Competitions & Challenges

The Center for Entrepreneurship has a series of competitions to help startup-minded students compete and refine their product/service pitch skills, as well as having a chance to gain financial or other in-kind resources to bring your feasible business idea to life. The Center for Entrepreneurship also encourages participation in other competitions, both locally and nationally, to bring your business opportunity to other venues, again, to help you gain greater insight, and possibly resources, from the competitive experience.

Dr. Sushil Bhatia Competition for Innovative Ideas

Does your idea have what it takes to be the next big thing? Sign up for the Dr. Sushil Bhatia Competition for Innovative Ideas and find out. Submit your new product idea, and you’ll be competing for $100,000 in capital seed funding and in-kind services. Learn more about the competition.

Center for Entrepreneurship Annual Expo

The Center for Entrepreneurship sponsors the Annual Expo, including a pitch and trade show competition. The Entrepreneurship Pitch Competition is co-sponsored with the Entrepreneurship Club. The Entrepreneurship Trade Show is in support of our new startups and our Crowdfunding the Venture course, where students create a trade show booth, with their product or service, and our entrepreneur-judges determine the winners. Prizes are available.

Mass Challenge

The Center for Entrepreneurship provides workshops to support your application to Mass Challenge’s annual competition. For more information, visit Mass Challenge

Rice Business Plan Competition

The Rice Business Plan Competition is the richest and largest student startup competition. The Center for Entrepreneurship promotes the competition by providing guidance in the application process, as well as cover certain travel expenses to Houston if your team makes the finals. For more information on the competition, visit Rice Business Plan Competition.