The Student Startup Center presents two academic courses for undergraduates across the university.


ENG 008: Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Students explore the critical topics entrepreneurs need to know to start a successful business. Frameworks and strategies for getting started, including the Business Model Canvas, Design Thinking and the Lean Startup method, will be examined. Whether you have the entrepreneurial itch, are gearing up for a successful senior design project or just want to take a fun class to meet other innovative students - this is the class for you!


ENG 080: Launching a Company

Ready to take your idea to the next level? This course provides a hands-on overview of technological innovation and product development. Your team will work through the Lean Startup Method, iterating your solution as more information about your customer is identified. The early part of the course focuses on identifying untapped customer needs in order to generate new product ideas. Students get their hands dirty talking to customers, partners, and competitors.  A significant amount of class time is dedicated to project work for teams to complete a minimally viable product prototype and complete customer discovery.