With all Hinman CEOs resident in South Campus Commons Two, the learning experience takes place in a variety of ways. While students will earn course credit in our entrepreneurship courses and lecture series, the learning goes beyond the classroom. They can talk one-on-one with engaging entrepreneurial leaders in our exclusive speaker series, and then brainstorm late night with fellow Hinman CEOs in their dorm. Not only are students connected with the 90-member Hinman CEOs community on-campus, they also have unique access to the 500+ Hinman CEOs alumni, thereby expanding their personal and professional network by making life-long connections to today’s leaders and tomorrow’s CEOs.
Students are engaged in experiential entrepreneurship courses throughout the Hinman CEOs Program. Led by award-winning faculty, these courses merge the academic side of entrepreneurship and innovation with its application in real life. Dynamic speakers and workshops are integrated into the curriculum to cultivate the creation and launch of new ventures.
Hinman CEOs enroll in one course per semester for their two years in the Program. All 12-credits of Hinman CEOs courses can be applied to the 15-credit Minor in Technology Entrepreneurship.
ENES471: Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship
This course will highlight the critical legal and business issues entrepreneurs face as they build and launch a new venture. We will explore real world scenarios, and address legal and business issues from the moment entrepreneurs conceive of the idea to all of the important junctures along the path to success. Significant attention is placed on new venture formation, intellectual property management, and financing arrangements.
ENES466 Leading and Financing the Technology Venture
Focuses on the challenges of leading and financing new technology ventures. Leadership topics include team selection and formation, aligning rewards with relative contributions of team members, and how early decisions can enable or prevent founders from achieving results that align with their individual motivations for becoming an entrepreneur. Essential tools and methods for building a strong financial foundation for a new technology venture are examined. Includes important accounting principles as well as methods for keeping financial control of the technology venture. Insights are shared on navigating the multitude of financial barriers that may block your entrepreneurial success, as well as how to grow the technology venture from concept through launch.