David Mims - Rice University


November 2010

  • Idenitifed numerous student teams from Rice for NCIIA grants, and guided these teams through the process.
  • Driving collaboration between research labs, engineering schools and graduate business school.
  • Working on Entrepreneurship@Rice, a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs on camnpus to gain access to ideas, networks, resources and funding.
  • Planning an Invention to Venture for January 2011.



David received his Bachelor of Arts degree (1995) from Rice University and is currently pursuing a Masters of Business Administration degree (2011) at the Jones Graduate School of Business, also at Rice University. In addition to his academic pursuits, David is the President of the Jones Student Association, Vice-President of the Entrepreneurship Club, a frequent contributor to the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, and has received scholarships from the Jones Graduate School of Business, the Texas Business Hall of Fame, and the Greater Houston Business Ethics Roundtable.

Prior to returning to graduate school, David spent almost fifteen years in operations management and business development roles in financial publishing, IT, telecommunications, and legal services organizations. In 2002, David founded FullView Partners, an Electronic Discovery management and consulting firm that maintained clients in five states and employed up to 45 attorneys, legal, technical, and software development professionals. The firm’s business focused on a number of high-profile, federal criminal cases, and introduced significant innovation to the industry.

After completing his MBA, David plans to continue in leadership roles in start-up organizations that develop innovative business solutions and create sustainable employment opportunities, while serving the Rice University and Houston, Texas communities.
David's vision
Throughout my career in entre- and intra-preneurial roles, I have developed a passion for developing and delivering innovative solutions to businesses that create sustainable employment opportunities for the communities that I serve.  Rice University is a premier research institution, with vibrant science and business graduate and undergraduate communities, who have the enthusiasm to bring ideas to the marketplace.  My goal is to leverage the structure of the NCIIA program and existing services of the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship to create a nexus of entrepreneurial activity at Rice that will accelerate the development of business opportunities for our broader constituencies.