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University of Maryland, College Park

Entrepreneurship: Launching an Innovative Business

University of Maryland, College Park via Coursera Specialization

Overview

Develop your entrepreneurial mindset and skill sets, learn how to bring innovations to market, and craft a business model to successfully launch your new business. The Entrepreneurship Specialization examines the entrepreneurial mindset and skill sets, indicators of innovation opportunities, critical steps to bring innovations to the marketplace, and innovation strategies to establish and maintain a competitive advantage. Fundamentals of new venture financing are explored with attention to capital structures for new ventures, term sheets and how to negotiate them, and the differences between early-stage versus later-stage financing. You will develop an understanding of how to develop winning investor pitches, who and when to pitch, how to avoid common mistakes, and how to ‘get to the close’. In the final Capstone Project, you will apply the tools and concepts from the specialization courses by crafting a comprehensive, customer-validated business model, and creating a business plan and investor pitch.

Syllabus

Course 1: Developing Innovative Ideas for New Companies: The First Step in Entrepreneurship
- Offered by University of Maryland, College Park. This course assists aspiring and active entrepreneurs in developing great ideas into great ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: Innovation for Entrepreneurs: From Idea to Marketplace
- Offered by University of Maryland, College Park. Develop insights on navigating the innovation process from idea generation to ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: New Venture Finance: Startup Funding for Entrepreneurs
- Offered by University of Maryland, College Park. This course is for aspiring or active entrepreneurs who wants to understand how to secure ... Enroll for free.

Course 4: Entrepreneurship Capstone
- Offered by University of Maryland, College Park. Integrate the tools and concepts from the specialization courses to develop a comprehensive ... Enroll for free.

Courses

Taught by

Dr. James V. Green, Dr. Thomas J. Mierzwa and Michael R. Pratt

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