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Dallas, TX : NCIIA, Proceedings of the NCIIA 12th Annual Meeting.
The NCIIA will award $10,000 in prizes and awards to the teams with the best business plan for a new start-up venture based on an innovative technology in one of the following areas: sustainability, life science, energy, clean technology, information technology and other technology.
The NCIIA workshops help entrepreneurs to fine tune their new business efforts to make the leap from idea to a true venture," said Brad Burke, managing director of the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship.
The NCIIA AI2V workshops are a unique, invitation-only, four-day intensive program designed to foster invention, innovation and entrepreneurship as a way of creating innovative, commercially viable and socially beneficial businesses and employment opportunities in the United States.
The Rice Business Plan Competition reaches hundreds of innovative students and we look forward to working with its high caliber teams to help them realize their dreams," said Phil Weilerstein, executive director of NCIIA.
The winners of the NCIIA award will be chosen from among the top finalists at the Rice Business Plan Competition.