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Estimated Completion Time

19 weeks


Students hear a lot of contradictory advice in life. On one hand, they may hear something like “Follow your dreams. Pursue your passion and the money will come!” On the other hand, they may hear something completely opposite, like “Most startups fail! It’s much safer to get a safe, steady job.” So which side is right? Given the massive changes to the economy and society, the skills of entrepreneurship are going to be critical in building a lasting career. The entrepreneurial mindset of searching for opportunities, creating value, and solving pain points will always be valuable. And this mindset applies not just to starting a business, but in any organization that someone is a part of school, established companies, or non-profits. In this course, students will explore how to use this mindset to create the next world-class startup.

During this course, you will learn career-related skills and earn a badge for this accomplishment. A badge is a digital certification of your career-related learning that you can share on social media and higher education platforms, or with colleges, potential employers, peers, and colleagues. Select this link to learn more about badges.

Major Topics and Concepts

Startups, Models, Disruptive Innovation

Markets & Competition

Team Building

Marketing, Pitch Decks & Capital

Types of Entrepreneurs

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  • Startups, Models, Disruptive Innovation
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of entrepreneurial startups, models, and disruptive innovation by explaining entrepreneurial startups and the effects of disruptive innovation and defining startup models.
  • Markets & Competition
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of service and product markets and competition by explaining the concept of minimum viable product and describing the competitive analysis process, its benefits, and why it is important to differentiate your business from others.
  • Team Building
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of the kinds of entrepreneurial founders and the roles inside an entrepreneurial team by explaining the different kinds of entrepreneurial founders and explaining each of the roles inside of an entrepreneurial team.
  • Marketing, Pitch Decks & Capital
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of marketing, pitch decks, and capital by explaining the marketing process, explaining the purpose and creation of pitch decks, and comparing finance and funding options.
  • Types of Entrepreneurs
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of the types of entrepreneurship by explaining the different kinds of entrepreneurs, the 5 harvests of an entrepreneur, and the opportunities available to entrepreneurs.



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