World's Richest and Largest Student Startup Competition - April 5-7, 2018

Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the 2017 Rice Business Plan Competition. Volunteers are a key to the success of our event. Utilize this unique opportunity to closely interact with venture capitalists and entrepreneurs, enhance your professional development and represent your university!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP AS A VOLUNTEER: ONCE WE HAVE ALL STUDENTS' AVAILABILITY, YOUR FINAL SHIFT(S) SCHEDULE WILL BE CONFIRMED. BASED ON YOUR REQUEST, YOU MAY BE ASSIGNED TO MORE THAN 1 SHIFT IF YOU DESIRE.

For questions about volunteering, please contact Haley Hart at haley.hart@rice.edu or 713.348.3164

Moderators

  • Answer any questions regarding rules from judges or teams
  • Moderate questions directed at competitors
  • Explain schedule and format before every event
  • Open and close all sessions
  • Signal competitors to indicate remaining time

Gatekeepers

  • Be familiar with assigned competition teams and schedules
  • Assist volunteers who are unable to leave the room
  • Distribute and collect scoring sheets from Judges
  • Monitor rooms during recesses

Scorekeepers

  • Ensure confidentially in scoring
  • Total scores and determine winners (to be audited independently)
  • Enter calculated scores electronically

Hosts/Guides

  • Greet guests and direct them to the appropriate rooms
  • Answer questions regarding schedule and room locations
  • Assist questioning Judges with microphones
  • Remind guests of food and drink policy

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