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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6/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 11 months ago
Content: some items are not straight to the point. Need to have a lot more time to sink all the information. But generally its good. Instructor: short address but emphasizes on straight facts. Very good Provider: its very good also. Easy to access.
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8/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 11 months ago
The content of the program is relevant and useful. The instructors and TAs are great at presenting the material. The TAs worked hard, especially since there were some technical problems that other users had. The interface could be more user friendly though. For example, I had trouble distinguishing between the polls and the assignments, and which were graded.
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6/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 11 months ago
I usually score quite well on multiple choice but in this course I found the wording of questions confusing and the amount of possible answers confusing. I also found the assignments could be improved if we knew how they were going to be scored prior to answering. And I believe though I could be remembering incorrectly I didn't know our assignments were going to be read and reviewed by others, so I wrote my first assignment as if only I was going to see it, and then you quickly find out nope, three people are going to review it and there's a scoring system on how to grade, which is useful for grading but would have been more useful to know prior so you could tailor your assignment to how its intended to be graded.
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10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 11 months ago
Throughout the course, I learned a lot. I found it hard to understand the instructor at some points, but overall I was impressed with her knowledge and experience.
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8/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 11 months ago
The course is well outline in term of the topics covered, the contents provided is explicit enough, although brief but yet detailed to help startups.
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8/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 11 months ago
Content is a good introduction, but it would be great if there would be more application exemple (like the shoes website for example) to explain some notions that can be abstract. Instructor is good teacher. Edx is a great platform, I did a programming course and a entrepreneurship course, it fitted well in the two cases.
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8/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 11 months ago
Would love to have more interactive education and more specific videos.
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6/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 11 months ago
It is not to bad as a course, i understand the course runs into many issues. I believe the people in charge should settle the issues people face as soon as they can. The wrapping up course is late. People complain but no one response. People will be annoyed by these things.
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10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 11 months ago
I want to thank the team of the mit LAunch for this session. I have no other exprience at this, it was very helpfull for me, even if some of the homeworks i couldn' t accomplished them.
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8/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 11 months ago
The content could be more but it is ok for a quick program. The instructor could speak more time with all her knowledge but is also ok because of the time. Edx is a great platform. Thank you, Jorge - Mexico
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10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 11 months ago
Its good for those who need it, else everything is a waste :P I think this course is a beginner level course and give a brief idea about entrepreneurship. This is entrepreneur's era and we want more awareness about entrepreneurship.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
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2 years, 11 months ago
Very satisfied. for people like me who do not live in America, this platform and this course gives me the chance to learn from a prestigious University as MIT is. Virtual classes gives people like me access to learn, a fact that could not be possible otherwise at the moment.
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8/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 11 months ago
First, the instructor talks way too fast for foreign school students to understand her. That is something that can discourage students, and that should not happen. Second, in the final test the answers 'needs', 'gaps', and 'end-user' are marked wrong - the pre-defined answers are 'need', 'gap' and 'end user'. I think that should be corrected.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 11 months ago
Course content was great, you do learn things that you didn't know before. Instructors are great too, tho we did have technical problems at start. Provider "EDX" is not that good , their websites are slow and clunky, forums and a mess, i finished this FINAL quiz yestarday but somehow my score went away and it was replaced with new quiz that is this one ? Its just so weird.
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8/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 11 months ago
The content of the course is nicely crafted. It's systematic and gives a good overall flow, I personally like the presentation slides' design. However when it comes to assignments, it gets a bit hairy as some polls and assignments changes suddenly (HW4 and HW5 to just HW4 and missing final poll) without much explanation as to why. It is somewhat confusing and frustrating The instructors respond nicely to questions, complaints, etc just not fast enough, maybe reduce the response time from days to hours? One thing I'd like to highlight on the discussion is the sorting order for posts. Why is it oldest first instead of newest first? There is no option to change the sorting either or if there is, the interface makes it hard to discover. Also when it comes to retention, I feel that the platform handicapped the older posts because people will need extra efforts to 'Load all posts', scroll, read the content. I noticed that older posts... The content of the course is nicely crafted. It's systematic and gives a good overall flow, I personally like the presentation slides' design. However when it comes to assignments, it gets a bit hairy as some polls and assignments changes suddenly (HW4 and HW5 to just HW4 and missing final poll) without much explanation as to why. It is somewhat confusing and frustrating The instructors respond nicely to questions, complaints, etc just not fast enough, maybe reduce the response time from days to hours? One thing I'd like to highlight on the discussion is the sorting order for posts. Why is it oldest first instead of newest first? There is no option to change the sorting either or if there is, the interface makes it hard to discover. Also when it comes to retention, I feel that the platform handicapped the older posts because people will need extra efforts to 'Load all posts', scroll, read the content. I noticed that older posts have less replies from other students, maybe because they're located in the bottom. Also, no notification when there is new reply to the post I wrote or upvoted
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8/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 11 months ago
They are really good! The content was good. The assignments were really good also because the faculty, included outdoor work. It helpded me to interact with the outside world. These assignments helped me to understand how different people think and what they want. I am also really happy that this course helped to interact with new people. People who had same interests. The instructors were also really professional. The study material provided was also good.
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8/10 starsCompleted
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2 years, 11 months ago
I think the course is concise and interesting. However, It would have been much better if there were success stories of entrepreneurs and how their entrepreneurship were examples of the principles thought here in the course. The presentation and the instructor were good.
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8/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 11 months ago
She speaks SO FAST! And repeat exactly what was cover on the material, with verry low additional info.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 11 months ago
good...for young people its designed to learn basics...but if u can still increase the course material ..and add current projects how people can work with MIT after this course may be more encouraging...
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6/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 11 months ago
The course was interesting and i specially found useful the process of brainstorming described. Regarding to the instructor seems engaged and a good communicator.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 11 months ago
I gave the course content 5 stars simply because the information was well-organized, easily understood and accessible. In my experience the staff was professional and timely in their responses. The only technical problem I had was for a poll which did not record the results into my progress page automatically. The issue is currently being resolved now. A sometimes challenging part of the online platform was referring back to previous content when needed. For example, a search function or some kind of note/labeling system for users might be helpful. In context, I think the overall experience works as a great introduction for many people.
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6/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 11 months ago
This course happens to tell you one of the most cliched things about Entrepreneurship which you can learn almost everywhere.The thing that bugged me the most is that before taking the final Quiz my overall progress was 43% (You need 50% to pass the course and earn the certificate).I successfully passed that Quiz and my progress now boosted up to 67%.After a couple of days when I checked my progress again it was restored back to 43% and it appears that now Quiz won't have any weight age.I had already paid $49 for the Verified Certificate.Immediately I EMailed Edx demanding a refund of $49 and hopefully I got it.So my advice is that if you are completing this Course in order to earn an 'Official Certificate from MIT',don't do it.Instead you can enroll in MIT's 'USER INNOVATION: A Path To Entrepreneurship'.It is more elaborate,concise and has better content.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 11 months ago
It was FANTASTIC, I'm not a highschooler but I learned a lot. I think this content will help me to understand better and teach others this topics and to improve my own techniques. Thankyou so much.
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8/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 11 months ago
Hello there, all is done for native english, and if you're not?... unprofessional videos, bad records, too loud back noises, teacher not watching the camera, fake enthusiasm.... content is a GOOD-START-HELP, thanks
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10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 11 months ago
Excellent content. short and straight to the point. all assignments are relevant and easily applicable to real life. The instructor speaks very clearly and convincingly. The UX of the course: an improvement on providing when did the participant had stopped since his last logged in, could be much clearer. Also, provides indicative cue such as colours to show that which assignments had already been completed by participants.
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6/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 11 months ago
Good one.Hope more good courses would br coming in future.Instruction was clear and made simple so that all can follow.Assigments are little bit challenging.The time given for each assignment should be made small.Good work.
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10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 11 months ago
The instructors are great with good content. But, I have been waiting for entrepreneur guest to share their experience to the students. I hope u will call in the future.
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8/10 starsCompleted
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2 years, 11 months ago
The course content is extra Ordinary but i have noticed that more video tutorials need to be added to show the case studies and other important aspects but overall the course provider is extraordinary its my dream University.
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8/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 11 months ago
Very good introductory course. The instruction, material, and syllabus were all adequate. My one concern though is that one of the sections didn't give me a way to submit my assignment for peer grading. It had us post them on a forum with no grading. Therefore, I didn't receive credit for doing it according to the progress page.
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8/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 11 months ago
In general, this is a very good course for entrepreneur who want to start their own company. This course provide a very specific steps how to start your own company. I would like to recommend this course to my friends
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