World's Richest and Largest Student Startup Competition - April 6-8, 2017

Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the 2016 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 Noy Shemer at nshemer@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

Runners

  • 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

Timekeepers

  • Notify Moderator when Q&A or presentation time has expired
  • Signal competitors to indicate remaining time
  • Assist Runners when collecting ranking sheets
  • Assist with AV equipment as necessary

Scorekeepers

  • Prepare scorecards for Judges
  • 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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