The Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Lilie) is the home of experiential learning in entrepreneurship at Rice University.
Lilie focuses on teaching both entrepreneurial skills and the entrepreneurial mindset We prepare our students to be entrepreneurs in whatever walk of society they choose, be it a technology startup, government, civic groups, non-profits or large corporations.
Lilie is comprised of a state-of-the-art on-campus lab space, experiential courses, co-curricular opportunities, and an array of resources to support student learning in entrepreneurship.
Our experiential classes engage faculty in business, social science, engineering, and entrepreneurs and innovators from across Houston and beyond. Many courses are cross-listed as part of the curriculum in schools and programs including engineering, social science, global health, and civic leadership. The classes explore and emphasize a combination of entrepreneurial skills and mindset with critical thinking and analytical reasoning at the core.
From the internship program to the incubator, Rice provides opportunities for all aspects of entrepreneurship.
A flexible and modern space for collaboration and learning, the Liu Idea Lab is Rice’s on-campus hub for innovation and entrepreneurship. Here you will find entrepreneurs and experts in residence, mentors, and innovators from fields across campus. The Lab hosts experiential classes and co-curricular events
such as the Lilie Lectures, competitions, and workshops.
The Liu Idea Lab team are faculty and staff dedicated to supporting Rice’s entrepreneurial and innovation community. We are practitioners, researchers, investors, and experienced entrepreneurs who provide support to students as they develop and advance ideas.
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Silicon Valley has been the epicenter of technology startup formation since the days of Fairchild Semiconductor (1957). Today, as “software eats the world” and tech becomes a predominant driver—and disruptor—of new jobs, communities need to become vibrant tech centers to thrive in tomorrow’s techdriven economy. Can a city replicate Silicon Valley’s success? We look at what made Silicon Valley fruitful
in the first place, look at some early wins in other geographies including Boston, New York, and Los Angeles, and try to formulate a recipe for how to build a vibrant technology ecosystem.
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Are you looking for a partner? Do you want to debate your business idea with like-minded people? Are you looking for your next opportunity? Do you feel like entrepreneurship is your way?
You want to change the world. If only you had:
someone to partner with
someone to obsess over the details with
someone to work out the snags with
someone to share a dream with
someone to inspire you to work all night
Come to our Founder Finder, and find your team.