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Centers & Labs

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Entrepreneurial Hub

A flexible, modern learning center and workspace, the Liu Idea 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.

Rice Alliance

Startup Central

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 23 years, more than 3,300 companies have participated in over 220 Rice Alliance programs.

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Ion, the former Midtown Sears store being repurposed as a startup hub

The Nucleus for Innovation

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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Rice Business Wisdom features faculty research applied in the classroom.

Study Guide
Research | Peer-Reviewed Research
Innovation Is The Engine Of Business. But How Much Do Researchers Really Know About It?

Based on research by Professor Jing Zhou

Worker Well-Being | Peer-Reviewed Research
Research On Worker Well-being Is Usually More About The Company Than The Worker

Based on research by Professors Jennifer M. George and Erik Dane

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Business and Political Influence | Peer-Reviewed Research
What Happens When The Highest Leader In The Country Comes To Call?

Based on research by Professors Douglas A. Schuler and Robert E. Hoskisson

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Focus on Finance

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.

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Resource Source

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.

In The News

In The Media

“NASA funded us to develop a gearbox for the next-generation Lunar Rover to go to the dark side of the moon,” said Dr. Bryton Praslicka, CEO of FluxWorks.  The company took home the grand prize at the 2023 Rice Business Plan Competition. 

School Updates

Ice cream company Protein Pints took home the grand prize at the 2024 Rice Business Plan Competition (RBPC) April 6 as the best student ventures from top universities across the world competed for prizes in front of nearly 350 angel, venture capital and corporate investors and members of the business community.

In The Media

Brad Burke has been named associate vice president for industry and new ventures by Rice’s Office of Innovation. According to Burke, this new role serves as an alliance between the Brown School of Engineering, Wiess School of Natural Sciences, Jones Graduate School of Business and the Office of Research.



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