Launch Your Startup: New Courses in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
March 29, 2017 | David McPherson
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 courses featured below or visit edX’s innovation and entrepreneurship and business courses pages to stay up to date on the latest programs.
Becoming an Entrepreneur – MIT
Need help taking the first steps toward entrepreneurship? Becoming an Entrepreneur from MIT Launch, MIT’s premier program for aspiring entrepreneurs, teaches you the key business skills and mindset needed to start your entrepreneurial path. Learn how to generate ideas, perform market research, identify your target customer and much more.
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Creativity & Entrepreneurship – Berklee
Discover the important roll of creativity in the entrepreneurial process. This 4-week online course from the Berklee College of Music features interviews with successful entrepreneurs and innovators as they explore the parallels between the creative and entrepreneurial journeys.
Starts April 17, 2017
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Marketing Fundamentals: Who Is Your Customer? – Babson
Your business can’t succeed without customers. The single most important thing you can do when starting a business is identify your target customer and find out if they are willing to pay for your product or service. This 4-week online course dives deep into customer acquisition, segmentation, targeting and more. This is the essential marketing course for entrepreneurs.
Starts April 25, 2017
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You Can Innovate: User Innovation & Entrepreneurship – MIT
Necessity is the mother of invention and the foundation of entrepreneurship. In this 6-week online course from MIT, students learn methods for identifying problems and developing creative ways to solve them. Learn about how everyday problems are the launchpad for innovative new ideas and businesses.
Starts May 2, 2017
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Entrepreneurship 101: Who is Your Customer? – MIT
This 2-week course focuses on an essential requirement for the success of your business: the paying customer. Learn how to conduct market segmentation, define your customer persona, calculate the market size for your business and much more.
Entrepreneurship: DO Your Venture – IIMB
This 6-week, action-oriented business and management course will introduce you to a systematic, scientific and iterative process for identifying and testing new opportunities. Explore common paths taken by successful entrepreneurs and learn about tools for new venture creation such as Lean Canvas. This course is part of a MicroMasters in Entrepreneurship from IIMBx.
Starts June 22, 2017
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