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

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. 

Experiences & Opportunities

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

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.

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