The Institute offers an eight-week, $3750 course in student’s choice of web development, product and design, marketing, or sales and business development, introducing the students to industry instructors and major tech employers. According to co-founder Katie Rae – a managing director of TechStars Boston – the Institute has a 94-percent job placement rate since launching last year.
The New York branch will be led by Harvard Business School alumna and Quincy Apparel co-founder Christina Wallace, according to Bostinno.com.
The expansion to New York is particularly timely, following the launch of Mayor Bloomberg’s ‘Made in NY’ campaign and job listing website. We also find it interesting that two out of the four ‘course paths’ at the Startup Institute are non-tech related. Score one for the liberal arts majors.