The Hinman CEOs Student Startup Incubator enables undergraduates to develop innovative startup ideas into real companies through an immersive one-year academic and residential* experience.
"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 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 2021
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 2020 cohort are due February 16, 2020.
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