ADVISORY, Aug. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- What: The Rice University Business Plan Competition, "RBPC", the world's richest and largest graduate-level business plan competition will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square. In honor of the occasion, Brad Burke, Managing Director of the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, who hosts the RBPC , and Samir Mayekar, CEO of 2013 RBPC winner, SiNode Technologies, of Northwestern University will ring the Closing Bell. Where: NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43 rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio When: Friday, August 23, 2013 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET Contact : Mary Lynn Fernau (713) 348-5374 firstname.lastname@example.org NASDAQ MarketSite: Christine Barna (646) 441-5310 Christine.Barna@nasdaqomx.com Feed Information: Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463 Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West 18 mhz Lower DL 3811 Vertical FEC 3/4 SR 13.235 DR 18.295411 MOD 4:2:0 DVBS QPSK Facebook and Twitter: For multimedia features such as exclusive content, photo postings, status updates and video of bell ceremonies please visit our Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/NASDAQ . For news tweets, please visit our Twitter page at: http://twitter.com/nasdaqomx . Webcast: A live webcast of the NASDAQ Closing Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx . Photos: To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Close, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market close of your choice. About The Rice University Business Plan Competition: The Rice University Business Plan Competition is the world's richest and largest graduate-level business plan competition. It is hosted and organized by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, which is Rice University's flagship initiative devoted to the support of entrepreneurship, and the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business. This is the 13th year for the competition. In that time, it has grown from nine teams competing for $10,000 in prize money in 2001, to 42 teams from around the world competing for more than $1.5 million in cash and prizes.