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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Becoming an Entrepreneur

Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX

Overview

Curious about entrepreneurship, but not sure where to start? Becoming an Entrepreneur is designed in partnership with MIT to guide people of all ages and backgrounds through the process of founding a company. With enrollment in the hundreds of thousands, this course is as engaging and accessible as it is informative.

Becoming an Entrepreneur will provide you with inspiration to explore an entrepreneurial path and tools to overcome the initial challenges of building a business.

From developing new business ideas and doing market research to designing and testing your offering and pitching, this course follows LaunchX’s successful approach to entrepreneurship that leverages MIT’s Disciplined Entrepreneurship, lean methodologies, and design thinking. There will be a combination of short videos and activities that will challenge you to get you away from your computer screen and into the community to make a real impact.

No previous business or entrepreneurship experience needed. Join us to embark on your entrepreneurial journey.

Taught by

Laurie Stach

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Reviews

4.8 rating, based on 5 reviews

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  • SD completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    Long story short: I work in a consulting company which, among other things, creates startups.
    Casually enrolled in the course out of curiosity, ended up applying the entire knowledge and frameworks in the actual workflow.
    Don't be fooled by my rating on the difficulty/level (easy) because, yes the lessons are indeed easy to understand, but some assignment might be quite challenging if you underestimate it.
    The forum community has a decent turnover and there are people to interact with, which is a plus.
    The tutors are awesome, helpful and quick to reply.

    5/5 would casually click again
  • Nisarg Patel completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.

    I started this course about few weeks ago and I am done with it. I am a student right now so I don't need to start any company now. But the fear of being an entrepreneur is no more. I am ready to plan my future accordingly. I loved the TUTOR - Laurie Stach. Thank you ma'am I am impressed with the way you teach. I think the distraction was cool. It was fun with him too. I wish I can meet you Laurie Stach because I want to discuss few more aspects of being an entrepreneur.
  • Dr. Yasir Alfadl completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    Such article is fundamental to everyone who want to build an entrepreneurship , it is very basic point to mention here that, an entrepreneur can start successfully by choosing something that he/she is passionate about. It's to emphasize that, entrepreneurs don’t need to have any type of formal education to become entrepreneur. However, if they want to start a technical or manufacturing company, experience in business, computer programming and marketing could all be important.
  • Paul Evens

    Paul Evens is taking this course right now, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    it's a coures that can give you the power to control the world and its content. because when you are an entrepreneur you think about others constantly you make them live through your inspiration.
  • A good job opportunity for fresher and experience both at the beginning and experienced level... Very good environment and helpful faculty and staff specially management is good...

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