Rice University A Top Entrepreneurial University

by | Sep 11, 2008 | Observations

I received an email yesterday from the Rice Alliance, announcing that Rice University has again been recognized as one of the top entrepreneurial universities in the country. This is the 2nd year in a row that Rice has been in the top 25. Congratulations to everyone at Rice!


The press release from the university is below.


Rice Recognized as Top Entrepreneurial University by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine
Jesse H. Jones Graduate School moves up six spots this year to #16 on 2008 Ranking

Rice University’s Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management ranks 16th in the United States among the 400+ graduate entrepreneurship programs according to a report released yesterday by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. The program moved up six places from last year, the second year in a row that Rice has been ranked in the top 25 in the nation.

Rice University is again the only graduate entrepreneurship program in Texas that made the Top 25 ranking.

The strong entrepreneurship course curriculum and faculty (including both full-time academics and practitioners), figured in the results.  New academic programs including a concentration in entrepreneurship, a capstone project in entrepreneurship required of all Executive MBAs, and life science entrepreneurship courses helped propel the ranking upward.

The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship programs also impacted the overall rankings.   The survey mentioned the annual Rice Business Plan Competition, where 36 of the top schools from around the world compete for more than $675,000 in prizes in front of 170+ judges, making it the largest and richest competition in the world.

The survey took into account the strength of the educational and outreach programs, such as the Rice Alliance Technology Venture Forums,  venture capital forums for companies seeking angel funding, venture capital and business alliances in the areas of energy and clean technology, life sciences, information technology and nanotechnology, as well as, educational programs such as well as the Technology Entrepreneurship Workshop dedicated to helping new entrepreneurs navigate new waters and start their ventures.

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