Entrepeneurial Projects II Capstone
Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado at Boulder
The goal of this course is to build
upon the concepts learned in the Entrepreneurial Projects I
Capstone and give Computer Science students more
advanced tools to be successful technical co-founders of their
own startups. We will explore later stages of the
Lean Startup/Customer Development iterative methodology.
Student teams will build upon their low-fidelity MVPs that
exhibited traction to develop high-fidelity MVP products.
Students will learn business concepts like marketing, sales, and
finance that are relevant to IT startup formation, hopefully in
partnership with business school teams. Students will also
learn legal concepts relevant to startup formation.
Invited guest lecturers from the entrepreneurial community will
provide their domain expertise, which may include topics such as
product development, Agile software engineering, mobile
strategy, and big data/cloud computing, as well as
mentoring. Student teams will present/pitch their startup
company/concepts in various public forums, which may include the
CU New Venture Challenge, local Tech meetup, CS Expo,
startup2students-like job fair, and/or the final presentation.
See the Moodle class Web page at http://moodle.cs.colorado.edu
& Location: Tues, Thurs 2-3:15 pm, ITLL 1B50.
Also Wednesday recitation 5-5:50pm ECCR 135.
number: CSCI 4358/5350. See also the registrar's Web site.
Note CSCI 4358 is part of a two-course Entrepeneurial
Projects Senior Capstone for B.S. Computer Science majors.
Prerequisites: Entrepreneurial Projects I (CSCI 4348/5340)
Instructors: Professor Rick Han, http://www.cs.colorado.edu/~rhan, and Zach Nies, TechStars.
Office (Prof. Han): ECCR 1B05F in CS Systems Lab
Office Hours (Prof. Han): Wednesdays 1-3 pm (knock on door or call office phone to be let in). Additional appointments as needed.
Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 303-492-0914 (Prof. Han)
The Kindle electronic version of The Startup Owner's Manual, Steve Blank and Bob Dorf, K&S Ranch, Inc. Publishers, 2012.
See the Moodle class Web page at http://moodle.cs.colorado.edu. Assignments, lecture slides, and announcements can be found there. The moodle has a variety of useful features, including a forum for posting questions. Each student should establish an account on the moodle and then subscribe to our class on the moodle using the special enrollment key given out in class.
40% Demos in class
30% Demos at our final Demo Day, CU NVC, CS Expo, other public events
15% Interaction with Business School students
15% Class participation
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