nCourage awards Courageous Women Entrepreneur Award $20,000 Investment Prize to AQDOT, University of Cambridge, England
Based on the cutting-edge research from the University of Cambridge, AQDOT has developed a low-cost process for microencapsulation, a multi-billion-per-annum industry with established applications in household and personal care, food and agrochemical markets. AQDOT can produce inexpensive capsules while preserving the activity of bio-macromolecules, which can be triggered to release on-demand.
“For student entrepreneurs, this is the World Series and the Super Bowl” combined.– Fortune / CNN Money
The Rice Business Plan Competition has been described as the Super Bowl and World Series, combined, by Fortune and CNN/Money. The world’s richest and largest business plan competition brought 42 top university teams from across the globe to pitch their new technology businesses to a record number of over 300 venture capital and investor judges. Judges evaluate the businesses based on the investment potential of the competitors’ new ventures. More than 138 past competitors at the Rice Business Plan Competition have successfully launched their companies and are in business today or have had successful exits, and have raised more than $600 million in funding.