John Hennessy

Undergraduate Lecturer

John Hennessy

John is a tech entrepreneur, engineer, and educator.  His first three companies focused on tutoring services and online education products for STEM fields and standardized exams.  While he has moved on from these endeavors, he’s been lucky to teach at U of M in a broad array of subjects: genetics, physics, computer programming, and now entrepreneurship.

Currently, John is CEO of Elegus Technologies, a spin-out from the University of Michigan commercializing nanotechnology that can enable safer, longer-lasting batteries.  John is also the Executive Director of Shift (located on U of M’s campus), a non-profit organization offering a collaborative space and program for college student-entrepreneurs.  

John’s formal training is in engineering and entrepreneurship; he’s received a Master’s in Biomedical Engineering as well as Master of Entrepreneurship (MsE) degree, both from U of M.  The latter degree was from a program jointly administered by the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering and Ross School of Business.

Courses Taught: 

ENTR 411.001 – Entrepreneurship Practicum

ENTR 412.001 – Advanced Entrepreneurship Practicum