Rice University and the Jones Graduate School of Business are internationally recognized leaders for educating and producing talented and successful entrepreneurs.

In the spirit of entrepreneurial support and collaboration, the Rice Entrepreneurship Acquisitions Lab acts as a unique opportunity for students and alumni to apply the lessons learned in the classroom and jump start their search for a business to buy as their pathway to entrepreneurship. 

Buying a business is a life changing decision, and the fund provides access to mentors, professional advisors, debt financing, investors and a sounding board of peers. The fund conducts an intensive jump start program during a short-term period meant to set in motion this challenging process during the student’s last term. The fund continues to supports the entrepreneurs through the acquisition and beyond.