Technology Entrepreneurship Part 1

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NovoEd online courses
With NovoEd, you can learn from the world's leading institutions and collaborate with students from more than 150 countries across the globe. This online education platform connects millions of students to MOOcs, or Massive Open Online Courses, to provide them with a one-of-a-kind learning experience. Students develop an understanding of the content through worthwhile projects and collaborating with their peers. You can create a learning experience that is entirely suited to your needs and...
With NovoEd, you can learn from the world's leading institutions and collaborate with students from more than 150 countries across the globe. This online education platform connects millions of students to MOOcs, or Massive Open Online Courses, to provide them with a one-of-a-kind learning experience. Students develop an understanding of the content through worthwhile projects and collaborating with their peers. You can create a learning experience that is entirely suited to your needs and preferences by responding to student learning as it happens. You can essentially shape your instruction to make the online classes more effective and productive. Through innovative technology, in-depth academic relationships with peers around the world, and instruction from distinguished professors at top universities, you can become an expert on anything from finance to decision quality.

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​This course introduces the fundamentals of technology entrepreneurship, pioneered in Silicon Valley and now spreading across the world. You will learn the process technology entrepreneurs use to start companies. It involves taking a technology idea and finding a high-potential commercial opportunity, gathering resources such as talent and capital, figuring out how to sell and market the idea, and managing rapid growth.
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6/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 9 months ago
Select the right team or when you sign up, there should be a section to fill in what are my capabilities and what can i bring into the table for this course so from their teams leads can pool people to the project and find out who is who and what are his capabilities in specializing, and also to have section other sites like TE1 section in linked-in where we can look for who might be interested in joining, I should have looked for people that i really need rather than ask anyone in the course. i got one or two who might be interested, also for mentors also the same there should be a section where they are really good so that team can select the right mentors, may be an interview session with leads for their members and mentors before, i know it takes lot of time and resources to get this done, but will be a good features that can be improved. beleive i got lucky to have at least 2 good candidates and i had good mentors
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8/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 9 months ago
i think this course has been very valuable. I really like the course structure as it starts with individual brainstorming and thereafter leads into good teamwork. The teamwork was great because my initial ideas lead to something bigger with the help of my team mates. I am looking forward to evolving my idea more. This course has been a real eye opener, and once I have more time I will really try to make this start-up a real thing.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 9 months ago
I think this will be the future best stage for startup program to start and grow with people who might be like minded. the content is necessary, but the duration to do the project is minimum, i wish if we had 2 weeks time to do assignment, then probably could have done better. the instructors have given the video, but i have not interfaced with anyone yet for any questions, as i got some mentors that were good, the provider is the best in the education, it could be improved if there was some examples were set.
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7/10 starsCompleted
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7 years, 9 months ago
I have worked in product development for a number of years but taking this course certainly added rigour and discipline to my approach. The first 5 weeks were very useful, I was particularly thankful for being shown how to professionally set out business models as opposed to business plans - the distinction is real and very important. It also helped me to think of the startups as iterating around experiments, instead of being forced to go to market with a viable product (or what I think is viable) on day one. Being shown the best tools of the trade also saved a great deal of time. BUT Oh the team work! Yes, working in a start-up is necessarily a team experience. But on a MOOC you must expect a number of team members not to bother participating. This means some work very hard (if you do the course right, its a lot of work), but others do nothing. This is true in many group projects, online or in class, but on a MOOC you never meet the... I have worked in product development for a number of years but taking this course certainly added rigour and discipline to my approach. The first 5 weeks were very useful, I was particularly thankful for being shown how to professionally set out business models as opposed to business plans - the distinction is real and very important. It also helped me to think of the startups as iterating around experiments, instead of being forced to go to market with a viable product (or what I think is viable) on day one. Being shown the best tools of the trade also saved a great deal of time. BUT Oh the team work! Yes, working in a start-up is necessarily a team experience. But on a MOOC you must expect a number of team members not to bother participating. This means some work very hard (if you do the course right, its a lot of work), but others do nothing. This is true in many group projects, online or in class, but on a MOOC you never meet the people so the freeloader problem becomes 10x harder. Secondly, you must elect your own start-up idea very quickly, all group work revolves around that idea. You can tailor the concept, but there isn't time to go back to square one and radically change it - which would happen in real life. So after initial research you may feel you're pursuing a business idea simply for its convenience on the course, which can be a slog - especially when trying to hold together a team of people from around the world. The course claims to try and group participants by location so they can learn together in the early classes before committing to group projects. I was in the UK, there were many UK participants, but for my first lessons I was dropped into a team with people in many time zones. Fun, I talked with people from Syria and China, but not practical for a start-up. Some of my team were great contacts to make and we had an experienced mentor (Stanford attracts quality mentors) but spread over 9 time zones it became very hard to co-ordinate. I found myself managing my team between 11pm and 1am (shattered at the office the next day). If I waited to the next day, then my team loses 24hrs out of the 7 days to do a task. Even Mr Eesley claims the best start-up teams all share a city so they can meet up occasionally. Why couldn't they match us by location? Maybe they did, but only for US students. I also noticed that the silent partners got the same 'Graduated with distinction' that the active members of the team were awarded. One silent partner in my team didn't participate once, not even one email, but still got the same award. There was genuine hard work to be done on the course and I would value someone with this experience, but employers will struggle to value a certificate which some gain without effort.
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6 years, 8 months ago
How many ways can you say this class is bad? Well, if you had access to their forum, you could just read (or read the lack of) content to figure that out. But Venture Labs would prefer you not do that, so they close it off to anyone who hadn't signed up by a certain date.
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1/10 starsCompleted
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  • 32 completed
8 years, 5 months ago
I took the course when it was first offered and I have to say that it was one of the worst MOOCs I have completed. First the platform wasn't ready so we had to follow the professors blog. Also the professor had the idea that we should learn most from group work, so the video lecture's was very sketchy. The problem with group work and MOOCs is that many who sign up don't complete the course. So, in my team with around 20 person only 2 was following it at the end. Also the professor seams to follow the what I call the lottery approach to entrepreneurship. 1) Get lucky and get a good idea. 2) Get lucky and find someone to fund you idea. Instead of teaching students about passive income and how to grow it.
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8/10 starsCompleted
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  • 7 completed
8 years, 8 months ago
NOTE: I only watched all videos, but did not do any assignments as I was taking other courses, so my review is purely based on the quality of videos. The instructor covered broad topic which gave me insight about what to know for starting startup companies. I liked that he brought lots of guest speakers to give us real experience. However he talked about some statistics around what kind of characteristics contributes to better success rate, but I didn't find these topics particulary useful.
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10/10 starsCompleted
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8 years, 9 months ago
Although I have considerable experience in taking new technologies to market it was rewarding to take a 'big data' idea through Chuck's fast paced scientific approach to entrepreneurism. Online teams and peer reviews worked well as they enhanced learning and overall engagement in the course. I think other MOOCs could gain by introducing more team activities. First rate course.
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