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.

Spring 2017 (January 6 – May 8)


This seminar is open to UNC undergraduates (sophomore status or greater) who have a 3.0 GPA and have been accepted into the Minor in Entrepreneurship program.

Did You Know?

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

Application Deadline

September 15, 2016

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


Gina Difino
Director, Burch Programs and Honors Study Abroad
(919) 962-9680