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Ignite 2016: Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship Trek: Wednesday – Saturday, March 2-5, 2016


Attention, Engineering Grad Students!

Join the RCEL-Rice Alliance Spring Break entrepreneurship trek to Silicon Valley. Apply now to participate in the 2016 Ignite trek for the opportunity to meet successful and up-and-coming entrepreneurs, and to visit startups, high-tech companies, and VC firms in Silicon Valley! Wednesday – Saturday, MARCH 2-5, 2016. RCEL will support up to 12 Rice engineering graduate students and 3 undergraduate students by paying for their conference fee and hotel, and providing $300 toward travel. (Students pay the balance of their travel expenses and some meal expenses.)

Ignite Trek Schedule:

  • Day 1: Wednesday, March 2 – Travel day & Opening reception (6:00pm at UC Davis Campus)
  • Day 2: Thursday, March 3 – Field trips to Start-ups/High-tech companies/VC firms
  • Day 3: Friday, March 4 – Entrepreneurial Guest Speakers (UC Davis Campus)
  • Day 4: Saturday, March 5 – Entrepreneurial Guest Speakers (UC Davis Campus). Closing dinner.

We require all Ignite participants to participate fully in all Ignite activities from March 2-5, 2016.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5:00 P.M. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2015. A limited number of candidates will be accepted to participate. Students will be notified by January 2, 2016.

APPLY NOW at: http://www.rcelconnect.org/ignite2016/

Contact: Amanda Prestia, aprestia@rice.edu