Entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley

The Honors Seminar on Entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley 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 Tesla, Slack, Twitter, Carbon, Airbnb, Google, Delancey Street, and Stanford. Iconic Silicon Valley sites and companies are incorporated into the curriculum and local entrepreneurs are involved in teaching, speaking, and mentoring.

This program is not accepting applications for Spring 2021. If you are interested in a remote semester completing the Minor in Entrepreneurship, please visit Honors Semester in Entrepreneurship (Remote).

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 10


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


Gina Difino
Director, Global Education and Fellowships

Schedule an appointment to discuss Honors Study Abroad programs here.