Capitalizing Ideas

Connecting startups to capital, networks and success

A catalyst for entrepreneurship at Rice University and beyond

 

The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship (Rice Alliance) is Rice University’s nationally-recognized initiative devoted to the support of technology commercialization, entrepreneurship education, and the launch of technology companies. Our mission is to support the creation and success of startups and the commercialization of new technologies in the Houston community and beyond.

Capitalizing Ideas

20+ Years of Startup Support

2,950

Companies have participated in 250+ of our programs 

$22.7B

In funding raised by participating companies 

#1

Graduate Entrepreneurship Program 3 years in a row by Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine - Rice Business 

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Join Class 2 of the Rice Alliance Clean Energy Accelerator

PUT MOMENTUM BEHIND YOUR TRANSFORMATIVE ENERGY SOLUTIONS 

Class 1 brought together 12 exciting startups, and now The Rice Alliance Clean Energy Accelerator is accepting applications for Class 2! We help startups from around the world to accelerate development, establish market adoption and expand their reach!

Through a robust curriculum, custom mentor relationships and targeted corporate and investor introductions, the 10-week program prepares startups to quickly accelerate their business, launch pilots and fundraise.

 

FEATURED SPONSORS

The Owl
Forbes
Greater Houston Partnership
Houston Angel Network
JP Morgan Chase
Mercury Fund
NASA
Nasdaq
Norton Rose Fulbright
Poetic
Texas Halo Fund
Wells Fargo

RECENT NEWS

RBPC 2022

HOUSTON – (Feb. 23, 2022) – The world's largest and richest student startup competition will bring together the most promising student ventures from top universities across the U.S. and Europe to compete for more than $1 million in prizes and funding.