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Rice Business Plan Competition Teams Announced

by | Apr 2, 2009 | Community Circle

The Rice Alliance has announced the 42 teams who will compete for $800,000 in prizes during the 2009 Rice Business Plan Competition, April 16 – 18, 2009.

From a company providing a college sports recruiting web platform, to another company developing a way to deliver pharmaceuticals to the brain using intranasal delivery technology, this year’s field is shaping up to be quite competitive. 

The Rice Business Plan Competition has grown steadily since its inception. They now have a page of success stories on the website. It’s interesting to find out about how the teams have fared from years past. Several of the companies I judged in the preliminary rounds, CertoLabs, Optimal Vision Corporation, SampleSaint, and Secure Surfer (formerly Internet Security Company) have all found success after the competition.

Congratulations to the below teams that will compete! I’m looking forward to hearing about your companies and what your plans are.

University 

Company Name

Rice University  

80legs

University of Michigan

Audiallo

Iowa State University of Science and Technology

Avello Bioenergy, Inc.

University of South Florida  

BNL Largo

Cornell University        

Bombyx Technologies

University of Chicago

CaptainU

University of Virginia     

Clean India

Carnegie Mellon University 

Dynamics Inc.

University of California, Berkeley 

E&M Devices

Stanford University    

Econetix

University of Utah 

ElutInc

Illinois Institute of Technology 

eMotion

Southern Methodist University  

Enterprise Theory

Queen’s University  

Epitherapeutics

Thammasat University 

EzyTex

Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

High Definition Glass

Johns Hopkins University    

Hydrangle Systems

University of Michigan    

Ikanos Power

University of Washington   

Impel NeuroPharma

University of Chicago    

In Context Solutions

University of California Berkeley

Integrated Diagonostics

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 

Intellidemia

Harvard 

iShoe

University of North Dakota  

Machine Visionaries

Stanford University   

Miret Surgical

University of Waterloo

NALION Technologies

University of California at San Francisco

Nano Precision Medical

University of North Carolina

NextRay

University of Texas at Dallas

PassPro-tech

Babson College

Perfuzia Medical, Inc.

Purdue University

Si Metal

University of Arkansas 

Silicon Solar Solutions

Massachusetts Institute of Technology  

Simprint Nanotech

Southern Methodist University

Skillman Downstroke, LLC

Johns Hopkins University

Tendix, LLC.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy Research Corporation

                                                                                                              
SOCIAL VENTURE COMPETITION      

SP Jain – Mumbai 

Green Oil

Cambridge

Inderm

Dartmouth College

MPedigree Logistics

Colorado State University

PowerMundo

Brown University

Solar Cycle

University of Virginia 

TeleMed Africa

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