The Rice Business Plan Competition, where start-ups from universities around the world compete for over $1 million in prizes, took place this past weekend. As the official accounting firm for the competition, PKF Texas handles the voting component during the weekend. Attendees learned about the innovative ideas that students around the world are bringing to life. The winners of the competition, Texas A&M’s TriFusion Devices, uses 3-D printing for healthcare and sports equipment. They were awarded over $300,000 in prizes along with the chance to ring the closing bell at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York City.