Technology Entrepreneurship

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Bring Your Technology Innovations to Life

As today’s global society continues to face a growing list of challenges, researchers and technologists have a unique opportunity to bring about real-world change. In this context, understanding how to take discoveries out of the research lab and into the market has become increasingly important.

In a brand new innovative course Technology Entrepreneurship, the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School invites you to gain the foundational knowledge and skills needed to turn raw technology ideas into viable business ventures. This three-day executive education course is designed to provide participants with an in-depth, fundamental understanding of the commercialization process, viable proven business strategies and the skills needed to succeed as an entrepreneur in a highly competitive economy. Partner with world-class faculty, experienced business mentors, and successful entrepreneurs while you work on a real-life commercialization project from Johns Hopkins University.

Build practical enterprise skills and learn more about the business model canvas and available commercial grant funding options, such as the Small Business Innovation Grant (SBIR) and the Maryland Innovation Initiative (MII).

With innovative speakers, real-world projects, and practical case studies, Technology Entrepreneurship will provide you with an opportunity to bring your innovation out of the lab and closer to market.

Who is this course for?

  • Executives responsible for bringing new technologies to market
  • Engineering and science faculty, staff, and graduate students with technological inventions or ideas they want to bring to market
  • Aspiring entrepreneurs and innovation groups
  • Life-sciences professionals (physicians, nursing leaders, researchers) with technology discoveries they want to bring to market


  • Understand the commercialization process for bringing new technologies to market
  • Learn how to validate the market potential and value of an invention through research
  • Become familiar with the process of creating a viable business model
  • Discover commercial grant funding opportunities, e.g. the Small Business Innovation Grant (SBIR) and the Maryland Innovation Initiative (MII)

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Dates Offered

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JHU employees are eligible for 100% tuition remission. JHHS employees receive a 20% discount. For more information on discounts, registration, and cancellation policy, please visit our FAQ page.

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Located in the heart of Baltimore's thriving Harbor East neighborhood

  • Course materials included
  • Complimentary gourmet breakfast and lunch
  • Free covered parking


Brian Gunia, PhD

Associate Professor

Brian Gunia, PhD (Management & Organizations, Northwestern University) joined the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in 2011. He is an Associate Professor in the research track with expertise in the ways that people can help themselves and their organizational colleagues act more ethically and/or negotiate more effectively, particularly by proactively regulating their sleep patterns. Brian is the founder of the Johns Hopkins Business in Government (BIG) Initiative.

Jeffrey Hooke, MBA

Senior Lecturer

Jeff Hooke is a broad-based finance and investment executive with global experience throughout the U.S., Europe and the emerging markets of Latin America and Asia. He was a Managing Director of Focus Securities, an M&A-oriented boutique investment bank, prior to joining Carey. Earlier, Hooke focused on emerging market investment and private equity. He was a director at the Emerging Markets Partnership, a $5 billion private equity group.

Chris Jeffers, PhD

Adjunct Professor

Chris Jeffers earned a PhD in biochemistry and biophysics from the University of Houston. Chris is an adjunct faculty member at Johns Hopkins University, where he teaches courses on entrepreneurism, medical device development and intellectual property.

Nayoung Lee Louie, PhD


Nayoung Lee Louie, PhD joined the Carey Business School in 2010 to teach technology commercialization and entrepreneurship courses after completing her Bachelor of Science and doctorate in biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University, with a focus on brain imaging and computational anatomy.

Supriya Munshaw, PhD


Supriya Munshaw, PhD (Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, Duke University) joined the Carey Business School faculty in 2013. She is a Lecturer in the Practice Track with interest in technology transfer and commercialization of early-stage technologies. At Carey she has taught several courses including Discovery to Market, Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals, Statistical Analysis, Business Leadership and Human Values and, New Product Development.

Jian Ni, PhD

Associate Professor

Jian Ni, PhD (Industrial Administration, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University) is an Associate Professor in the research track. He specializes in empirical and theoretical analysis of healthcare and pharmaceutical, environmental and energy, financial service, technology, and emerging markets.

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