The 2015 Rice University Business Plan Competition to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell

ADVISORY, Oct. 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —

What: 

The 2015 Rice University Business Plan Competition, the world’s richest and largest graduate-level student startup competition, which is organized by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, 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, and Spencer Behrend, CEO of KiLife Tech, the 2015 winner of the competition, will ring the Closing Bell. 

Where:

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

When:

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET        

Rice University Business Plan Competition Media Contact:
Mary Lynn Fernau
(713) 301-5494
mlfernau@rice.edu

Nasdaq MarketSite:
Hilary Edelstein
(646) 678-2321
Hilary.Edelstein@nasdaq.com

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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 2015 Rice University Business Plan Competition:

The Rice Business Plan Competition is the world’s richest and largest graduate-level student startup 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 15th 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 $1.5 million in cash and prizes.

About Nasdaq:

Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, 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 3,600 listed companies with a market value of approximately $9.6 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit: nasdaq.com/ambition or business.nasdaq.com.

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