Information for Computer Science Students
CSC490H+CSC454H: Work Hard, Earn Course Credit, Build a Product
Do you have a tech-based entrepreneurial idea that you want to explore this summer? Want to learn the business of software, create a business plan, develop a software prototype, and be ready to pitch to investors by the end of the summer?
Or maybe you have strong programming skills but no place to apply them? Does the startup world fascinate you but you haven’t come up with a compelling idea? Do you want to partner with someone who does?
Bring your own idea, or perhaps partner with with a geography student with an idea for a GIS application, maybe work with an anthropologist who wants to develop a smartphone app related to social behaviour. You might work with a digital arts student who has a great idea for a mashup website. City planning, communications, culture, art, biology, linguistics, and other Arts and Science fields are all potential sources of ideas.
Information for NON-Computer Science Students
CSC204H+CSC454H: Work Hard, Earn Course Credit, Build a Product
Are you an upper-year student in the humanities, social sciences, life or physical sciences? Is there an idea or information from your field that could change the way people interact with each other or with the world? Are you someone who can bring projects to life through your management skills, leadership, or communication skills? Do you have an idea that you could turn into a business, if only you knew how to make a website or a mobile application?
You do NOT need to have experience in programming or software or business development to apply. Students with different skill sets will be matched in complementary teams.
So: perhaps you’re a geography student with an idea for a GIS application. Maybe you’re an anthropologist and you want to develop a smartphone app related to social behaviour. You might be studying digital arts and have a great idea for a mashup website. City planning, communications, culture, art, biology, linguistics, and other Arts and Science fields can be applied in exciting ways in startups and other entrepreneurial opportunities.