​Gimmal Continues Sponsorship of Rice Business Plan Competition

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Gimmal will once again be the exclusive sponsor of the IT Award.

Gimmal, the world’s leading provider of enterprise information governance solutions built on Microsoft SharePoint, announces its continued support for the Rice Business Plan Competition. Headquartered in Houston, TX, Gimmal supports non-profit organizations dedicated to education and the community, through sponsorships and in-kind donations.

The Rice University Business Plan Competition is the world’s richest and largest graduate-level business plan competition. The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, through the Rice University Business Plan Competition, helps entrepreneurs launch their businesses. The competition provides the opportunity for teams to pitch their business plans to solicit venture funding to over 250 investors and other judges. Teams present new business ventures in the areas of life sciences, information technology, energy, green tech, social and other technologies and compete for over $1 million in prizes.

The event takes place April 11-13, 2013 on the Rice University campus. Gimmal executives, David Quackenbush, Mike Alsup, Cynthia Wood, and Becky Thomas, will be part of the judging of over 1200 applications. All teams will present within the 3 day period and awards are granted in an evening gala.

“We are totally impressed with the ingenuity of the teams and their ideas. We are honored to once again support these fledgling businesses by sponsoring the Gimmal IT Award,” said David Quackenbush, President of Gimmal.

“Having the support of Gimmal and the more than 130 corporate and private sponsors has allowed us to provide businesses with more than $1.5 million in prizes in 2012. The teams benefit not only from the potential funding, but also from mentoring and networking with leaders of successful businesses like Gimmal,”said Brad Burke, managing director, Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship. “More than 128 ventures have been successfully launched after competing at Rice, and these ventures have raised more than $500 million in seed funding.

About the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship
Ranked as the #4 best graduate entrepreneurship program by Princeton Review, the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship (Rice Alliance) is Rice University’s nationally-recognized initiative devoted to the support of technology commercialization, entrepreneurship education, and the launch of technology companies. It was formed as a strategic alliance of three schools: the George R. Brown School of Engineering, the Wiess School of Natural Sciences and the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business in collaboration with the Vice Provost and the Office of Research. For more information , visit alliance.rice.edu.

About Gimmal
Gimmal provides information and records management solutions that accelerate the delivery of business value and compliance. Our software products extend the world's market-leading enterprise platforms, Microsoft SharePoint and SAP, to provide best-in-class unified records management, information governance, compliance, and business application solutions. For more information, visit http://www.gimmal.com.

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