Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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.

Rice Business Entrepreneurship
Rice Business

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
Rice Innovation & Entrepreneurship's new home

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!

Please join us. 



McNair Center
for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Policy and Research

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.

Rice Alliance
for Technology and Entrepreneurship

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.

Rice Entrepreneurs Organization

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.

Calendar of events
DisrupTexas - Undergraduate Pitch Competition
Oct. 27, 2018
Pitch Day
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, Austin, Texas
Open to all Undergraduate Students

Are You Ready to DisrupTexas?

This competition is all about changing the game, never settling, pushing boundaries and testing out innovative ideas. We’re looking for big ideas and the passionate students behind them.

Who Should Apply?

Undergraduate entrepreneurs from any 4-year university throughout Texas are welcome to apply! The participating team must contain and be represented by at least one full-time or part-time undergraduate student currently enrolled.

Entrepreneurship is for everyone – diverse teams and innovative products across any industry are welcome. Top industries represented in previous years include: social good, oil and gas, entertainment, retail, business operations, education tech and healthcare tech.

Important: ONLY undergraduates will be invited to pitch at the finals.

Pitch at DisrupTexas among the best of the Lone Star State’s college students and catalyze your startup. Visit the Reviewr Application site to get started!

What Can You Win? 

Beyond a full day of feedback from top Austin entrepreneurs and investors, you’ll be eligible for a chance at more than $50K in prizes, including free service offerings and perks from our sponsors.

Cash Prizes:
1st place: $20K
2nd place: $10K 
3rd place: $5K
4th place: $3K
5th place: $2K

Plus amazing in-kind prizes!

$50K + in Prizes

Applications due September 14th
Pitches on October 27th.