CS 175: Entrepreneurship in Computing

Instructor M. Faloutsos

The course counts as a tech elective for both undergraduates and graduate students.

Email: michalis@cs.ucr.edu
Skype: mfaloutsos
Lecture hours online:
Tue 8:00-9:20 AM NOTE it is morning!
Thu 8:00-9:20 AM

Check iLearn announcements for information but we will transition to campuswire as our main platform.
To join with your ucr email: https://campuswire.com/p/GC783DEFF Code: 9608
Office hours are also online:
Tue 9:20-10:00am
Thu 9:20-10:00am
Fri 1:00-3:00pm
Send me an email when you plan to connect for office hours to guarantee a meeting and avoid overlaps.

Course information and handouts

Note: these materials are "grandfathered" from previous offerings. Consult campuswire for the latest information and newer versions.
Start here: One-page overview of Topics (syllabus): (pdf)
The official course description for your records: (pdf)
Introduction to the class (pptx) or (pdf)
The grading scheme will be different this year, stay tuned.
  1. Starting a business (pdf)
    Advice and pointers (ppt)
  2. Customer discovery - Go to market strategy (pdf)
  3. Execution plan (pdf)
    Annual Operation Plan (pdf)
  4. Raising funding (pdf)
  5. The investor pitch (pdf)
  6. Networking (pdf)
  7. Legal issues (pdf)
  8. Intelectual property (IP) and patents (pdf)
  9. Human Resources: hiring and managing people (pdf)
  10. Financials: planning and projections (pdf)
Two Text books:
A. One from:
Kaw2: Kawasaki, G., The art of the start, v 2.0. Portfolio Inc. (get the newer one if possible) OR
Kaw: Kawasaki, G., The art of the start, Portfolio Inc.
B. Barr: Barringer, B. R., Preparing effective business plans: An entrepreneurial approach Pearson/ Prentice Hall, 2009