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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

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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 M 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 Andrés 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.

By ajay y

Jun 12, 2020

This course is enough to teach you how should you think about your your Idea and test it.

By Daniel D

Apr 6, 2020

Very helpful! I learned a significant amount about starting myself up as an entrepreneur.

By Roberto A

Jul 9, 2018

Really happy with the content. Excellent teaching method. Thank you for the opportunity!!

By Yuhao C

Mar 16, 2016

Really pragmatic! I have started to use it in my business and hope to get a good result!

By Erica C

Aug 5, 2020

I think if you are lost or new to developing a buisness this is a great place to start!

By Ano O H

Jun 7, 2020

It was everything. Very helpful. I am much better for it. Thanks to all the professors.

By Alan

May 18, 2020

Clear and concise explanations balanced with real world examples and actionable advice.

By Jenine B

Mar 26, 2020

Well written and presented. I look forward to the whole set of modules in this program!

By Nimit K

Jun 11, 2016

Highly educative and easily understandable. looking forward to the further assignments.

By Dhananjay B

May 1, 2016

Great resource on opportunity analysis, what to consider when you have an idea in mind!