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Austin Chapter of Rice Alliance for Technology and Entreprenuership Austin is defined, in part, by both its technology prowess and its entrepreneurial spirit. It has become one of the fastest growing and most desirable American cities since the 90′s because inventors, investors, business leaders, boots trappers, programmers, and passionate people have made it so. Rice Alliance – Austin Chapter seeks to further shape Austin by being an engine to educate and connect various entities in this entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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OVERVIEW

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Rice Alliance – Austin Chapter aids entrepreneurs and investors alike, principally through educational events and workshops but also through mentoring, funding, partnership, and networking. The Austin Chapter was formed in 2003 as the successful Rice Alliance for Technology & Entrepreneurship initiative at Rice University in Houston expanded its footprint. Austin was an obvious choice and the Austin Chapter now claims an important space in the entrepreneurial community in the capital city.
Rice Alliance – Austin Chapter seeks to work with and assist entrepreneurs at all stages, from idea to exit. Programs include recurring annual events, such as the 8-week Entrepreneur’s Workshop and panel events on topical technology developments that gather experts and leaders to drive thought provoking discussion. The Austin Chapter also partners on other events with entities such as Austin Technology Incubator (ATI) and RISE.

PROGRAM DETAILS AND REQUIREMENTS

Program Details

Entrepreneur Workshop -Rice Alliance – Austin Chapter, Austin Technology Incubator, and the Central Texas Angel Network have assembled a team of some of Austin’s most experienced entrepreneurs to present a nine-week Entrepreneur’s Workshop that will cover the basics of starting and growing a successful business.
The Workshop is designed for entrepreneurs who are interested in starting a new venture or are currently working to expand their existing start-up. The Workshop will meet weekly over a nine-week period and will be conducted in a classroom environment. Each weekly session will be taught by experts in their respective fields, including entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, private investors, CEOs, and legal, accounting and marketing professionals.
At the end of the program, participants will make a quick pitch of their business plan to an audience of potential investors, partners and mentors at the Elevator Pitch session followed by a reception. The pitches will be judged by the audience members and the presenter whose pitch scores highest will be invited to make a five-minute presentation to the Central Texas Angel Network. Highly placing teams also will be invited to apply to the Austin Technology Incubator. ATI companies have raised over $650 million in investor capital, and currently have an 89% success rate in finding investor capital.

For more Information

austinricealliance.org/rice/2015/08/07/entrepreneurs-workshop-2015/#more-1224

SUPPORTING VENTURES IN THESE SECTORS

supporting ventures in these regions

  • US, Canada

TYPES OF COMPANIES ACCEPTED

  • For Profit
  • Non-Profit

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BOB BRIDGE

Executive Director of Southwest Angel Network for Social Impact

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