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Author: OwlSpark Leadership Team

Chris Taylor’s career has spanned 17 years, seven industries, and three states. He’s explored, innovated, and established himself as a multi-dimensional leader ready and willing to mentor our founders through their journey here at OwlSpark. ...

Bidly has designed an app to help its college affiliated users buy and sell gently used items. Bidly is made up of recent Rice University graduate and former football player Paine Matiscik, rising juniors and current football players Dylan James, Nahshon Ellerbe, and Anthony Ekpe, and rising junior Krishna Goel. ...

We are rolling full steam ahead here at OwlSpark! Weeks five and six have been a whirlwind of activities, and founders are at the point of beginning preparations for their pitch at the Bayou Startup Showcase. We’re honing in on value propositions, competitive landscapes, go-to market strategies and more, to prepare founders to showcase their hard work to more than...

WellWorth is comprised of Rice University MBA candidate, Vinay Acharya, and Connie Zhang, recent Rice University alumni. They are building a web-based modeling platform for financial institutions operating within the oil and gas industries to create economic projections, create financial options, and create visualized scenarios....

Kaz Karwowski, executive director of the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership (RCEL), returns to lend his help to OwlSpark for another exciting summer of entrepreneurship and innovation. Whether it be through lectures, mentoring, or just observing, you can find Kaz helping our founders reach for their goals of creating a successful company....

Can you believe we’re already a third of the way through our sixth #bayoustartupsummer? Time is flying by and founders are working hard to stay on track. At this point in the summer, many teams’ biggest focus is customer interviews, so we made sure founders spent some time getting out of the building. To keep founders on their toes, OwlSpark...

In today’s world, the most important thing to up-and-coming artists is who you know. That is the idea behind team Gethr, a group of artists striving to help other artists go viral through the use of social media influencers....

BaroLac’s team is addressing an age-old issue that affects the newest members of our society. BaroLac offers the ability to identify subtle behaviors associated with feeding difficulties in newborns and infants, used by lactation consultants because they are the ones that are there to help mothers and children hopefully breastfeed moving forward....

Welcome to #bayoustartupsummer Class 6! We’re incredibly excited for this summer and energy has been sky-high from the get-go. We have fifteen startup teams from OwlSpark and RED Labs this year, working out of Rice’s very own Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, or Lilie for short. A flexible and modern co-working space, Lilie is Rice’s new on-campus hub...