Rice Business offers an unparalleled combination of core skills training and individualized support from best-in-class faculty.
The program empowers aspiring leaders to pursue innovation, draw inspiration from diverse experiences, and nourish bold ideas that challenge business conventions.
Classes at Rice Business prepare students for a variety of entreprenuerial opportunities. Whether you seek to establish a new startup, develop an entrepreneurial mindset for success within a large corporation, or launch a social venture, the program is designed to support you.
Entrepreneurship Labs (E-Labs) are designed to provide 2nd year MBA students the opportunity to work in real world settings, complemented by classroom learning. In the E-Labs, students can jump start their own venture, acquire a business, and work and network within the Houston entrepreneurial and investment community.
From the internship program to the incubator, Rice Business supports aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs with resources spanning ideation, team formation, funding, and launch.
The Lab hosts events such as the Lilie Lectures, workshops, courses, competitions, and serves as a bridge between Rice and the broader entrepreneurial community in Houston and beyond.
Rice Business faculty and staff are dedicated to supporting Rice’s entrepreneurial community. They are practitioners, researchers, investors, and experienced entrepreneurs who provide guidance along the entrepreneurial path.
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Want to represent Rice Business in Silicon Valley on February 22nd? VCIC is the world’s largest venture capital competition with over 70 universities competing. Students play the role of VCs who have around $100MM to invest in one of the startups presenting. You will be assessing the investment opportunities and pitching an investment strategy to the VC judges.
VCIC is NOT a business plan competition. VCIC is the only place students get to be VCs for the day. You will be participating in a highly interactive simulation of the VC process in which YOU are the VCs. Real startups come to pitch to you, and VC judges assess your performance.
More information here.