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About Lilie

The Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Lilie) is the home of experiential learning and co-curricular activities in entrepreneurship and innovation at Rice University. Our mission is to equip Rice students with both entrepreneurial skills and the entrepreneurial mindset to prepare them to be entrepreneurs and innovators in whatever industry they choose, be it a technology startup, government, civic group, non-profit, small business, or large corporation.

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Our Stats

#1

U.S. Entrepreneurship Program ranking by the Princeton Review, 2020, 2021, & 2022

36

Undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship-focused course offerings

89%

Faculty members that have started, bought, or run a business

20+

Standalone entrepreneurship skill building, speaker, competition, and networking programs for students

297

Companies started by Rice grads since 2015

Rice Success Stories

Mohit
Aron

Founder & CEO, Cohesity

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Claire
Shorall

Co-Founder and CEO, TopKnot

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Gray
Hancock

Co-founder & COO, Decisio Health

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Courses

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Train yourself to think more entrepreneurially. Our classes explore and emphasize a combination of entrepreneurial skills and mindset with critical thinking and analytical reasoning at the core.

Programming

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Whether you are looking to dip your toes into entrepreneurship or launch a company while at Rice, we have a wide array of opportunities for you to get the experiences and resources you need.

The Lab

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Our lab space is open the Rice community for coworking, events, and courses. Please stop by to take a tour and learn more about how you can leverage this resource.

Alumni

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As a global powerhouse in entrepreneurship education, Rice University has a world-class community of alumni that are engaged in entrepreneurial and innovative pursuits. Our alumni have transformed industries through the creation and funding of game-changing startups as well as established first-in-class entrepreneurial ecosystems around the globe.

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