BS Computer Science – Entrepreneur Role

The creator and leader of new enterprises that bring technology to the public at large, specifically in the form of new products and services.


Entrepreneurs create and lead new enterprises that bring technology to the public at large, specifically in the form of new products and services. The model is the founder of a start-up company that provides products and services that impact or transform society. Because such companies require a technological vision as well as a marketing one, the CoC Entrepreneur must be deeply knowledgeable about and invested in the technology that forms the core of the enterprise as well as passionate about making that enterprise economically viable. An entrepreneur may also find a home as an employee of a corporation that rewards innovation.

The interested student should participate in a set of entrepreneurial activities and perhaps take one or more classes in The College of Management . To this end, we are beginning to develop a UROC for Entrepreneurs to facilitate the formation of interdisciplinary College of Computing and College of Management teams under the mentorship of local business leaders.

Participants learn to develop business plans for computing enterprises, and demonstrate their ideas and in a competition for capital for a start-up. Teams are typically interdisciplinary and bring together the pieces necessary to bridge technology with the marketplace. CoC participants in UROC can apply for course credit.