Beautiful course, extremely useful. I have learned a lot and have recommended it to all my team members. I will go over the material for a long time, there's just so much to learn and implement.
Course design is really good. All the speakers have given good inputs which are very much needed for entrepreneurs to convert their ideas into the market place.
By Abdullah K•
By Victor L•
Although weeks 1 through 3 are interesting and engaging, weeks 4 and 5 seem a bit disconnected from the course narrative seen in the first three weeks, and at times it gives the impression that weeks 4 and 5 were put together in a rush with whatever material could be found to fill the gaps. Suddenly we go from a logical progression of finding and implementing value, create market fit and market positioning to a rough progression on prototyping software and 3D printing, without much linking in between. Also the speakers in those lectures made frequent references to books, and other videos that are not indicated in the course materials. IT REALLY GIVES THE IMPRESSION THAT WEEKS 4 AND 5 WERE PUT TOGETHER RANDOMLY FROM OTHER COURSES WITHOUT CHECKING HOW THE CONTENT EVEN FITS THE PROGRESSION OF THE COURSE.
By Martin C•
Though the content is great, it is kind of messy altogether! At the end Prof. Green strongly invites us to enroll for a degree in his field at the university of Maryland and there wouldn't be any problem with that without the kind of messy feeling that the course leaves you with. When you put both together it awfully seems like the university tried to diversify its communication and that the only objective of the course is that you enroll in a degree. At the same time, the technical issues of some lectures give a relatively bad image of the university of Maryland...
Too sad because again, the content in most videos is great... Just reorganize it and put it together with more cohesion. Among other peer reviews would be preferable to the current way of testing...
By Sabrina B•
Good overview, but some of the content is just quickly mentioned and not put into practice. Give more room to use in examples, create action, tell stories. Some of the lecturers were just reading down the notes wer already see in front of us and were not finishing their sentences in an engaging way (sometimes they made comments in a very low tone) . Some of the sounds are not good quality (mono - just on one ear)
By Nicholas O•
It is difficult to write such a course for all possible entrepreneurial ventures there may exist, but I found the strong reference to ICT and technological innovations difficult to apply to my own venture. I think parts of the course are only relevant to such innovations.
By Ryan C•
This course was very scattered and included several different lecturers. It was the least focused course in the specialization, but still did provide insight in an area I probably knew the least about.
By Brad D•
Didn't enjoy this as much as the first certificate but still enjoyable and informative. Some of the information is very US-centric (e.g. around employment).
By Алексей Д•
Compared to the first course in this specialization this one definitely lacks structure and the main idea - seems like videos are mixed together randomly
Not as inspiring as Developing Innovative Ideas, but yet a very informative Course. I only audited the course.
By Eduardo E B•
Very basic explanations, maybe will need to make it more thoughtful!
By Ernesto J E C•
The 3 last weeks, excellent. But the two first to basic.
By patrick c•
This course clearly needs an overhaul (missing links, content starting to age).
The last part on building a team is very fuzzy and needs more hands on content (testimony, cases).
Some challenge activities would benefit to be beefed up.
By Hrvoje V•
Ill give two stars cause lectures are way to boring to follow.
Knowledge provided here was just a common sense.
By Eugene M•
It's a second edition of this course. I think that this edition is absolutely useless. Several old mans read subtitles from obsolete books under the camera. No real-life examples, no practice, just obvious things and pure theory from dawn of dinosaurs. 1 star for Ostervalder's business model canvas, the real mark of this course is 0 stars. Where is the first edition of this course with original lectures of Tom Mierzwa? I feel robbed for 49$.
By Martin E•
I found the content and the presenters much less engaging than in "Developing Innovative Ideas for New Companies: The First Step in Entrepreneurship". The exams were so easy that I could pass them at 100% without watching most of the videos. I really don't have the feeling that I learned much that would help me in getting "From Idea to Marketplace". Overall disappointing for a paid course.