Open to undergraduates and graduate students from across the university, Lilie offers experiential courses and a variety of co-curricular opportunities for students in interested in entrepreneurship and innovation.
Housed at Rice University’s top-10 business school, the entrepreneurship initiative is home to our faculty and the MBA program which ranks 2nd in the U.S. for graduate entrepreneurship and has been in the top 10 for entrepreneurship since 2009.
The Lab is Rice’s new on-campus hub for innovation and entrepreneurship. A modern, flexible workspace located at the corner of Main and Cambridge in the new Cambridge Building.
We are open!
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Housed at Rice’s world-renowned independent think tank, the Baker Institute, the McNair Center serves as the nexus for entrepreneurship and innovation policy-related research and thought leadership at Rice.
Home to the Rice Business Plan Competition, the largest graduate student business plan competition on the planet--with over $1.5 million in prizes each year--and the Rice Venture Forums.
The Rice EO provides a forum for networking, peer–to-peer roundtables, competitions, development and mentorship to Rice alumni and students at all stages of their entrepreneurial life cycle.
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Please join us as we talk with Casper Mattress co-founder and CEO, Phillip Krim. Three and a half years after launching, Casper is redefining e-commerce and the sleep industry and has grown to a company valued at $750 million. Most recently, the company raised $170 million in a round led by the retailer Target. As CEO, Phillip leads Casper's comprehensive business strategy, expansion, and vision for the future. Come learn about the paradox he and his co-founders recognized in 2014, the steps they have taken to set Casper apart, and insights offered for other industries.
(Please ensure you RSVP in order to secure your spot at the event)
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
More details to come!
This workshop is part of the the Rice Launch Challenge Workshop Series. The workshops are sequenced throughout the year to guide you step by step though the entrepreneurial process. If you wish, you can apply what you learn in the final step -- by pitching in the Rice Launch Challenge Business Competition in the spring.
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