In general, any student startup team, in any industry, from any university, in any degree program can apply to the RBPC. Specifically:
there must be at least one graduate-level student on the team, and the team cannot have passed certain milestones
typically, the teams have a technology component in one of 3 broad sectors: energy and cleantech, life science/biotech, information technology, and technology innovation (for those startups which don’t fit neatly in another category)
we encourage teams from multiple universities and across degree programs, but do not accept students in post-doc or certificate programs
TriFusion Devices from Texas A&M University emerged as the top startup company in the Rice Business Plan Competition (RBPC) tonight at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business. The annual event is the world’s richest and largest student startup competition.