Jun 27th 2016

Becoming an Entrepreneur (edX)

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Learn the business skills and startup mindset needed to embark on your entrepreneurial path from MIT’s entrepreneurship program, MIT Launch. Curious about entrepreneurship, but not sure where to start? Learn from MIT’s entrepreneurship program, MIT Launch, which is geared toward high school students, but applicable to budding entrepreneurs of any age.

In just six weeks, build the mindset and acquire the tools, skills and knowledge to start your own venture.

Becoming an Entrepreneur is an innovation and business course designed for young, 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 to 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.

What you'll learn:

- Overcoming the top hurdles to starting a company

- Coming up with business ideas

- Performing market research and choosing your target customer

- Developing your positioning and entrepreneurial strategy

- Defining your goals as an entrepreneur and business, plus pitching and selling to customers