Established in 2012, OwlSpark was founded to ignite a passion for entrepreneurship within the Rice community. The impact of OwlSpark has built an ecosystem for entrepreneurs to connect and startup teams to launch. Since 2013, 186 founders have launched 77 startups.
OwlSpark provides students, faculty, staff and recent alumni hands-on entrepreneurship experiences and a roadmap from innovation to commercialization. At the intersection of determination, grit, versatility and passion, we have created a family of like-minded thinkers and doers, and built a network that enables entrepreneurs to do cool things that make a difference.
Along with our accelerator program, our partnerships with university and community organizations create an environment that cultivates entrepreneurs and early-stage startup teams, enabling founders to share ideas, experience the value of collaboration, and surround themselves with the best people and resources. The impact of OwlSpark has built an ecosystem for entrepreneurs to connect and startup teams to launch.
Class 11 - Summer 2023 Applications Opening Soon
Rice University founders join OwlSpark to quickly accelerate their companies, learn about what it takes to launch and run a startup and meet lifelong friends and a supportive network to help them along their journey! Applications opening soon!
10 Years Supporting Rice University Tech Startups
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