How to make a startup in the classroom with students from across the globe
Posted September 06, 2019 05:50:20 The first-year students who are enrolled in Cornell University’s online entrepreneurial programs are taking a major leap forward into the world of entrepreneurship.
In the past two years, more than 100 students have taken part in entrepreneurship programs, including more than 60 who have started businesses.
As part of the Cornell School of Engineering’s Entrepreneurship and Digital Entrepreneurships, students in online programs can take courses that provide them with real-world experience with digital technology.
While many students have gone into the classroom to learn about software development and coding, this course focuses on a more entrepreneurial, technical and entrepreneurial mindset.
Students who complete this course earn an entrepreneurship certificate that will provide them the skills they need to start their own business and earn a certificate from Cornell that will help them continue their education.
“The students who participate in this course will not only be taking classes that help them to become more successful entrepreneurs, but they’ll be building a network that will serve as a foundation for them to pursue their goals in the world,” said Dr. Brian McAllister, the dean of the College of Engineering and co-chair of the entrepreneurship program.
“We know the students who do this course have incredible entrepreneurial ambitions, but now we’re looking to them to take those aspirations further in the marketplace.”
What is an Entrepreneurs Certificate?
In the beginning, many of these students had never been able to find mentors, learn the basics of technology and find ways to make money, said McAllisters.
Now, they have the confidence and knowledge to become entrepreneurs.
“I think it’s going to be a game changer for the students and their future careers, and hopefully we can get them on the path of becoming entrepreneurs,” said McEllis.
“This course is a great opportunity for the first-years to develop their entrepreneurial skills, learn about digital technology and how they can apply those skills to their business.”
While many people know how to code, this class is for the student to learn how to build an idea and a business.
The students have to get feedback from real customers and get the skills to be able to put together an idea, McEllises said.
“What we’re doing is giving students the opportunity to go out into the marketplace and apply those technologies that are already in the market,” McEllison said.
“These students will build their businesses, develop their customers, and have the experience and the skills needed to build a successful business.
This course is also a great way for students to gain a foothold in the digital economy, and they will have a great understanding of how to create value and create a product that can help their customers.”
Students who complete the course earn the Entrepreneurs certificate and earn an entrepreneurial certificate.
The course is taught by students in a variety of areas, from the lab to the office.
This online class focuses on how to develop and market a digital product, such as an app or a website, to the customers.
Students are able to see how a business can use these technologies in a practical way, so they can make money from their business and get out of debt.
McEllis said the students are looking to grow their business through the course, and the courses goal is to provide a path for them in the future.
“Students have this amazing entrepreneurial spirit, but in order to grow that entrepreneurial spirit they need the support of a real customer,” McAllison said, adding that he hopes the course will give students the confidence to create their own products.
“There’s a lot of people who are trying to start businesses and who have never really had the confidence, so this course is really helping them to get that confidence and the knowledge to create something that they can be proud of and that will be a great asset for them going forward.”
For more information about this class, visit https://educate-yourself.cornell.edu/mcallisters/index.html.