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Entrepreneurial Growth

"It’s exciting to see the growth in entrepreneurship and innovation on campus, at all levels – MBA, undergraduate, graduate and even at the faculty level,” said Professor Yael Hochberg, who is head of the entrepreneurship initiative at Rice University and academic director of the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship.

The Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, fondly referred to as Lilie, is home to experiential learning and co-curricular activities on the Rice campus. Programs offered through Lilie continue to grow and new ones are added every year, including Rice Innovation Fellows, which supports Ph.D. students from engineering and the sciences who want to commercialize their research.

Learn more about Lilie and their offerings

The Latest and Greatest:

  • ChangeMaker Summit
  • Future Founders Summit
  • First Pitch & Founder Finder
  • Venture Development Workshops
  • Rice eXperiment Fund (RXF)
  • Ladies who LaUNCH
  • Launchpad
  • Napier Rice Launch Challenge
    • Alumni Napier Rice Launch Challenge
  • Rice Innovation Fellows
  • Summer Venture Studio
  • Rice Alumni Entrepreneurs & Innovators
    • (RAEI) Roundtables

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