Owl Have You Know
The Rice Business Podcast
Owl Have You Know is Rice Business’ podcast created to share the experiences of alumni, faculty, students and other members of our business community – real stories of belonging, failing, rebounding and, ultimately, succeeding. During meaningful conversations, we dive deep into how each guest has built success through troubles and triumphs before, during and after they set foot in McNair Hall.
We release new episodes every other Wednesday.
Recipient of the 2023 Communicator Award of Excellence
We're proud to announce that our podcast received the 2023 Award of Excellence (Individual Episodes - Business) from the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts (AIVA). This honor is made possible by our dedicated hosts, Maya Pomroy '22 and Scott Gale '19, and the generous guests who tell their stories. We're grateful to AIVA and those who were critical to OHYK's early success: Rice Business external relations team, the alumni board, and past hosts Christine Dobbyn '20 and David Droogleever '12.
Check Out The Latest Live Recording
Giving Entrepreneurs the Tools to Change the World feat. Hesam Panahi, Taylor Anne Adams ‘23, and Delaney Berman ‘22
Tune into the latest live recording of Owl Have You Know! In April, host Maya Pomroy '22 was joined by Hesam Panahi, director of strategic initiatives and programs at the Liu Idea Lab, Taylor Anne Adams '23, co-founder of The Collectiv, a sports tech VC fund, and Delaney Berman '22, founder and CEO of Berman Foods. Hear about their inspiring career journeys and how the Liu Idea Lab supported their venture launches. The trio also gave advice to new entrepreneurs and discussed what makes Houston's startup culture so unique.
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Season 3, Episode 26
Host Maya Pomroy ’22 chats with Brad about transforming the Rice Business Plan Competition into the world's biggest and richest student startup competition, his illustrious career spanning 22 years at Rice, and some of the most memorable competition winners.
Season 3, Episode 25
Daniel joins host Maya Pomroy '22 in this episode to discuss growing up in Mexico in the 80s, how going to Rice Business’ Diversity Preview Weekend changed his life path, his current role at North American Development Bank and more.
Season 3, Episode 24
In another episode from our 2023 Alumni Reunion series, host Maya Pomroy ’22 and Phoebe Wang '13 chat about her passion for fighting climate change for future generations, her work with Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund, and winning a C3E business award.
Season 3, Episode 23
Host Maya Pomroy ‘22 turns the tables on White House correspondent Kalyn Norwood ’22 and asks her about her unconventional path. Kalyn describes a day in the life of a White House correspondent and how Rice strengthened her understanding of her craft.
Season 3, Episode 22
Tracy and John join host Maya Pomroy '22 to talk about their lives together, what brought them to Houston and to Rice, post-Partio Lamaze classes, and why they continue to give back to the Rice community.
Season 3, Episode 21
Turner Hoff '13 pivoted from finance and real estate to food technology. He talks about how he created a company to solve his frustrations with food delivery, vertical integration and how the food tech space has developed over the years and through the pandemic.
Season 3, Episode 20
In this episode recorded at Rice Alliance in McNair Hall, Daniel chats with host Maya Pomroy '22 about his journey, his passion for ALS research, and building community and support for others affected by this disease.
Season 3, Episode 19
Tune into another live recording of our podcast! Maya Pomroy '22 (host) was joined by Hesam Panahi (director of strategic initiatives and programs at the Liu Idea Lab), Taylor Anne Adams '23 (co-founder of a sports tech VC fund) and Delaney Berman '22 (founder and CEO of Berman Foods).
Season 3, Episode 18
Ben joins host Maya Pomroy to discuss their shared love of racing cars, what makes Rice different from other MBA programs, his family connection to France (he's a dual citizen), why giving back to Houston is so important to him and the work of finding and being a mentor.
Season 3, Episode 17
Radu talks about what drew him to his boots-on-the-ground efforts in Ukraine, the culture shock and challenges of being an international student, pivoting his career from IT to corporate finance and his goals for the year ahead.