The Rice Alliance team is a group of individuals with a passion for empowering startups to achieve their visions. We see ourselves as a mix of thinkers and doers, who empower startups and our community to do what they set out to do (and then some). Through our networks, we aim to surround you with the best people, skills, tools and program to set you up for success. We strive to achieve a culture of advocacy that demonstrates an unyielding commitment to enabling the entrepreneurial pursuit of our founders and community.

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Associate Managing Director
Interim Executive Director - Rice Alliance Clean Energy Accelerator