Welcome to the Entrepreneurship Community

  • Overview
  • Rice and its Jones Graduate School of Business have the No. 1 graduate entrepreneurship program in the U.S., according to the 2021 rankings announced Nov. 17 by the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. This marks the second consecutive year the Rice program has topped this category, its fifth time in a top 3 position nationally and the 12th year in a row ranked in the top 10. 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.

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



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It’s no secret that recruiting for consulting or investment banking is competitive. Students must commit to an oftentimes lengthy, time-consuming, and stressful process.

Consulting firms (especially MBB) and investment banks attract a high number of applicants here at Rice Business. …

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3 Essential Tips for Navigating a Career Change

The idea of a lifelong career has changed a lot in recent years. In the past, the majority of people focused on getting in on the ground level and working their way up a company until they retired. But today’s …

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Leadership Lessons from 15 Women Founders & CEOs

At the time of writing, women are the CEOs of 41 companies of the Fortune 500; for anyone not looking to do math today, that’s about 8%. And that distressingly low number is actually higher than its ever been. The …

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Considering Earning An MBA? 5 Tips to Help You Prepare

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CORe Earning Your MBA

If you’re considering earning your MBA, you may be furiously researching and visiting schools, studying for the GMAT, or starting your applications. What you might not have considered is how to get ready once …

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Startup Funding Stages You Should Know About

A startup demands much more than just a great idea. It demands a lot of time, discipline, dedication, and most importantly, funding. A 2016 British Business Bank Survey highlights the fact that more than 60% of startups require external funding …

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Sallyportal Alumni Mentors

  • Houston, Texas
  • Associate Ralph S. O'Connor & Associates
  • Houston, Texas
  • Director of Finance and Operations CES Power
  • Castle Pines, Colorado
  • Faculty Univ of Phoenix
  • Houston, Texas
  • Tax Partner
  • Texas
  • Director, Office of Faculty Development Rice University
  • Houston, Texas
  • Founder Abunden
  • Professional Coach McLemore Soutions
  • Houston, Texas
  • Director Gasochem International
  • Houston, Texas
  • Director Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking - SGCIB

Liz Rowe

  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • VP Information Governance and Data Privacy Horizon Media
  • Katy, Texas
  • Incoming Strategy Analyst Accenture
  • Singapore
  • Supervisor Halliburton

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