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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1022 Reviews for Becoming an Entrepreneur

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Tanvi Sinha

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 2 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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Alex Selimaj

10/10 starsCompleted
3 days, 21 hours ago
Very interesting and informative course. It is a perfect introductory course to entrepreneurship, and teaches a great deal on how to start your own business. I have no prior experience in entrepreneurship, and have been wanting to start something on my own. Taking this class, showed me that things are a little more complicated than I imagined, but also a guidance on how to start my own business and be caucious of potential failures. I still have a lot to learn, but this is a great start. Definitely would recommend it to others.
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Tamer Hanafy

8/10 starsCompleted
5 days, 4 hours ago
Attractive/ useful/ it is very interesting and insightful and cover a lot of business sides, I saw this cause I am willing to run a new private business
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Abhishek Mishra

8/10 starsCompleted
5 days, 8 hours ago
This course is good for beginners but need more content for intermediate and advance level. Videos are nice and short plus the way it is presented is awesome. Case Studies and example are easy and are relatable.
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Susan

6/10 starsTaking Now
5 days, 10 hours ago
I'm learning on this course and the instructor is okay but the second banana character in the videos is annoying. The videos are not fun - I am spending more time reading the transcripts with the volume off.
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10/10 starsCompleted
5 days, 13 hours ago
Loved the humour they instilled in making this topic easy to understand while explaining each topic in a clear and concise manner. Ideal if you're thinking of starting out or want to get a first overview of what it means to be an entrepreneur.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
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6 days, 18 hours ago
I enjoyed this course alot. it has some very relevant content for starting up a new business. Since I am about to start my own venture very soon, I learnt a lot from this course and hope this will help me in my future venture
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1 week, 4 days ago
I found the course to be really engaging and fun. the excellent inculcation of humor in between the concepts was commendable and well placed. It made the course a fun activity rather than a stereotypically boring bunch of lectures.
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Marcelo da Silva

10/10 starsCompleted
1 week, 5 days ago
It will be so helpfull for my future as an entrepreneur! The course is great and easy to understand! I hope to take action now and start my own business. I am proud to have this opportunity . I am a MIT fan.
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A Priya

10/10 starsCompleted
2 weeks ago
It is a very informative and to the point course on entrepreneurship. Videos make it very engaging ! Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you LaunchX !!
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Bian Mbale

10/10 starsCompleted
2 weeks ago
It is well presented and direct to the points on entrepreneurship for starters. Taking the course has made me to think outside the box when it comes to starting a business.
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Lukman Kazeem

10/10 starsTaking Now
2 weeks, 1 day ago
well presented and taking the course, you will be able to see entrepreneurship in a new dimension: a way of meeting the community need and not just a way of making money.
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10/10 starsCompleted
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2 weeks, 6 days ago
I really enjoyed the course. It was dynamic and precise. The combination from the teachings of Laurie articulated with the hilarious and spontaneous humour sketches, delivered an enjoyable experience of learning. The course also includes exercises for the auditors. So I fully recommend you this experience to get in touch with a motivational source of resources.
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Yasmine Maher

10/10 starsCompleted
3 weeks ago
Interesting course, with very helpful content. Really liked it, though I struggled a bit between my CPU that doesn't display the you tube videos and my mobile that has launch the content on you tube rather than the edX app, yet I managed to complete the course in almost 3 days.
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10/10 starsCompleted
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3 weeks ago
This course is really interesting. i loved to to learn entrepreneurship and i enjoyed it till the completion of the course. the content provided in the course is awesome .
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MARCELO MONTOLAR

10/10 starsTaking Now
3 weeks, 3 days ago
THIS COURSE IS VERY INTERESTING. I LOVE IT. THERE ARE CONCEPTS AND VIEWS WELL DIFFERENT FROM THOSE I HAD, AND EVERYTHING EXPLAINED VERY SIMPLE, DIRECT AND DIDATIC.
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Yann Bigor

10/10 starsTaking Now
3 weeks, 5 days ago
This course is just perfect, the videos to illustrate the topic are clear and entertaining which allow us to understand better. The examples and case studies are great!
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Prasad Kukunuri

8/10 starsCompleted
3 weeks, 5 days ago
Thats great info for me on overall. This course showing perfect guidelines for the Startup. The Instructors are amazing. It makes me want to engage more with them
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Alex Rusnac

10/10 starsCompleted
3 weeks, 6 days ago
Content is great for an introductory course. I love it. The Instructors are amazing. It makes me want to engage more with them. Provider is ok. Nothing fancy, but practical, easy to use.
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8/10 starsCompleted
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4 weeks, 1 day ago
I have learnt many more other thing about DAta analytics ......which is required in my major specialization in mba.In videos I got to know so many things which is some fundamental which we dont give any emphasis ,so I spent my some hours in a daily basis and I saw all videos
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4/10 starsCompleted
1 month ago
It's quite shallow. Most of the items discussed are known from other related courses. The full course took me only a few hours to complete in total. The "distraction" in the videos are actually quite distracting and add little to the course content. It also makes the course less serious, even though some topics may be important to discuss. It would have been nice if the case study of the "distraction" was more serious and more properly worked out.
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4/10 starsCompleted
1 month ago
It's quite shallow. Most of the items discussed are known from other related courses. The full course took me only a few hours to complete in total. The "distraction" in the videos are actually quite distracting and add little to the course content. It also makes the course less serious, even though some topics may be important to discuss. It would have been nice if the case study of the "distraction" was more serious and more properly worked out.
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4/10 starsCompleted
1 month ago
It's quite shallow. Most of the items discussed are known from other related courses. The full course took me only a few hours to complete in total. The "distraction" in the videos are actually quite distracting and add little to the course content. It also makes the course less serious, even though some topics may be important to discuss. It would have been nice if the case study of the "distraction" was more serious and more properly worked out.
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L Hwang

10/10 starsCompleted
1 month ago
Content was helpful, covered basics of the topic. I really enjoyed the videos. They were helpful and funny. The course also made me rethink some of the preconceptions that I had about starting a business.
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Tayla

8/10 starsCompleted
1 month ago
Content good and really helpful, however didn't have much time to think of ideas to post as part of the course. do not enjoy peer reviewed things, takes too long and often peers don't understand and mark really poorly just because they do not understand the topic. enjoyed the instructor taking the course
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Muhammad Ali Khan

8/10 starsTaking Now
1 month, 1 week ago
Overall, I enjoyed every bit of it. It was crisp, precise, beneficial and Fun - simultaneously refreshing and adding value to the end. It challenges you to think hard and changes one's perspective on many cliches and myths and gives you a clarity of vision as well as directs you to the real and practical world of business.
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Greg Enos

10/10 starsCompleted
1 month, 1 week ago
The humor was hilarious, and really made the course! Yet the content of the course was relevant, practical, and in depth. Information was presented in a concise and condensed way, and at the same time entertaining and captivating.
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Aishwarya Yadav

8/10 starsCompleted
1 month, 2 weeks ago
Very nice course, it developed my thinking. Before this course I never had the topics to dig into in terms of entrepreneurship, but this course offered practical examples which impacted the way of thinking. recommended it to my friends. Thank you! Appreciate it!
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Abdulghani Alhindi

8/10 starsCompleted
1 month, 2 weeks ago
Very good course, I have already recommended to a group of friends. would love to see a slide summery of the course. articles recommended throughout the course are great.
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Herb Coolidge

8/10 starsCompleted
1 month, 2 weeks ago
She was excellent - got the information across in a concise manner and the videos kept things entertaining. As to the peer reviewing - I do wish it was more time bounded instead of open ended. It maybe weeks or months before this course is considered completed for me.
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