Becoming an Entrepreneur

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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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Tanvi Sinha

10/10 starsCompleted
3 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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Jörn Grimmer

8/10 starsTaking Now
5 hours ago
Entertaining course covering all relevant aspects. Good for freshing up know how even though already existing. For a certification verifying your entrepreneurial capabilities form my perspective the course is simplifying some aspects.
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Mohamed Tarek

10/10 starsCompleted
21 hours ago
It was amazing, the way of learning was amazing but i did not clearly understand what do you want me to do in the written tests, i hope you make it more usability
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Roberto Rodrigues de Andrade

10/10 starsTaking Now
5 days, 2 hours ago
This is second course I complete through EDX and there’s more to come. The entrepreneur course has given me guidance I needed to set up my own business, so I feel grateful for you guys.
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Afam Okonkwo

8/10 starsTaking Now
5 days, 21 hours ago
This is a great. I really learned alot. I feel more confident to launch a venture. I enjoy every part of it. I have been reluctant to launch a venture before. But now I am really more confident and know where and how to start.
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Isaac Kyeremeh

10/10 starsTaking Now
6 days, 5 hours ago
Provides a complete needed material for a startup. Video and transcripts are flexible to interpretat Instructors motion prepare an entrepreneur to understanding point
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8/10 starsCompleted
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6 days, 21 hours ago
The course is 100% awesome all the contents are stated clearly and are well polished for easy understanding, The instructors are great and they have great skills and ideas for their customers (we the students), and finally the provider is the best private that creat such great ideas to achieve from.
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Chijioke Ahaneku

8/10 starsCompleted
1 week ago
The course contents are absolutely awesome, I guess it is so due to the fact I'm encountering it. The instructors are great, and have a high charisma in engaging learners with detailing, and focused fun learning. The providers platform isn't stable, and I had to iterate between the providers mobile app and website to fully get around through the course, I think there is room for improvement for the provider, but I strongly suggest they leverage on Native apps for best performance. In pong and short, great course and I can't love it more!
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Oguneme Ifeanyi

10/10 starsCompleted
1 week, 2 days ago
Content, Instructor, Provider are all Top-Notch. Now i feel I have all it takes to embark on my Entrepreneural journey. Thanks to MIT and EDx and all who made this course a reality.
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Mal Welford

10/10 starsTaking Now
1 week, 2 days ago
Very engaging presentations and videos! Ive never laughed and giggled so much while learning a subject. Congratulations on making this super fun. I loved how punchy the assignments were.
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Ahmed Ramadan

10/10 starsCompleted
1 week, 2 days ago
it is a great organised Course and give me Experience and Knowledge and the best steps to create my entrepreneurial Venture and Business 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! 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! 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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Skye Grimm

10/10 starsTaking Now
1 week, 2 days ago
I enjoyed the content, and the problems were very useful. More of the real-life-style questions (like the cookies at the end) would help to put the information into context. I found the man in the videos to be more distracting than helpful, perhaps due to the editing.
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Aleksandr Liashenko

10/10 starsCompleted
1 week, 5 days ago
One of the best courses. It will take a tiny amount of time to learn, but gives the most critical parts for the nano/micro business. Must have for anyone, who doesn't have any specialized education in entrepreneurship. The best part for me is the ability to project some ideas on my current "business". It helped me to structure some aspects of my intuitive decisions to something more structured. What will be interesting to me: International marketing. In the Internet age, we can sell our skills/products across the whole world. And very often it's enough to have just a text messenger. Even without a voice. A few words about CRM. Structured information about the customer is a very powerful tool. Project management. Any business/company/team should have access to the current tasks progress. Thank you for your work again.
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Adrian Oliver

10/10 starsCompleted
1 week, 6 days ago
Great Course Learned a lot, was extremely animated and fun. I had won first place in entrepreneurship contest at the University of Missouri in High school and I feel like I picked up a lot I didn't know. Was a very inspiring journey
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James Squire

10/10 starsCompleted
1 month, 1 week ago
Very fun, entertaining course. I wish it wasn't a 1 day survey course, but instead more like a 1 credit hour college survey course though - it needs information on company structuring, the financial section is barely present (the provided template gives the barest taste of what a survey course should cover), it doesn't mention the difference between a marketing prototype and engineering prototype, there's no mention of all the issues with re-engineering the prototype for a first manufacturing production run, quality control (especially if the first run is made overseas), fulfillment, customer support, IP protection, DUNS, taxation, depreciation, amortization, and there's essentially no marketing section. Laurie is an excellent presenter with clearly a deep background in product development...I wish she shared a little more than the first day introduction to this subject. But hats off to her for getting people interested in this su... Very fun, entertaining course. I wish it wasn't a 1 day survey course, but instead more like a 1 credit hour college survey course though - it needs information on company structuring, the financial section is barely present (the provided template gives the barest taste of what a survey course should cover), it doesn't mention the difference between a marketing prototype and engineering prototype, there's no mention of all the issues with re-engineering the prototype for a first manufacturing production run, quality control (especially if the first run is made overseas), fulfillment, customer support, IP protection, DUNS, taxation, depreciation, amortization, and there's essentially no marketing section. Laurie is an excellent presenter with clearly a deep background in product development...I wish she shared a little more than the first day introduction to this subject. But hats off to her for getting people interested in this subject; entertainment is wonderful, and that's the first step in helping people learn. (But seriously - online learners can do "real" college work - take a look at the 6.002 equivalent MITx on circuit analysis, for instance). Perhaps keep the lighthearted entertainment as a great introduction for each section, and then add the meat and potatoes to that.
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Mohamed Arafat

10/10 starsTaking Now
2 weeks, 2 days ago
ery fun, entertaining course. I wish it wasn't a 1 day survey course, but instead more like a 1 credit hour college survey course though - it needs information on company structuring, the financial section is barely present (the provided template gives the barest taste of what a survey course should cover), it doesn't mention the difference between a marketing prototype and engineering prototype, there's no mention of all the issues with re-engineering the prototype for a first manufacturing production run, quality control (especially if the first run is made overseas), fulfillment, customer support, IP protection, DUNS, taxation, depreciation, amortization, and there's essentially no marketing section. Laurie is an excellent presenter with clearly a deep background in product development...I wish she shared a little more than the first day introduction to this subject. But hats off to her for getting people interested in this subjec... ery fun, entertaining course. I wish it wasn't a 1 day survey course, but instead more like a 1 credit hour college survey course though - it needs information on company structuring, the financial section is barely present (the provided template gives the barest taste of what a survey course should cover), it doesn't mention the difference between a marketing prototype and engineering prototype, there's no mention of all the issues with re-engineering the prototype for a first manufacturing production run, quality control (especially if the first run is made overseas), fulfillment, customer support, IP protection, DUNS, taxation, depreciation, amortization, and there's essentially no marketing section. Laurie is an excellent presenter with clearly a deep background in product development...I wish she shared a little more than the first day introduction to this subject. But hats off to her for getting people interested in this subject; entertainment is wonderful, and that's the first step in helping people learn. (But seriously - online learners can do "real" college work - take a look at the 6.002 equivalent MITx on circuit analysis, for instance). Perhaps keep the lighthearted entertainment as a great introduction for each section, and then add the meat and potatoes to that. read less
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10/10 starsCompleted
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2 weeks, 3 days ago
It was an amazing course that learned more powerful knowledge. Enterepreyrship is an important case study on my self, because of why normally I would like to be an entrepreneur. This course was helping me to take action and know the market tactics. My dream will be achieving someday when I start my business. Finlay, I would like to thank MIT, LaunchX, IITE Institute, and Simad University to facilitate this amazing course.
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Aisha husein Ibrahim

10/10 starsCompleted
2 weeks, 6 days ago
I think this course is amazing the content plus the lecturers and it was very and exciting to learn things I would love to learn more courses in edx .
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Issack Yussuf

6/10 starsCompleted
3 weeks ago
I really appreciate institutions and individuals who gathered this kind of knowledge with no geographical restriction. The content is okey but require to put the lessons in one book as a resource material. It was great opportunity for me to have such a course in my life time and admired engaging assignments.
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Andres Lucumi

10/10 starsCompleted
3 weeks, 5 days ago
It's a great course with amazing content. Not only the practical way in which the info. was explained. But as for me, that have just ended law school, turned into a great content that haven't see throught my curriculum at university. That gave me great insights in order to fund my enterpreneur project. Thank you!
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Shemara R

10/10 starsCompleted
3 weeks, 6 days ago
Hi Guys, This course was awesome, explanation to the T. BRILLIANT, I have learnt and gained knowledge, it was simple to understand as well . Content was great , Instructor well presented
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Tim Eliasson

10/10 starsCompleted
4 weeks ago
I loved it, I learned a lot thank you, you are wonderful! =) it seems most where covered, you can feel the mindset, but also you feel being corrected abit, thank you and good luck.
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10/10 starsCompleted
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3 weeks, 5 days ago
Its a nice and amassing course in real life entrepreneurship is needed as it is an income generating source. i have love learning this course ,it has broaden my thinking and knowledge on want do to help knowing the community problems and help in solving them. The process to opening a company is the right way to do so that you are well known by many people in the world.I am thankful to the service provider in this course for the information displaced to teach the world . Many thanks to the presenter in all sections in the course for giving great and clear introductions .i liked the topics presented in videos on how to use market research to know and understand your customer, design and testing your offer and many other activities on how set up business logistics as well as developing the business , defining targets and meeting targets and not forgetting the nice surveys in the course I am great having taken through entreprene... Its a nice and amassing course in real life entrepreneurship is needed as it is an income generating source. i have love learning this course ,it has broaden my thinking and knowledge on want do to help knowing the community problems and help in solving them. The process to opening a company is the right way to do so that you are well known by many people in the world.I am thankful to the service provider in this course for the information displaced to teach the world . Many thanks to the presenter in all sections in the course for giving great and clear introductions .i liked the topics presented in videos on how to use market research to know and understand your customer, design and testing your offer and many other activities on how set up business logistics as well as developing the business , defining targets and meeting targets and not forgetting the nice surveys in the course I am great having taken through entrepreneur course .Continue educating many other people in the world.
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María José Luna

8/10 starsCompleted
1 month ago
El curso es entretenido, me gustaría que nos den más información de dónde conseguir personas para entrevistar si estas no pueden ser amigos o familiares. Además la parte de finanzas más enfocada a servicios.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
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1 month, 1 week ago
The instructor, is the best part of the course, she is so simple even with the complex parts of the course.Also,the course content is very appropriately designed for beginners.
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10/10 starsCompleted
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1 month, 1 week ago
This is amazing is very fantastic course, I entirely pleased taking this course. The instructor is good by knowledge and I have no background in entrepreneurship
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Otitoaleke Akinola

10/10 starsTaking Now
1 month, 1 week ago
I was only auditing this course as a weekend crash course. I love how creative the videos are/were and how engaging the activities are/were. It explains the business concepts/jargons in very lay man, easy to follow way. Unfortunately, I might not have access to the course materials for a long time unless I pay for the certificate. Getting the workbook though. :)
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10/10 starsCompleted
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1 month, 1 week ago
I've read 'The Lean Startup' book a couple of years ago, so I am familiar withe some of the concepts, but I like the presentation of the subject and how it is dividend in small chunks which are easy to grasp. Thank you!
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fabio addeo

8/10 starsTaking Now
1 month, 2 weeks ago
I am doing now. Almost complete. I am trying to apply what I have learned to my business model and check all the steps as suggested. I discovered a lot of informations and advice that I didn' t know and these helped me to adjust and recheck my business model and numbers of course.
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Daoud ahmed

8/10 starsCompleted
1 month, 2 weeks ago
I learned a lot from this course about entrepreneurship and how to become a startup and entrepreneur. Thank you for your efforts and we wish more. We hope that you add the translation in Arabic or add the English translation text below the video to be translated into the student's language and make the assignments clear and understandable in order to solve them properly and thank you for this interesting scientific article.
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