Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > The Rice Alliance for Technology & Entrepreneurship Announces Partnership with The NASDAQ Stock Market Educational Foundation

Abstract:
The Rice Alliance for Technology & Entrepreneurship has received a grant award of $105,000 from NASDAQ to help fund the Rice Business Plan Competition (RBPC). This grant recognizes the substantial growth of the RBPC which, in just seven years, has become the largest and richest intercollegiate business plan competition in the world. The NASDAQ Educational Foundation grant represents a three-year commitment to the Rice Alliance and will support the competition from 2007 to 2009.

The Rice Alliance for Technology & Entrepreneurship Announces Partnership with The NASDAQ Stock Market Educational Foundation

Houston, TX | Posted on February 23rd, 2007

"The NASDAQ Stock Market Educational Foundation, Inc. supports entrepreneurship and capital formation through innovative educational programs," said Joan Conley, Senior Vice President at NASDAQ, "The Rice Business Plan Competition has proven itself to be a great vehicle for showing aspiring student entrepreneurs what it takes to launch a successful business. We're pleased to help those efforts to provide greater mentoring and support for emerging companies who might one day become a part of NASDAQ."

The 2007 Rice Business Plan Competition will take place on March 22-24, 2007. The competition, hosted by Rice Alliance, has grown to become the largest and richest intercollegiate MBA/graduate-level business plan competition in the world, with more prize money, more teams competing, and more judges than any other competition. In 2007, more than $300,000 in total cash and prizes will be announced at the Awards Banquet on Saturday night, March 24, 2007 at the Hilton Americas Hotel in Houston, Texas.

Brad Burke, Managing Director, Rice Alliance said, "We are honored to partner with the NASDAQ Educational Foundation. Their support will help us achieve a primary goal of the RBPC, which is to educate the next generation of entrepreneurs on what it takes to develop a business plan, raise funding, and launch a new company. Every year we have students tell us that this competition was the most valuable part of their two-year MBA experience."

The competition's grand prize includes a $100,000 equity investment, $20,000 cash and over $55,000 of business services including office space, marketing support, and business mentoring. Individual cash prizes total more than $100,000, and every team that participates at the competition is guaranteed to take home prize money. In addition, major prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Sustainability, Energy, Life Science, and Information Technology. This year's competition will unveil the Dow Sustainability Award, a $20,000 cash prize awarded to the team with the best business plan that supports one or more of Dow's 2015 Sustainability Goals.

The competition will welcome 36 of the world's top MBA/graduate schools to compete at Rice University in Houston, Texas, in front of a judging panel of over 150 venture capitalists, investors, and business executives. The competition will conclude with an Awards Banquet that over 500 business leaders and executives will attend.

The 2006 competition included teams from top MBA schools such as Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, MIT, Carnegie Mellon, Dartmouth, Columbia, UCLA, and Chicago, as well as international teams from the U.K., India, and Canada. Through the mentoring and networking, numerous past competitors at the Rice Business Plan Competition have gone on to successfully launch their companies, raise funding, and build their businesses.

####

About About the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship
The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship (Rice Alliance) is Rice University's flagship initiative devoted to the support of technology entrepreneurship. The Rice Alliance is a collaboration among the Brown School of Engineering, the Jones Graduate School of Management, and the Wiess School of Natural Science.

Since its inception in late-1999, the Rice Alliance has assisted in the launch over 180 new technology companies, which have raised more than $300 million in early stage funding. The mission of the Rice Alliance is to support the creation of technology-based companies and the commercialization of new technologies. The Rice Alliance provides entrepreneurs with a collaborative network and forum for support, education, and exchange of ideas. It offers entrepreneurs access to the human and financial capital needed for success.

About The NASDAQ Stock Market Educational Foundation, Inc.

The NASDAQ Stock Market Educational Foundation, Inc. was established in 1994 and is supported entirely by contributions from The NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc. The mission of The NASDAQ Educational Foundation, Inc. is to promote learning about capital formation, financial markets and entrepreneurship through innovative educational programs.

Contacts:
Melissa Blakeslee
Rice Alliance for
Technology & Entrepreneurship
713-348-3197

Copyright © About the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Investments/IPO's/Splits

Harris & Harris Group Continues Its Blog Series to Highlight Most Impactful Portfolio Companies With Champions Oncology, Inc. April 17th, 2014

Nanometrics to Announce First Quarter Financial Results on April 29, 2014 April 9th, 2014

Harris & Harris Group Notes Mersana's Collaboration Agreement With Subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. April 8th, 2014

Harris & Harris Group Continues Its Blog Series to Highlight Most Impactful Portfolio Companies With Metabolon, Inc. April 7th, 2014

Announcements

'Exotic' material is like a switch when super thin April 18th, 2014

Innovative strategy to facilitate organ repair April 18th, 2014

Oxford Instruments Asylum Research Introduces the MFP-3D InfinityTM AFM Featuring Powerful New Capabilities and Stunning High Performance April 18th, 2014

Transparent Conductive Films and Sensors Are Hot Segments in Printed Electronics: Start-ups in these fields show above-average momentum, while companies working on emissive displays such as OLED are fading, Lux Research says April 17th, 2014

Human Interest/Art

Harry Potter-style invisibility cloaks: A real possibility next Christmas? Forget socks and shaving foam, the big kids of tomorrow want an invisible cloak for Christmas December 19th, 2013

Chicago Awareness Organization First Not-for-Profit to Sponsor Dog Training to Detect Ovarian Cancer Odorants December 12th, 2013

ZEISS Microscopes used to create images for Art Exhibit at Midway Airport: Art of Science: Images from the Institute for Genomic Biology October 25th, 2013

New potential for touch screens found at your fingertips September 17th, 2013

Grants/Awards/Scholarships/Gifts/Contests/Honors/Records

Energy Research Facility Construction Project at Brookhaven Lab Wins U.S. Energy Secretary's Achievement Award April 16th, 2014

IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe 2014 Award Winners April 1st, 2014

Dais Analytic Wins SBIR Grant: Dais Analytic Receives US Army Small Business Innovation Research Grant to Further Its Demonstrated Successes in Cleaning Most Forms of Wastewater March 28th, 2014

Scientists develop world’s first light-activated antimicrobial surface that also works in the dark March 24th, 2014

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE







  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More














ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE