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 160
(location subject to change - stay tuned to moodle).
Also Wednesday recitation 5-5:50pm ECCR 1B51.
number: CSCI 4830/7000. See also the registrar's Web site.
Note CSCI 4830 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): Tuesdays 11 am and Wednesdays 2 pm in my office (knock on door or call my 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.
60% Demos in class
25% Final presentation on team venture's status and progress
15% Class participation
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