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.
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.