An application that allows convenience store owners to remotely manage and monitor their businesses from their smartphones took home the grand prize during the 2021 Rice Business Plan Competition (RBPC).
A flexible, modern learning center and workspace, the Lilie Lab is Rice’s on-campus hub for innovation and entrepreneurship. Here, Rice Business students prepare to become innovators in whatever industry they choose — a tech startup, government agency, civic group, nonprofit, small business or large corporation.
While the Rice Alliance and RBPC bring the world’s startups to Houston, Lilie’s mission is to bring Rice innovations and startups to the world.
The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship is a catalyst for building successful tech ventures, linking the Rice Business community to Houston’s vibrant startup scene. Over the past 20 years, more than 2,500 companies have participated in over 220 Rice Alliance programs, raising more than $8.1 billion in early-stage capital.
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The Ion, a 266,000-square foot structure in the center of Houston Innovation District, fosters a community and culture where corporate innovators, academic partners, community partners, startups, and entrepreneurs come together to solve some of the world’s greatest problems.
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The Rice Business Finance Center’s hands-on training complements our finance, accounting, data analysis and entrepreneurship courses. All on-campus students have access. The Finance Center is also home to the M.A. Wright Fund and Rice Fixed Income Fund, the business school’s coursework in which MBAs manage investment funds in equities and bonds.
You’ll find answers to all your business questions at our Business Information Center, staffed by professional librarians and student workers who can help you access resources and track down any information you might need. It’s also a quiet, comfortable place to study and work.
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In its 21st year, the Rice Business Plan Competition hosted 54 student-founded startups from all over the world and doled out over $1.4 million in cash and investment prizes at the week-long virtual competition.
It's official, Rice University and its Jones Graduate School of Business have gone back to back as the No. 1 graduate entrepreneurship program in the country, according to the 2021 rankings announced today by the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine.
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