Entrepreneurship

Hawken’s Entrepreneurial Studies course, the hallmark program of The Arnold and Sydell Miller Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, represents our dedication to real-world learning. Through this nationally-recognized program, which is housed at the Gries Center in University Circle, students learn problem-solving skills that are essential to their success later in life.
 
Over the course of a semester, students work in teams of four on three different consulting projects with real Cleveland startup companies, who present their most pressing business problem to the students. Three weeks later, having done research, conducted customer interviews, and worked as a team to devise a plan, the students present their solutions directly to the business CEOs. In the fourth and final project, students work together to start their own businesses and present “Shark Tank”-style to real venture capitalists.

What Students Say About the Program

Due to the explosive growth of and demand for Hawken’s Educators Workshop for Entrepreneurial Studies, the educator’s program has evolved into a separate and distinct non-profit organization. Learn more about Wildfire Education.

Hawken Entrepreneurship in the News

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