BUSI 220Lilie Design Thinking
Design thinking is a problem-solving process that can be used to reduce risk when launching a new idea and increase your chances of developing an innovative solution that people want. This project-based class pairs you with a start-up to develop a solution to a design challenge. ***This class has a renewed emphasis on the application of design thinking to the entrepreneurial process and promises to be an engaging and fun approach to problem-solving.
BUSI 221/ENGI 221New Enterprises
Work in teams to learn the tools and processes for developing an entrepreneurial venture by taking an idea and trying to build it into a viable, scalable startup.
BUSI 223Modeling for Entrepreneurs
Learn how to translate a startup business plan into a bottom-up quantitative model of the business. Build a model of cash flows, use that model to track performance, and identify errors in the underlying assumptions and adjust.
SOSC 250Thinking Differently
In this class we identify and occasionally step outside our traditional modes of cognition to explore the changing nature of ideas, problems and solutions, and learning today. Draws experts and guest speakers from across the university and beyond.
SOSC 328Social and Human Context in Technology Innovation
Whether you are interested in advancing a new idea inside an existing organization, developing a new technology, or launching a new startup, this class has been created as an interactive learning experience with implications for innovators in multiple domains.
BUSI 463Entrepreneurial Strategy
Gain a deep understanding of the core strategic challenges facing start-up innovators and learn a synthetic framework for choosing and implementing entrepreneurial strategy in dynamic environments to establish competitive advantage. ***Dr. Hochberg is making a reappearance with her course, which hasn’t been offered since Spring 2017. Make sure you take advantage of this opportunity to learn with her.
BUSI 464Social Entrepreneurship
Learn how to apply an entrepreneurial approach to address social challenges through the project-driven course that works on social issue relevant to Houston. ***You may have heard about this famous course…Dr. Schuler won the Teaching Award for Excellence in Inquiry-Based Learning for the student experience he provides. Think speakers, field experience, and real impact.
BUSI 469Lilie New Venture Challenge
Work on your venture using a set of tools and frameworks that will help you get from idea to launch. This individualized lab course provides the mentorships and guidance you need to build a scalable venture. ***Winners take this class. Three out of five teams that took home cash at the 2018 Napier Rice Launch Challenge Startup Competition had taken this course. Just saying. Apply here: http://hpanahi.web.rice.edu/nvc.
BUSI ###Student Venture Fund - Evaluating the Startup Venture
Coming soon! Students in the experiential course will evaluate early-stage startups and make recommendations for venture investment by the $2M student venture fund at Rice. Stay tuned for launch announcement. Pre-requisite: BUSI 461 Financing the Startup Venture.
BUSI 221 & BUSI 469OwlSpark Summer Accelerator
Rice’s summer accelerator provides hands-on entrepreneurship experiences and a roadmap from innovation to commercialization. Lilie courses and programming prepare you to apply for OwlSpark. OwlSpark may be taken for credit (BUSI 221 & BUSI 469) or a stipend.