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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Kriston Pamphille

10/10 starsCompleted
2 months, 1 week 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
2 months, 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
2 months, 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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2 months, 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
2 months, 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
2 months, 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
2 months, 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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2 months, 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
2 months, 2 weeks ago
Write your own value proposition using the following guide: "For (target audience), (brand) is the brand of (frame of reference/type of product/service) that delivers (quantified primary benefit) because (key attributes)" Please ONLY use the above template to build a concise sentence.
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Cheuk Kwan Chan

10/10 starsTaking Now
2 months, 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
2 months, 3 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
2 months, 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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Gonzalo Lecuona

10/10 starsCompleted
2 months, 3 weeks ago
I thought this was a very good starting point for anyone who desires to take a shot at entrepreneurship. I enjoyed it and hope to find another course that takes me to the next level.
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Tigan Hanratty

10/10 starsCompleted
2 months, 3 weeks ago
It was fun and attention-grabbing! It also took the subjects and broke them down into easily managed pieces. I loved the real-world examples and how I could go at my own pace.
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10/10 starsCompleted
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2 months, 4 weeks ago
It was an interactive session via the actions, images and scenes integrated with the great presentation. It would go down as one of the best trainings I had had, and I hope to become one of the greatest entrepreneurs. I know more trainings, courses, lessons still need to be learnt, this is an eye-opener for me. Thank you!
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Sara de Oliveira

10/10 starsCompleted
2 months, 4 weeks ago
Ótimo curso, leve, engraçado, mas super informativo e consistente!! Tenho 18 anos e estou me preparando para aplicar um projeto para tentar conseguir uma bolsa. Fiz esse curso na intenção de ter melhor direcionamento e raciocínio empreendedor no desenvolvimento do projeto, estou muito satisfeita com o mindset que eu adquiri aqui. Obrigada MIT e LaunchX!!
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Rachel Borguezan

10/10 starsCompleted
3 months ago
I think that it's an amazing course, with great intructors and easy to understand, which is one of the most important thing to me, since in a twelve ears old brazilian girl so i totally recomend it. The couse includes videos with great examples, polls, homeworks and complementary materials, so will have everything that you need to became an trully entrepreneur.
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Raviteja Gorti

8/10 starsCompleted
3 months ago
This is a great course, targeting all the necessary topics regarding entrepreneurship, all the important issues to prepare the entrepreneurs to be were deeply discussed with great examples and a joyful approach. I just have a suggestion to make, the instructor could speak a bit slowly because is so much information to be processed and that would be helpful.
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Ezeosa Dafikpaku

10/10 starsCompleted
3 months ago
I found this corse very concise yet complete, educative and practical course. In all, I strongly recommend for both beginners and experienced entrepreneurs.
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10/10 starsCompleted
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3 months ago
This is a great course, targeting all the necessary topics regarding entrepreneurship, all the important issues to prepare the entrepreneurs to be were deeply discussed with great examples and a joyful approach. I just have a suggestion to make, the instructor could speak a bit slowly because is so much information to be processed and that would be helpful.
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Priyansh Brannen Lall

8/10 starsCompleted
3 months ago
To the point and aptly distracting. (if there is any such thing) All the basic aspects to get started with a startup have been briefly covered and would recommend this as a starting point to others. A lot to grasp and the assignments are very useful for anyone doing the course. The templates provided are also very useful.
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8/10 starsCompleted
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3 months ago
The overall content was great and informative but I would have liked it more if there were more examples on the financial module. I wanted to learn about becoming an entrepreneur because I would prefer to work on my own company than spending my life on someone else's. To start my journey, I have searched on many platforms and came across this course. For me, the narration was too simple and kind of a fairytale but over the modules, things got much serious and the subjects became much interesting. There should be more examples of designing your offering and identifying opportunities. In my opinion, these two subjects have a key role in the development process.
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Jemimah Salami

10/10 starsCompleted
3 months ago
It was great. I learnt a lot from it. As someone who is looking forward to starting a company soon, taking this course is one of the best things I have done. I am the stage where I need to learn as much as I can before venturing into the business as I do not want to rush into it and then rush out. This course has opened my eyes to things I have not considered before in entrepreneurship as well as debunk some of the myths I had about it. Thank you.
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Nosike Okafor

8/10 starsCompleted
3 months ago
Though I have studied business administration before, this course was quite refreshing and instructive. It provided a new level of general insight on how to become an entrepreneur. Importantly, it has opened my eyes on the need to develop CUSTOMER PERSONA and the necessity of thoroughly identifying your users and customers when articulating your revenue models. Though the jokes distracted a bit, and case studies could have been helpful, it was generally worth the time. KUDOS TO YOU ALL.
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Zoe Chiara Odili Sergio

10/10 starsCompleted
3 months, 1 week ago
The content of the course was very well made. The only negativ point for me were the jokes during the videos. It was kind of 'to much'. But in total the short explanation videos were very engaging and relevant. I would recommend the course!
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Ayush Agarwal

10/10 starsCompleted
3 months, 1 week ago
Very well made. I liked how the Course was to the point, short and funny. As in other courses things are very boring. It was fun in this Course. The 2min videos were really engaging and relevant. I hope to take further courses of mit
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krishna kumar

2/10 starsCompleted
3 months, 1 week ago
It's a very bad course. Videos are very short, only about 1 min long. And there is a guy in every videos who always breaks the flow and creates nonsense. Overall it was a very bad experience. Please don't take this course.
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3 months, 1 week 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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Erik Estrada

8/10 starsCompleted
3 months, 1 week ago
This is a really practical course, I had taken other courses but a lo of theory and this can be done faster and easy to understand. Very nice and glad to have it completed.
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Ihor Kat

10/10 starsTaking Now
3 months, 1 week ago
Very dynamic course, a great idea of ​​two plots - instructors and practitioners. The course is unobtrusive and easy to master knowledge and skills. I was surprised to learn that first the MVP and then the prototype, I always thought the opposite.
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