Becoming an Entrepreneur

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Course Description

Curious about entrepreneurship, but not sure where to start? Learn from MIT’s premier program for aspiring entrepreneurs, MIT Launch.

Becoming an Entrepreneur is an innovation and business course designed for aspiring entrepreneurs who want to explore an entrepreneurial path and overcome some of the initial challenges in taking those first steps.

From developing new business ideas and doing market research to entrepreneurial strategy and pitching, this course follows MIT’s successful approach to entrepreneurship. There will be a combination of short videos, thought-provoking case studies, 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.

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1411 Reviews for Becoming an Entrepreneur

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Tanvi Sinha

10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 4 months ago
This is an amazing course that I thoroughly enjoyed taking!! :) I have no background in entrepreneurship and never thought I would, but this definitely made me rethink!
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6 days, 6 hours ago
Excellent course, provided deep insight and step-by-step plan on how to initiate a business setup and execute it while making profits. Keep up the good work.
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John Dion

10/10 starsCompleted
1 week, 3 days ago
Informative and Entertaining! I would take another course like this one if its the same instructor and actor. Inspired me to be engaged in business and entrepreneurship ventures. I recommend for all newbies trying to have a startup.
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Manun Thakur

6/10 starsCompleted
1 week, 6 days ago
Overall, a decent course and establishes good business fundamentals. The content could have avoided to have so many jokes and the Instructor talked a little too fast.
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Paulina Jiménez

8/10 starsCompleted
2 weeks, 3 days ago
I totally recommend it. I had no idea of everything that entrepreneurship involved but this course helped me a lot and in a very entertaining way. One thing I would like is that all the templates were available. I couldn't download a few of them because I did not have access to them.
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Raiani Vieira

10/10 starsCompleted
2 weeks, 6 days ago
Great course, thanks for the insight into different aspects of businesses. Only thing I would change is the actors interpreting the scenes - I found that often quite distracting and unnecessary.
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Shari Ast-Martin

10/10 starsCompleted
3 weeks, 3 days ago
This course covers a lot of ground. I felt like it gave me a great overview and went fairly deep on some subjects. It helped me see where I need to learn more and get a big picture. The instructor had great energy and was a clear communicator. You also felt like she was rooting for you while not not sugar coating anything.
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Erica Maistry

10/10 starsTaking Now
3 weeks, 3 days ago
This course helped me grapple with what it takes to become an entrepreneur. Sometimes this topic is shrouded in secrecy, as if you have to be born an entrepreneur. I appreciated the principles that were distilled down into easily understandable sections. Thank you, LaunchX!
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Calvin Botes

6/10 starsTaking Now
3 weeks, 4 days ago
I have enjoyed this course and would recommend it to others, my only complaint is that the course does not assist with the working out on the maths side, I would have liked to have seen how i got the answers wrong and how to get the rite ones. I have a back ground in entrepeneurship and this course has highlighted a few gaps in my skills and areas I can improve
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marie Bekono

10/10 starsTaking Now
3 weeks, 4 days ago
I'm still taking the course and so far I'm enjoying myself. learning a lot from the course, I have always been interested in entrepreneurship but I have never taken any course. I don't usually take online course because they seem boring and hard to follow but this course is easy to follow through and understand.
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Sekar Widjaya

10/10 starsTaking Now
3 weeks, 5 days ago
I have learned much more than I have expected in this course and the videos and assignments are good as well as the instructors. The materials are easy to digest or understood for a beginner. I have a good experience completing this course. Thank You.
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10/10 starsCompleted
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3 weeks, 3 days ago
It was very interesting , helpful , and I enjoyed it a lot , I am planning to open a business , dont know about what yet but I love business, and I want to have my own business in the future. Thank you so much , I have learned a lot and will not be my last time .
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Ishan Vaish

10/10 starsCompleted
3 weeks, 6 days ago
Great Course it taught me a lot of things i didn't know and gave me a better insight on entrprenneurship. The videos were engaging, funny and simple to understand.
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rabi

10/10 starsCompleted
1 month ago
I really liked the course. It was so much fun and easy to understand with all the interesting videos. the instructor was really good and clear. i really enjoyed taking this course and got so many ideas and tips. thanks
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Luciana Gattegno

10/10 starsCompleted
1 month ago
I really enjoyed doing the course. I had some problems in understanding what was expected from the activities.However, the content of the course was clear and complete.
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Alessandro Portulano

10/10 starsCompleted
1 month ago
Really good course, the instructor was really smart and prepared. Would probably attend a real class in the future with them. This will really help me to start my career in the entrepreneurship world :)
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Shashi Kumar

10/10 starsCompleted
1 month ago
The course helped well. Though its very brief, I could able to understand about entrepreneurship at ease. Kudos to the team! This course definetely helps as a gateway to the entrepreneurial journey.
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Sajid Hussain

10/10 starsCompleted
1 month ago
This course is easy to understand, implement and offers a lot of benefit to all those who take it. Not only do you get to learn about all the various aspects of entrepreneurship but you can also apply the teachings to your own project/company. The instructors were excellent, clear, concise and very humerous. The provider service was well structured and easy to follow. Highly recommend this to anyone who is willing to take the journey of an entreprenuer.
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Kriston Pamphille

10/10 starsCompleted
1 month ago
This is an amazing course that I thoroughly enjoyed taking!! :) I have no background in entrepreneurship and never thought I would, but this definitely made me rethink!
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Juliano De Conti

8/10 starsTaking Now
1 month, 1 week ago
The instructor & provider were very good. My only point is related to the content, I believe that finance and operations could be more deeply explored.
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Jakob Wichmann

10/10 starsCompleted
1 month, 1 week ago
Very very good course! Overall, the interruptions were helpful to make the content more comprehensible. At times, they were quite annoying however. Also some links couldn't be accessed.
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8/10 starsCompleted
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1 month, 1 week ago
Outstanding instructors, solid content and a good provider. The only improvement would be the links provided, which require access because they’re on someone’s G Drive. I sent four request over a week, but never received access. edX help suggested posting this to the Forum, but I wasn’t interesting in more asking and waiting. I recommend the course. Use another source when prompted to request permission on anything.
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Eva Fung

10/10 stars
1 month, 1 week ago
The course is very informative with a lot of fun videos. Even though I have no experience in being an entrepreneur, but this has made me decided to keep my options open
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NAMRATA PANGA

10/10 starsCompleted
1 month, 2 weeks ago
excellent course and has been very helpful which has helped me gain a lot of knowledge in this field and has proved to be extremely helpful and beneficial.Thank you edx for the audit of this course which has been very helpful and has helped me get in depth knowledge of this subject and has proved to be extremely important.
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Krishnagoby Thangavel

10/10 starsCompleted
1 month, 2 weeks ago
Video Presentations are funny and easy to understand. good for whoever wanted to be their own boss/entrepreneur but without any prior knowledge about entrepreneurship.
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1 month, 2 weeks ago
Write a Review: Becoming an Entrepreneur is a very good course. It has made me understand the perks of being an entrepreneur. Deep concepts if becoming entrepreneur have been explained deeply and in a very elegant way.I have found this class very interesting and fast paced. Most of that will have to do not making enough time because of other classes and my full time job. I think another problem I have had is the fact I knew nothing about becoming an Entrepreneur when I started this class so it has been a little more difficult for me to grasp things. I think if I would have known more about the class, then this online class would have been a better decision for me. I think since I did not know anything made it difficult on where to begin with the information I needed. This class has definitely been a challenge which has made it fun for me.
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Abhinay samala

10/10 starsTaking Now
1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Cheuk Kwan Chan

10/10 starsTaking Now
1 month, 2 weeks ago
The content is ample and is easy to follow. I am studying entrepreneurship, and this course has helped me to recap lots of important points and incent me a lot. I believe that I will be about more confident on setting and organizing my business.
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Maria Abondano

10/10 starsCompleted
1 month, 2 weeks ago
Great class and instructor. It is a fun way to learn. I really like that you can practice what you learn. I'm now ready to begin my startup project. Excellent!
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Joe Tevelowitz

10/10 starsCompleted
1 month, 3 weeks ago
Great class, instructor and provider. Moved at a steady, easy to follow pace. I had little experience in entrepreneurship before and feel I know a lot more now.
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