Entrepreneurship Classes

If you want to learn more about entrepreneurship, develop skills as an innovative thinker and gain real world entrepreneurial experience — consider enrolling in one of the following classes. RED Labs offers classes with a wide range of entrepreneurial interests and goals. AND the following courses are open to all students, no prerequisites are required.


Offered: Spring and Fall Semester
Course Number: ENTR 3310

The perfect course for those students who have an interest in entrepreneurship, but don't know what being an entrepreneur actually means. You'll learn how entrepreneurship relates to starting and building a successful business. Enroll online through the UH enrollment system/AccessUH.

Intro to Technology Entrepreneurship

Offered: Spring and Fall Semester
Course Number: ENTR 3311/7390

Or the class on “How to come up with good ideas.” You don't need an idea, you don't need a team, you just need to be interested in using your skills to solve problems with innovative solutions. This class is designed to help you use the design thinking methodology to understand problems, and more importantly, to design solutions to those problems that deliver value to a customer. Listed as ENTR 3311 and ENTR 7390. Enroll online through the UH enrollment system/AccessUH.

Women in Entrepreneurship Class

Offered: Fall and Spring
Course Number: ENTR 3342/7342

This class focuses on women in entrepreneurial roles and provides a unique environment for women to learn the skills they need to become successful entrepreneurs and leaders. It is open to all students. Students will be asked to pursue their own entrepreneurial idea throughout the semester alongside skills development classes, speakers series, and curriculum focused on content you need to launch and lead companies. We will specifically focus on issues that may present for women in leadership and entrepreneurial roles. Listed as ENTR 3342/7342. Enroll online through the UH enrollment system/AccessUH.

RED Labs Pre-accelerator / Springboard

Offered: Spring Semester
Course Number: ENTR 4393/7393

Spend the semester identifying your target market; understanding the needs of your customer; talking to customers and understanding their problems; analyzing your results; and building a business grounded in data.

Students who should enroll in this course:

  • Students that have a business idea and want to find out whether or not it is viable.
  • Students who don't have an idea but are interested in learning how to evaluate ideas effectively.

Books an Entrepreneur Should Read

Offered: Spring Semester
Course Number: ENTR 4397-01

This class is more like a book club than a class! There are four entrepreneurship-associated modules (how to find an idea, how to test an idea, how to scale your idea and entrepreneurial mindset). You'll read a book for each module and complete an assignment that will help you move forward with a business idea using that book's lessons.

The Entrepreneurial Genius of Taylor Swift

Offered: Spring Semester
Course Number: ENTR 4397-02

Not just for Swifties! This class will explore how Taylor Swift has used an entrepreneurial edge to become an international star. We'll cover things like her marketing and press strategies, fan engagement, community building, and more!

RED Labs/Launch Accelerator

Offered: Summer Semester
Course Number: ENTR 4394

Students spend the summer working to develop their own technology and small business venture into a real company by validating their business model and moving to launch.

Students that apply and are accepted into either the RED Labs Technology Summer Accelerator program or the RED Launch Small Business Accelerator program can be enrolled with the consent of the instructor.