Summer 2021 Courses

Maymester Courses


HNRS 350 | Startup Bootcamp: From Idea to Actionable Business Plan

M-F, 9:00-12:15. Instructor: Kurt Schmidt. Enrollment=12.

This class will bring out your inner startup ninja. Over the course of three weeks, you’ll have the opportunity to create an idea for a startup and transform it into an actionable business plan. Startup Bootcamp welcomes all students and aspiring entrepreneurs with a hunger to learn.

Students will utilize a business plan creation model to develop the foundational skills to get a startup idea off the ground. This class will meet at UNC’s 1789 Venture Lab, where you will collaborate and ideate with other first-time entrepreneurs in a purpose-built startup environment. Students majoring or minoring in business are not eligible.

Enrollment is by permission of the instructor. Students should click here to provide a brief statement of interest. The class will be taught by Kurt Schmidt, a serial entrepreneur, investor, board member, and advisor to startups from Silicon Valley to Shanghai and Sydney. Mr. Schmidt regularly attends Y Combinator and 500 Startups investment pitches and other investor events. He has his finger on the pulse of the global startup community and will share with you his insight and experience.