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RICE BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION TEAMS HAVE RAISED OVER $1.5 BILLION IN CAPITAL & EXIT DOLLARS
 



Highlights:


Capital Funding Raised:

  2 companies have each raised $100+ million; both are still in business.
  24 companies have raised $10+ million.  23 (96%) are in business or have successfully exited.
  90 businesses have raised $1+ million. 81 (90%) are successful.

 

Of the 479 Teams Competing Since the RBPC’s Inception in 2001:

 

  280 (58%) have launched.
  155 (32%) are still in business.
  169 (35%) are still in business or have exited successfully.

 

 

Exit Dollars Graph 2015

 

RBPC TEAMS HAVE RAISED $1.2+ BILLION IN CAPITAL FUNDING,
OVER $423 MILLION, LAST YEAR ALONE
 



Capital Funding 2015 Chart Of the 42 Teams Competing in 2014:

  26 (62%) have launched.
  Collectively, the teams have raised $15+ million.
  15 teams each raised $100+ thousand in the past 12 months.

 

The 82 Teams Competing in the RBPC Final Rounds:

 

  Have raised $493+ million (41%) of the total capital funding.
  Have a 60% success rate. 49 are still in business or made successful exits.

 


 
15 RBPC COMPETITORS HAVE EXITED SUCCESSFULLY, WITH AN ESTIMATED MARKET VALUATION OF OVER $375 MILLION


As the Rice Business Plan Competition grows and matures over the years, so too have the companies that participate. A growing number of RBPC alumni companies are making successful exits. 

 

Successful Exits Last 12 Months 2015
Eleven Previous Exits 2015
 
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