Rice Entrepreneurial Alumni

We welcome Rice alumni to join us in developing the next generation of leaders that will impact change globally. If one of the following points of connection is of interest to you, please drop us an email or stop by the Liu Idea Lab for a conversation.

 

JOIN RICE ENTREPRENEURS ORGANIZATION

The Rice Entrepreneurs Organization provides a forum for networking, peer–to-peer roundtables, competitions, education and mentorship to Rice alumni and student entrepreneurs at all stages of their entrepreneurial life cycle. Join Rice Alumni and students to surround yourself with like-minded, fellow & future entrepreneurs. 

SPONSOR A STUDENT INTERNSHIP OR HOST A TREK

For the right startup team, hosting a summer intern can be great way to expand the team’s capacity to explore a strategically important area while allowing the summer intern to gain real world experience in a startup environment. Lilie subsidize a portion of the summer internship, which offsets the startup’s costs. Contact Caitlin.bolanos@rice.edu for more information.

PROVIDE A STUDENT PROJECT

Many of our courses are project-based and we are frequently looking for organizations that have distinct projects that could benefit from needs finding and user insights research over the course of a semester class. Reach out to Caitlin.bolanos@rice.edu with requests.

SERVE AS A MENTOR

We regularly connect our students to individuals with industry and functional expertise to provide guidance and serve as mentors. This takes several forms based on the availability, preferences, and level of commitment of the expert. In some cases, we may schedule regular office hours, while at other times we may make a 1-on-1 connection for you to “go deep” with a single team.

INVEST IN STUDENT VENTURES

We invite you to attend the final pitches for the Napier Rice Launch Challenge at the end of March and the OwlSpark accelerator pitches at the Bayou Startup Showcase in August. If you have the capacity and you see a venture that you think has potential, then please consider investing in a Rice-founded venture.

ATTEND A LECTURE

Lilie hosts a series of 4 - 6 lectures annually at the intersection of innovation and an emerging topic, for example artificial intelligence and block chain. These lectures are open to the public and we welcome you to join us. Visit ourcalendar for upcoming events.

CONNECT TO SPEAKERS

If you have connections to nationally-renowned speakers in the innovation and entrepreneurship space, we welcome the opportunity to bring them to Houston for our open-to-the-public Lilie Lecture series.

SUPPORT LILIE FINANCIALLY

Help support our students' entrepreneurial learning. Your philanthropic support of our program allows us to deliver courses and co-curricular content, and directly support student projects. Donate now.

 

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