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Business ModelingRenewable EnergyStartup CompanyEntrepreneurship

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Beginner Level

Approx. 10 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 hours/week...

English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
11 minutes to complete

Welcome to the course

2 videos (Total 6 min), 1 reading
2 videos
Introduction4m
1 reading
Welcome to the Course!5m
6 hours to complete

Get Inspired — The Power of 3: Entrepreneurship + Green Building + Renewable Energy

7 videos (Total 66 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Intrapreneurship: Innovation from Within11m
Opportunities in Green Building Design9m
Financial Opportunities in Renewable Engery8m
Green Building Case Study: Cherokee Investment Partners12m
Renewable Energy Case Study: Strata Solar7m
Green Building Case Study: Nicholas School of the Envrionment6m
6 readings
Welcome to Week 1 of the “Renewable Energy and Green Building Entrepreneurship”3m
The Importance of Entrepreneurial Thinking for the Green Building Industry7m
The Rise of The Intrapreneur12m
[References]: Green Building Global Status Report and World Green Building Trends 20161h
[References] Renewable 2016: Global Status Report45m
Green Features Tour: Duke University Environment Hall3m
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz16m
Week
2
5 hours to complete

Dive into Business — Real Opportunity. Real Challenges.

6 videos (Total 63 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
The Logic Behind Renewable Energy8m
Inside Entrepreneurship: Benefits and Examples of Entrepreneurship10m
Inside Entrepreneurship: Criticisms of Green Building9m
Inside Entrepreneurship: Criticisms of Renewable Energy13m
Inside Entrepreneurship: Challenges in Entrepreneurship8m
5 readings
Welcome to Week 2 of the “Renewable Energy and Green Building Entrepreneurship”1m
[References] The Business Cases for Green Building1h 10m
Additional Resources of Logic Behind Renewable Energy10m
Entrepreneurship: A Working Definition and More30m
The Top 10 Challenges Faced By Entrepreneurs Today: Solved8m
1 practice exercise
Week 216m
Week
3
6 hours to complete

Blast Off — Moving from Ideas to Business Implementation

7 videos (Total 72 min), 8 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Generating Ideas for a Startup12m
Refining Your Vision9m
Using the Business Model Canvas7m
Building a Great Team8m
Financing Your Buisness9m
Launching Your Business10m
8 readings
Welcome to Week 3 of the “Renewable Energy and Green Building Entrepreneurship”1m
23 Ways to Generate Startup Ideas10m
The Startup Framework to Validate Your Idea Before You Spend $18m
How to Conduct Market Reserach20m
The 20 Minute Business Model Plan: Business Model Canvas Made Easy20m
How to Build a Better Startup Team15m
How to Pitch to a Venture Capitalist15m
20 Things All Entrepreneurs Should Know About Angel Investors20m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 316m
18 minutes to complete

Closing

1 video (Total 3 min), 1 reading
1 reading
60 Great Tools and Resources for Entrepreneurs and Startups15m
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Top reviews from Renewable Energy and Green Building Entrepreneurship

By DCDec 31st 2017

A really good immersion in the green architecture solutions to be best adapted nowadays and the the economic and entrepreneurial field understanding the business factor and the start-up process.

By SKJul 20th 2019

A good course for gaining insights into the fundamentals of the functioning of entrepreneurship, and the relevance of the green energy industry in the corporate world focusing on profits.

Instructor

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Chris Wedding

Faculty
Nicholas School of the Environment. Founder and Managing Partner, IronOak Energy

About Duke University

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • We will use short videos, readings, quizzes, reflection questions, and forums to digest, retain, and act on what you will learn. Most importantly, this course offers 3 different tracks from which learners can choose:

    Audit Track: You will have access to all the videos, readings, reflection questions and discussion forums. This will allow you to master basic course concepts. Passing the graded quizzes is not required.

    Certificate Track: In addition to the learning elements in the audit track, you will need to pass the graded quizzes in order to earn the certificate. The quizzes will allow you to test your mastery and understanding of the course knowledge.

    Honors Track with Recognition Certificate: In addition to everything in the Certificate track, there are additional readings and three small peer-reviewed projects. In these projects you will be asked to:

    1.Describe a business in renewable energy or green building

    2.Identify 2-3 problems to solve in these sectors

    3. Summarize your new business using the 1-page template

  • No. Completion of a Coursera course does not earn you academic credit from Duke; therefore, Duke is not able to provide you with a university transcript. However, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile.

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