U-START

A runway for real-world experience

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Logo of U-START written in green with the words "Create Together"

U•Start is a creation platform where college students can highlight all their skills, portfolio, and past projects in a modern, sleek way that does not require going to multiple different sources. Users can also share ideas for new projects with others on the U•Start network in hopes of finding people with the necessary skillsets to develop the project. It will also allow students without ideas to browse through projects and contact other users about joining the projects that interest them. Through working on these projects, students can gain valuable experience in their respective fields. Most internships have become highly competitive, even though positions often result in more paperwork than actual work related to the intern’s field of study. U•Start will allow students across all disciplines to gain experience by working with ideas and projects that pique their interest, with the potential to grow beyond a simple project. The beauty in U•Start is it is not niche-based; collaboration between individuals from different schools and schools of thought becomes possible, and is encouraged. U•Start has been created with all skillsets and categories of projects in mind. For example, a solo musician can find other musicians to form a band, find a sound engineer, and create a demo much faster than before. Another example would be someone with an affinity for coding helping develop a website using languages they want to learn; the finished product may be added to one’s resume alongside the newly learned languages. This provides legitimate experience alongside an opportunity to learn and further one’s skillset. We hope to give every student the chance to make their ideas come to life by helping them find the resources they need.

Methods & Technologies

  • Web development
  • Mobile development
  • UI/UX
  • Business endeavors
  • Elasticsearch
  • React Native
  • Golang
  • Bootstrap

Subteams

  • Front End Development
  • Back End Development
  • Full Stack Development
  • Business and Marketing

Areas of Interest

  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Business Technology Management
  • Integrated Digital Media
  • Business and Marketing
  • Other disciplines are also invited and welcome

Faculty Advisor

  • Fred Strauss
  • Email: fred.strauss@nyu.edu

Student Leadership

  • Email: rr2396@nyu.edu