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About the Course

How does a good idea become a viable business opportunity? What is entrepreneurship and who fits the profile of an entrepreneur? This introductory course is designed to introduce you to the foundational concepts of entrepreneurship, including the definition of entrepreneurship, the profile of the entrepreneur, the difference between entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial management, and the role of venture creation in society. You’ll explore where technology entrepreneurship and impact entrepreneurship align and where they diverge, and you’ll learn proven techniques for identifying the opportunity, assessing the opportunity, hypothesis testing and creating a prototype. By the end of this course, you’ll know how to test, validate and prototype your idea, and also whether or not you fit the profile of an entrepreneur! You’ll also be ready to move on to the next phase of entrepreneurship in Entrepreneurship 2: Launching the Start-Up....

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Feb 28, 2021

Coursera is the best,,, I’ve always thought going to school was all you need to acquire the knowledge you want... But now I no you can be home and acquire your knowledge through the help of coursera..


Dec 3, 2018

Even as I had started with a fragmented idea about entrepreneurship, this course kind of helped to articulate and build a structure of thought process around it. Looking forward for the courses ahead.

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By Sofiia S

Jun 21, 2020

Great course that provides full guidance for someone who is just starting to develop their idea!

By Amir H D

Mar 5, 2018

A must-take course in the journey of entrepreneurship.

Thank you Wharton and thank you Coursera.

By Daniyar T

May 24, 2017

Excellent course for beginners! Provides you a methodical approach on how to start your venture.

By ZhengbichengWang

Mar 21, 2021

I'm really happy studying this course, it gives me some inspiration and professional knowledge.

By Lindsey R

Apr 3, 2020

Very easy to comprehend and acquire the knowledge offered in this course I loved it! Thank you!

By Subramaniyan N

Jan 28, 2018

Very useful give a clear thought on parameters to be considered for a start up or new business.


Aug 17, 2020

A clear and confident leg-up to your entrepreneurial journey!!! Thank you Coursera and UPenn!

By Laurena L

Sep 27, 2019


By Sarah C S

Nov 17, 2018

A good introduction to Entrepreneurship. Professors and lessons are interesting and engaging.

By Xinhua L

Jul 10, 2017

i like the course very much, it offers good analysis for finding an oppertunity for startups .

By Pornrapee V

May 1, 2017

Great course for the beginner. It would be better for more example and case study. Thanks. Jom

By Tshepo N

Mar 14, 2016

Great Learning Experience. Clear lectures and beneficial. Looking forward to the next session.

By melissa a

Mar 7, 2016

Looking forward to the rest of this series. Informative. Easy to follow. Extremely helpful.

By Afaf T

Aug 27, 2020

Thank you for all the professors for such a high quality professional knowledge and material.


Jul 24, 2019

Using Strategies learned from this course helped me to get funding for my innovative project.

By Hans v W

Apr 15, 2018

Interesting and comprehensive, clear examples and well articulated necessities to start with.

By Vishal N

May 4, 2017

enjoyable lectures. relevant and puts into context many business concepts in a cohesive whole

By Phyllisa F

Apr 2, 2020

I loved this course. It was very easy to follow, the professors were relevant and relatable.

By Brian M B

Jan 31, 2020

nice intro to entreprenuership. I was able to use the concepts in my businesses immediately

By Mohammad J K Z

Sep 6, 2019

Thank you for giving me a great information about how to take advantage of the opportunities

By Rahul C

Dec 13, 2020

Loved the curriculum, delivery and structure of the course (not to mention the whole team!)

By muhammad a r

Feb 1, 2017

The best course i ever took. So interesting and fascinating content, and amazing teachers.

By Affonso S

Oct 5, 2016

excellent material on how find opportunities an develop then, from the idea to prototyping

By Andres M

Apr 29, 2016

It's a great course to give you a real sense about opportunities and how to evaluate them.

By Jose V

Jun 29, 2020

Excellent course. I will be of great help for me at this moment that i opened a business.