Entrepreneurship @ Rice Business : Rice Business Plan Competition (RBPC) April 5-7, 2018

The Rice Alliance hosts the Rice Business Plan Competition (RBPC), the world’s richest and largest student startup competition, awarding more than $8.4 million in prizes since 2001.

Over 201 past competitors are in business today or successfully exited having raised in excess of $1.6 billion in capital and exit dollars. Find out more information about the RBPC here: (http://www.ricebusinessplancompetition.com/)

Looking to get involved?

Apply:  If you are a Rice graduate student looking to compete, you can apply to the RBPC Qualifier here (https://alliance.rice.edu/owlopen).

Volunteer: Volunteers are a key to the success of the event. Utilize this unique opportunity to closely interact with venture capitalists and entrepreneurs, enhance your professional development and represent your university!


•Answer any questions regarding rules from judges or teams

•Moderate questions directed at competitors

•Explain schedule and format before every event

•Open and close all sessions

•Signal competitors to indicate remaining time


•Be familiar with assigned competition teams and schedules

•Assist volunteers who are unable to leave the room

•Distribute and collect scoring sheets from Judges

•Monitor rooms during recesses


•Ensure confidentially in scoring

•Total scores and determine winners (to be audited independently)

•Enter calculated scores electronically


•Greet guests and direct them to the appropriate rooms

•Answer questions regarding schedule and room locations

•Assist questioning Judges with microphones

•Remind guests of food and drink policy

For questions about volunteering, please visit (or questions about volunteering, please contact Haley Hart at haley.hart@rice.edu or 713.348.3164) or contact Haley Hart at haley.hart@rice.edu or 713.348.3164 http://www.ricebusinessplancompetition.com/volunteer.html

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