Lilie is pleased to announce the launch of Founders Dinners, a once-a-month Rice student entrepreneur dinner.
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.
Given the intimate nature of the conversations, admission is by application only. Applications for the Spring 2019 cohort have closed.
Wednesday, January 23rd
Wednesday, Feb 27th
Wednesday, March 27th
Friday, April 19th
Spring 2019 Cohort
Vladimir Belik, Fortecus
Creation of a job board with personality testing as a complement to the resume and cover letter as a medium of communicating job fit.
Lucas Atayde, Krammer
Krammer is an app and web service that aids people who struggle with mental illness. It serves as an emotional “home base” for the mentally ill, allowing users to monitor, manage, and develop their emotional well-being. The platform would encourage healthy habits like taking medication, getting an appropriate amount of sleep, and following through with commitments made to a therapist.
Vinay Acharya, WellWorth
WellWorth is a SaaS valuation platform for finance professionals in the upstream Oil & Gas space.
Indranil Roy, WellDiver
Instrumented smart nano-material devices for measuring reservoir parameters
Alex Kurkowski, Tellinga
Tellinga is a start-up that creates personalized stories as one of a kind gifts with customized illustrations through traditional mail. Story recipients receive hand-drawn stories about themselves based on unique preferences. It can be fun, dramatic, thoughtful... anything! Your mailbox isn't dead - it's more alive than ever!
Krissy Clapp, StoryNest
StoryNest is a place for family memories. The platform captures content (stories, important information to pass down, pictures, videos, audio files), organizes the content in a meaningful way, and facilitates sharing of content among family members and friends.
Stoyan Komitov and Rodrigo Trujillo, KiT
KiT is a mobile platform for patient-doctor interaction that provides a reliable method to verify and track medication adherence and analyze its impact on the quality of provided care.
Francis Bunt, Luminuncio LC
Hypertargetted digital taxi-top advertisements
Brian Cooper, PrayUp
PrayUp is a prayer application that helps people to pray. The idea addresses the difficulty many people have with the duty or desire to pray. The application will guide the user in prayer and remove the "thinking" during prayer while allowing the user to focus on the "doing" of prayer.
Andrew White, A440
A440 is a community management platform for classical musicians that gives touring soloists and established organizations the capability to turn a scattered fanbase into a coherent community.
Sam Spitz and Maxim Karoubi, Filtur
Filtur is a social media platform that aims to help undergraduate university students bolster the quality and depth of their professional and social networks. Through intelligent filtering and sorting of profiles, we foster new connections between students that have the possibility to increase individual and collective success and fulfillment.
Scout Kan, Avorest Aviation
This venture focuses on introducing daily airborne transportation. In its current stage, the venture would focus on materializing a real flying hoverboard that adopts kinesiology and stress psychology, the concept of Human-machine-Unity, intelligent aiding system, and personalizing algorithm for the best user-experience and safety.
Fareen Elias, Mwinda
Mwinda is a CleanTech and financial inclusion company that sells small (100W) solar home systems and small electronics/ appliances directly to consumers in sub-Saharan Africa (Kinshasa, DRC). Customers pay off their balance with small, daily mobile phone payments.
Mantej Singh, Kinetica
Kinetica is a wearable glove that converts sign language into spoken English thus allowing deaf/mute individuals to communicate with any individual in society, thus empowering them.
Skye Chao, First 40 Days
First 40 days offers confinement/nanny services to new moms utilizing the ancient Chinese "confinement" ways - first 40 days post birth.
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Please join us for the H. Albert Napier Rice Launch Challenge Startup Competition. Rice affiliated teams – students and recent alumni - are competing for $60,000 and other prizes.
The guest emcee for the evening will be Rassul Zarinfar, founder of Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co., will be joined by a judging panel.
2019 judges include:
Yan-David Erlich, Partner, Coatue Management
Dan Watkins, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Mercury Fund
Claire Shorall, Principal, NEO
More coming soon!
Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company will be providing refreshments and we will be sharing giveaways. This event is open to the Houston community. See you there!
You can find more information at http://bit.ly/NRLC2019
Brought to you by:
- Liu Idea Lab for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Lilie)
- Rice Business
- Rice Entrepreneurs Organization
Special thanks to our sponsors:
- Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co
- David Leebron and Y Ping Sun
- OwlSpark, Rice University Startup Accelerator
- Jon R. Marinelli, Alum
- Rachel and Bruce Deskin, Alumni