STEM Startups

In 2017-2018, students will make their ideas real and change the world in our brand new STEM Startups (Engineering 3) course. Engineering 1 and 2 turn students into awesome designers and makers. Engineering 3 goes one step further. We are creating the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

STEM Startups/Engineering 3 takes students through the process of creating a company around an idea that they are passionate about. It has the following steps:

  • Generating ideas and forming teams
  • Validating with customers
  • Creating a business plan
  • Building a minimum viable product
  • Iterating with potential customers
  • Building a prototype
  • Designing a pitch
  • Capstone: Presenting the pitch to an external panel of entrepreneurs, innovators, and VCs.

The first cohort of STEM Startups is full with over 30 students registered. Please keep Engineering 3 in mind as you’re mapping out your course selections in the future.

You are a good fit if…

  • You are self-driven
  • You work well in teams
  • You like a challenge
  • You want to solve real problems
  • You want to start your own company
  • You want to change the world

In this course, you will…

  • Choose a problem you want to solve with your team
  • Design your solution using the engineering design process
  • Validate your solution through customer interviews and tests
  • Learn and apply the business side of creating a startup
  • Work with incredible mentors
  • Pitch your startup to external judges

Lend us your skills! Help turn students into entrepreneurs. One critical element of this course is for professionals to provide mentorship and advice for students. Any skill set is valued, and any level of time commitment is welcome, from 1-2 hours guest speaking to more regular team mentoring. We are also looking for experts who can come and teach sessions on various relevant areas.

Get involved! Please fill in this form to tell us a little bit more about yourself, and forward this information to anyone else who may be interested. We will get in touch soon with more details.