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 6 – April 27, 2019

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

Jen Halsey
UNC Professor of Entrepreneurship

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

Buck Goldstein
UNC Entrepreneur in Residence

Application Deadline

September 12, 2018


This seminar is open to UNC undergraduates (second-year status or greater) with a 3.0 GPA who have completed ECON 101 and ECON 125 or with instructor permission.


Gina Difino
Director, Global Education and Fellowships

Schedule an appointment to discuss Honors Study Abroad programs here.