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 - 5:30 PM
Date to be determined – February 2019
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
We've all heard the grim statistics on startup failure rates. Make sure you've found the "right it" by testing your hypothesis before investing countless dollars and hours pursuing your idea. Pretotyping and prototyping offer many ways to test a product or service with minimal build-out, use of resources, or emotional attachment.
Work with Kara to ensure that you are addressing the problem with the best solution possible.
Kara Palamountain is a professor at the Kellogg School of Management and the president of the Northwestern Global Health Foundation. She has managed over 50 Kellogg field research teams conducting market entry analysis for medical technologies in over a dozen countries in Africa, Asia and South America. Prior to her work at the Northwestern Global Health Foundation and at Kellogg, Kara worked as a management consultant in Deloitte's Healthcare practice for over six years.