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2014 Rice Business Plan Competition Awards Nearly $3 Million

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“Rice University’s own team, A-76 Technologies, came in second, with the development of a corrosion inhibitor, initially targeting customers in the oil and gas industry, with plans for future development of the product for use in transportation, marine, utilities, and infrastructure. While A-76 came in second, they walked away from the competition with a larger cash amount than the winners, receiving more than $550,000 in investment, cash, and prizes.”

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2014 Rice Business Plan Competition Results

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“The CASIS prize ($25K) went to A-76 from Rice University with an innovative approach to corrosion inhibitors.  CASIS plans to actively pursue this technology for a flight demo.  Overall this team won nearly $500,000 in overall prize money and finished second in the overall competition. CASIS benchmarked us extensively to determine if they wanted to offer a prize and they are very happy with their first year results!”

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