Want to try out entrepreneurship, innovation and design thinking? Looking for a structured approach to prep your idea for launch? Ready to compete in a business plan competition? The H. Albert Napier Rice Launch Challenge (NRLC) is a year-long series of workshops, networking events, ideation sessions, and competitions.
OK, so you are ready to spend a fun and intense weekend working with other students to brainstorm, ideate, plan and pitch a business or impact venture. We’ve got the program for you.
Want to represent Rice Business? 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.
Lilie Lectures provide an opportunity for the exchange of questions and ideas between people who are innovating in many different contexts, and as such, often lead to new and shared insights.
The Rice Business Plan Competition is the world’s largest graduate-level student startup competition. It is hosted and organized by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, which is Rice University's internationally-recognized initiative devoted to the support of entrepreneurship, and Rice Business. This is the 17th year for the competition. In that time, it has grown from nine teams competing for $10,000 in prize money in 2001, to 42 teams from around the world competing for more than $1.5 million in cash and prizes.
Rice University’s startup accelerator. OwlSpark provides a best-in-class opportunity for experiencing the innovation and entrepreneurial life cycle of tech-enabled startups.
Lilie brings together a network of experts with entrepreneurial experience in a range of fields and areas of specialization. The mentors are accessible to students in the development and advancement of their ideas.
Veterans Business Battle is the largest veteran-focused business competition in the country. It serves as a forum to connect veterans with investors, advisers and resources. A competition goal is to lead as many veteran-owned businesses to success as possible.
Students and alumni have the opportunity to schedule 15 or 30-minute sessions with some of the Houston’s top entrepreneurs, VCs and attorneys through our Mentoring Hours program.
Lilie Founders Dinners are an opportunity for entrepreneurially-minded Rice University students to build a network of peers and a community of support. Students will come together once a month over dinner for an honest conversation about the challenges and victories you are experiencing.