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Spring 2023

7334 Brainstorming to Bankrolling: Beyond The Classroom - KHUMAWALA, SALEHA- 12993

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. 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. Students are required to participate in SURE™ Lab Sessions from 12:00p to 1:00p each Saturday immediately following regular class sessions. SURE Lab Sessions provide an opportunity for students to meet with their assigned entrepreneurs and help them complete a significant portion of the assignment work that would otherwise be completed outside of class meetings. Consequently, total class meeting time (4 hours) exceeds the total class meeting time that is typically required for a 3 credit course (150 minutes) at the Law Center. However, it is important to note that by participating in the Lab reduces the time a student would spend outside of class in a typical course. Students are invited, but not required, to attend a free breakfast at 8:30a and lunch at 1:00p each Saturday.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

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

Prerequisites: Yes  The prerequisite for this course is 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)