Undergraduate Elevator Pitch Competition

Ten teams or individuals  present 90-second pitches for their concept. The pitches will describe the designs, the problem or need being solved, the competitive advantages, and the commercial potential of the venture.

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The Rice Launch Challenge

The Rice Launch Challenge is Rice’s new entrepreneurship and innovation competition, awarding $30,000 in prize money to Rice-affiliated startups. Students and alumni enter their business ideas to compete in one of two categories: High Growth Ventures and Small Business Ideas.

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Rice Business Plan Competition

The Rice Business Plan Competition is the largest graduate-level student startup competition in the world. It is hosted and organized by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship. This is the 17th year for the competition. In that time, it has grown from nine teams competing for $10,000 in prize money in 2001, to 42 teams from around the world competing for more than $1.5 million in cash and prizes.

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