Startups from the Ground Up

Startups from the ground up

Would you like to be the next dorm-room entrepreneur like Mark Zuckerburg (Facebook) or Reshma Saujani (Girls Who Code)? Join Startups from the Group Up FIG to gain practical experience and insight into the world of technical startups and becoming an entrepreneur.


Students explore the intersection of topics by taking the following course package*:

*Courses in the FIG package may be subject to change

CIS 199 College Connections - FIG Seminar, 1-credit

This College Connections seminar is scheduled as remote, but will likely have in-person components in fall.

CIS 110 Fluency with Information Technology - CoreEd or major satisfying course, 4-credits

The goal of CIS 110 is for you to understand enough about computational thinking that you could come up with a new idea of how to use computation to solve your own problem, or understand someone else's new idea on how to use computation, and see its value. From logical thought to programming, database concepts to website architecture, information privacy and security to networking and multimedia, CIS 110 is designed to help you understand how computational thinking can be used to transform information into knowledge in your field of study.

BA 101 Introduction to Business - CoreEd or major satisfying course, 4-credits

This course is designed to challenge you to learn about private enterprise and to better understand how organizations operate within that environment. The course will help you understand and think carefully about the economic dimensions of your life. You have four roles in the private enterprise system: consumer, employee, owner and citizen. To make informed decisions in each of these roles, you need to understand both the basic principles of the system and its complexity. You will begin building your understanding by studying the kinds of decisions that are made in organizations, the models managers use to help them make the decisions and how those decisions are shaped by the competitive environment.


FIG Theme:

Science and Society​​​​​

Flight Path Themes:

Industry and Innovation