ENTREPRENEURSHIP MINOR

Work with Startups

Embed in the Ecosystem

Entrepreneurship Practicum courses prepare students to think analytically, ask the right questions, solve problems, start a new venture, develop and launch new products for existing companies, and be an entrepreneur in a corporation. This is achieved by educating students in the skill set needed to compete in any ecosystem, providing student engagement opportunities with invited speakers, and working with innovators and startups.

Completing an Entrepreneurship Practicum course will satisfy both Requirement 5 of the Entrepreneurship Minor program and the experiential learning requirement for BBA students.

Male student, seated at desk and smiling. Culture Summit hosted by the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship at McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. “I really enjoyed the Blockchain practicum course and the opportunity to work with Z-Bikez, a local electric vehicle startup, increased my exposure to how much around-the-clock responsibility founders have within a startup. " Matthew Kimmel Business Administration A group of five people, with one man in a blue suit speaking while the others listen intently, are chatting during a break at the Blockchain Practicum Demo day at the University of Texas at Austin.

Practicum Verticals

Below are course description of previous Entrepreneurship Practicum verticals. Not all are offered every semester. Please, visit the current course catalog for registration information.


Course Description:

The Technology Entrepreneurship Practicum is an experiential leadership practicum that provides undergraduate students with a hands-on learning opportunity working on projects relevant to AI, IoT, Blockchain, and AR.

Students will help accelerate a new venture or new idea through advice and assistance on the entrepreneurial process.


Course Description:

Powered by the Kendra Scott Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute, the Consumer Products Entrepreneurship Practicum provides an opportunity for students to develop and apply knowledge on establishing and growing a business in consumer product industries. The course uses a variety of pedagogical approaches and involves extensive teamwork and project work.

Student projects will focus on developing strategies and plans for such a business and will apply key concepts related to developing product ideas, understanding customers, and establishing product-market fit.


Course Description:

The Internet of Things (IoT) Entrepreneurship Practicum, powered by Chevron, is an experiential leadership practicum that provides undergraduate students with a hands-on learning opportunity working on projects relevant to IoT.

Students will help accelerate a new venture or new idea through advice and assistance on the entrepreneurial process.


Course Description:

Powered in collaboration with the McCombs Blockchain Initiative, the Blockchain Entrepreneurship Practicum allows students to work in teams of four to five on projects with early-to-growth stage Blockchain startups, focusing on helping the startups accelerate their growth.


Course Description:

The FinTech Entrepreneurship Practicum is an experiential leadership practicum that provides undergraduate students with a hands-on learning opportunity working with FinTech Startups. Students accelerate a new venture through advice and assistance on the entrepreneurial process in teams of four to five students.

Startup Partners