The Entrepreneurial Capstone option was created to give Computer Science students the tools to be successful technical co-founders of their own startups.

During the two-semester course, you will complete the initial stages of founding a startup, including team formation, validating ideas and pitching. 

The course employs the Lean Startup methodology, which teaches "get out of the building" and develop customers. You will iterate on your startup concept, seeking customer validation, and pivoting as needed. 

By the end of the course, your team will have developed a minimum viable product, pitch your final startup concept, and be evaluated on product/market fit.  The emphasis on early customer development will help teams develop sustainable business models. 

Throughout the course, successful entrepreneurs and venture capitalists from the Boulder ecosystem, including both current and former CU students, will visit to provide useful perspectives on their startup experiences.

If you are interested in the Entrepreneurial Capstone option for Fall 2021, please complete the form below before April 11th, 2021. You will receive notice in late April via your CU email address if you are approved. You must be logged into Google with your CU Boulder credentials to complete this form; see the OIT Google Workspace page for help.

Entrepreneurial Capstone Interest Form

If you have questions about the course, contact Josh Abdulla at