The First Annual Bayou Startup Showcase was great.

But that was just the beginning.

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Presenting: How to Start A Startup

In a new initiative to grow entrepreneurship across universities across the country, the “How to Start a Startup” course by Y Combinator and Stanford has now landed at Rice University. Hear speakers like Peter Thiel, Sam Altman, and Marissa Mayer give their insights on what’s behind the curtain in starting companies you’ve been reading about on TechCrunch.

“Everything we know about how to start a startup, for free, from some of the world experts.” - How to Start a Startup

We will be hosting weekly, live sessions to videostream lectures, discuss the course, growing both ideas and the next generation of entrepreneurs.

First Session
October 10th, 3pm – 5:30pm
Farnsworth Pavilion at Rice Memorial Cente
r(Student Center)
We’ll be watching Lecture 5 on Business Strategy and Monopoly Theory, which will be available after 4pm on 10/7. To watch the entire course up to date and get all the course content, register for free at How to Start a Startup.

We guarantee snacks and startup excitement, or your money back. Hope to see you there!
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1589_business_mentoring Interested in getting involved next year as an OwlSpark Mentor.  We’re looking for serial entrepreneurs to set the tone for our company founders and accelerate their businesses to the next level. For information and to get your name on the list now, contact Kerri Smith at



Check out OwlSpark’s new coworking space at Willy’s Pub.  See how a pub can be transformed into a creative work space that promotes innovation and entrepreneurship. Think: Willy’s with a tech startup vibe.