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2014 OWL Open


Welcome to the 2014 OWL Open Business Plan Competition.  We appreciate your interest in participating in this year's event, hosted by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship and the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. 

New for 2014!

The OWL Open is pleased to offer $5,000 in cash prizes to the top three teams:

First Place:          $2,500

Second Place:    $1,500

Third Place:        $1,000

The OWL Open is a Rice University-wide business plan competition (FOR TEAMS WITH AT LEAST ONE RICE UNIVERSITY STUDENT ONLY) and qualifier for the 2014 Rice Business Plan Competition. The winning team at the OWL Open will win an invitation to represent Rice University at the 2014 Rice Business Plan Competition on April 10-12, 2014. The top 3 winning teams will also win an automatic invitation to particpate in OwlSpark, the Rice University startup accelerator, taking place May - August 2014.  More information on OwlSpark can be found at owlspark.com.

Note:  if you are a Rice student startup and want to apply to compete in the Rice Business Plan Competition (RBPC) on April  10-12, 2014, you MUST apply and compete in the OWL Open on February 21, unless you have already won a spot to compete in the RBPC through the Creative Entrepreneurship Course (MGMT 625).   All teams from MGMT 625 are welcome to apply for the OWL Open. 

GET IN IT TO WIN IT!  Just hit the orange button on the left to get started!