Alcohol and Entrepreneurship

Alcohol and Entrepreneurship

Co-Founder and CEO, Craig Ceccanti, will be moderating a new Rice University Jones Graduate School Entrepreneur Organization (JGSEO) event focused on Rice Alumni discovering Alcohol through Entrepreneurship.  Or maybe the other way around.  Craig’s insight into consumer demand for alcohol from local small businesses and the range of challenges involved in this hard knocks industry will surely drive intriguing conversation for the 50+ attendees.

If you are in the Houston area and a Jones School Alumn, you will definitely want to attend this panel discussion.  Find information about this event listed below, from Rice University’s website:


JGSEO Event – Alcohol and Entrepreneurship

Event: Alcohol and Entrepreneurship: Panel Discussion
Where: Panel in Shell followed by tasting in AFC
When: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 | 6-8:00pm
Cost: Alumni & Current Students: $10 – Current JGSEO & Entrepreneurship Club members: Free

Ryan Baird ’12 Co-Owner, Yellow Rose Distillery
Darren Lincoln ’05 CEO, Cotton Hollow Rye Whiskey
David Skinner, Owner, Clear Creek Vineyards, and Lecturer in Management

Craig Ceccanti ‘08, CEO Pinot’s Palette, and Lecturer in Management

The Jones Graduate School Entrepreneurs Organization is proud to present “Alcohol and Entrepreneurship.” When students leave the Jones School they have their MBA or Master of Being Anything as JGSEO patron Al Napier would say. Our alumni go out into the world and do exciting things. We are lucky to have a panel of some of those alumni along with one of our own Jones School faculty who have put their money where their mouth is, literally.

We will have a panel of entrepreneurs who have gone into the wine and spirits business. They will speak of the trials, tribulations and joys of going to market with your product. The panel will be followed by a tasting of the fruits of their labor. Panel will start at 6pm in the Shell auditorium followed by the tasting in the Anderson Family Commons. There will be a $10 registration fee for this event. The registration fee will be waived for all current JGSEO and Entrepreneurship Club members



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