Eric Yuan, CEO and founder of Zoom, will participate in a virtual discussion hosted by Rice's Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Lilie) at 4 p.m. Nov. 10 as a part of the university's President’s Lecture Series. Yuan will share his entrepreneurial journey since 2011 leading the video communications company from startup to industry leader and discuss what’s next for Zoom's role in education.
Rice is recognized as a hub for innovation in entrepreneurship education and has the No. 1 graduate entrepreneurship program in the U.S.
Registration for this free event is required at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-zoom-ceo-and-founder-eric-yuan-tickets-124340613121. Registrants will receive the Zoom link when they register.
Yael Hochberg, head of the Rice Entrepreneurship Initiative and Lilie and the Ralph S. O’Connor Professor in Entrepreneurship and Professor of Finance at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business, will lead the discussion with Yuan.
President David Leebron will give welcoming remarks.
The event is presented in partnership with Rice's Chao Center for Asian Studies.
The President’s Lecture Series, which is sponsored by the Office of the President and supported by the J. Newton Rayzor Lecture Fund, was created to enrich the intellectual life of the Houston community by bringing to the Rice campus "celebrities of substance," speakers of both high intellectual distinction and broad public appeal.