JGSEO Mission Statement
The JGSEO provides networking, education and mentorship to alumni and student entrepreneurs at all stages of their entrepreneurial life cycle.
Value Proposition for the JGSEO
The Jones Graduate School Entrepreneursâ€™ Organization provides a forum for Jones School students and Rice Alumni to surround themselves with like-minded, fellow & future entrepreneurs who are in various stages of their entrepreneurial life cycle. Members are seeking entrepreneurial education, business ideas, developing business plans, sourcing capital, running new or established businesses, or are looking to mentor others on their entrepreneurial journey. The JGSEO along with the Jones School provides educational events, networking, a business plan competition and CEO Roundtables â€“ all specifically with these members in mind.
Every Entrepreneur faces unique challenges while developing and starting a business venture. These unique challenges continue once a venture is up and running. The entrepreneur moves through unchartered territory daily. Leveraging off prior experiences of others has proven to be crucial for business survival in uncharted territory.Â
The Jones Graduate School Entrepreneurs Organization will provide the systems, processes and social networks to bring together Alumni with real world experiences for the benefit of everyone involved. The JGSEO will follow the proven systems of the Young Presidents Organization, The Entrepreneurs Organization and other peer to peer groups that have created proven systems and processes to manage, grow, and network their business ventures.
Membership in JGSEO includes access to programming and networking opportunities that help Jones Graduate School alumni achieve their entrepreneurial goals.Â