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About the Course

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. As a vital part of the course students conduct on-site interviews with entrepreneurs who have launched startups, and are eager to share their valuable insights with them. Upon completing this course successfully, graduates will be able to: 1. Transform ideas into real products, services and processes, by validating the idea, testing it, and turning it into a growing, profitable and sustainable business. 2. Identify the major steps and requirements in order to estimate the potential of an innovative idea as the basis of an innovative project. 3. Reach creative solutions via an iteration of a virtually endless stream of world-changing ideas and strategies, integrating feedback, and learning from failures along the way. 4. Apply the 10 entrepreneurial tools in creating a business plan for a new innovative venture. 5. Apply methods and strategies learned from interviews with startup entrepreneurs and innovators. 6. Communicate and sell innovative ideas successfully....

Top reviews


Apr 25, 2016

Thank you Professor!\n\nI want to learn from you more because you teach what I don't know and what are identical to lessons I've learnt at my university!


Aug 26, 2016

Well this course gave me great tools for my startup. I recommend this as must have course before doing any kind of stratup

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By Antoni B

May 02, 2016

That's a fantastic idea and the course - thank you for giving us an opportunity to study the most important subject for future economy development. I have been working in Finance (Financial and Management Accounting) for so long - but I met the 'social margin' for the first time.

It also proved to me that creativity, innovation and change can't be described as an linear function any more - this is purely biological function with a high uncertainty element (defined as a complex and dynamic changes) .

Professor Shlomo Maital has made a significant progress comparing with the first course of that specialization - he is very engaged in what he working on (what was in the 1st course as well), however he looks more relaxed and opened making lectures.

Thx a lot !

By Pili G

Jan 24, 2017

Since the very first week I knew this course was worth taking it. Shlomo is TRULY an amazing teacher, he is very instructive and very inspiring. The slides he provides (that you can also download) are very helpful too. I haven't finished the course yet, I am in week 5, but I am very pleased with the path that every lesson takes and I am in love with the way he instructs. Thanks very much Sholomo! You are an awesome teacher.

By Francisco B

Feb 28, 2017

What a way Dr. Maital teaches. Everybody should take his courses which are excellent. When I hear his lesson, I would like to keep in my head all what he says, and don't forget even a dot.

Thank you very much to you all: Dr. Maital, Coursera and the wonder people from Technion.

By Kirsten B

Sep 05, 2016

Nice Professor, who is able to present the transition between research and practice.

Very good hands-on assignments.

Toolbox allows direct implementation of what has been learned.

Even though I knew a lot of strategy theories it gave me knew and hands-on insights.

Thank you!

By Nguyen V T

Apr 25, 2016

Thank you Professor!

I want to learn from you more because you teach what I don't know and what are identical to lessons I've learnt at my university!

By Wajid W K

Aug 26, 2016

Well this course gave me great tools for my startup. I recommend this as must have course before doing any kind of stratup

By Kelvin N

May 04, 2016

Awesome course, which is very practical. If you are into entrepreneurship or business, you can't just afford to miss it.

By Zyad S

May 03, 2016

Excellent material, Prof. Shlomo. As always expected from your distinctness.

Looking forward for the coming. -Zyad

By Eyal T

Dec 30, 2018

Great course highly recommended! Shlomo delivers the content clearly and effectively.

By 武利鑫

Jun 14, 2016

THIS course will give us ten model ways to finish our career more conces and effect.

By Abha K

Jul 03, 2016

Short and Apt classes. Great amount of information shared in each class.

By Palash I

Aug 09, 2016

great course...u wanna start a business? ..this is your index

By Dr. A S

Jul 22, 2017

Such a wonderful session for inspiration to start startups.

By Vignesh R

Oct 07, 2016

Excellent Course.Professor Shlomo Maital is a great teacher

By Alexis G P

Feb 12, 2017

this course help me to see the big picture of startups

By Ziga z

Nov 14, 2016

Shlomo is comfy presenter, I wish him all the best.


May 26, 2020

Very Good and informative

By SonNTSE130084

May 25, 2020

This course is good

By Ahmed A A A K

Feb 17, 2020

Very useful course

By Fariz M

Apr 30, 2020

Thanks for all:)

By Benoit M

Nov 27, 2016

Great examples

By Kader F

Nov 03, 2017


By Yannick

Jul 04, 2017

The best course of this series. I go over it again. Sometimes the lectures are a bit long, but mostly they are really valuable.

By Muhammad F S

Jan 23, 2018

The interviews from the entrepreneurs were the icing on the cake!

By Kamgang P G

Jun 25, 2017

very helpful tips to succeed. thanks a million