OwlSpark: The Rice University Startup Accelerator
OwlSpark supports tech startup teams through an immersive 12-week program designed to facilitate their launch. OwlSpark delivers Rice students, faculty, staff, and recent alumni across all disciplines a structured program that enables founders to validate and refine business models in preparation for launch. Annually, OwlSpark engages more than 100 community speakers, mentors, and subject matter experts who equip founders with necessary tech startup fundamentals and business principles.
BlueLaunch: The Rice University Small Business Accelerator
BlueLaunch is a 12-week accelerator focused on nontechnology-based small businesses, providing entrepreneurship education, mentoring, and resources. The BlueLaunch Accelerator is open to all Rice faculty, staff, students, and recent alumni. Hosted in conjunction with the University of Houston’s small business accelerator, BlueLaunch’s curriculum and mentorship will help participants crystallize their businesses in the following areas: accounting, finance, legal, marketing, and sales.