Spotlight on Rice Entrepreneurs: Elevator Pitch Competition

What is an elevator pitch? The 8th Annual Rice Undergraduate Elevator Pitch Competition was held on Wednesday, November 16. Elevator pitches describe a problem or need and a design solution in 90 seconds or less. Judges evaluated the pitches based on technical merits of the project as well as the team’s persuasive speaking abilities. Who can participate in the Rice Elevator Pitch Competition? Although the competition was open to any Rice undergraduate student or team with a business con...
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Rice Entrepreneurs: East-West Tea

This month the McNair Center is spotlighting Rice entrepreneurs to celebrate National Entrepreneurship Month. To kick off our series, we sat down with Andrew Maust, operations manager for East-West Tea. East-West Tea East-West Tea began in the spring of 2016 as a project in Scott Davis's undergraduate marketing class. Dr. Davis, a post-doctoral fellow at the Jones Graduate School of Business, had students develop business strategies catering to underserved markets on campus. East-West Tea foun...
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Entrepreneurship Weekly Roundup: 10/28/2016

Weekly Roundup is a McNair Center series compiling and summarizing the week's most important Innovation and Entrepreneurship news. Here is what you need to know about entrepreneurship this week: Big Problems for Small Practices Catherine Kirby, Research Assistant, McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Kirby examines the effects of the Affordable Care Act on entrepreneurship within health care. U.S. health care regulations currently hinder entrepreneurship among healthcare profe...
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