Change Maker Summit

Update as of May 28, 2020:

Before beginning your journey at Rice University, we invite you to join us for the five-day virtual Lilie Change Maker Summit with the Liu Idea Lab for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Lilie).  Meet your entrepreneurial family: make new friends who share your excitement for solving problems and meet Rice faculty and partners who want to support you throughout your Rice journey.  Dive into the excitement of entrepreneurship, innovation, and human-centered design.

At the Lilie Change Maker Summit, you will hear from alumni change-makers; learn about the entrepreneurship and innovation courses, resources, and activities available to you at Rice; and find your community of peers.  Finalists will receive exclusive Lilie Swag as well as a Change Maker Summit tool kit including all the materials you will need for the summit. These five days will be jam-packed with learning, interactive team activities, and your choice of fantastic electives.  And while the summer sessions will be virtual, there will be an in-person session once the Fall 2020 Semester starts to meet everyone you’ve worked with in-person and continue your entrepreneurial journey.

Please don’t worry… you do not need to conceive a new product or business idea to join us. Entrepreneurship is a team sport.  Other students will need help building their ideas, or you may come up with one during our brainstorming sessions!


July 27th, 29th, and 31st, from 1-3 PM CDT. July 28th and 30th will be optional, with the opportunity to sign-up for sessions of your choice.


All materials and software costs will be paid for by Lilie.

Ready to Apply?

Apply here: Applications are due by July 10th.


Reach out to  Caitlin Bolanos.