Startup Institute Chicago - Product & Design track Startup Institute
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED At Startup Institute Chicago your days are spent working on real startup challenges, and rapidly applying your new skills. Classes are entirely practitioner-led by people who work at startups in the surrounding city. You will meet an incredible set of Chicago startup companies that are looking for talent to grow their businesses.
The program is an immersive, eight-week, full time experience that educates participants on startup culture, team dynamics and one of four in-demand skill sets:
Product & Design
Sales & Business Development
Producty & Design track
The core curriculum focuses on the soft skills you can only learn on the job. Emotional intelligence, a "get it done" attitude, communicating to coworkers and customers, expectation setting, and a growth mindset are critical to success at a startup. We'll help you understand your own personality type, what that means for your team, and how you're perceived by those around you.
All students are given the opportunity to collaborate across each discipline. This interdisciplinary learning environment develops communication skills and allows students to build something substantial. The Technical Marketing track teams up with Sales & Business Development to think analytically about the connections between marketing a product and building an effective sales force. The Product & Design and Web Development tracks work together to ideate and prototype meaningful web application experiences. During 'Idea Jams' and the culminating 'Capstone Project' teams composed of members from each track work to solve challenges being faced by actual startups.
The Capstone Project offers something tangible that each student can point to as evidence of their newfound skills and experience.
The application deadline for Startup Institute Chicago is October 6th and classes begin October 21st. The earlier you apply the better your chances of being admitted.
Read more about the program in the Chicago Tribune (http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-07-09/business/chi-startup-institute-chicago-201307091techstars-chicago-starter-league-smarteys)
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THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED