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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 ravi s

Jul 3, 2016

Some useful frameworks but would have preferred to see more time spent addressing models and frameworks for testing the potential success of new ideas and comparing between different ideas. The tournament model covered here was not sufficient to really address this issue and it requires more depth. But otherwise a decent introduction to those not familiar/ experienced with business/ start ups.

By Alexander A

Jan 7, 2020

Course can be twice shorter as it's full of water to make you curious "What's next? will I know something really meaningfull to launch my start-up?" Spreadsheer is a quite usefull tool as well as some tips abpout surveys and interviews. And a general idea of "what is it to be an entrepreneur" and how to treat whole idea of being an entrepreneur.

By Oleksandr S

Nov 30, 2019

The course is poorly structured, as well as most of the suggested frameworks. I would expect more MECE structure or step-by-step description of what needs to be done. Instead, course is jumping from topic to topic all the time and not always provide overview of how all the bits and pieces fit into big picture.

By Philipp B

Oct 5, 2018

Nice introduction, but could use more examples that are developed as part of the course. The detailed examples from the lecturers past are very valuable, but do not always bring across how the method is to implement one of the taught approaches

By Abhijeet L y

Nov 25, 2017

The course is good. helped me to get the insights about developing opportunity in entrepreneurship.

It can be improve by giving more explanatory examples with latest trends.

By German D V

Jan 5, 2020

Good simple course to start you thinking about how to create a company. SImple but important take- aways. A bit too costly for the level of depth.

By Thiago F d S

Apr 2, 2018

It's a good course, it talks about interesting thing that you need to know in order to start thinking abour your company, product, etc.

By Tyrel B

May 19, 2017

Good Primer, hopefully the following courses in the specialization provide more value.

By Andreas S

Apr 6, 2018

I think this part of the specialization should go a little bit deeper.

By Christian D

Mar 22, 2016

Lots of theory but includes some useful models and formulas

By Vicente R N

May 9, 2020

Week 4 videos and pdfs contents are not in the right order

By aman g

Apr 14, 2016

Figure out whether your idea makes sense to go to market

By Marko T

Feb 6, 2021

Too much personal advertisement from lecturers.

By Abdennour t

Oct 13, 2020

we need a good transalt in arab

By Fernando D V

Mar 27, 2016


By Joel D

Feb 28, 2017

Not very challenging. Will be more better if there are case studies in the quiz and we answer questions applying the knowledge from the video lectures to the case studies.

By omid a

Sep 26, 2020

very basic and boring. very very elementary

By Maureen G

Feb 24, 2021

its very difficult to undarstand

By tanish

May 26, 2018

worse course ever