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Startup Institute

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Startup Institute offers 12-week, part-time, immersive tracks in Web Design, Web Development, Digital Marketing, and Sales and Account Management in Boston, Massachusetts. Startup Institute also provides a series of introductory classes in Ruby, Web Design, Digital Marketing, and JavaScript that meet one evening per week. The immersive program features 1 to 4 weeks of preparatory skills support, followed by a 12-week immersive experience meeting evenings and weeken...

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  • Albina
    Software engineer • Coding with Ruby on Rails (8 Week Immersive) • Boston
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    Feb 25, 2018
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    Startup institute teaches soft and hard skills in four programs. It was a great experience, tons of energy and hard work from everybody. Highly recommended if you want to get a job after finishing. As with any program, you have to asses your skills and to see where the program can help to improve them. Don’t expect college classes style here because it isn’t. it is a brief introduction of the tech world, and it will help you to get a job in that industry as well. 

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    Graduate • Coding with Ruby on Rails (8 Week Immersive) • Boston
    May 22, 2018
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    Coerced & Unstable

    Many reviews below were most likely created by former employers & students who were incentivized to or coerced into leaving positive content. Don't dare to give a negative review as you'll be targeted by the employees.

    As a former "student", none of the candidates in our Web Dev program were able to get a job within their field. Less than 50% of our group as a whole were able to get a job, which includes jobs outside of our field.

    You will not find a...

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  • Ryan
    Account Executive • Graduate • Sales & Business Development (8 Week Immersive) • Boston
    Feb 14, 2018
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    Great Community

    Startup Institute is really what you make of it.  If you take advantage of the network and fully invest yourself you can really make some seriouse changes in your professional life.  In my opinion the network is the most valuable part of the experience.  When I left the program I had more than enough offers to pick a great job that I couldn't be happier with. 

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  • Keith Johnson
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Coding with Ruby on Rails (8 Week Immersive) • Boston
    Aug 25, 2017
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    It's a ton of work, but it's worth it

    Startup Institute will supply you with extremely useful resources and an amazing network. These will allow you to get a spot in the tech industry. But SI isn't just concerned with getting you the next job. It's concerned with getting you the job after that, and the job after that, etc. After going to Startup Institute, you WILL have a permanent spot in the tech industry so long as you put in the effort.

    For the web development program - if you're a Ruby on Rails novice, don't exp...

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  • Rachel
    Graduate • Digital Marketing (8 Week Immersive) • Boston
    Aug 17, 2017
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    Get connected with a great community

    I attended the full-time Digital Marketing program. I left SI in a much better place to find a job in marketing than when I started the program -- so overall, my experience was a success. SI does a great job of connecting you with professionals (and just basically really good people) in the startup scene. If you take your leaders' advice and work your connections, you will be able to find a job coming out of the program. In terms of technical skills/curriculum, you need to put the work in ...

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  • Jorge
    QA engineer • Graduate • Coding with Ruby on Rails (8 Week Immersive) • Boston
    Jan 30, 2017
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    It got me a Job

    After come from another country and have no idea how things work in America, I could learn a lot about soft skills, Job hunting, and how startups work in Boston. Startup Institute also help me to make enough connections to land a Job two weeks after the course finish. My experience was great and I don't regret anything about going.

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  • David C.
    Currently an MFA candidate • Student • Web Design + UX/UI (8 Week Immersive) • Boston
    Jan 12, 2017
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    StartUp Institute: Community, Partnerships, Skills

    The StartUp Institute prioritizes acquainting students with and ultimately preparing students for employment in the Start Up world.  It is not a place only to learn to program.  The philosophy at SIB was that coding skills (or marketing skills) are not the only thing companies look for and are not the only thing that land people a job.  The other facets of the program had to do with those other skills (social, personal, networking skills) that contribute to finding employment that you enjo...

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  • Reggie
    Content Marketing Specialist • Graduate • Digital Marketing (8 Week Immersive) • Boston
    Jan 10, 2017
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    A new job that I love thanks to SIB

    Overall a great experience. Met a lot of talented people that I consider to be my colleagues. Not particularly great for technical skill building, but great at building a solid network and core competency at navigating a startup environment. Made a huge career shift thanks to SI and am now at a job that I love only 3 months after graduating. A job that I probably wouldn't have if I didn't attend SI.

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  • Johnil
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Coding with Ruby on Rails (8 Week Immersive) • Boston
    Jan 09, 2017
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    Great Experience

    Overall a great experience. From a web development perspective, it might be difficult to prioritize the curriculum and the soft skills teaching if you don't have prior experience in development. Nonetheless, I believe the skills taught are essential. I had a job before the program ended. 

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  • Edwin Plotts
    Growth Strategist • Graduate • Digital Marketing (8 Week Immersive) • New York City
    Dec 08, 2016
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    SI launched me into the NYC tech scene, helped me land my dream job and make some lasting, close friendships

    It is what you make it - so the real hustlers stood above the rest. I had some digital marketing experience beforehand (and signed up for the marketing track) so for me the blend of hard skills and soft skills was just right. 

    The best thing, however, was definitely the networking. Industry leaders and startup leaders who are currently in the trenches came in to mentor us - and left their contact info wth the offer to grab coffee. If you put in the hustle, SI and rocket launch yo...

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  • Darren Tseng
    VP Product • Graduate • Web Design + UX/UI (8 Week Immersive) • Boston
    Aug 24, 2016
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    From infinite intern to VP, thanks to SI

    Before I ended up at StartUp Insitute, I had a variety of odd jobs all related to the startup tech scene, but I was unhappy as I wasn't able to convert into the developer world (mostly stuck as an intern or entry level employee). I had signed up into the product track (which became webdesign) - which was a mix of front-end development, UIUX design, and product development/management. Over the course of two months, the staff and team at SI Boston helped tremendously in advancing the knowled...

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  • Eliza
    Student • Introduction to Coding (Ruby on Rails) • New York City
    Jul 18, 2016
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    Past Student

    I'd heard about the Start Up Institute from previous students who were also alumaes of my college, and recommended that I attend.  As I was working at the time, I did a part time night course.   The course was an intro to coding, with a focus on Ruby.  All in all, the syllabus was very inclusive, setting up a good foundation for anyone who would want a basis in coding or an introduction to coding without having to commit a large amount of time and money to doing so.  

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Startup Institute costs around $859.

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Startup Institute offers courses like Introduction to Coding (Ruby on Rails), Introduction to Web Design (UX/UI).

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Startup Institute has an in-person campus in Boston.

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