This course assists aspiring and active entrepreneurs in developing great ideas into great companies. With strong economies presenting rich opportunities for new venture creation, and challenging economic times presenting the necessity for many to make their own job, the need to develop the skills to develop and act on innovative business opportunities is increasingly vital.
Using proven content, methods, and models for new venture opportunity assessment and analysis, you will learn how to:
* Identify and analyze entrepreneurial opportunities;
* Enhance your entrepreneurial mindset;
* Improve your strategic decision-making; and
* Build innovative business models.
Our goal is to demystify the startup process, and to help you build the skills to identify and act on innovative opportunities now, and in the future.
With this course, students experience a sampling of the ideas and techniques explored in the University of Maryland's master's degree in technology entrepreneurship, an innovative, 100% online program. Learn more at http://mte.umd.edu/landing.
Introduction to Innovation and Entrepreneurship
This module includes a welcome to the course, an orientation to our teaching approach and faculty, and an introduction to the fundamentals of innovation and entrepreneurship.
Entrepreneurial Mindset, Motivations, and Behaviors
This module explores entrepreneurial thinking with attention to entrepreneurial mindset, entrepreneurial motivations, and entrepreneurial behaviors.
This module examines how to recognize entrepreneurial opportunities based on market conditions and industry factors.
Customer Understanding and Business Modeling
This module introduces approaches to understanding customers, developing compelling solutions, and crafting winning business models.
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Kirill Soloviev completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
The content of this course might appear rather simple and basic, but the best part is that it is rather well-structured and really helps you get your thinking organized in a systematic way. A good (if somewhat surface-level), precursor to more advanced...
The content of this course might appear rather simple and basic, but the best part is that it is rather well-structured and really helps you get your thinking organized in a systematic way. A good (if somewhat surface-level), precursor to more advanced courses and reading, e.g. Business Models Generation. The course is also unique in offering 2 versions for each chunk of content: one is your typical MOOC-style short video with a talking head against the slides, and the other is a recording of a live classroom session (with the same lecturer and an audience of rather young students) that is has more Q&A going on and generally helps you immerse yourself better (while spending more time). You can mix and match the sessions to your liking, e.g. use the classroom versions for initial learning and regular versions for reviewing and reinforcing your knowledge.
Jade completed this course, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Very informative but take note it is time consuming watching the videos. You can pass the weekly assignments/quizzes just referring to the book that is used and the lecture slide pdfs but you will miss out on the interactive feeling of the classroom and some good thoughts and ideas. If you are planning a startup, I would recommend this course as a good guide and inspiration.
TALHA RAZI completed this course, spending 8 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Good Course..... It should be recommended to everyone of bachelors and masters students...... I learn many of things in this course....
Rui Lopes completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Recomend it for anyone thinking about starting a business.
Very complete checklist type course with good examples and powerfull guidelines.
The lecturer is very well prepared and the homework takes some time.