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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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May 4, 2017

'Entrepreneurship 1: Developing the Opportunity' made me believe that i had all that one should know before starting up. I would recommend this course to all those looking to build the next big thing.


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..

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By Youra A

Feb 7, 2021

I hope the course was more visual with images and videos. Overall, it is a great course to learn different approaches and perspectives towards entrepreneurship.

By Richard T

Jan 9, 2017

Great introduction to entrepreneurship from 4-5 very talented professors who don't have just theoretical experience but actual experience as entrepreneurs.

By Francesca Z

Apr 29, 2022

I found it very interesting and well explained considering I have no major experience in the entrepreneurship world. I am very satisfied with this course

By Mohit J

Mar 29, 2016

Embedded one page case study in the middle of the lecture videos with a followup debrief or the same during the assignments would be extremely useful.

By Divyansh J

Jan 30, 2022

Ulrich's lessons are the best while I struggled to connect with other instructors. Ulrich had the best examples and his way of delivery is awesome.

By David K

May 13, 2018

Well developed lectures, practical examples,

it is evident the instructors/professors have practical experience and provide really useful guidance

By Raviranjan S

Jun 7, 2021

One of those quality courses which you don't wanna miss. I had really a good time learning this course. Looking forward learn courses like this.

By Vivekanand K Y

Sep 13, 2016

I found this course helpful and gave me basic ideas to brainstorm on a project which at the initial phase on finding out the right opportunity.

By César A C E

Mar 3, 2018

It's an overview of the definition of entepreneurship and what entails to be an entepreneur. It's a very good starting point for a begginer.

By Jose G

Mar 24, 2020

Well thought out course of instruction. It was easy to follow and challenging. Spend the time to improve videos especially in the audio.

By Avinash T

May 19, 2020

Great course i learnt a lot of new things and know about how to generate ideas for our venture,and we can implement it inn real life.

By Art S

Feb 20, 2019

A splendid introduction. Only thing it lacked were exercises as part of the course work. Otherwise a very good learning experience.

By Carlos J R F

Jun 21, 2018

Very good introductory module. Slides can improve with better content. Some speakers should pace themselves. Interviews are great

By Ikponmwosa

Jun 10, 2016

Some of the lecturers have insightful examples that help you as you take this course. Very informative for short video classes.

By George

Jan 18, 2021

Pleased to learn from the Best Acadameias, some of the materials are outdated, and long videos make me lose focus on studies.

By Yagnik P

Dec 29, 2019

some faculty need to reduce their spelling speed but thanks to coursera speed control feature no other issue great course...


May 31, 2020

We need practical workshop for developing Entreprenerurship. And this is very good course for who want start a business.

By Simone S

Mar 17, 2017

Very good content and expert teachers. Overall a very good experience. I expected more articulated assessment though.

By Gaurav A

May 5, 2020

fantastic course, great lectures with examples.

the only thing that is missing is live interaction else it is superb.

By Matthias L

Apr 5, 2020

This course was very interesting and helpful. I am planning on taking the other courses of this programme as well.

By Craig Z

Aug 20, 2022


By Patrick N

Jun 21, 2020

Very well structure and easy /simple to follow. I learnt a lot from the first series on Entrepreneurship. Thanks

By Raoul Z

Apr 7, 2020

Sound quality was sometimes a bit bad. Sound was only left side of my speakers.

Content could be more up to date.

By Matias B

Apr 11, 2022

Me gustaria contenido mas actual. Pasaron 7 años de esta edición. Muchas buenas prácticas han cambiando.

By Ahmed A B

Sep 4, 2019

Very useful Course that i learn alot of information that i need in my career and help me much in my life