The GCEC, hosted by Loyola University Maryland and the University of Baltimore on Oct. 13-16, showcased higher education’s role in supporting underrepresented entrepreneurs who have been most affected by economic crises and hold the most potential for growth. The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship at the Jones Graduate School of Business is the administrative home for the GCEC.
HOUSTON – (Sept. 13, 2021) – A dozen startups will pitch their clean energy technologies to investors and industry leaders this week as a virtual Demo Day concludes the inaugural class of the Rice Alliance Clean Energy Accelerator.
The 12 startups in the inaugural class of the Rice Alliance Clean Energy Accelerator have been selected, and they will begin work this summer.
Twenty emerging energy technology companies were pitched to investors at the first Rice Alliance Venture Day @ CERAWeek at the Agora, and the audience voted four of those companies -- Connectus Global, DrillDocs, Revterra and Revolution Turbine Technologies - as the event’s “most promising” investment opportunities.
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.
HOUSTON – (Nov. 16, 2020) – Life science investors, leaders and innovators from around the world gathered virtually to discuss the pandemic, medical technology and the future of the industry at the Texas Life Science Forum, where Houston companies claimed top honors.
HOUSTON – (Sept. 30, 2020) – The Ion, the innovation and startup hub being developed in Midtown Houston by Rice University, has received a grant for $1.5 million from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) that will significantly expand its ability to support entrepreneurship and drive economic development across the Houston-Galveston region.
HOUSTON – (Sept. 17, 2020) – Rice Alliance, the globally recognized initiative within the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University, will expand its programs to help startup enterprises with the launch of the Clean Energy Accelerator.
HOUSTON – (April 30, 2020) – The Rice Alliance Energy Tech Venture Day is going virtual this year, allowing participants to connect with investors and energy companies while social distancing.
HOUSTON – (June 22, 2020) – Aurign from Georgia State University in Atlanta rose to the top in the 2020 Rice Business Plan Competition (RBPC) hosted June 17-19 by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship and Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business.