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InterfaceRice 2024: EntrepreNeuro

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Category: Academic Network, Community & Engagement, Community Event, Corporate Innovators, Founders & Startups, Investors & Capital




April 30, 2024
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT


4201 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002


Altruistic Outcomes in Venture Capitalism

As part of InterfaceRice 2024, the Rice Neuroengineering Initiative presents a 60-minute panel thought-provoking discussion on the intersection of value-driven investing and altruism in the realm of technology and medical devices. Leading investors will gather to explore the pivotal role they play in shaping the future of healthcare. The discourse will delve into the increasing recognition of the societal impact of innovations in neurotechnology, emphasizing the need for investors to align their values with the transformative potential of these advancements. Panelists will address the ethical implications of bio/neurotechnological interventions, emphasizing the importance of prioritizing patient welfare and ensuring accessibility to groundbreaking medical devices. Each of these panelists practices altruism-based investing to derive financial success and contribute to the betterment of global health outcomes, fostering a symbiotic relationship between profit and social responsibility.


  • Paul Cherukuri, Rice University, Vice President for Innovation and Chief Innovation Officer
  • Amy Kruse, Satori Neuro, General Partner & Chief Investment Officer
  • Jordi Parramon, Nexus Neurotech Ventures, General Partner and Co-Founder

Meeting of the Minds

As part of InterfaceRice 2024, the Rice Neuroengineering Initiative presents an innovative collaboration between the Houston-based arts organization Musiqua and the NSF IUCRC BRAIN Lab of Dr. Jose Contreras-Vidal at the University of Houston. Together, they have been presenting a work entitled “Meeting of the Minds” that sheds new light on creativity and the neuroscience of movement through live use of EEG data from dancers and musicians in live performances. Drs. Anthony Brandy and Jose Contreras-Vidal will be on hand to discuss this work and showcase a performance for attendees.


  • Anthony Brandt, Rice University, Professor
  • Jose Contreras-Vidal, University of Houston, IUCRC BRAIN Center, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor, Director, NSF IUCRC BRAIN Center

For information about the InterfaceRice 2024 Conference, click here


4:00 - 5:00 PM
Altruistic Outcomes in Venture Capitalism
5:00 - 5:30 PM
Happy Half-Hour
5:30 - 6:00 PM
Meeting of the Minds: Cutting Edge of Science and Art


Ion District Parking Garage

Enter 4111 Fannin Street into your GPS for directions directly to this parking garage, located a block from the Ion. Parking in the Ion District Garage is free for the first two hours.

Red Parking Lot

Enter 4203 Fannin Street into your GPS for directions directly to the red parking lot, located across the street from the Ion. This lot is for overflow guest parking and tenant parking and is free for the first three hours.

For more information and access to pay online for parking in the red lot, click here.





Rice Neuroengineering Initiative