Forty-two teams will be invited to compete in the 2012 RBPC at Rice University. Teams will compete for an expected $1.3 million in prizes, including $900,000 in investment offers, over $500,000 in other cash prizes. Teams will have the opportunity to meet and network with over 250 venture capital principals, early stage investors, and successful entrepreneurs who will serve as judges for the competition.
Student Enrollment:Student Enrollment: The competition is for students enrolled in a degree program (students in certificate programs are not eligible) in the current academic year, i.e., from August/September 2011 through June 2012.
Team Composition: This is a competition for graduate students, and at least one graduate student must be a member of the venture’s startup management team.
Application Due: February 17, 2012