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Rice ITA Events

Past Events

EntrepreneurshipWeek USA (February 24-March 7, 2007)

In collaboration with the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, ITA participated in the first nationwide event to promote entrepreneurship, EntrepreneurshipWeek USA. We recognized this week by holding a series of public speaking events, dinners, and seminars aimed at all types of Rice students and Houston community members. Please see this flyer (add link) for details.

The Acton MBA Program: Is an MBA Worth Your Time? (November 29, 2006)

In the world of business schools, the Acton School of Business is making waves. Taking students through a one-year MBA program that focuses on entrepreneurship, this school has already drawn praise from notable sources such as Forbes magazine and BusinessWeek Magazine.

The school's founder, Jeff Sandefer, spoke at our event about whether an entrepreneur could benefit from an MBA, and the answer may suprise you: it depends. However, one thing is certain: the Acton MBA program is one of the most innovative out there.

Social Entrepreneurship (April 19, 2006)

Four enthusiastic, determined, and influential social entrepreneurs from across the country will introduce their efforts to solve critical social issues on March 30th in the Shell Auditorium of the Jones School. The presentation and discussion will be followed by a catered networking reception in the Anderson Commons

The Business of Beer and Wine (Spring 2006) (March 1, 2005)
Shell Auditorium, Jones School of Management

Three Rice entrepreneurs who have founded breweries/wineries will share their entrepreneurial stories.

FREE samples of their beer and wine will be provided for the catered networking reception immediately following the event. (remember to bring your IDs)

Ideas to Action will also provide gourmet cheese and fruit platters.

Our Speakers are:

Brock Wagner: Founder of St. Arnold brewery in Houston, TX

Dr. John Livingston: Founder of Livingston Moffett Winery in Napa Valley, CA

Ms. Gaye McNutt: Founder: Cadence Winery in Seattle, WA

This event is FREE for Rice students and staff.
$10 at the door for alumni and Houston Community members

Rice to Riches (Fall 2005)

The True Stories of America's Leading Entrepreneurs.

Rice Ideas to Action. Houston Entrepreneur Society Presented Rice to Riches. November 2005. The True Stories of America's Leading Entrepreneurs. Click Here for Details.

With over 350 people in attendance, it exceeded our wildest expectations. Several students and professors commented that it was one of the most successful events they had seen during their time at Rice.

Above all, we would like to publically thank Tom Fatjo, Frank Liu, and Troy Williams for their amazing presentations and candid advice to aspiring entrepreneurs.

This Spring, ITA will focus on creating a unique, coast-to-coast mentoring network for Rice students and Houston entrepreneurs with business plans or early stage ventures.

If you would like to be part of this program or help with future events, don't hesitate to contact us.

The ITA Management Team

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Journeys in Consulting (Fall 2005)

Inside Top Consulting Firms.