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.
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Join us on Thursday, January 24th for an open, intimate conversation with two of Houston’s most successful serial entrepreneurs. They will share their 'why', their stories, challenges, successes, tips and answer your questions.
Hosted by Jamie Jones, Executive Director of Lilie
Come a little early to grab complimentary dinner and hot chocolate.
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
You’ve crafted, practiced and perfected your message. But do your gestures, posture, expressions, tones and movements match what you are trying to say? Your success at pitching is strongly influenced by non-verbal communication. Make sure your non-verbal communication isn’t sinking your pitch.
Perfect your pitch with Beth.
Beth O’Sullivan is a senior lecturer in Management at Rice University's Jones Graduate School of Business (JGSB). She teaches communication for MBA students, serves on the Action Learning Project Faculty, and teaches in Executive Education. She holds a joint appointment with the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership as a lecturer in Professional and Engineering Communication. She initiated the international immersion program at JGSB and has developed numerous in-class exercises, mini-cases, and on-line/video resources. She also serves as an advisor and pitch coach for several business incubators including TMCx, the business accelerator unit of the Texas Medical Center, and OwlSpark.