Living-Learning Entrepreneurship Program
As the nation’s first living-learning entrepreneurship program, Hinman CEOs is a groundbreaking initiative placing entrepreneurial students from all technical and non-technical academic disciplines in a unique community. Students live together, learn about entrepreneurship, and can launch new ventures. The mission of Hinman CEOs is to foster an entrepreneurial spirit, create a sense of community and cooperation, and develop ethical leaders. All undergraduates from the University of Maryland, College Park are invited to apply for this competitive program. Brian Hinman, University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering alumnus and successful entrepreneur, provided funding to initiate and support the Program.
"The Hinman CEOs Program is a great facilitator of ideas. It fosters a professional way of thinking about business, and exposes you to things you wouldn’t otherwise see."
Our 12-Month Program
We create a dynamic environment that is conducive to helping you every day by surrounding you with people who will mentor, inspire, and challenge you to achieve your entrepreneurial goals.
Enroll in ENES140 Discovering New Ventures, or an HEIP equivalent, to complete the prerequisite course.
Select roommates for the optional residential experience in South Campus Commons Two.
Meet incoming and returning Hinman CEOs at our fall Welcome Event.
Move-in to the Hinman CEOs residences (for residential members).
Develop your startup idea and partner with Hinman CEOs students to develop the business model in ENES 460 Fundamentals of Technology Startup Ventures.
Collaborate with teammates in the Hinman CEOs co-working spaces.
Access coaching from Hinman CEOs faculty, staff, and alumni.
Share your innovative business model at our fall Demo Day.
Reconnect with fellow Hinman CEOs at our spring Welcome Event.
Create your prototype and test market the product in ENES462 Marketing High-Technology Products and Innovations.
Benefit from Hinman CEOs co-working spaces and coaching from Hinman CEOs faculty, staff, and alumni.
Compete for exclusive Hinman CEOs seed funding for your startup.
Demonstrate your prototype at our spring Demo Day.
Launch your product with coaching and funding from the Hinman CEOs Program.
Beyond Summer 2022
Enroll in a 3-credit elective to fulfill the 12-credit program requirement. All credits earned for Hinman CEOs are applicable to the 15-credit Minor in Technology Entrepreneurship.
Explore the next steps for your startup. All Hinman CEOs are highly encouraged to launch a new startup during their time in the program. Alumni may choose to pursue their startup full-time after graduation, or may sell the startup or hire operators thereafter.
Applications for the fall 2021 cohort are open until April 4, 2021.
New Student Application