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Harkey Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies

Powering Longhorn business development through academic, professional and social activities.

  • Who We Are

    The Harkey Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies is the corner of Main and Main for undergraduate entrepreneurs at the University of Texas. This is where your story begins. We support inter-disciplinary education and extra-curricular experiences building students’ belief in their capacity to attain their goals and accelerate student business development.
Graduates Celebrating

Galvanizing Gift

The Harkey Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies honored John D. Harkey Jr. ’83, his wife Peni Barfield, and other donors at a dedication ceremony April 19. To date, $13.5 million in a $20 million campaign has been raised to support entrepreneurship.

  • Entrepreneurship Minor

    The Entrepreneurship Minor is the curricular focus of the Harkey Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies. Students from across the Forty Acres develop their entrepreneurial skills in a diverse, interdisciplinary academic environment.
Summer Entrepreneurship Academy Students
  • Summer Entrepreneurship Academy

    The Blair and Bubba Moffett Family Summer Entrepreneurship Academy (SEA) is an intensive, in-person, 8-week summer program.
Summer Fellowship Students
  • Summer Fellowship

    The McCombs Entrepreneur Summer Fellowship (MESF), funded by the generous support of alumni donors and the Harkey Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, enables innovative students to continue building their startups during the summer.
Living Learning Community Students
  • Living Learning Community

    The Entrepreneurship LLC is a first of its kind living learning community that will admit incoming students directly into the Entrepreneurship Minor.
Students and Mentor
  • Undergraduate Mentor Program

    Our program is designed to provide aspiring entrepreneurs like you with guidance and support from experienced mentors who have been successful in the business world.
Student Perspectives
The resources provided by the Harkey Institute have been invaluable in guiding me on my entrepreneurial journey. With access to mentorship, networking opportunities, and the latest tools and technology, I feel well-equipped to succeed in my career moving forward.