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Alumni Napier Rice Launch Challenge 2022

June 29, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT

Watch Rice University alumni pitches and see which of the six finalists will walk away with equity-free funding for their startup!

Join us and support Rice University alumni startups at the H. Albert Napier Rice Launch Challenge (NRLC) virtual Championships on Wednesday, June 29th! Six alumni finalists will pitch their ventures for the chance of a share of $65k in equity-free funding!

While the top 3 places are determined by the judges, YOU will have the power to choose your favorite team to receive the Audience Choice Award!

If you’re curious about what interesting ideas our alumni have been working on or are looking to collaborate with great minds across various industries; tune in on 6/29 at 6PM CT!

Attendance is open to all!



  • 1 True Health, led by Shawn Smith, class of 1987
  • Green Room, led by Sophie Randolph, MBA class of 2022
  • Imagen Bioworks, led by James Lee, PhD class of 2022
  • Rhythio Medical, led by Kunal Shah, Masters class of 2022
  • Synopic, led by Jesse Adams, PhD class of 2019
  • Viridly, led by Mei-mei Pickering, class of 2004


Virtual (Zoom)
United States


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