This post originally ran on MIT News. An MIT global entrepreneur launches one of the world’s most innovative companies. A few years ago, a young engineer named Yen Pei Tay enrolled in MIT’s Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp. He had taken the Entrepreneurship 101 and 102 massive open online courses (MOOCs) through MITx and was ready to test an idea for a new digital platform. He had...
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Alan Patricof, an American investor and one of the early pioneers of the venture capital and private equity industries, once stated: “Every venture capitalist says at some point: ‘I wish I could run this company myself’ – to be the entrepreneur instead of the investor.” But before a venture capitalist wishes to be the entrepreneur of your company, there is one important step to do...
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Do you have an idea for a new business and need help getting started? Or have you always wanted to launch a business but need help generating ideas? EdX has exciting new entrepreneurship courses designed to help you tackle the key challenges of launching a startup, covering everything from idea creation and market research to developing a pitch and obtaining venture capital. Check out the upcoming...
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This is a guest blog from RWTH Aachen University’s Introduction to Venture Capital course. In this free 6-week course, Professor Malte Brettel and several industry experts share their knowledge on how venture capital works and provide helpful advice to all founders and entrepreneurs looking for funding through venture capital. Approaching a venture capitalist might seem like a scary thing to do, especially if you have...
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Spark Innovation: Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015 Today kicks off Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), a celebration of innovators and entrepreneurs to inspire everyone to explore their potential, launch their idea, and take their start-up or small business to the next level. From November 16 – 22, people around the world will collaborate and mobilize to bring ideas to life and to drive growth. The entrepreneurial spirit is...
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