadline–last day to pull back without punishment (see beneath) : Monday, March 13, 2017 by 5pm CDT
Due date to submit Written Business Plan and Media materials in online application
: Saturday, March 25, 2017 by twelve CDT
Judges Review of composed BP discharged to groups in online application : Monday, April 3, 2017 by 5 pm CDT
Reexamined Business Plan due in online application
For More Information:
Visit the Official Webpage of the 2017 Rice University Business Plan Competition