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The 2014 Rice University Business Plan Competition to Ring the Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell

ADVISORY, Oct. 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

The Rice University Business Plan Competition, "RBPC", the world's richest and largest student start up competition, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square.

In honor of the occasion, Brad Burke, Managing Director of the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, who hosts the RBPC, and Marius Rosenberg, CEO of 2014 RBPC winner, Medical Adhesive Revolution, of Aachen University, Germany will ring the Closing Bell.

Where:

Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

RBPC Media Contact:

Jeff Falk
(713) 348-6775
jfalk@rice.edu

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Christine Barna
(646) 441-5310
Christine.Barna@Nasdaq.com

Feed Information:

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Webcast:

A webcast of the Nasdaq Closing Bell will be available at: https://new.livestream.com/nasdaq/live or http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx

Photos:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Close, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market close of your choice.

About The Rice University Business Plan Competition:

The Rice University Business Plan Competition is the world's richest and largest graduate-level business plan competition. It is hosted and organized by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, which is Rice University's flagship initiative devoted to the support of entrepreneurship, and the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business. This is the 14th year for the competition. In that time, it has grown from nine teams competing for $10,000 in prize money in 2001, to 42 teams from around the world competing for more than $2.9 million in cash and prizes.

In 2014, more than 170 corporate and private sponsors support the business plan competition. Venture capitalists and other investors from around the country volunteer their time to judge the competition, with the majority of the 300+ judges coming from the investment sector. 156 past competitors have gone on to successfully launch their businesses and are still in business today, raising in excess of $844 million in funding.

The competition is designed to give collegiate entrepreneurs a real-world experience to fine tune their business plans and elevator pitches to generate funding to successfully commercialize their product.

About Nasdaq:

Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to more than 3,400 listed companies with a market value of over $8.5 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com.

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