Past Events

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

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


CEO Spring Training

April 1 – May 27, 2016

Food Business Innovation Event

September 22, 2015

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


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


Entrepreneurship in Education

November 4, 2014

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


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


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


Rice Alliance – Austin Chapter 10th Anniversary Celebration

November 21, 2013

Speakers: Jimmy Treybig, Brad Burke


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


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


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


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


Entrepreneur’s Workshop Spring 2012

March 29 – May 24, 2012


The Future of Mobile – a panel discussion

November, 16, 2011

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


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


Entrepreneur’s Workshop Fall 2011

September 22 – November 17, 2011


RISE/Rice Alliance Fast Pitch and Panel Discussion

June 28, 2011


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

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

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