12th Annual Information Technology and Web Venture Forum


Meet Leading Investors and Promising Startups in IT/Web/Software at the Largest IT Venture Capital Forum in the Southwest

See the most promising Information Technology, web, and software start-up companies pitch their companies to over 400 venture capitalists, investors, mentors, business & corporate leaders and industry experts. Since 1999, more than 30% of the start-up companies pitching at past Rice Alliance Technology Venture Forums have raised funding, totaling over $2.9 billion.

Feedback from attendees at last year's Forum:

  “This is the best run entrepreneurial event I have ever attended.  Logistics and quality of attendees were outstanding.”

“I was told by a VC that he thought this was the best event for entrepreneurs in Texas. The event lived up to those expectations.” 

“This was such a great event. It was obviously well planned and the quality of the participants was very high.” 

“Great networking.” 

“I saw plenty of investable companies.” 

“I met a lot of other investors I did not know before.”



Why Attend?


• Get a first-look at emerging IT/software startups

• Network with over 100 investors

• Hear from leading venture capitalists and investors

• Meet start-ups one-on-one during the Company Showcase and Reception

• Learn what is required to get outside funding for your start-up company

• Network with over 400 members of the Texas and the Southwest region entrepreneurial ecosystem

• Learn what is included in a successful investor pitch 

Organizer Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship


Thu, Dec. 11, 2014
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. US/Central


McNair Hall, Rice University
Loop Rd
Houston, Texas 77005
United States