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Chris Hanks - Kennesaw State University. Kennesaw, GA, US

Chris Hanks Chris Hanks

Founder and Executive Director, KSU Entrepreneurship Center and Lecturer of Management and Entrepreneurship | Kennesaw State University


Christopher C. Hanks is an entrepreneur, lecturer of Management and Entrepreneurship and the founder of the KSU Entrepreneurship Center.





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Enactus Entrepreneur Workshop-Christopher Hanks Chris Hanks at Small Business Matters: The Conference 2013



Christopher Hanks is the founder and executive director of the KSU Entrepreneurship Center. Prior to this, Hanks was the founder and director of the entrepreneurship program at the University of Georgia. He has owned multiple businesses, including music, e-commerce, publishing, and export ventures. Hanks leads the International Entrepreneurship Institute and is certified in business valuation, providing expert witness testimony. Before teaching at UGA, Hanks taught entrepreneurship at Georgia State University and assisted in leading the Russell Center for Entrepreneurship.

Industry Expertise (4)

Education/Learning Business Services Corporate Leadership Advertising/Marketing

Areas of Expertise (7)

Strategic Planning Business Strategy Small Business Public Speaking Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurs Business Valuation

Education (2)

San Jose State University: M.B.A., Finance

University of Georgia: B.B.A., Risk Management

Affiliations (2)

  • Perfect Pitch concepts
  • Tarkenton

Media Appearances (3)

KSU's new entrepreneurship degree a first for Georgia

WXIA - 11Alive  tv


If you dream of starting your own business but are perplexed about how to start, Kennesaw State University (KSU) may offer the guidance you need.

The local university is now home to a first-of-its-kind program for the University System of Georgia. Undergraduate students can now pursue a degree in entrepreneurship in KSU's Coles College of Business.

The founder of KSU's program, businessman and instructor Chris Hanks, shares more about the curriculum with 11Alive's Melissa Long.

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Closer Look: Land Contracts, Aetna in Georgia, and More

WABE "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress"  radio


Chris Hanks, executive director of the Entrepreneurship Center at Kennesaw State University, talks about their new entrepreneurship degree program.

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Open for Business

Columns  online


Director of Terry College’s Entrepreneurship Program focuses on starting new ventures.

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Event Appearances (1)

Entrepreneur Workshop

Enactus  youtube