The Napier Rice Launch Challenge

Rice’s entrepreneurship competition is back! Support student startups in our annual pitch challenge with a chance to win $$

About this Event

Support Rice students startups and join us virtually for the H. Albert Napier Rice Launch Challenge Startup Competition. Rice-affiliated teams – undergrads, grads, and MBAs – are competing for $65k in equity-free seed funding.

Watch pitches, network with the Rice entrepreneurship community, and vote for your favorite idea! Attendance is open to Rice students, Rice alumni, and friends of Rice. Learn more at



A440 – Benito Geordie ’21, Gerald Wang ’21, Andrew White ’20, Danny Andreini ’20, Alexandre Lenne

Equipping classical musicians to find new life in the modern era through their community-building, audio streaming platform.


Green Room – Sophie Randolph ’22

Empowering local live music performers and venues by simplifying the complex booking, payment, and tax compliance processes.


HealthGenex – Alexa Stachowiak ’21, Nicole Iademarco ’20, Zachary Stachowiak

Increasing face time between doctors and patients through an all-in-one, SaaS platform that simplifies the “business” of their practice.


Karkinex – Margaret Jukes ’21, Sanjana Gokhale ’21, Susannah Dittmar ’21

Improving the brachytherapy treatment for women diagnosed with cervical cancer with their revolutionary medical device.


Remora – Saanya Bhargava ’23, Myles Nobles ’23

Ordering and delivering food is made easy with a peer-to-peer delivery service, bringing off-campus goods to students without altering routines.


rutd: resources united. technology driven. – Steven Jimenez ’22, Cristina Cabrera, Morgan Hill

Ending veteran suicide by helping veterans transition into civilian life, and streamlining access to resources and support – all in 3 simple steps.


Wearloom – Samuel Spitz ’21, Nolan Spencer ’21, Kunal Rai ’21

Aggregating listings from every resale platform so shoppers can find the clothes, shoes, and accessories they want faster, cheaper, and more sustainably.


Voythos – Sophia Khan MD

Reducing time and removing the hassle of maintaining health records for surgeons through their app designed by surgeons themselves.



T-Minus Solutions

Mercury Fund



Liu Idea Lab for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Lilie)

Rice Business

Rice Alumni | Entrepreneurs & Innovators


Students, alumni, and friends of Rice are all welcome to come out and watch our finalists! After registering via Eventbrite, we will follow up closer to the date with the Zoom details to join. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Apr 22 2021


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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