A new course emphasizing Lean Startup as a model for creating a viable software business. We cover and practice Lean Startup and at the same time visit many of the challenges, issues, and ideas related to founding a tech startup.
From the Spring of 2013 I re-designed this Olin core course to be built around the Lean Startup and related concepts. This course is a core requirement of all Olin students and is taken generally by freshmen and sophomores.
This class is taken by Seniors at Olin College (one of two flavors of Capstone course that all students are required to take before graduating.) The students work independently on a business idea and take it to launch.
This year we focused on Engineering Web Software and Social Applications. The "JBS" is a special summer program which runs full time for 8 weeks in the summer and counts for three full semester courses.
The "JBS" is special summer program at Brandeis which runs full time in the summer. The COSI JBS is always some form of Software Engineering and Startup focused. This year we focused on Mobile and Game Development