Becoming an Entrepreneur: Turning Ideas into Startups
This course is no longer being offered.
Are you full of great business ideas? Do you love sharing these ideas with your friends and family? Does your imagination wander when you think about how a product or service could be developed or improved? If so, you may be on your way to becoming the next great entrepreneur!
Develop your ability to see the world with an entrepreneurial eye and look for your next great opportunity around every corner. In this course, you will learn and apply practical, applicable techniques used by successful entrepreneurs all over the world -- skills that took many of them years to develop, but that you will be exposed to before you enter college!
Becoming an Entrepreneur: Turning Ideas into Startups will take you through an entrepreneurial process. You will come up with an idea, test the value of your idea using proven market research techniques, and give and receive feedback from your peers to develop and present your business case. If the business opportunity proves to be viable and there is demand for it, you may even decide to build your startup after the course has ended!
"I enjoyed the creative aspects of the course, like the ideation page, where we got to brainstorm and share our ideas. It opened up my mind and introduced me to so many different ideas and possible products that I had never even thought of before."
- Becoming an Entrepreneur: Turning Ideas into Startups student, Summer 2013
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Time commitment: To be successful in this course, you must have reliable internet access, and will be expected to participate multiple times each week. Plan to spend approximately 10 hours per week on coursework.
Students will have access to this course one week before the official start date in order to complete a brief orientation.
• Computer with internet access and browser
• Webcam and microphone
• Headphones or speakers
• Smartphone or tablet with camera or digital camera (some assignments ask students to take photos and/or document market research)
• Word-processing tool that will allow you to save documents as either a .doc, docx, or .pdf
Supplementary materials: none
Course Fee: $1180
Related courses: The Entrepreneurial Process: Turning Ideas into Commercial Realities (on campus course)