Got a great biz startup idea you need funded? Well, get your **** together fast and enter the 2009 Rice Business Plan Competition by March 6, 2009 to be considered for a mind-blowing $700,000 in prizes, including a package worth $325k to the winner.
RBPC has become the largest and richest intercollegiate business plan competition in the world. To be eligible, the management team must include at least one grad student who is currently enrolled full- or part-time at a university. Non-students may be part of the management team and participate in planning the venture, but only students may present the plan in the competition. Check the eligibility rules, first.
RBPC's 180 judges are a Who's Who of the venture and entrepreneurial communities. Since 2001, 192 business teams from U.S. and foreign universities have participated. This is a biz plan competition not to be missed! You'll want to review the submission requirements, judging criteria and prizes as well. Success stories of past winners are enlightening.