Developing Young Entrepreneurs: From Idea to Pitch
This course is no longer being offered.
Are you full of great business ideas? Do you love sharing these ideas with your friends and family? Does your imagination wander when you think about how a product or service could be developed or improved? If so, you may be on your way to becoming the next great entrepreneur!
Entrepreneurship is a creative endeavor, in which innovators put their ideas to the test in the marketplace, hoping to transform them into successful commercial realities. It is an entrepreneur’s creativity and desire to innovate and improve that generates the countless products, services, and processes that many of us use and enjoy every day.
In this course, you will develop the ability to see the world with an entrepreneurial eye, looking for your next great opportunity around every corner. But having an idea isn't enough; you need to know how to bring your ideas to life. That's why this course provides practical, applicable techniques to test and develop your ideas. These techniques are used by successful entrepreneurs all over the world: skills that took many of them years to develop, but that you will be exposed to before you enter college.
By the end of the course, you and your classmates will have amassed a collection of potential product, service, and process ideas, and will have been given the chance to test the value of the strongest of your ideas using proven market research techniques. Ultimately, one of these ideas will be chosen as the focus of your final project, when you will work as part of a small group to develop an online team presentation, touting the merits of your team’s product, service, or process idea to potential customers. If you think it’s viable and there is demand for it, you may even decide to bring your idea to market after the course has ended!
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Coursework requirements: This course requires approximately 10 hours of coursework per week.
You will need the following to participate in this online course:
• Computer with internet access and browser
• Webcam and microphone
• Headphones or speakers
• Adobe Flash Player
Course Fee: $985
Enrollment deadline: June 30
Related courses: The Entrepreneurial Process: Turning Ideas into Commercial Realities (on campus course)