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Fall 2023

7334 Brainstorming to Bankrolling: Beyond The Classroom - KHUMAWALA, SALEHA- 13841

Students must see the Office of Student Services for registration services.

Professor(s): Saleha Khumawala (UH FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Non-Law Courses 
Business and Commercial Law

Time: 6:00p-9:00p  M  Location:  

Course Outline: The course number is: GENB 7334; cross-listed as FINA 7397. This is a UH Bauer College of Business course. The chief objective of this course is to make sure each student gains a theoretical, practical and experiential education in social innovation and entrepreneurship as well as starting and consulting on small businesses. The goal is to produce socially engaged advocates who can manage competing client needs and guide entrepreneurs through the myriad legal, social and personal challenges faced by ambitious start-up companies.

In this course, students act as consultants to Houston entrepreneurs within the SURE™ Program. Each student will serve as a consultant to three to four entrepreneurs. The student is responsible for supervising the entrepreneurs in writing their business plans, and connecting each entrepreneur with any resources or information needed to finish their business plan in preparation for pitching for funding.

Students are expected to attend classes and be prepared to participate. This includes arriving on time and staying until class is dismissed. SURE BREAKOUT group Sessions provide an opportunity for students to meet with their assigned entrepreneurs and guide them with the assignment work that will help them develop their Business Plan. Students are required to meet/connect with their entrepreneurs outside of class every week via text/email/phone to check if they need help on the assignments and the extent of work done.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   For registration please contact Mr. Derrick Gabriel at 713-743-2189 or by email:

The final papaer will be: The Business plan developed by the entrepreneur assigned to you should be submitted.

Prerequisites: Yes  Graduate Standing

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)

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