This course builds on previous concepts and outlines strategies and tactics for forming, financing, and launching a new venture. Topics to be addressed will include building the new venture’s initial management team, identifying and reaching out to early customers, developing financial plans, raising startup and initial growth financing, and preparing for and managing rapid growth.
This course is part of the Innovation: From Creativity to Entrepreneurship Specialization
About this Course
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TOP REVIEWS FROM ENTREPRENEURSHIP II: PREPARING FOR LAUNCH
This course was very helpful However, I think that the section on how to value an investment could do with more information to clarify things.
Professor Parkinson made this course highly engaging and interesting. His guest presenters were all great speakers and very helpful in helping me to gain insight to how the world of startups works.
This course is so practical and very helpful.I have learnt so much. The lecturer is so professional and cool.
i am more than honored to have studied this course, the material is very well done and the lecturer is the best that i seen so far.... love from uganda
About the Innovation: From Creativity to Entrepreneurship Specialization
In a world characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity, leaders require robust innovation skills. Thinking flexibly and developing an entrepreneurial mindset are critical to thriving in uncertain business environments. This specialization addresses how to recognize and question assumptions and constraints to identify and capitalize on opportunities. Learning to change the rules of the game by creating innovative value propositions and discovering new market positions for sustained competitive advantage are some of the actionable lessons in this specialization.
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