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Roundtables

Venture types

RAEI Roundtables are designed to address your needs as an entrepreneur, no matter what stage your venture is in in the entrepreneurial lifecycle. Review our eligibility and details below to help find your best fit

Process

To commit to any of the Roundtables, please review the table types and eligibility requirements. Tables meet on a monthly cadence determined by its members, the meeting duration anywhere from 2-4 hours. Members are expected to commit to these times their groups.

Your application will be reviewed by our team for placement in the best-fit, available Roundtable. Once placed on a table, we will reach out with membership suggested donation amounts and payment details. You are welcome to apply at any time, though our official application, placement, and onboarding period are during the months of May and December. Applications submitted outside of these periods are reviewed and placed depending on current availability.

To apply, visit our Houston Roundtables or Virtual Roundtables page to submit a respective application.

Venture Types

Startup Ideation or Operations

To be eligible, you must be in the process of starting or have launched a new venture within the last year and willing to make a serious commitment of time and resources to meet with other Rice alumni who are starting or launching a company on a monthly basis.

Recommended Donation: $100

 

Acquisitions

To be eligible, you must be in the process of acquiring a company within the next year and make a serious commitment of time and resources to meet with other Rice alumni who are acquiring new businesses on a monthly basis

Recommended Donation: $200

 

Real Estate

To be eligible, you must be in the process of investing in real estate within the next year and make a serious commitment of time and resources to meet with other Rice alumni who are acquiring new properties on a monthly basis.

Recommended Donation: $200

 

CEO Roundtable

To be eligible, you must have the ultimate decision-making authority and responsibility for your business venture(s).  Eligibility may include co-founders when appropriate.  The business must be in operation for greater than one year, and are typically more established and beyond the startup phase.  Upon sale of business, members would have up to one year post-sale to launch a new venture to remain eligible for CEO Roundtable membership.  A CEO Roundtable member must make a serious commitment of time and resources to meet with other Rice alumni CEO Roundtable members on a monthly basis.

Recommended Donation: $500