Center for Entrepreneurship Education


Entrepreneurial Emerging Leaders (EEL) program


KFUPM Entrepreneurship Institute is proud to offer the 'Entrepreneurial Emerging Leaders (EEL) Program' for all KFUPM Students (Undergraduate and Graduate) during Semester 162. The program is an ideal opportunity for all KFUPM Students who aspire to be entrepreneurs and/or would like to learn more about Entrepreneurship and Startups.  The EEL Program will have five modules (ACT-BUILD-LEARN Course, Create Entrepreneurs Course, Technology Entrepreneur Course, Business Plan Competition, and Entrepreneurial Leadership Workshop which will be taught over a period of three-months.

Module#1 Act Build and Learn (ABL) course

ABL course aiming to enhance student’s design-thinking abilities that helps them produce innovative prototypes for their ideas, taking into consideration the importance of the customer needs and other business aspects.

Module#2 Create Entrepreneurs (CreateE)

This course provides a real world hands-on learning experience by giving the students an opportunity to develop business models based on their own ideas. This fully-immersive course is offered in a flipped classroom way as an experiential learning activity that requires building business teams with members from many disciplines of engineering, sciences and business. Students must end the course by developing their business models based on true customers' feedback. CreateE is offered every semester and is open to all KFUPM students. All the participants are awarded certificates on successful completion of the course.

Module#3 Innovation Driven Entrepreneurship (IDE)

This course aims to educate students about innovation driven entrepreneurship. Enrolled students learn about innovation and entrepreneurship and how they can be applied to their ideas. This course will also help them identifying innovative high-potential commercial opportunities and how to innovate their own business models and processes.

Module#4 Business Plan Workshop

This competition seeks encouraging entrepreneurially oriented students to develop and grow new ventures by learning how to write successful business plans with able guidance from the mentors and alumni. The business plans must focus on: a) the startups financial plan, b) the operational plan of the startup and c) the type of existing strategy the startup founders may want to follow/consider.

Module#5 Entrepreneurial Leadership Workshop

Entrepreneurial leadership is emerging as a new leadership model for startups and corporates but why? Who are entrepreneurial leaders? How to develop entrepreneurial leaders? All of these questions and more will be addressed in a half a day workshop.