About this Specialization

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Develop your entrepreneurial mindset and skill sets, learn how to bring innovations to market, and craft a business model to successfully launch your new business. The Entrepreneurship Specialization examines the entrepreneurial mindset and skill sets, indicators of innovation opportunities, critical steps to bring innovations to the marketplace, and innovation strategies to establish and maintain a competitive advantage. Fundamentals of new venture financing are explored with attention to capital structures for new ventures, term sheets and how to negotiate them, and the differences between early-stage versus later-stage financing. You will develop an understanding of how to develop winning investor pitches, who and when to pitch, how to avoid common mistakes, and how to ‘get to the close’. In the final Capstone Project, you will apply the tools and concepts from the specialization courses by crafting a comprehensive, customer-validated business model, and creating a business plan and investor pitch.
Learner Career Outcomes
83%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
43%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 5 months to complete
Suggested 3 hours/week
English
Learner Career Outcomes
83%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
43%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 5 months to complete
Suggested 3 hours/week
English

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Developing Innovative Ideas for New Companies: The First Step in Entrepreneurship

4.7
stars
896 ratings
211 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Innovation for Entrepreneurs: From Idea to Marketplace

4.6
stars
489 ratings
92 reviews
Course3

Course 3

New Venture Finance: Startup Funding for Entrepreneurs

4.6
stars
335 ratings
77 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Entrepreneurship Capstone

4.6
stars
147 ratings
28 reviews

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University of Maryland, College Park

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