UH Receives Entrepreneurial University Award

The award, the top honor bestowed by the foundation, reflects the all-encompassing nature of the entrepreneurship program, which draws students from around the university to its courses and offers both a certificate and an undergraduate degree. University officials say the program is uniquely positioned to boost Houston’s efforts to create an innovation ecosystem by building the city’s entrepreneurial workforce.

Students who have taken entrepreneurship classes at UH within the past decade have started 1,006 businesses, with identified funding of just over $238 million, said Ed Blair, chairman of the Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship.