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Jun 6th 2016

Interested in starting a business? This course will help you define your vision and discover opportunities to make it happen.

Average: 7 (3 votes)
Jun 6th 2016

Find out how working with people and exploring networks can help you take your business to the next level. This course is the second in a series of six about ‘starting a business’.

Average: 4.1 (9 votes)
Jun 6th 2016

Find out how understanding and targeting your market can help your business stand out from the crowd.

Average: 8 (5 votes)
May 30th 2016

How do you implement ideas? This course provides practical proven tools for transforming an idea into a product or service that creates value for others. As students acquire these tools, they learn how to tell bad ideas from good, how to build a winning strategy, how to shape a unique value proposition, prepare a business plan, compare their innovation to existing solutions, build flexibility into their plan and determine when best to quit.

Average: 5.8 (8 votes)
May 30th 2016

Learn how to get your new venture funded. Understand capital structure for new ventures. Develop an understanding of investor pitches. This course is for aspiring or active entrepreneurs who wants to understand how to secure funding for their company.This course will demystify key financing concepts to give entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs a guide to secure funding.

Average: 8 (1 vote)
May 30th 2016

How does a good idea become a viable business opportunity? What is entrepreneurship and who fits the profile of an entrepreneur? This introductory course is designed to introduce you to the foundational concepts of entrepreneurship, including the definition of entrepreneurship, the profile of the entrepreneur, the difference between entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial management, and the role of venture creation in society. You’ll explore where technology entrepreneurship and impact entrepreneurship align and where they diverge, and you’ll learn proven techniques for identifying the opportunity, assessing the opportunity, hypothesis testing and creating a prototype.

Average: 6 (2 votes)
May 30th 2016

Start-ups are designed to grow quickly, but successful start-ups grow smart. This course is designed to provide you with an understanding of the essential elements of successful scaling, including an overview of demand generation, customer acquisition, adoption, diffusion and forecasting demand. You’ll also learn how to market effectively using best practices of digital marketing, social media, PR, SEO, and pricing.

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May 30th 2016

En este curso, conocerás la importancia de la estrategia en cualquier tipo de organización; diferenciarás los modelos conductuales que se aplican en diferentes países, quiénes son sus principales actores y los intereses que tienen en una empresa. Partirás de la planeación estratégica para materializar tu idea de negocio, a través de la misión, visión, valores y objetivos. Identificarás la idea diferenciadora de tu empresa o idea de negocio, lo cual la hará única del resto. Leerás las señales internas y externas del entorno para poder reaccionar a tiempo ante los factores que afectan a tu empresa.

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May 24th 2016

If you’re an entrepreneur at any stage of your journey, or even an aspiring one, and you need money to start or grow your business, this course is for you. This course will introduce, and help you put to use in your startup, the five models through which your customers can – and will, if you ask them! – fund your business. These five time-tested models have been put to use by entrepreneurial superstars like Michael Dell, Bill Gates, Richard Branson and more. Sadly, though, the five models are rarely talked about and not widely understood. Until now!

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May 23rd 2016

Once you have a prototype and a clearer vision of the opportunity, you’ll need to create a small organization to discover how to create a repeatable and scalable business model. Designed to provide you with a comprehensive overview of the critical components of a creating a start-up, Entrepreneurship 2: Launching the Start-up, provides practical, real-world knowledge about the lean approach, the minimum viable product, when to pivot, when to quit your day job, the art of the pitch, building and managing a team, allocating equity, and building your external team, advisory board members, professional services, and entrepreneurial strategy.

Average: 5.3 (3 votes)
May 23rd 2016

Skill at discovering new ideas, and delivering them, may be one of the most important practical job skills, in today’s and tomorrow’s job market. Creativity is an acquired skill, one that improves with practice. This course aims to empower individuals who believe they have lost their innate creativity, because they, their employers or teachers prefer the three R's: replication, repetition and rote, to innovation. We show how to re-ignite rusty creative powers.

Average: 4.3 (4 votes)
May 23rd 2016

This course is the first in a series on starting a business. Though new venture creation is the focus of the specialization, this course is important for everyone. It provides learners with insights to reframe their thinking in order to maximize their chances for success. Whether success is defined by the performance of their own venture, or by their performance within someone else’s venture. The course is as much, if not more about fulfilling one's potential as it is about one starting a business.

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May 16th 2016

Ce cours vous permettra d’identifier et d’évaluer des opportunités de création d’entreprises technologiques et d’en comprendre les principaux enjeux humains, techniques, commerciaux, environnementaux et financiers. Vous aurez ainsi des bases solides pour créer votre entreprise high tech ou décider d'en rejoindre une.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
May 9th 2016

This course will allow you to identify and evaluate opportunities for creating a tech business, and to better understand its principal issues on a human, technical, commercial, environmental and financial level. As such, you will obtain solid foundations either for building your own tech business, or for joining one. Deciding to create or to join a tech business in these early years is an out-of-the-ordinary adventure, and it certainly won’t be straightforward: you need to be ready to accept that not all "good" ideas will lead to success, and that only a very small number of projects lead to great success.

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Jan 25th 2016

This introductory course teaches founders and entrepreneurs how they can get VC funding for their Startup. Video Lectures, Expert Interviews, and interesting cases will provide valuable tips and a good understanding of how the VC funding process works.

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Self Paced

Grazie al nostro corso su come la disintermediazione ha cambiato il mondo, e perché dovrebbe interessare a tutti, riuscirai a comprendere quali siano i contorni descritti di un fenomeno imprescindibile, e in che modo poterlo sfruttare a vantaggio delle tue iniziative, e delle iniziative dei tuoi clienti.

Average: 9 (2 votes)
Sep 12th 2015

Introducing the first practical course in the world that teaches musicians and artists how they can build a business around their art, discover new revenue streams, and market themselves as startups.

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May 25th 2015

Develop your promising idea into a successful business concept proposal, and launch it! Gain practical experience in the key steps of the venture creation process, including marketing and fundraising. Sharpen your entrepreneurial mindset! ____ Transformez votre idée prometteuse en un projet concret d’entreprise et lancez la pour de vrai. Apprenez les principales étapes du processus de création d’entreprise, y compris marketing et levée de fonds. Affûtez votre esprit d’entrepreneur.

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May 14th 2015

Acumen and our course partner, Dr. Erik Simanis, will teach you how to think about and build a basic financial model from the ground up with this introductory course on financial modeling for start-up social enterprises.

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Oct 16th 2014

UC's Innovation & Design Thinking MOOC is back by popular demand. Did you miss out on some of the Innovation & Design Thinking content last year? Do you have a friend or colleague that would enjoy this free course? You and your friends are in luck - registration is now open for the 2014 UC MOOC.

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