A beautiful and well oriented course which helps proving your concept of business by customer funding and no external venture capital. Thank you so much to the course instructor and the whole team.
It was an amazing opportunity wherein we had a great chance to both learn about various customer funded models through interviews, guest talks and practice them through assignments in parallel
By SreeChandan N•
Very good course on Entrepreneurship, especially for people who do Not have much experience in this field. Experiences from various Entrepreneurs and Venture Capitalists is invaluable!
By Armand S•
I really enjoy interview with founders . This course give me lot of insights to founded by venture with customers and involve them as soon as possible. Thanks
By Sergey G•
I found this course quite interesting, it made be consider I perspective I previously hadn't. The only drawback is that it is rather slow in places.
Enjoyed the course, learned about how to finance the startup without venture capitalists and finished before expected date.
By Rajat N S•
After the grading process, At least the tutor should look at the Assignments submitted so as to provide fair result.
By Peter L•
I learnt a lot from John Mullins and his guests. It will definitely help me in growing my business. Thank you.
By DESDOUITS F•
very insightful even though some examples are slightly outdated
By Kaspars S•
Valuable not only for those who wanna start without VC's
By Siddharth P•
Best in class and inspiring for future entrepreneurs..
By MADAN A•
An Excellent Course. Wish we could go in more depth!
By Edward B•
A great, practical approach to growing a startup
Very interesting course. Makes you think.
By Kayeye M J•
Nice lecture. I have learn a lot
By Alessandro A•
While the content of the course is valid and thought stimulating, the development of the course is barely sufficient in my opinion. It resembles too much as an advertisement of the professor's book, extended over 7 weeks of MOOC. The investor interviews are interesting at the beginning, but tend to become boring on the long run. Sometimes they fall into simple chit-chat and always go around the same topics again and again ("no need for VC funds / bootstrapping make you stronger and better / etc."). I cannot say that this course is bad because I did take some valuable insights from it. However, it is not an excellent course either, it is rather a middle of the pack type of MOOC. Peer reviews have been quite slow perhaps due to low attendance of the course itself.
By Gunay F•
I would appreciate to have a more direct interchange with the course Professor, to have him more engaged in the evaluation of our homework, his participation in our discussion forums.
By Hieronymus D•
Less financing, more a pricing model focus.
also far to often does he recommend hos book.
By Mehwish k•
it was amazing and very knowledgeable
By Adhitya B•
By Lucas G•
The ideas behind this course are good but seem like the main focus is to promote a book that the author has written on the topic. Insufficient people taking it as for the peer review system to work. It took 25 days for my last submission to be reviewed.
By Asrarul K M•
This course is basically a collection of interviews with some experts and indirect advertisement toward's the instructor's authored book on the subject
By John M L•
This course does not do what it says on the tin. I took this course and bought the book (£15) to learn how to fund my Start-Up. This course offered several scenarios that can be used 'once you get to a certain position'. If you start a website and want to put buyers and sellers together, then yes, getting the customer to fund it is possible. Having an idea and wanting to get that idea to a working demo or actual product, then no, this course doesn't do that. It tells you to 'Bootstrap' at the start and then once you have a product or service, then you can get a or some customers to fund the business.
I have an idea for a product to reduce Carbon Footprint, save on Feed costs for livestock and half the current cost of feed. It will use 95% less water than traditional methods, require no transport and benefit farmers and livestock, which then benefits the marketplace and consumers. But I have a Pitch Deck, Biz PLan, Financials, Website etc but need to build the product. I have no money to bootstrap any further and need at least £100k to get this system made and working to prove concept. Once I have proved concept, I can then approach customers to help fund the next step or approach Angels.
This course does not show me how to get funding for my start-up, to get to a stage where a customer would look at us.
By Eloi G•
This MOOC should just take 5 slides. No need to even do videos.
By Elaine N•
Seems to be a marketing tool for the course leader's book