Hesam Panahi

Clinical Assistant Professor

Hesam Panahi


Dr. Hesam Panahi is a clinical assistant professor at the C.T. Bauer College of Business and the founder of RED Labs, the University of Houston's startup accelerator. He currently teaches courses in management information systems, computer science, entrepreneurship, engineering, and industrial design. Dr. Panahi is also the organizing faculty member for 3 Day Startup, a technology entrepreneurship education program where students start building companies over the course of three days.

Through new programs, courses, and other initiatives, Dr. Panahi works closely with students and faculty across the University of Houston's campus to launch technology-based ventures. He holds a Ph.D. and a Bachelors of Business Administration in Management Information Systems from the University of Houston.

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  • COSC 4397 - App Design and Entrepreneurship
  • ENTR 3310 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • ENTR 7336 - Entrepreneurial Overview and Revenues
  • INDS 4365 - Design Practice and Business
  • MIS 3370 - Information Systems Development Tools
  • MIS 3376 - Database Management Systems
  • MIS 4397 - Mobile Application Development
  • MIS 4397 - Advanced Web Application Development
  • MIS 7373 - Business Applications of Database Management Systems
  • MIS 4397/7397 ENTR 4397/7397 - RED Labs Pre-Accelerator
  • MIS 4397/7397 ENTR 4397/7397 - RED Labs Summer Accelerator


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