Entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley

This Burch Field Research Seminars allows students to spend a semester interning in an innovative enterprise while pursuing course work associated with the Minor in Entrepreneurship. The seminar takes full advantage of the area’s strong entrepreneurial culture, including trips to the Stanford Design Lab and the Y-Combinator Incubator. Iconic companies such as Apple, Google, Twitter, and Uber are incorporated into the curriculum and local entrepreneurs are involved in teaching, speaking, and mentoring.

January 7 – May 3, 2018



Understanding the San Francisco Bay Area – Silicon Valley – is a very important part of understanding business today.

Jen Halsey
UNC Professor of Entrepreneurship
Resident Director, Burch Silicon Valley Program


This seminar is open to UNC undergraduates (second-year status or greater) who have a 3.0 GPA, have been accepted to the Minor in Entrepreneurship program, and have not taken ECON 325.

Did You Know?

Silicon Valley first became famous as the birthplace of the silicon-based transistor in the 1950s.

Application Deadline

September 14, 2017

Nothing can prepare a truly innovative entrepreneur better than a liberal arts education.


Gina Difino
Director, Global Education and Fellowships