Sustainable Energy Entrepreneurship and Project Evaluation – FINA 4397-05 Spring 2023

Class Information
Thursdays 6:00pm – 9:00pm    January 19th – May 4, 2023
Location: MH 116
Office Hours: By appointment (713-305-4817)

Tom Goudie has been a founding principal of several energy companies and a developer of multiple energy projects in the US & Latin America during his thirty-five years of experience in the energy industry. He is currently involved in the displacement of diesel and fuel oil with LNG in South America. Tom spent the early part of his career with Halliburton, Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers. He has a BBA degree from Texas State University.

Each class will feature accomplished energy entrepreneurs as guest speakers. Speakers will share their entrepreneurial experience, and take questions from students. The objective is to provide insight that will aid students with their own entrepreneurial ambitions. Students will also work on team-projects developing a commercial opportunity that they will pitch to a panel of the guest speakers in a Shark-Tank format during the last class.

Course Learning Objectives
Learn to recognize and evaluate opportunities
Develop skills for recognizing and quantifying risk
Recognize the importance of putting together a team
Develop a new business idea into an opportunity ready to seek investment capital

Grades will be based on the Group Project, and five bi-weekly quizzes.

Requisite FINA 3322.
Approval of chair or program director. Good academic standing. Declared business major

By Troy Hopkins
Troy Hopkins Director, Undergraduate Career Counseling