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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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 2 months ago
It was an intense course. The fact that it was online was a touch difficult for me but otherwise loved it. The use of UTC confused me as well as I turned in my last assignment an hour late.
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10/10 starsDropped
3 years, 2 months ago
It was a very informative learning experience. I enjoyed the various videos as you were actually able to listen to an instructor teach. It covered all the basics that I wanted to know in detail.
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10/10 stars
3 years, 2 months ago
This was a great course and I learned so much. The questions were a slightly difficult but everything i learned I will be happy using to start my own company..
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10/10 starsCompleted
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3 years, 2 months ago
I enjoyed this course and feel privileged to have had the opportunity to have the instructor share so much with the students. I am not a high school student and I wish I could have done this class years earlier. But now I will use what I have learned to change my life and those around me. Thank you MIT Launch
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6/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 2 months ago
Wish we could see more examples and various scenarios. A lot of the content seemed theoretical. The instructor did not talk much. Finally the reviewing of the assignment by peers were not satisfactory since a lot of assumptions were made and the ground rules followed for assessment was not common
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8/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 2 months ago
Certainly, there is some scope for Improvement keeping in view of the Entire Global Audience. Secondly; Please, make the ID Verification Process somewhat easy even by accepting scanned soft copy (photocopy) Thanks.
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10/10 starsCompleted
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3 years, 2 months ago
The course helped me a lot, I still have some doubts, but this is the daily learning. The teachers are excellent, the questions make us think about it, it is not easy to answer. And experience counts a lot, although still not have it enough.
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8/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 2 months ago
It was a great experience learnt various things , Instructors were good content was great with some case studies making it more interactive. Hope to learn more courses in future.
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10/10 starsCompleted
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3 years, 2 months ago
Please don't look down on this course just because it's intended for high school student, it's full important info and very motivating. If you are interested in entrepreneurship, DON'T HESITATE TO ENROLL!
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8/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 2 months ago
I liked the length (time to complete) to content ratio. Having a full time job and a family, it was a nice pace. The peer reviews seemed to be hit or miss - sometimes I received great advice and criticism other times I got worthless comments.
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8/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 2 months ago
Concepts are easy to understand and well delivered.Actually helped me further in taking my idea forward by following the content of the course and applying them in the subsequent homework.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 2 months ago
The course was well put, the contents were practical and to the point. Though I was clueless as to how the course was structured, the feedback were taken immediately and the corrections were made.
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8/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 2 months ago
It was very informative and I can definitely say I've learned much from the entire course and assignments and everything. Will definitely continue learning about it and trying to implement it .
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3 years, 2 months ago
Although I will be suiting my elevator pitch assignment tomorrow. I want ro say that this course really enlightened me. The details and excercises in this course, I feel have given me a good foundation on how to properly approach and execute an entrepreneurial venture.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 2 months ago
Congratulations! This is a great course for high school students, it enables to get the basics of entrepreneurship in a very engaging way. I am a teacher and I enjoyed taking it as well. I will certainly recommend it to my students.
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6/10 starsCompleted
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3 years, 2 months ago
this is practical course for entrepreneurship, but I would like to have more opportunity to connect with other peers in this course and have exact and actual project for startups
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 2 months ago
think you guys for this amazing adventure, it was very passionate. just a little problem with Laurie, who speak very quickly, this is not the same for Bill Aulet. Sorrry, i am not a native... and, one another thing, i hoped that we will have another material , like documentation with other source... but, anyway that was great. thank you. Caleb
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 2 months ago
I think everything was great, I only wish I knew at some point i would need to post a video. not knowing I was unable to be prepared prior to a deployment.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 2 months ago
Instructor high energy and good communication skills always made me had a great time at end of the day, usually tired at end of my work day, it is very impressive the command of the themes. The content seems to me very practical
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 2 months ago
excellent course, please get close to him, and it is very satisfying to have participated. It was important to study at MIT, I learned a lot and I think it would enroll to another course some different theme. Many people are unaware that there are these courses, and since then, the media have been critical to be close all.
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8/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 2 months ago
It helped me to close with Entrepreneurship, In addition I learned so many new things, which I have learned first time. It offer by MIT so, how could I miss.
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8/10 starsCompleted
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3 years, 2 months ago
This course is very good to motivate me become entterpreneur. Eventhough i don't finish the assigmnent and my score is bad, but i learn a lot from this course. Thank MIT to provide high quality education for free.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 2 months ago
I enjoyed the course. I also enjoy peer review but wish it was not the only way of grading. I would prefer someone with more knowledge in this subject had a role in discussions and assignments. Overall great course i learned a lot. I will definitely take another from MIT Launch! Thank You!
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10/10 starsCompleted
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3 years, 2 months ago
It was good as introduction to entrepreneurship,and I hope to complete the whole series of courses also to have some virtual completions,it can be done through working in teams and will be more inspiring for all participants.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 2 months ago
Very Interesting. Maybe have to see how it fits with other models like value proposition canvas and business model canvas. I like the mix of theory and practice and maybe the peer assessments has to be approved by someone.
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8/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 2 months ago
It was good and useful. The course had adequate content for beginner entrepreneur. The instructors delivered the program very well with absolute clarifications. Case studies can be given more or else can send sample case studies through mail or through alumini list which will help through out to refer. Periodic write up or upcoming programs can be send via mails which will help to upgrade and enhance to the next level. More sample test with queries could be loaded more in order for better practice and self evaluation before taking up the assessments
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8/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 2 months ago
It is an excellent course. However there were some occasional misspellings and it sometimes felt that it was not fully prepared in some modules. The content was appropriate for the extent of the course.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 2 months ago
Excellent delivery. Only one minor flaw, participant, like me, is lost in the interface when trying to track current Progress and outstanding homework to complete.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 2 months ago
I think the class has really good content and useful materials that allow me to learn a lot and I can avoid making simple mistakes when I need to start up a company. However, I think there is something that it can improve: When we are doing quizes or tests, it would be better if the questions tell us directly there are one or more answers. Consequently, we can avoid mistakes like chosing one answer when there are actually two or three, a clear reminder or setting can simply help. Besides, some chapters only have two questions, so if we did one wrong, the percentage drops to 50%, terrifying!!
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 2 months ago
It is the best course for entrepreneurs. I missed initial two weeks' assignments but I learned many crucial concepts. Thank you so much Launch X team !
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