Past Events

2017
Stretch to Success: Using the Power of Limited Resources to Build a Better Business and Life” – Distinguished Professor

October 3, 2017

Dr. Scott Sonenshein, Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management, Rice University

Entrepreneur’s Workshop

September 21 – November 16, 2017

CEO Spring Training

March 31 – May 19, 2017

Rice Alliance-Austin/Central Texas Angel Network Fast Pitch Competition

January 25, 2017

2016
Social Good Entrepreneur’s Workshop

September 22 – November 17, 2016

Maybe “Keeping Austin Weird” is not a Big Enough Vision for Austin!

April 7, 2016

Moderator: Nancy Schreiber
Panelists: Tony Alvarado, Bob Bridge, Ruben Cantu, Jonathan Kleinman, Matt Kouri, Kevin Koym

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CEO Spring Training

April 1 – May 27, 2016

2015
Food Business Innovation Event

September 22, 2015

Moderator: Robyn Metcalfe
Panelists: Matt Gase, Erin Harper, Melanie Haupt, Curt Nelson, Sara Bland, Kevin Longa

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Entrepreneur’s Workshop 2015

September 17 – November 12, 2015

CEO Spring Training

April 3 – May 22, 2015

SymBIOsis Panel at SXSW: MedTech Investing: Community Innovation Ecosystem

March 19, 2015

Panelists: Ashley Dombkowski, Cindy WalkerPeach, Henry Skinner, William Rice

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2014
Entrepreneurship in Education

November 4, 2014

Moderator: Troy Williams
Panelists: Scott Lipton, Greg Rosenbaum, Joshua Pierce

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Education Transformed: Real-World Engineering Problems Solved

September 23, 2014

Dr. Maria Oden
Director of the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen at Rice University
Dr. Ann Saterbak
Associate Dean, Engineering Education at Rice University

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Entrepreneur’s Workshop 2014

September 18 – November 13, 2014

CEO Spring Training

April 4 – May 30, 2014

Weird and Profitable – a Discussion on Austin’s Incredible Incubator/Accelerator Environment

May 6, 2014

Moderator: Claire England
Panelists: Shari Wynne Ressler, Joshua Baer, Isaac Barchas, Kerry Rupp, Sandeep Kumar

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2013
Rice Alliance – Austin Chapter 10th Anniversary Celebration

November 21, 2013

Speakers: Jimmy Treybig, Brad Burke

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SymBIOsis Networking Event

October 24, 2013

Speaker: Linda Hicke

Entrepreneur’s Workshop Fall 2013

September 19 – November 14, 2013

SymBIOsis Networking Event

April 16, 2013

Speaker: Dr. Robert Messing

CEO Spring Training

April 5 – May 31, 2013

Entrepreneur’s Workshop – Spring 2013

April 4 – May 30, 2013

Go Big or Die: Entrepreneurship in the Food & Beverage Industry – a panel discussion

April 3, 2013

Moderator: Scott Jensen
Panelists: Clayton Christopher, Mason Arnold, Brian Goldberg, Robyn Metcalfe

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2012
Future and Current Challenges in STEM Education – a panel discussion

September 18, 2012

Moderator: Joshua Pierce
Panelists: Joel Trammel, Jeff Sandefer, Jeremy Robbins, Allyson Peerman, Dr. Timothy Scott

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Power of Angel Investing Workshop

September 29, 2012

Nanotechnology: Changing Business, Changing Lives – Distinguished Professor

August 22, 2012

Dr. James M. Tour
T. T. and W. F. Chao Professor of Chemistry at Rice University

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SymBIOsis: “Corporate Business Development in Life Sciences: Doing Deals from both Larger and Smaller Partner Perspectives”

April 24, 2012

Panelists: John Hanks, Russell W. Bradley, Michael Shaw, Alan Berman

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Entrepreneur’s Workshop Spring 2012

March 29 – May 24, 2012

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2011
The Future of Mobile – a panel discussion

November, 16, 2011

Moderator: Josh Jones-Dilworth
Panelists: John Arrow, Rudy Garza, Dave Sikora, Hoan Vu

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Power of Angel Investing Workshop

October 1, 2011

An Evening from the Frontiers of Healthcare – Distinguished Professor

May 10, 2011

Dr. John T. McDevitt
Brown-Wiess Professor of Chemistry and Bioengineering at Rice University

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Entrepreneur’s Workshop Fall 2011

September 22 – November 17, 2011

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RISE/Rice Alliance Fast Pitch and Panel Discussion

June 28, 2011

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SymBIOsis: “Regulatory Matters Matter! A Commercialization Discussion for Biotechnology Entrepreneurs”

January 25, 2011

Moderator: Cindy Walker-Peach
Panelists: Oliver Meek, Jeffrey D. Lazar, Jerry DeVries, Rebecca Jones McKnight

2010
The New World of Gaming – a panel discussion

November 9, 2010

Moderator: Susanna Hamner
Panelists: Richard Garriott, Rodney Gibbs, Chris Shank, Frank Copper Smith

Entrepreneur’s Workshop Fall 2010

September 23 – November 18, 2010

CEO Summer Camp

June 3 – July 29, 2010

The Business of Location: Making Money with Geo-Aware Services – a panel discussion

May 5, 2010

Moderator: Josh Catone
Panelists: Josh Williams, Blair Garrou, Rick Orr, Chris Treadaway

Entrepreneur’s Workshop Spring 2010

March 25 – May 20, 2010

The Open Access Education Revolution – Distinguished Professor

January 19, 2010

Dr. Rich Baraniuk, Victor E. Cameron Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

2009
Austin Success Stories: Companies That Have Enjoyed Recent Liquidity Events

November 18, 2009

Moderator: Wes Jones
Panelists: Joel Trammell, Jim Reinhardt, Bob Bridge

Entrepreneur’s Workshop Fall 2009

September 17 – November 12, 2009

How to Bootstrap Your Business

March 31, 2009

Moderator: Bijoy Goswami
Panelists: Neelan Choksi, Mike Kadyan, Nick Herman

An Academic Perspective of Collaboration – Distinguished Professor

January 29, 2009

Dr. Andrew Barron, Charles W. Duncan Jr. – Welch Chair of Chemistry and Professor of Materials Science