Startup Job & Internship Fair

In partnership with Rice University’s Center for Career Development and Career Development Office, Lilie is hosting a Startup Job & Internship Fair on January 24, 2024. We are bringing the most innovative, high-growth companies together to offer Rice students exciting career opportunities. 

For Students

This job fair is for current Rice University undergraduate, MBA, and PhD students. The fair is suit-free and paper-free! If you’d like to learn more about working at a startup and what you can do to prepare, sign up for our email-based course!




For Startups

Looking for the best and brightest to work in your startup? Apply now to be considered for Lilie’s 2024 Startup Job & Internship Fair!

We are now accepting early interest applications from innovative companies across and beyond Houston. You do not need to have current open roles in order to apply. Don’t miss out on your chance to be first in line to get the best owls on your team!




2024 participating companies

Rugged Robotics

Industry: Construction, Engineering, Robotics, Software Development

Rugged Robotics is a construction technology company, aimed at improving labor productivity through the introduction of robotics and automation. 


Industry: Construction, Construction Materials, Software Development

TaskTag is an all-in-one construction management app that stands at the forefront of revolutionizing project management practices.

Helix Earth Technologies

Industry: Renewable Energy Equipment Manufacturing

Helix Earth Technologies is revolutionizing the way we do air conditioning and carbon capture and sequestration by leveraging cutting-edge technology, originally developed for space at NASA.

21Senses Inc.

Industry: Energy Transition Technologies, IoT, Manufacturing

21Senses Inc. provides next-gen gas sensing solutions to support the green hydrogen supply chain and various applications of other forms of Hydrogen.

Industry: Productivity and Personal Development Software

From daily tasks to life’s biggest goals, Alleo is a planning and life coaching app that makes it easy to see and manage it all.


Industry: Energy Transition Technologies, Engineering, NanoTech

DexMat is a climate tech moonshot company that believes carbon is the problem — and the solution. Our flagship material, Galvorn, is made entirely of carbon — with the potential to be sourced from hydrocarbons, renewable fuels, and captured carbon — and vastly outperforms traditional alternatives like steel, aluminum, and copper.

Fervo Energy

Industry: Energy Transition Technologies

Fervo Energy delivers 24/7 carbon-free energy through development of next-generation geothermal projects.


Industry: Health Tech, Healthcare

The Lokum App helps nurse anesthesiology providers view jobs, credential with multiple facilities, join local talent pools, and book excellent CRNA locum jobs.


Industry: Clean Energy, Chemicals

At Solidec, we make carbon-negative chemicals and fuels using air, water and electricity – not fossil fuels. 


Industry: Ed Tech, Non-profit, Social Impact

ProUnitas works with public school districts to build and sustain a system that makes access to mental health and basic needs services quicker and more coordinated for all students.

Grid United

Industry: Energy Transition Technologies, Engineering, Commercial, Finance

Grid United is developing best-in-class, utility-scale, electric transmission projects that will provide long-term economic benefits to communities across the country and provide Americans with long-lasting grid resiliency and cost savings.

Systemic Bio

Industry: Biomaterials Science, BioTech

Systemic Bio is a 3D Systems company based in Houston, Texas, focused on the development of vascularized organ models made out of hydrogels and human cells to be used for drug discovery and development.


Industry: Energy Transition Technologies

AtmoSpark is an atmospheric water generation company that delivers pure water for those who don’t have access to clean water.

Compact Membrane Systems

Industry: Energy Transition Technologies

Compact Membrane Systems is a high-growth, advanced membrane solutions company that delivers technology solutions that capture and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, avert global warming, and transform the industry into a long-term sustainable enterprise, one membrane system at a time.

EndoQuest Robotics

Industry: Health Tech, Healthcare

EndoQuest Robotics is the developer of the world’s first flexible endoluminal surgical robotic system, representing the next major advancement in minimally invasive surgery that will reshape the way physicians perform operations and will potentially set a new bar for patient outcomes, complication rates, recovery time, and cost of care.

ÖÖD Mirror House

Industry: Real Estate, Manufacturing

ÖÖD House, founded in 2016 by Jaak and Andreas Tiik, is a family-owned mirror house production company that expanded its venture in 2018 to include ÖÖD Hötels. Fueling ÖÖD’s success is a dedicated team with over 19 years of experience in construction, reflecting their profound understanding of living harmoniously with nature.

Rivalry Tech

Industry: Entertainment

Rivalry Tech revolutionizes hospitality and convenience with its diverse software platforms, including sEATz and myEATz, along with cutting-edge ADA-compliant self-serve kiosks, enhancing customer experiences across dynamic venues from sports and entertainment to healthcare, hotels, business campuses, movie theaters, and more – anywhere with a large food and beverage operation. 

Loma Verde Development

Industry: Real Estate


Industry: Consulting, FinTech, Professional Services, Software Development

OhmAi is launching a GenAi research solution to take on the Gartners and Forresters of the world by democratizing research through Ai and wisdom of the crowd.


Industry: Real Estate, Software Development

LydianFi is the only Blockchain powered home equity wallet. This is powered by a team of seasoned investors and value creators.