Lecturer in Entrepreneurship
Program Manager, Liu Idea Lab for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Patrick graduated in 2012 from the University of Texas Permian Basin with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, and spent the next six years of his career working exclusively for small businesses and startups in both West Texas and San Francisco Bay Area, California. At Pinnacle Engines, a green-tech hardware startup, he became the go-to guy when it came to high-risk, high-reward missions to Southeast Asia to demonstrate products in both customers’ and government laboratories to prove their industry-leading capabilities. He entered Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business in 2018 at the urging of the leadership of Pinnacle, and graduated in 2020 with his Master of Business Administration degree, concentrating in Entrepreneurship and Real Estate.
Patrick founded a remote-first consulting firm in the early days of the COVID-19 Pandemic, along with his partner Sophie, and has helped clients in the Construction Planning, Brewing, B2B SaaS, International Trade, Organic Food Production, Fashion, and Fire Protection industries. He has built financial models, pitch decks, market studies, and marketing materials for startups and small businesses, helping them organize information and analysis into manageable packages for presentation both to investors and internally to C-level executives.