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Startup Institute

Average Rating4.63
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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 weekends....
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  • Anonymous
    Senior Engineer • Graduate • Web Design + UX/UI (8 Week Immersive) • Boston
    May 21, 2015
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    A great school with great connections

    Startup institute was instrumental in helping me make the career change I wanted, which was to move from being a financial analyst at a consulting firm to a programmer at a startup. They are connected to a large number of very qualified and competent instructors. They do an excellent job at immersing you in the startup community and giving you the knowledge to succeed in that community. And equally importantly, they are not there to make as much money as possible off students - t...

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Sales & Business Development (8 Week Immersive) • New York City
    May 19, 2015
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    Weak bootcamp experience bolstered by friends and staff

    If you are looking to learn a technical skill, whether that be design, coding, or "technical marketing," then Startup Institute is not for you. In fact, even if you're looking to learn sales/account management, Startup Institute is not for you. There was no cohesive curriculum. Rather, it was a collage of random people in the NYC tech scene they could get to come in and teach/speak. Were you to do an exit poll of the students and ask if they had a marked improvement from when...

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  • Annette Lilly
    Annette Lilly
    Editorial Director • Graduate • New York City
    May 15, 2015
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    Alumni - Inaugural Class of SINY

    I had a wonderful experience in the program. I moved from Puerto Rico to take part in the first class to happen in New york. I had a unique experience because I was able to do the program along side my business partner and best friend, Damone Franklin. 

    I would recommend this program to anyone who wants to know the heart beat of the technology industry and who is hungry to jump start their career. I chose the Sales and Business Development track to be my focus whil...

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  • Jon Castillo
    Jon Castillo
    Graduate • Coding with Ruby on Rails (8 Week Immersive) • New York City
    Jan 20, 2015
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    Web Dev Track

    I was a student in the web development track at Startup Institute. We had direct access to the smartest minds in the NYC tech community. I was able to quickly expand my network in NYC and make the transition into a company that has the resources and man power to mentor me. The web development track was taught by lead developers and CTO's from actual startups in NYC. These are the people who are leading the charge in developing innovative technologies! SI became the perfect ...

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  • Ethan
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    Jan 20, 2015
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    Startup Institute Review

    If you have no experience coding but want to be a developer, Startup Institute is probably not the best place to start. It is not a coding bootcamp like General Assembly or Launch Academy and the technical knowledge they impart is meant to give you a high level understanding of web technologies; not make you an expert. However, if you are sick of your job, looking to do something more meaningful, tired of the profession you’re in, or just having difficulty networking, Sta...

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  • Eric
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    software engineer • Graduate • Coding with Ruby on Rails (Nights & Weekends) • Boston
    Feb 25, 2018
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    Great place to make a career change

    Startup Institute is a TON of work, but well worth the effort. I came from an art historical background and was skeptical at first that a three month program would get me through the door into a startup/web development job but it actually worked!

    SI provides a multitude of resources that give you insights into the industry and networks you need to know to get a job after the program. They focus heavily on the soft skills, which is an important life skill to continually land jobs,...

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  • Ramin
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    Graduate • Digital Marketing (Nights & Weekends) • Boston
    Feb 24, 2018
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    It helped me immensely

    SI built my confidence up and taught me a ton about marketing, being a professional and networking. I’m really glad I took the course. I landed a content marketing job because of it! 

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  • Mike
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    Graduate • Web Design + UX/UI (8 Week Immersive) • Boston
    Feb 07, 2017
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    Memorable experience with lasting value

    The Startup Institute full-time program is an door-opening experience that I would recommend to anyone looking to expand their network and get excited about their career. The community is definitely the best part of SI - I have never met a more supportive group of people that were so willing to help people they barely knew. And it stays strong, even long after graduation. The cirriculum is all about putting the time in to get out of it what you want, so be ready with specific goals. ...

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  • Alexandra Bonvechio
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    Graduate • Digital Marketing (8 Week Immersive) • Boston
    Jan 09, 2017
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    Worked for me. Now comes with a huge price tag.

    The SI technical marketing program worked like a charm for me. I had multiple interviews and a job offer before graduation. I'm 8 months into my first marketing role and I love my job. 

    However, the recent turnover and price hikes leaves me feeling skeptical about the direction of the program and future students. I'm afraid they will be pricing out some of the best talent, and attracting only those who have deep enough pockets that spending $10k and not working for 8+ weeks is no...

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  • Sam
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    Graduate • Coding with Ruby on Rails (8 Week Immersive) • New York City
    Oct 31, 2016
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    You will get a job but not for web dev

    If you are going to Startup Institute its a great expereience. You will meet so many people from the industry and becuse it belongs to Tech Stars it has some very good Y Combination with venture capatalists which you will not get any where else.

    If you are doing any thing other than back end web dev you will most likely find a job in the startup industry.

    They just dont have the expertese or instructurs to teach in a way that will make you a good programmer.

    T...

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  • Tony Goldsmith
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    Software Developer • Graduate • Web Development • Chicago
    Oct 05, 2016
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    Great experience

    Startup Institute changed my life.  Before this I had done sales, personal training, and other random jobs that I was not passionate about.  Taking part in Startup Institute allowed me to transition into a career that I really wanted to do.  I had some coding experience but not nearly enough to get hired and this pushed me into the new career.

     

    Dont get me wrong, this was a TON of work.  But the people in the program that wanted it and worked really hard all landed job...

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  • DZ
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    Coding with Ruby on Rails (8 Week Immersive) • Boston
    Oct 02, 2016
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    Poor Skills, Teachers, & Network

    May have once been good, but development technology has increased 10x from since Startup Institute was started, and they can no longer properly prepare you to be taken seriously by any employer. 

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    Christine Zimmermann of Startup Institute

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    Oct 19, 2016

    I'm very sorry to know that you had anything less than an amazing experience in our program. If you'd be willing to email us with specific feedback, we take it very seriously and are eager to find ways to improve. Thank you for taking the time to write a review your experience.

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4.4
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4.0
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4.6
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How much does Startup Institute cost?

Startup Institute costs around $859.

What courses does Startup Institute teach?

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

Where does Startup Institute have campuses?

Startup Institute has an in-person campus in Boston.

Is Startup Institute worth it?

Startup Institute hasn't shared alumni outcomes yet, but one way to determine if a bootcamp is worth it is by reading alumni reviews. 72 Startup Institute alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Startup Institute on Course Report - you should start there!

Is Startup Institute legit?

We let alumni answer that question. 72 Startup Institute alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Startup Institute and rate their overall experience a 4.63 out of 5.

Does Startup Institute offer scholarships or accept the GI Bill?

Right now, it doesn't look like Startup Institute offers scholarships or accepts the GI Bill. We're always adding to the list of schools that do offer Exclusive Course Report Scholarships and a list of the bootcamps that accept the GI Bill.

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You can read 72 reviews of Startup Institute on Course Report! Startup Institute alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Startup Institute and rate their overall experience a 4.63 out of 5.

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