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Welcome to the Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

The Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation has been established in 2017 thanks to the generosity and record $15 million gift to Iona from James and Anne Marie Hynes

The Hynes Institute is an emerging program that aims to prepare the next generation of entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders to move the world. It will ensure that students develop the knowledge, skills and experience required to create, innovate and lead in a global economy.

Under the direction of Endowed Professor and Founding Program Director Dr. Christoph Winkler, the Hynes Institute will develop a robust program that will provide students with an environment that fosters an entrepreneurial mindset through practice and creative problem-solving across all disciplines and schools. 

In detail, the Hynes Institute will offer: 
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    Interdisciplinary curricular focus in entrepreneurship and innovation for all students in any major 
  • Co-curricular programming such as student clubs, speaker series, workshops, competitions, community engagement, internships, as well as coworking, mentoring and networking opportunities
  • Opportunities to work with Hynes Faculty Fellows, Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, accomplished alumni and visiting entrepreneurs 
  • Access to start-up support, mentorship and funding, and a newly established community incubator
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