This private university in the heart of Houston is already well known for its unique residential college system, but it's the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship that is currently attracting attention. Since 1999 the Rice Alliance has helped launch over 200 technology companies which have raised, collectively, over $350 million in funding.
In 2012 the Rice Business Plan Competition, hosted at Rice, awarded $1.55 million in prizes to
competitors from across the globe who pitched their new technology business plans to judges who have already proven their abilities as venture capital investors. It's the perfect opportunity for budding entrepreneurs to meet those who are trying to actualize, or have already succeeded in their goals.
With such an amazing concentration of talent and financing, it's little wonder that Rice is one of the top ten colleges for aspiring entrepreneurs.