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Entrepreneurship

CS alums Dug Song and Jon Oberheide started Duo Security, a growing software security company.


Computer science students are uniquely empowered to launch new ventures with the potential to transform industries and lives.

You’ll find student groups and campus resources that can help get your startup off the ground, including the Center for Entrepreneurship, the TechArb incubator, and MPowered.

A CS degree, the connections you develop at U-M, and the assistance offered through these programs all help you in realizing your dream.

Here’s a short list of CS alumni who have started their own companies:

  • Jason Bornhurst, Mayank Garg, and Kunal Jham – Mobil33t

  • Evan Cooke – Twilio

  • Usama Fayyad – DMX Group

  • Nancy Gilby – Firefly, PocketThis, and SNAPin

  • Kevin O’Connor – DoubleClick