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Rice University will be Hosting a Veterans Business Battle Event

Rice University will be Hosting a Veterans Business Battle EventEvent:  Rice University To Host Veterans Business Battle

Date & Time: April 13, 2018 (1 pm to 7 pm) | April 14, 2018 (8 am to 5:30)

Location:  Valhalla, 6100 Main St, Houston, TX 77005

About This Event: Veterans Business Battle is the nation’s largest veteran-owned business competition. More than $2.5 million of investment offers have been extended since the competition began in 2015. It was founded by members of the Houston chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization, which acted as its host for its first three years, and members of VIBA, a student organization for MBA students at the Jones School of Business who are military veterans.

Rice University will be Hosting a Veterans Business Battle Event

As part of the new role VIBA has in the competition, students in a graduate level course will analyze applications and partner with businesses to enhance their business plans.

Military veterans who own a business or who are starting one still have a chance to apply for the 2018 event. The application deadline was extended to March 1, 2018 in part to accommodate applicants from two new partners, although any qualified business can still apply by submitting a business plan online.


Friday April 13th
Finalist Presentations
McNair Hall, Rice University

1 PM Check-in
2 PM Pitch to Investors
5 PM Welcome Happy Hour & Finalist Elevator Pitches
7 PM Valhalla (Rice University Bar)

Saturday, April 14, 2018
Entrepreneur Boot Camp
Seminar Rooms in McNair Hall, Rice University

8 AM Check In/Booth Setup
9 AM- 12 PM Entrepreneurship Workshops
12 PM2PM Networking Lunch
5:30 Reception, Finalist Pitches, Awards

CLICK HERE APPLY NOW for the April 13-14, 2018 Veterans Business Battle

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