The Lectures bring together expertise and energies from across Rice and Houston in new and innovative ways.
Each Lecture features the insights of an established entrepreneur or innovator on a question of interest to people working across a range of fields. The Lilie Lectures are free of charge, open to the public, and provide an opportunity for the exchange of questions and ideas between people who are innovating in many different contexts, and as such, often lead to new and shared insights. Find more details on our calendar.
Upcoming Lilie Lectures
October 3rd – Yan David Erlich on Recipe for a Vibrant Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Previous Lilie Lectures
Shoukat Dhanani, Dhanani Group
Nadia Morris, AT&T Health Foundry
Philip Krim, Casper
Kerry Rupp, True Wealth Ventures
Cary Kottler, Clean Line Energy
Steve Radar, NASA
Mark Cover, Hines Real Estate
Tawfik Jarjour, Accenture
Farzad Soleimani, TMCx
Drew Austin, Uber
Rakesh Agrawal, Snapstream
Samantha Snabes, re3D
Aimee Woodall, Blacksheep Agency
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.