Business briefs for March 26-29 |

Business briefs for March 26-29


The Rice Business Plan Competition (RBPC) will be awarding more than $1 million in prizes to aid new startup businesses at the 11th annual competition at Rice University April 14-16. BYU is among 42 teams selected from around the globe to compete in the world’s richest and largest business plan competition. Teams were chosen based on their executive summaries to compete in six categories: life sciences, information technology, energy and clean technology, green technology, renewable and recycling, and social. The teams will have 15 minutes to present business plans and the top six competitors will vie for the grand prize valued at more than $400,000.


BHB Consulting Engineers, a structural consulting firm located in Salt Lake City, is hosting its bi-annual seminar for young architects on April 5 through 7 at the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Utah. The event will support students studying for the structural portion of the Architect Registration Examination. Multiple engineers from BHB will present for the three day seminar at no charge to the attendees.


According to a press release Governor Gary R. Herbert met with a top U.S. trade official on Wednesday to showcase Utah’s remarkable international export performance. In his State of the State address, the Governor called on Utah businesses to double exports in the next five years, just as they have done in the previous five years. The President challenged the nation to do the same. So far only Utah has stepped up to meet the challenge. The number of Utah businesses who are entering the global marketplace continues to grow.