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Venture Development Workshop: Ideation

Lilie Liu Idea Lab for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, 1st Floor, Cambridge Office Building on campus, Houston, TX

This session is focused on how we ideate iteratively to identify an actionable problem space. You'll come out having worked through problem space identification on a manufactured idea, or one of your own that you've brought into the program.

Venture Development Workshop: Customer Definition

Lilie Liu Idea Lab for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, 1st Floor, Cambridge Office Building on campus, Houston, TX

Who is your customer? In this session, we'll learn how to identify what is arguably the most important player in your business: the paying customer.

Free

Venture Development Workshop: Value Proposition/Customer Acquisition

Lilie Liu Idea Lab for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, 1st Floor, Cambridge Office Building on campus, Houston, TX

In this session, we'll think about how we solve our customers' needs and how we find those who will be willing to pay for our product. We'll have to consider how much value we bring to the table, who our core customers actually are, and think about our competition.

Pioneers of Innovation

Grand Hall, Rice Memorial Center

Join an interactive discussion to learn how these Rice ECE alumni took an idea for cutting-edge technology into the market and built ROLM into a Fortune 500 company ultimately acquired by IBM.

Alumni Spotlight: Career Pivots and Transitions

Lilie Liu Idea Lab for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, 1st Floor, Cambridge Office Building on campus, Houston, TX

Whether you’re thinking about a career change or going full-time on your side hustle, these fellow Owls have experienced the same feelings and challenges that come with making the leap. On October 24, hear advice from alumni who have pivoted.

Free

Venture Development Workshop: Business Model Development

Lilie Liu Idea Lab for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, 1st Floor, Cambridge Office Building on campus, Houston, TX

In this session, we'll figure out how to build a sustainable business model for an innovative product. We'll go over some common business models common to various industries, and think about the pros and cons of each. We'll identify key parts of the business model such as pricing frameworks, Customer Lifetime Value, and Cost of Customer Acquisition, as well as give you a chance to practice these calculations on either your own idea or one of our pre-selected ideas.

Free

Spring 2023 Undergraduate Courses Info Session

Lilie Liu Idea Lab for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, 1st Floor, Cambridge Office Building on campus, Houston, TX

Join us on Thursday, October 27th for an info session on our Spring 2023 undergraduate courses. Whether you’re already an entrepreneur, innovator, or just have an interest in exploring the topic, we’d love to have you there.

Free

Spring 2023 Graduate & PMBA Courses Info Session

McNair 212

Join us on Wednesday, November 9th for a quick info session on our graduate Spring 2023 courses. Whether you’re already an entrepreneur, innovator, or just have an interest in exploring the topic, swing by and learn more about Lilie!

Free

Launchpad Info Session

Lilie Liu Idea Lab for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, 1st Floor, Cambridge Office Building on campus, Houston, TX

Join us for this info session we will give an overview of Launchpad and you’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have and see if this program is the right fit for you and your venture!

Free

Spring 2023 FTMBA Courses Info Session

The Lilie Outpost (McNair Hall 217) 1900 Rice Boulevard, Houston, TX

Join us on Thursday, November 10th for an info session on our FTMBA Spring 2023 courses. Whether you’re already an entrepreneur, innovator, or just have an interest in exploring the topic, swing by and learn more about Lilie!

Free

Venture Development Workshop: Product Management AMA

Lilie Liu Idea Lab for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, 1st Floor, Cambridge Office Building on campus, Houston, TX

Sit down for a chat with Product Managers and learn more about this critical part of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Free

Lilie’s Community Celebration!

Lilie Liu Idea Lab for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, 1st Floor, Cambridge Office Building on campus, Houston, TX

Come and celebrate the end of the semester and 2022 with Lilie!

Free