Rice Business Plan Competition 2010



Competition Organizer

The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business

Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Graduate - All U.S.
Who's Eligible
All currently enrolled full and part-time graduate students. Teams must be made up of 2-5 students, and while non-students can be on the team, only students will be able to present the competition.
Important Dates

“Intent to Compete” Forms are due electronically by February 5, 2010. Executive summaries are due by February 26, 2010, and the final competition will be held on April 15-17, 2010.

Competition Prizes

$1 million in cash and in-kind prizes will be given out. All teams invited to participate in the final competition are guaranteed to win at least one cash prize.  The Grand Prize winner will receive a $125,000 investment, $20,000 cash, and $80,000 of in-kind services.

Other Info

After the submission of an Intent to Compete and an executive summary, semi-finalists will be announced and asked to deliver a full-fledged business plan. Finalists will be announced and invited to the final competition, during which activities such as an elevator pitch round, a challenge/wildcard round, as well as oral presentations will take place to determine the prize winners.