Thursday - November 6, 2014
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
4:00 pm Registration Opens
Shell Auditorium
Jones School of Business

Supported by: GE, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, OEDK,
Rice Alliance and
Rice Center for Engineering Leadership

General Competition Information

What: 6th Annual Elevator Pitch Competition - Teams or individuals will present 90-second pitches for their concept. The pitches will describe the designs, the problem or need being solved, the competitive advantages, and the commercial potential of the venture.

Who: This competition is open to ANY Rice undergraduate student or undergraduate team with a business concept or idea. Entries may be at any stage of development.

Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014

Time: 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm - (teams should check-in by 4:00 pm)

Where: Shell Auditorium - Jones School - Rice University

Dress code: Business Attire 

Refreshments: Light snacks, soft drinks and coffee will be available starting at 6:15pm, during the reception before awards are announced in the Anderson Family Commons.


4:00 – 4:25 pm:  Check-in at Registration Desk (Shell Auditorium Lobby)

4:30 – 4:40 pm:  Introductions and Acknowledgments (Shell Auditorium)

4:40 – 6:15 pm:  Teams present their Elevator Pitches (Shell Auditorium)

6:15 – 7:00 pm:  Reception and Judge feedback (Anderson Family Commons)

7:00 – 7:30 pm:  Final Acknowledgments Winners Announced (Anderson Family Commons)

 If you have any questions about the competition logistics, please contact Amy Kavalewitz at or 713-348-8065.


Spring 2014 - 5th Annual Elevator Pitch Winners

First Place
Brittle Bones - R-ARM (Robotic Assistive Reaching Device)
Nimish Mittal, BIOE -- Matthew Nojoomi, BIOE -- Sergio Gonzalez, BIOE

Second Place

ParkiT - ParkiT
Xin Huang, ECE -- Jennifer Ding, ECE -- Chris Ertel

Third Place

Magic Touch - Proprioception for Prosthetics
Bryan Solomon, BIOE -- Caitlin Makatura, BIOE -- Julie Walker, MECH
Mike Schubert, MECH -- Holly Liang ,ECE

Fourth Place

The Molar Express - Ortho-Vibe
Bennie Chang, BIOE -- Emily Bache, BIOE -- Rebecca Lee, BIOE
Kevin Cheng, BIOE -- Richard Nguyen ,BIOE

Fifth Place

Hospital in a Toilet - Hospital in a Toilet
Abhipray Sahoo, ECE -- Evan Dougal, ECE -- Jennifer Ding, ECE -- Minyang Ma, ECE
Chenxin Fu ,ECE -- Christopher Buck, ECE

Most Investable

The Molar Express - Ortho-Vibe
Bennie Chang, BIOE -- Emily Bache, BIOE -- Rebecca Lee, BIOE
Kevin Cheng, BIOE -- Richard Nguyen ,BIOE

Contact us

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6100 Main Street MS 390 | Houston, Texas | 77005

Phone: 713.348.OEDK

Email: oedk@

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