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.
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Come learn about the application process for the Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC).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 performances. For more information check out http://www.vcic.org/
Rice will be hosting the VCIC competition for the Southwest Region. If you are intersted in volunteering, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.