Boston Startup School Student Expose - Fall 2012

When: Fri December 14, 2012 9:00 am

Organization: Boston Startup School

Location: Harvard Innovation Lab, 125 Western Ave, Boston, MA 02163


Come meet Boston Startup School's Fall Class of 2012 as they graduate into the Boston tech community on December 14th from 9AM-12:30PM

Product Design
Students in the Product Design track are focused on user centered design techniques - learning tools like contextual research, rapid ideation, front-end development and visual design. They refine their skills for creating meaningful experiences by learning practical design practices, such as developing personas, concept prototyping, user testing, and product management.

Software Development
Students in the Software Development track are not only taught how to code with Ruby on Rails and Javascript, but also how to engage with a dynamic engineering team. They develop a solid understanding of key languages, frameworks and deployment techniques for cloud-based solutions.

Sales & Business Development
Students in the Sales & Business Development track learn the complete sales process through hands-on experience with pipeline development, customer relationship management, and lead generation. In addition to experience with hard skills like CRMs and creating sales scripts, students learn how to be valuable members of a startup team by translating what is learned from customers in the field back to their designers and engineers.

Students in the Marketing track learn the fundamentals for marketing in the digital age. They develop a deep understanding for performance and content marketing with a focus on generating insights from data analytics. Specific topics covered include methods for performing social media audits, mapping customer segmentation, improving SEO, copywriting and content infrastructure.

Our honor system
Boston Startup School is free for students to attend. We believe the skills needed for our new economy are different, and that education and learning should be adjusted to match. That is why we provide a tuition-free experience, focused on finding a meaningful career at a startup.

We ask that if you, or a company you work for hires a student or graduate you meet through Boston Startup School, the company pays us. Our standard fee is 6% of someone's total compensation, paid only if the person stays at least two months. There is no need to sign anything as this is an honor-based system.