Lilie is pleased to announce the launch of Founders Dinners, a once-a-month Rice student entrepreneur meet-and-eat.
Founders Dinners are an opportunity for entrepreneurially-minded Rice University students to build a network of peers and a community of support. Students will come together once a month over dinner for an honest conversation about the challenges and victories you are experiencing.
The dinner will be facilitated by a professor who brings deep practical experience as well as academic knowledge. While the dinners will have some structure, this truly is a low stress opportunity for you to engage with others who share your passion for changing the world through entrepreneurship.
Wednesday, January 23rd
Wednesday, Feb 27th
Wednesday, March 27th
Friday, April 19th
-You must be a current Rice University student. Undergraduates and graduate students welcome.
-You must be actively working on advancing your idea.
-You must be willing to engage in an open and honest dialogue with peers about the successes and failures you are facing as a student committed to move from idea to action.
-You must commit to attended at least three out of four of the dinners during the semester.
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Join us on Thursday, January 24th for an open, intimate conversation with two of Houston’s most successful serial entrepreneurs. They will share their 'why', their stories, challenges, successes, tips and answer your questions.
Hosted by Jamie Jones, Executive Director of Lilie
Come a little early to grab complimentary dinner and hot chocolate.
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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Beth O’Sullivan is a senior lecturer in Management at Rice University's Jones Graduate School of Business (JGSB). She teaches communication for MBA students, serves on the Action Learning Project Faculty, and teaches in Executive Education. She holds a joint appointment with the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership as a lecturer in Professional and Engineering Communication. She initiated the international immersion program at JGSB and has developed numerous in-class exercises, mini-cases, and on-line/video resources. She also serves as an advisor and pitch coach for several business incubators including TMCx, the business accelerator unit of the Texas Medical Center, and OwlSpark.