Hans Rawhouser

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship
Troesh Fellow
Expertise: Entrepreneurship, Blockchain technology, Social impact, Developing countries, Entrepreneurial ecosystems


Hans Rawhouser is an associate professor in the Management, Entrepreneurship and Technology department at UNLV’s Lee Business School. He investigates blockchain technology, entrepreneurial ecosystems, how entrepreneurs gain resources, and how entrepreneurs achieve social impact (for example, greenhouse gas emission reductions, poverty alleviation, job creation, and creation of supportive social networks).

Rawhouser's body of research has explored topics such as carbon offset projects in developing countries, entrepreneurial training in Central America, measurement of social impact, and benefit corporations. His scholarship is forthcoming or published in academic publications including Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Small Business Economics, Academy of Management Discoveries, California Management Review, and Organization & Environment


  • Ph.D., Strategy and Entrepreneurship, University of Minnesota
  • M.B.A, International Management, Thunderbird School of Global Management
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, UNLV

Hans Rawhouser In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
Sending money to family members living abroad can be costly and stressful, but one Las Vegas-based startup hopes to change that experience.
As part of the Kyoto Protocol, the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) was designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as well as foment sustainable development in developing economies.
Las Vegas Review Journal
Nevada is world-renowned for precious metals and glitzy casinos, but to the online crowdfunding community, it stands out for other reasons.
Las Vegas Review Journal
UNLV student Kyle Kimsey recently won the regional qualifying round of the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards for his startup business Adler Dynamics.