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.
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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.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Join Rice Entrepreneurship Club for a Lunch Conversation with GroupRaise at the Liu Idea Lab, where we will sit down with Founder and CTO Paul Kwiatkowski (Rice ’11) to learn more about GroupRaise’s journeys and the keys to their success. We'll have Chik-Fil-A!!
GroupRaise provides event organizers a way to partner with restaurants and raise money for causes they care about. Since 2011 they have grown to more than 400 metro areas and partnered with over 8000 restaurants across the United States including Outback Steakhouse, Jason’s Deli, and IHOP!
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
MassChallenge Texas is hosting a lunch for students, faculty, staff, and the local community insterested in entrepreneurship and startups!
Join us to learn more about the world's most startup-friendly accelerator, MassChallenge. MassChallenge recently announced their presence in Texas with the MassChallenge Texas program. Join the team from MCTX to learn about their not-for-profit, no equity programs for startups and how you can compete for up to $500,000 in equity free cash prizes!
We accelerate the highest-impact, highest-potential startups through a selective program. We take no equity from our startups, and through an annual multimillion dollar competition, we give equity-free cash awards to the top startups in each program. Our global network includes accelerators in Boston, Israel, Mexico, Texas, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, supporting entrepreneurs from 81 countries.
This event is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Mike Millard, managing director of MassChallenge Texas, is hosting office hours for startups to receive feedback on their companies and learn about the MassChallenge Texas program.
MassChallenge is the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet. No equity and not-for-profit, we are obsessed with helping entrepreneurs across any industry.
RSVP below to register.
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