Welcome to the Entrepreneurship Community

  • Overview
  • For the fourth year in a row the Jones Graduate School of Business is ranked the No. 1 graduate entrepreneurship program in the United States for 2023 by the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. It’s the seventh year in the top three and the 14th year in which it has ranked in the top 10 on this prestigious list. Rice Business offers an incredibly strong community to create new businesses and realize the key role entrepreneurs play in the economy. Turning an idea into a profitable venture can seem like a daunting task, but may turn out to be the most rewarding thing for your career. Many great entrepreneurs experience many failures before seeing success, but with the courses taught at Rice and a supporting community, our program is fully equipped to assist innovation and turn passion into revenue.

Check out this one-sheeter from the Rice Business Entrepreneurship Association to learn more about entrepreneurial opportunities in the Rice community.

2022 Alumni Career Panel Series: Entrepreneurship

This is a great resource for those who want to gain insight from Rice Business alumni who work in the Entrepreneurship industry. This workshop took place on June 22, 2022 featuring:

  • Alexander Wesley – Co-founder and CEO at Splay Display – Class of 2016
  • Samantha Lewis – Venture Capitalist at Mercury Fund – Class of 2017
  • Charles Connell – COO at Petro.ai – Class of 2018

The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship (Rice Alliance) is Rice University’s nationally-recognized initiative devoted to the support of technology commercialization, entrepreneurship education, and the launch of technology companies.

The Liu Idea Lab for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Lilie) is the home of experiential learning and co-curricular activities in entrepreneurship and innovation at Rice University. Our mission is to equip Rice students with both entrepreneurial skills and the entrepreneurial mindset to prepare them to be entrepreneurs and innovators in whatever industry they choose.

The Ion fosters a community and culture where corporate innovators, academic partners, community partners, startups, and entrepreneurs come together to solve some of the world’s greatest problems.

Established in 2012, OwlSpark provides hands-on entrepreneurship experiences and a roadmap from innovation to commercialization.

2021 Career Edge Industry Series: Entrepreneurship

This is a great resource for those who want to learn more about entrepreneurship and gain insight from Rice alumni who work in the entrepreneurship industry. To view the entrepreneurship career edge panel, please click here.

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