The GOOSE Society Transitions to a Formal Organization

The GOOSE Society has been funding startups since 2005 when it was formed by Jack Gill, a legendary Silicon Valley venture capitalist, and Rod Canion, the founder and CEO of Compaq computers.   GOOSE stands for the Grand Order of Successful Entrepreneurs and every member has either started or ran a highly successful business.  

The Rice Business Plan Competition (RBPC) is the largest and richest student business plan competition in the world.  The GOOSE Society has been awarding prizes to the winner of the RBPC program since its inception. The grand prize is now an investment prize of $300,000 from the GOOSE Society with potential for much more.

The group is comprised of twenty members including five MBAs, one MD, four PhDs, and one JD. GOOSE has invested over $30 million in startups with four exits of 5-10x and has 16 current investments.  The net worth of GOOSE membership in aggregate is in the billions and the members thrive on rolling up their sleeves to help their portfolio companies.

They have now opened an office at the Rice Alliance office on Rice campus to continue funding startups from the Rice Business Plan competition, the Texas Medical Center, Station Houston, and other sources.  Although based in Houston, TX GOOSE sources and invests in deals from all over the country. [SL2] They currently are invested in deals across industries from life sciences, energy, IT, and green tech.
 

Entrepreneurs who want to pitch the GOOSE society can send their executive summary and pitch deck to [email protected].

Their website is https://goosesocietyoftexas.com/


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