In the morning, students receive instruction based on a web development curriculum for beginners. During the day, students will be visiting offices and meeting founders and other employees who will speak to them about the startup world. In the evening, after dinner and discussion, students will be taken on excursions in different parts of the city.
Jumpstarting Aspiring Developers and Entrepreneurs (JADE) is a week-long program that immerses first-year students of all backgrounds in the startup ecosystem of NYC. Students learn about tech and entrepreneurship through visits with companies of all shapes and sizes, networking with founders and investors, and fun adventures throughout the city. In previous years, JADE participants have visited companies such as Google, Facebook, Spotify, New York Times, Blue Apron, and Rent the Runway.
Through JADE, students will be able to gain an idea of why startups are growing so quickly and how they can dive into the industry. Students will also have an opportunity to learn introductory web development and will end the program by building their own websites.
The 2018 program will take place from Sunday, January 7, to Saturday, January 13.
For any other questions about JADE, please reach out to Marnie Whalen for more information.