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Suggested: 1.5 hours of videos...
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English

Subtitles: English, French, Kinyarwanda, Czech, Chinese (Simplified), Greek, Portuguese (Brazilian), Vietnamese, Macedonian (FYROM), Russian, Indonesian, Albanian, Turkish, Spanish, Khmer, Persian...
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

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Hours to complete

Approx. 18 hours to complete

Suggested: 1.5 hours of videos...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, French, Kinyarwanda, Czech, Chinese (Simplified), Greek, Portuguese (Brazilian), Vietnamese, Macedonian (FYROM), Russian, Indonesian, Albanian, Turkish, Spanish, Khmer, Persian...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Course Overview

The Course Welcome and Overview video lays the foundation for the course and provides context for what we are calling the “Cleveland Case Study.” We’ll explore how my hometown of Cleveland, Ohio is working to support start-up companies with the help of government and philanthropy/donors working in conjunction with the private sector....
Reading
1 video (Total 13 min), 3 readings
Reading3 readings
Course Readings10m
Course Teaching and Support Team10m
Recognizing Our Volunteer Translators10m
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

The Role of Government

The Role of Government video lecture examines the role of government in an entrepreneurial ecosystem. You will learn how an entrepreneur from India developed a technology in a university lab and turned it into a medical device company in Cleveland with the support of government funding. As with all of lectures, you will also hear international perspectives on the topic, this time from Vietnam and Tunisia. In reviewing this lesson, consider the following questions. How can governments avoid bias? What is follow-on capital? What is government matching funds? How can both be used as tools to support startup initiatives? How can a government measure the success of its entrepreneurial support programs? What role does corruption play in government support?...
Reading
1 video (Total 12 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video1 video
Reading1 reading
Readings: Role of Government10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
The Role of Government10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

The Role of Philanthropy/Donors

The Role of Philanthropy/Donors video lecture explores how foundations in Cleveland came together to form the The Fund for Our Economic Future (http://www.thefundneo.org/) to provide funding alongside government and the private sector to entrepreneurs. Consider the following questions when reviewing the materials. Why donors get involved in supporting entrepreneurs? How donors may differ from government and private investors? What are the challenges of maintaining donor interest in entrepreneurship over the long haul? What makes philanthropies decide to dedicate resources to entrepreneurship and economic development? What is donor fatigue and what causes it? How are the metrics of success for a philanthropy similar and different from those of the government/private sector? Are donors more or less risk tolerant than their government and private sector counterparts? What role can corporations play in the international philanthropic setting? ...
Reading
1 video (Total 13 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Reading1 reading
Readings: The Role of Philanthropy/Donors10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
The Role of Philanthropy/Donors10m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

The Role of Intermediary Organizations/NGOs

Governments and donors are often forbidden by law or uncomfortable funding entrepreneurs directly so they provide grants to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) who then in turn offer capital, mentoring or other services to promising entrepreneurs. The Role of Intermediary Organizations/NGOs video lecture examines several examples of NGOs that do this type of work in Cleveland and around the world. Some key points covered in the lecture are: Why are intermediary organizations created? How do intermediary organizations measure success? What are the challenges of intermediary organizations?...
Reading
1 video (Total 12 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Reading1 reading
Readings: The Role of Intermediary Organizations/NGOs10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
The Role of Intermediary Organizations/NGOs10m
Week
4
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Leveraging Anchor Institutions

The Leveraging Anchor Institutions video lecture focuses on the role that anchor institutions such as universities can play in supporting the growth of entrepreneurship including supporting increased commercialization activity, licensing versus new company formation, and measuring success. While completing this module, consider the following questions. What are the different ways that anchor institutions stimulate entrepreneurship? Why might an anchor institution provide financial support for an early stage company? How can an anchor institution's research capabilities translate into support for early stage companies? What are the different ways that anchor institutes measure their own success?...
Reading
1 video (Total 13 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
Reading1 reading
Readings: Leveraging Anchor Institutions10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Leveraging Anchor Institutions10m
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Top Reviews

By GBSep 25th 2015

Interesting course! Strongly opened my mind further on understanding entrepreneurship success, its impact on business and communities development as well as jobs creation.\n\nThanks

By MANov 30th 2015

great course with excellent teacher and very effortful videod! Really enjoyed it and learned a lot

Instructor

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Professor Michael Goldberg

Assistant Professor, Design and Innovation
Weatherhead School of Management

About Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University is a leading national research university located in Cleveland, Ohio. Through its seven schools and college, Case Western Reserve offers top-10 programs in health law, organizational behavior and social work and top-25 programs in biomedical engineering, international law, medicine and nursing. More than 4,000 undergraduate and nearly 6,000 graduate and professional students are enrolled at CWRU, representing all 50 states and more than 90 countries....

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