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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Denes Kusztos

10/10 starsCompleted
2 months, 3 weeks ago
This is a very good and informative course, with plenty of real life examples and a good overview of the whole procedure of starting up a new business from the very beginning to its full function.
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ITALU COLARES

10/10 starsTaking Now
2 months, 3 weeks ago
The course is very good. I am learning a lot. I believe that the contents presented here are of great value. I was still studying but it was worth it.
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G T

8/10 starsCompleted
2 months, 3 weeks ago
Great course for someone without the basic knowledge on the subject. I like the way the course is divided into many multiple sections, breaking the content into small manageable size so it feels less daunting. The pace is great and I really like that there are transcripts provided. The examples provided are also very good for improving your understanding. Suggestions - maybe to provide a summary of what was taught for each chapter at the end, but of course if you have been making notes through the lessons then this is not necessary. Although the part with the guy selling cookies is a great illustration of what is being taught, the way it was edited between the teaching can be distracting at times.
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joe Nawfal

10/10 starsCompleted
2 months, 3 weeks ago
Really informative! this course taught me a lot and cleared the idea of being an entrepreneur The other guy in the back was a little bit annoying and the infos were given quickly so i had to pause the video multiple times...
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6/10 starsCompleted
2 months, 3 weeks ago
Very interesting and covered the basics and a few essentials. However the instructor spoke too fast so had to watch some videos by pausing often. Quite interesting and engaging.
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Russell Jerge

10/10 starsCompleted
2 months, 3 weeks ago
Awesome experience. This class moved quick and being able to pick it up at my convenience helped. I started a business while taking the class. I look forward to taking more classes
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10/10 stars
2 months, 3 weeks ago
Content was extremely helpful. Thanks for that. Instructor was good and kept me engaged. Some of the corny-ness was a bit long (and thus distracting). The site needs a way to show the user which sections have been done - even in audit mode.
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Diego Paz

10/10 starsCompleted
2 months, 3 weeks ago
Thank you: I had fun and learned. I'm taking all this knowledge to start building something great. Hopefully this can be the base of a great business.
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Sandro Dalla Barba

10/10 starsCompleted
2 months, 4 weeks ago
Great course. It's direct, so you don't waste time. I also appreciate the use of many examples in the lessons. Finally, the male lead actor is funny indeed!
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Alexandria Ssali

10/10 starsTaking Now
2 months, 4 weeks ago
This is an amazing course which I really enjoyed. I have a small business and this course has really helped me to make my business better. This has been such a wonderful opportunity.
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2 months, 4 weeks ago
I loved the course and I loved the teaching methodology, it made me learn faster, and the way it was divided was also great, and summaries and everything I learned here was and will be very valuable for my future company
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Amelia Lukie

10/10 starsTaking Now
3 months ago
I thought the course was a great way to learn a lot for free during this pandemic. Not too complicated so easy for many ages to complete. The assignments were reasonable and not too time-consuming. The instructor was clear and stern, having the distraction made the course more fun to do. I liked hoe short the viddeoos were
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Sara Mallawi

10/10 starsCompleted
3 months ago
This is the first course that I take with edX, and it definitely won't be my last. The content was very great and so were the instructors. I also benefited a lot and the course surely will help me in the future. Thank you.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
3 months ago
This course is first course that I enroll to get study in online platform. I am very love this study method. Your content and presentation so superb. I enjoy it every part of the course.
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Ashutosh Upadhyay

8/10 starsCompleted
3 months ago
everything is good but sometimes the guy is distracting from main content.Let me know what you liked and didn't like about the class. How about the web-labs? How could I improve the format? I really appreciate both negative and positive feedback. I really enjoyed the online course. I thought it was well planned and layed out, easy for me to follow. The work load(h.w. & test)was just enough, so i could finish everything with enough time, learn about the topics and not feel over loaded and rushed. Overall I really like this class because all lectures, assignments, and tests are straight forward. A couple things I dislike about the class are that there should be more opportunities for extra credit and it would be awesome if the final was an objective essay about what we have learned in this class or what we like about the class. I believe that I have more knowledge about ocean, weather, and marine lives and hopefully, I can u... everything is good but sometimes the guy is distracting from main content.Let me know what you liked and didn't like about the class. How about the web-labs? How could I improve the format? I really appreciate both negative and positive feedback. I really enjoyed the online course. I thought it was well planned and layed out, easy for me to follow. The work load(h.w. & test)was just enough, so i could finish everything with enough time, learn about the topics and not feel over loaded and rushed. Overall I really like this class because all lectures, assignments, and tests are straight forward. A couple things I dislike about the class are that there should be more opportunities for extra credit and it would be awesome if the final was an objective essay about what we have learned in this class or what we like about the class. I believe that I have more knowledge about ocean, weather, and marine lives and hopefully, I can use them in real life. The course was everything you said it would be, fun but a lot of work. And it was! I enjoyed the web-labs because they were a lot of fun and easy to understand. And the answers were usually somewhere in the text. I also liked the assignments that required us to get online. Sometimes articles aside from the reading book gave me a better idea and understanding of the subject for that week. What I disliked was the short essay question because I found it difficult to explain certain concepts without introducing in some way, Ideas from the course notes or book (keeping in mind plagiarism). I never expected to learn so much from an online class; I now see the ocean life in a whole new way. I know I could have done better, but in the end I learned that an online class could be as much work or more than a regular class. However, I still enjoyed it very much. I really enjoyed this class and the format it was presented in. For me, I learn and retain much more through an online class due to the fact you can do the course as an ¡§open book.¡¨ This really makes me search for the answer and in return, I retain more information. I found it relaxing to be able to turn the work on the assignments and test at my leisure and when I had the time. I liked the fact you were very clear that more internet research may be necessary for some assignments To be honest, there is nothing that I disliked about the course. I will definitely be taking another online course from you!
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Luis Felipe Salazar

8/10 starsCompleted
3 months ago
The course in overall is pretty good. The only "but" is that it isn't takes into account the limitations on budget and resources to (for example) do a proper market research
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Priscilla levon

10/10 starsCompleted
3 months ago
The course was really really good, loved every single subject and discussion. The instructor was clear, nice and entertaining. Well done guys, keep going
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10/10 starsCompleted
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3 months ago
It has been an amazing, short and useful course. I did not get bored, and I enjoyed every minute of every video of the course. Specially the jokes with the cookie monster XD. Super course!
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Trevor Horne

8/10 starsCompleted
3 months ago
Good solid introduction, presented clearly. The link between MVP and prototype was new to me. Delivery was spoilt by the annoying distractions. The Youtube assignment was not relevant to me.
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Dhruv Singh

10/10 starsCompleted
3 months ago
This is enlightening course, after a brief span I have realised the potential in me to carry forward my startup idea to the world just at the right time.
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Ellen Sofia Keppke

10/10 starsTaking Now
3 months, 1 week ago
It was an excellent course with great tools and information to help someone who has no prior experience understanding how being an entrepreneur succeeds. Not only did the course had its benefit for my business' knowledge, but also in understanding other aspects of my life. I'm really glad of having done this course. The instructor was very clear, even if English is not my first language.
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Tina Stanley-Ivancevic

8/10 starsTaking Now
3 months, 1 week ago
I highly enjoyed from the videos to the peer grading!! Maybe would have liked a little more information or problem solving on Financials. Its was funny and exciting. I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I did!!
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Bilikis Balogun

8/10 starsCompleted
3 months, 1 week ago
This was an awesome experience for me. I very much appreciate the course provider and instructor for enlighting and empowering me more in entrepreneurial skill and know-how. I recommend all student to take part and experience it.
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Hatice Çetinkaya

10/10 starsTaking Now
3 months, 1 week ago
This is a wonderful course that I pleased to tke it. I have improved my entrepreneurship skills due to this course. Also I founda a chance to improve my language.
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sheldon connor reed

8/10 starsCompleted
3 months, 1 week ago
The course did a very good job at keeping the student interested and entertained while giving thorough information. I really enjoyed doing this course and found that it just flew by. They did a tremendous job at making learning fun and interesting.
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Sandra Resch

10/10 starsCompleted
3 months, 1 week ago
It was informative without being overbearing! All of the information was easy to grasp, making a great course of this subject is new to you or a good refresher if you have learned it before!
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Reshan Jayawardena

10/10 starsCompleted
3 months, 1 week ago
I really enjoy the course. It's so important for startups. If you really need to initiate a business, You should go through this and need to find your tools. you can identify Lot of common errors through this
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Christine Puetz

10/10 starsCompleted
3 months, 1 week ago
Helpful and interesting course with amazing simplified instructions! Would highly recommend it to anyone interested in starting a business or general wanting to know about ow to do it!
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amarr chauchar

10/10 starsTaking Now
3 months, 2 weeks ago
the course is very interactive and the business principles are amazingly simpliefied which is a huge advantage for non business background learners. i personally learnt a lot from this curse and i definitely had a great time watching the videos
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Joseph trillions

8/10 starsCompleted
3 months, 2 weeks ago
the course is very intreractive and the business principles are amazingly simplified which is a huge advantage for non business background learners. I personally learnt a lot during this course thank you to the LaunchX team. The videos quality is impressive. I definitely recommend!
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