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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Christopher Alvarado

10/10 starsCompleted
5 months ago
I was very happy to take this course. I learned a lot while having a bit of fun watching the actor. I like that there were real life examples and templates that could help with the startup.
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David Tarrio

8/10 starsTaking Now
5 months ago
Course was informative and explained in simple terms by the narrator- i felt the “distractor actor” did a good job distracting and making it fun for an introductory course.
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5 months, 1 week ago
This is an amazing course that I thoroughly enjoyed learniing. This is the best course for guys who are thinking to dive inside the world of entrepreneur.
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5 months, 1 week ago
Excellent.one of the most amazing courses I have come across.such a vibration from the teacher.i feel to learn more and more.i love this course.and I love you all more than ever.thank you so much for giving me this opportunity.love you.
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Imen SaadSaoud

10/10 starsCompleted
5 months, 1 week ago
This course was really well done, the instructor was very lively and engaging and the videos weren't too long. concise to the point. very informative and the methodology was on point (ESL Teacher Trainer) I'm starting my own school and this gave the fundamentals and the confidence i needed. Thank you for your help
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Sirichot Sirisawad

10/10 starsTaking Now
5 months, 1 week ago
Having fun and get some knowledge about to start own business. Or even you are not an Entrepreneur, you'll better understand them in both sides; owner and customer. Really good course. Thank you.
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10/10 starsCompleted
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5 months, 1 week ago
It is actually my first time to learn anything about entrepreneurship and learning from an Instructor and from MIT was a fabulous experience , thank you so much
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Matias Arn

8/10 starsTaking Now
5 months, 1 week ago
Great course. Helped me a lot to learn on how to develop a Start-up. Definitly thinking about starting one right now. Thanks a lot for putting this course toghether and for your effort in making it easy to understand.
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10/10 starsCompleted
5 months, 2 weeks ago
Great course! It is easy to follow and understand. The videos are quite entertaining and making more interesting. I am pretty much enjoy the course. Thank you very much to put this course together. You guys did an excellent Job.
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10/10 starsCompleted
5 months, 2 weeks ago
Great course! It is easy to follow and understand. The videos are quite entertaining and making more interesting. I am pretty much enjoy the course. Thank you very much to put this course together. You guys did an excellent Job.
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Tayenne Cabral

10/10 starsCompleted
5 months, 2 weeks ago
I loved the course, and gave me a lot of good insights and also made me consider somethings about my business. Really recommend for anyone who already has a business or is thinking about building one
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Jitendra Harchandani

10/10 starsCompleted
5 months, 2 weeks ago
Simply superb!!!!!! Explaining in very easy way so that anybody can understand the content easily even if he/ she is not having the prior knowledge about it. For me, it will be very valuable and playing a very important role in my career. Thanks a lot to all the team behind it. I want to join another courses in future.
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Jitendra Harchandani

10/10 starsCompleted
5 months, 2 weeks ago
Simply superb!!!!!! Explaining in very easy way so that anybody can understand the content easily even if he/ she is not having the prior knowledge about it. For me, it will be very valuable and playing a very important role in my career. Thanks a lot to all the team behind it. I want to join another courses in future.
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Mohammad Nachat

10/10 starsCompleted
5 months, 2 weeks ago
I took this course 10 years back in the university, I enjoyed it and it refreshed my knowledge considering the new marketing and customer acquisition trends.
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Hend Mohamed

10/10 starsCompleted
5 months, 3 weeks ago
This is an amazing course that was very useful, to the point and informative course. I really enjoyed it and was very satisfied that it covered a lot of different dimensions.
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Magdalene M.A

10/10 starsCompleted
5 months, 3 weeks ago
I have aquired very useful information from this course. I have been thinking of starting my own business for sometime. But, i knew i needed more than only the services im planning to offer or just my faith that the business will be successful. There is a saying by W. Edwards that goes " it's not enough just to do your best; you must know what to do, THEN, do your best". So that's what i did; with no knowledge in business or how to start a business, i set out to learn what to know and do before i start one. I found this course. It is concise, easy to understand and satisfied my expectations. Thanks to all who made this course happen and reach me.
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André Ventorini Pontes

10/10 starsTaking Now
5 months, 3 weeks ago
5-star course! Amazing content, it helped me a lot in the startup im working at. I was familiar with all the enterpreneurship that we see online, but the course give us insights very differents.
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Martin Schallbruch

10/10 starsCompleted
5 months, 3 weeks ago
The course and the instructor were fantastic. I have learned a lot. Hiwever, the platform with a permanent change between app and web browser is a bit annoying.
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Kevin

8/10 starsTaking Now
5 months, 3 weeks ago
Content is alright and the course teaches entrepreneurship step by step in simple and clear teachings. However, I am doubtful of the assessment system. Some content of the questions are not taught in the videos before it appeared, such as calculating COCA when it has not yet being taught how to. Furthermore, the marking system is not reliable as it is marked by non-professional fellow students who are not still learning this course and have a potential to be unreliable in marking.
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João Martins

6/10 starsCompleted
5 months, 4 weeks ago
The contents should be more detailed. The comic part creates a lot of distraction and makes learning more complicated. The course could have more training exercises, mainly in the final module. But overall, I liked the course.
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Dimitar Dimitrov

10/10 starsCompleted
6 months ago
Very clear and structured way to present the entire process. Even though I have been through most of the topics in corporate environment, this approach made me re-think and re-assess few aspects of my project. Thanks - Excellent experience!
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Mohnish Rajput

10/10 starsCompleted
6 months ago
Course is great. Topics are nicely covered. I learned that execution of idea is more important. It was similar to a motivational lecture for me as it felt.....yes I can start my business. The only suggestion is that getting Frank in between important topics/lecture by instructor was not that good move. Sometimes it was breaking the flow.
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Prafull Choudhary

10/10 starsCompleted
6 months ago
This course is great. I enjoyed every session, it helped me in realizing the pros and cons of the start-up idea that I have. Also execution is more important than idea.
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Haydn Cannon

10/10 starsTaking Now
6 months, 2 weeks ago
This course is great. I enjoyed every second of it. It helped me realise what factors are important when starting up a business, embrace my creativity and it helped me with improve mny ability to find solutions to problems.
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Paulo Carvalho

10/10 starsCompleted
6 months, 1 week ago
Amazing!!! It is a great opportunity to learn about skills needed to open a company. Be an entrepreneurship is more than have a good idea, it is study our market, understand your clients needs and then test your solution using mvps, prototype, etc.
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6 months, 3 weeks ago
Excellent course, provided deep insight and step-by-step plan on how to initiate a business setup and execute it while making profits. Keep up the good work.
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John Dion

10/10 starsCompleted
6 months, 3 weeks ago
Informative and Entertaining! I would take another course like this one if its the same instructor and actor. Inspired me to be engaged in business and entrepreneurship ventures. I recommend for all newbies trying to have a startup.
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Manun Thakur

6/10 starsCompleted
6 months, 4 weeks ago
Overall, a decent course and establishes good business fundamentals. The content could have avoided to have so many jokes and the Instructor talked a little too fast.
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Paulina Jiménez

8/10 starsCompleted
7 months ago
I totally recommend it. I had no idea of everything that entrepreneurship involved but this course helped me a lot and in a very entertaining way. One thing I would like is that all the templates were available. I couldn't download a few of them because I did not have access to them.
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Raiani Vieira

10/10 starsCompleted
7 months ago
Great course, thanks for the insight into different aspects of businesses. Only thing I would change is the actors interpreting the scenes - I found that often quite distracting and unnecessary.
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