IdeaLaunch is a free, virtual learn-by-doing startup bootcamp designed for thinkers and doers. Open to all entrepreneurial minds at Rice—engineers, scientists, artists, musicians, business and creative minds, participate in IdeaLaunch if you are ready to solve problems and turn ideas into potential businesses.


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What you can expect to get out of IdeaLaunch

Participants receive exposure to the entrepreneurship process, an expanded network of subject matter experts, mentors, and business leaders and an understanding of your customer and the value delivered—all while exploring market fit.

IdeaLaunch helped take me from having an undeveloped idea to a strong understanding of my customer base, the problems they face, and a potential solution through customer interviews and hypothesis testing. IdeaLaunch provided not only the curriculum to lead me on this adventure but also the community and accountability that really helped propel me to the next steps in my journey.

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IdeaLaunch Fall 2020

Sophie Randolph
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How do you know if you're eligible?

Ideally, at least two team members who can attend all sessions. You should have a technical proficiency of research or innovation and the right to practice intellectual property.

“IdeaLaunch is so valuable to early stage entrepreneurs because it teaches you to be relentless about focusing on your customer’s problem, instead of your solution. While this is something I am philosophically aligned to, it can be very challenging to carry it out in practice. IdeaLaunch equips you with the tools necessary to stay focused on your customers and their problem, and to always “Talk To Humans." In addition, the program is carried out in an intense, but very enjoyable, atmosphere!”


IdeaLaunch Fall 2020

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