Nasdaq ClsoingEnergy and Clean Technology Venture Forum2016 Owl Open First Place - Skylark Wireless2016 Owl Open First Place - Steward Technology2016 Startup Career FairRBPC 2015 winner - KiLife TechRBPC 2015 winner - KiLife Tech
10 Most Promising Energy and Clean Tech Companies announced at 2015 Rice Alliance Energy and Clean Tech Venture Forum. (R-L) Brad Burke of Rice Alliance, Amros, Fracture ID, GroundMetrics, Intelligent Dots, MicroSilicon, Rhediant, Viper Drill, VUV Analytics and Karen Love of PKF. (not pictured: Adaptive Well and Big Delta Systems)
10 2013 Energy Venture Forum companies recognized at Rice Alliance Energy Venture Forum.
(L-R) Brad Burke, Rice Alliance; nCARBON, Inc.; Water Lens, LLC; Picasolar; Global Material Exchange (GMEX); Skyonic Corporation; Rebellion Photonics; Turbo Trac USA, Inc.; AdBm Technologies; MAR Systems, Inc.; Inventev
2012 Rice Alliance Most Promising Energy Companies
(L-R) Veros Systems, Inc.; Titan Oil Recovery, Inc.; Orbital Traction, Ltd.; NuMat Technologies, Inc.; Molecule Software, Inc.; Titralyte, LLC; Solid Energy Systems and 360Chestnut, Inc. Not pictured are iLumi Solutions, Inc. and Firefly LED Lighting.
Congratulations to NuMat of Northwestern University, Tabrez Ebrahim, Omar Farha, Chris Wilmar and Ben Hernandez. NuMat won $879,300 in richest business plan competition ever with $1.55 million in prizes.
Winners of the 2012 Rice Business Plan Competition, NuMat Technologies of Northwestern University ring the closing bell at NASDAQ OMX on Friday, Aug. 24. Pictured from left to right: Ashok Rao, TiE global chair; Greg Price, director, consulting solutions, PKF Texas; Ben Hernandez and Dr. Omar Fahra, NuMat Technologies; Brad Burke, managing director, Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship; Tabrez Ebrahim and Chris Wilmer, NuMat Technologies; Cari Broderson, vice president of marketing of the Greater Houston Partnership; Gautam Ghandhi, Google; Alex Robinson, Insperity.
2013 Most Promising Life Science Companies winners: (L-R) Brad Burke, Managing Director of Rice Alliance; Viroxis, Sensulin, 1Molar, Phosplatin, CorInnova, Leonardo and Applied Regenerative (2). Not pictured are: PancreatRX, Aperion Biologics and Otometrix.
Rice University Team, DexMat, wins CASIS prize at 2015 RPBC, taking home $67,000 in total prize money.
KiLife Tech from Brigham Young University wins grand prize at 2015 Rice Business Plan Competition, taking home more than $700,000 in cash and prizes. (L to R) Jordan Baczuk, CTO; Jeff Hall, CMO; Zack Oates; Spencer Behrend
2014 RBPC winner, Advanced Medical Adhesive from RWTH Aachen University, Germany, takes home $507,000.
Title sponsor Insperity cheers on winning team SiNode
Rice President David Leebron and Jones School Dean Glick cheer on Rice team, A-76 Technologies at Rice Business Plan Competition. The team took second, winning nearly $550,000.
Rice Alliance IT & Web Venture Forum recognizes 10 Venture Forum companies.
(L-R) Brad Burke, Rice Alliance; Virtuix; Global Material Exchange (GMEX); SmartVault; CheckedTwice; Theatro; Camperoo; Cinegif; Epic One; Embrace;
2015 RBPC winner KiLife Tech from BYU rings the Nasdaq closing bell.
10 Most Promising IT Venture Companies of 2015 IT Venture Forum named (companies listed in alpha-order: BrainCheck, Decisio Health, Digital Retail, eyeQ, GoCo, GrayLog, Metal Networks, Poetic Systems, TrendKite, VolunteerSpot. Brad Burke, Rice Alliance (far left) and Karen Love, PKF Texas, (far right) presented the awards.
$2,500 first place Owl Open prize, graduate level, goes to Skylark Wireless, commercializing Rice University technologies for the rural broadband network.
Steward Technology takes $2,500 first place prize in undergrad Owl Open competition.
Students and startups talk business and internships at Startup Career Fair.
More than 500 people attended the Energy and Clean Technology Venture Forum. Above are 10 Most Promising Energy and Clean Tech companies: AIDAP, Ashmin, C-Crete Technologies LLC, Big Delta Systems Inc., Encline Artificial Lift Technologies LLC, HyperSciences, Inc., Impact Technology Systems, INGU Solutions, IReamer LLC, Motive Drilling Technologies.
2016 RBPC winner, TriFusion Devices, rings the Nasdaq opening bell.
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  • Tympanogen (2016) takes research to new heights aboard the International Space Station 
  • Acquired by Home Depot, Black Locus (2011) serves as the Innovation Hub for the retail giant
  • Making a spectacular exit, Auditude (2005) is sold to Adobe for $110M 
  • Dynamics (2009): designing & manufacturing battery powered, interactive credit cards
  • Adhesys Medical (2014) wins big at the 2016 MassChallenge 
  • From Malta to London & New York to Shanghai, essDOCS' (2004) paperless trading platform powers international shipping
  • A76 (2015), developing anti-corrosion coatings and lubricants, rebrands as Aidant Brands
  • Neopenda (2016): finalist at the 2016 SXSW Startup Showcase  
  • SiNode Systems (2013): collaborating with the Argonne National Laboratory to build better batteries
  • Soko (SasaAfrica, 2012) chats with Forbes about fashion-tech 
  • Allyson Sawyer, a woman succeeding in the energy space with Rebellion Photonics (2010) 
  • Polytorx(2003) Helix Steel reinforces the underground tunnels linking the Long Island Railroad to Grand Central Station
  • Broadway & baseball, Qcue (2008) provides dynamic ticket pricing for events across the continent
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