BUSI 220Lilie E-Teams Experience
In this course, students will form teams and collaborate on a project contributed by a startup company. Using design thinking, students will take a human-centered approach towards crafting an innovative solution by developing empathy for the users, articulating the problem, brainstorming possibilities, prototyping for communication, and testing and iterating.
BUSI 221/ENGI 221New Enterprises
Students learn and experience a process for innovation-based venture development. During the semester, students will form teams and create a plan for a new venture.
BUSI 223Modeling for Entrepreneurs
Teaches 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, solutions, work, and learning today. Meets select Wednesdays from 4-5 PM followed by small group discussion. Draws experts and guest speakers from across the university and beyond. More info at freestylerice.org.
SOSC 328Social and Human Context in Technology Innovation
This course explores the human and social dynamics critical to the evolving world of technology innovation and entrepreneurship. Topics include: systems thinking; understanding new fields and data; human and artificial intelligence; the future of work and organizations; and contemporary questions in privacy, security, and regulation.
BUSI 464Social Entrepreneurship
What does it mean to solve a social problem with entrepreneurship? This course introduces students to contemporary concepts necessary for analyzing and engaging in the sphere of social entrepreneurship. The class is project-driven and students learn in teams with fieldwork on a contemporary social question in Houston.
BUSI 469Lilie New Venture Challenge
Have an idea? Want to bring your product to market? Need advice and mentorship? Ready to launch your startup? Work on your idea and get access to guidance and mentorship from Rice’s entrepreneurship network. We help you launch your company! Apply (http://hpanahi.web.rice.edu/nvc/) by December 1st.
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.