05 Jul '13, 10am

Stanford University startups course: Build a bitcoin crowdfunding site

Stanford University startups course: Build a bitcoin crowdfunding site

Stanford University is offering a course to young entrepreneurs which requires them to build a bitcoin crowdfunding system. Stanford is one of the most illustrious universities in the US, and so the inclusion of bitcoin is a sign of mainstream acceptance by exposing the business people of tomorrow to the digital currency. The Stanford Startup Engineering course is given by Balaji S. Srinivasan and Vijay S. Pande. Srinivasan is the Co-founder and CTO of genomics startup Counsyl , and Pande Founder and director of the Folding@Home Project. Both have strong academic backgrounds too; Srinivasan has a background in chemistry and holds a bachelors, masters and PhD from Stanford, and Pande is Stanford’s professor of Chemistry, and holds degrees from Princeton University. Guest lecturers from a range of Silicon Valley startups and established companies will be offering their wisdo...

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