CSCE 590 - 001

From Innovation to Startup in Computing

Continued Operations 2nd Revised Course Materials

Spring 2020

Instructor: Csilla Farkas

Office: Horizon II, 2253

Office Hours: Tuesdays 11:45 am 1:15 pm, Thursdays 2:30 4:00 pm, electronically any time or by appointment

Telephone: (803)576-5762



Class times: Tuesday, Thursday 1:15 pm 2:30 pm

Class location: 300 Main St. Rm. B101

Class homepage:

Final exam date: May 5, 2020 12:30 pm 3:00 pm


Syllabus Note: the syllabus is updated to accommodate the changes to the modified course offering.


Academic Bulletin Description

Challenges and opportunities to become an entrepreneur in computing. Innovative practices, collaboration, research, and state-of-the-art development. Business, legal, and human aspects.


Full Course Description

The course investigates the rapidly changing field of computing innovation and entrepreneurship. Launching a successful start-up company requires more than solid technical capabilities. Students will learn to identify technology paradigm shift, build business plans, understand legal constraints, and build a winning team. Students will meet with leaders of computing industry, learn about local resources that are available for a business start-up and will be encouraged to present their ideas to potential investors. In addition to regular lectures, the course is based on guest lectures by computing innovators and domain experts.



Upper division status or graduate students.


Course Materials

Required textbook:

1.      T. N. Duening, R. A. Hisrich, M. A. Lechter, Technology Entrepreneurship: Taking Innovation to the Marketplace, Academic Press; 2 edition, 2014, ISBN-10: 012420175X, ISBN-13: 978-0124201750.

2.      Online resources


Lecture Materials Note: Voice over .ppt slides for lectures will be posted for each lecture after March 23, 2020



Project assignments