Volume 91 Issue 30 | pp. 20-21
Issue Date: July 29, 2013

Owls Rank Best At Hatching Start-ups

Rice University’s Alliance wins top spot among business incubators
Department: Business
Keywords: entrepreneurship, incubator, technology transfer, startups, venture investing

Rice University in Houston is known as a science and engineering research school. Its mascot is an owl—an animal associated more with knowledge and vision than size and power. Still, it was surprising when the small private university’s business incubator, the Rice Alliance for Technology & Entrepreneurship, bested rivals 10 times as large in a recent global survey.

“Rice Alliance’s exceptional overall . . .

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