Lilie: E&O: OwlSpark

The OwlSpark accelerator is an intense, immersive 12-week summer program that provides startup teams with firsthand experience launching a tech startup.

Throughout the summer, OwlSpark delivers entrepreneurship education, teaches relevant business fundamentals, pairs teams with knowledgeable mentors and industry experts, features office hours with successful entrepreneurs, and yields key connections.

The accelerator culminates with the Bayou Startup Showcase, a celebration of entrepreneurship, the Houston startup community, and the university accelerator programs that support them. Jointly hosted by OwlSpark and RED Labs, the event provides an opportunity for startup teams from both programs to showcase their businesses.

Together, these resources and collaboration provide exposure and direct access to the local entrepreneurial ecosystem, increasing the probability of continued success beyond the program.

Participation: Since 2013, 79 founders have launched 33 startups through OwlSpark. If you are looking to apply or would like more information, visit (http://www.owlspark.com/apply/).

 

People: 

KERRI SMITH

MANAGING DIRECTOR


JESSICA FLEENOR

ASSISTANT MANAGING DIRECTOR

 

HALEY HART

ASSISTANT MANAGING DIRECTOR

 

KAZ KARWOWSKI

NSF I-CORPS INSTRUCTOR, SOUTHWEST I-CORPS

 

HESAM PANAHI

LECTURER, RICE ENTREPRENEURSHIP INITIATIVE