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
4 years, 9 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
4 years, 9 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
4 years, 9 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
4 years, 9 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
4 years, 9 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
4 years, 9 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
4 years, 9 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
4 years, 9 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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4 years, 9 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
4 years, 9 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
4 years, 9 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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6/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 9 months ago
Thank you! it was really nice and learned some new things. The way you post the questions is some times confusing and makes answering the assignments wrong. I posted a comment to staff about that.
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6/10 starsDropped
4 years, 9 months ago
This course very bad, the question and the content is different... i very dissapointed with this course
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Philippe Noël

10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 11 months ago
The course was amazing from beginning to the end. I learned so much about the philosophy behind becoming an entrepreneur and how to accomplish tangible work toward my dream of being an entrepreneur one day.
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Josh Kenter

10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 11 months ago
Great course. Took it for certificate and I'm very pleased with materials covered. Nothing better than taking a course from MIT! That too a really good one.
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samet yücesoy

10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 11 months ago
Dear friends ı think you should take this course , because you must fell different MIT course and teacher Laurie.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 11 months ago
the course is very interesting, it got new ideas to start my business and you can interact with other students. Assignments are fun and help you develop your imagination and critical thinking
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 10 months ago
Beautifully taught last time! Re-taking to see how it is going to be this time. I have a feeling it will be great because it is on edX homepage - that shows it must be awesome this time
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 10 months ago
Nice job to the course team for putting this together! Was a great initiative. Given that so many replied on discussion forums I can tell everyone loved the course.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 10 months ago
Good course. Fun and interactive. Wish it was longer though. Why only 6 weeks? Want to take MIT class for more time. I like Entrepreneurship. Have been Entrepreneur for many years.
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Samantha Zhou

10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 10 months ago
I've always been fond of MIT's edX courses. Have taken a few, including Intro to Comp Sci. While that course was nice, it was too strenuous and just exhaustive. This course though has a nice balance of work and play. Play comprises of the assignments and other questions etc we have to complete throughout. Loved it!
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Nikita Iyer

10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 10 months ago
Good teaching style video are nice and short. Easy to understand people should take it because they will learn plenty.
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David Chiu

10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 10 months ago
Becoming an Entrepreneur was such a delight! Cool course, nice teaching style, fun material, chill workload. Perfect class to take if you want to learn stuff about what decisions to make when you become an entrepreneur.
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Ashley Jung

10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 10 months ago
I am international student. My school curriculum does not have entrepreneurship. It is very nice to learn it from US school. I recommend course to all
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10/10 starsCompleted
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4 years, 11 months ago
I have taken other edX courses before this one, but I must say that Becoming an Entrepreneur is the best one so far! With some prior understanding of entrepreneurship, I did not expect to be challenged at this magnitude. Highly recommend others to take it too!
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 11 months ago
Awesome course! I came in knowing a little bit about entrepreneurship, and I've really come to view things differently since taking the course. LaunchX definitely motivated me to start my own venture, and it gave me the tools to get moving in the right direction! Laurie is an awesome instructor, and I would encourage anyone interested in entrepreneurship to take this course.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 11 months ago
I go to Babson and have taken Entrepreneurship classes there, but this is just incredible! The workload is not too heavy and the content is brilliant.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 11 months ago
Loved this course. Made me very motivated to try to kickstart my own business. I definitely recommend everyone to take it if they want to learn more about being entrepreneurs. 5 stars!
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10/10 starsTaking Now
4 years, 10 months ago
Very nice course material. Started this class yesterday and I am happy. Very happy with introduction materials, etc. Nice positive start to course. Thank
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8/10 starsTaking Now
4 years, 10 months ago
This would really be very amazing course for those who will be starting or have already started their own setup in any case. I have setup a technology website and working for its SEO. Now I feel its time to learn about Entrepreneurship and I think I should start it earlier.
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