May 13, 2017
It was an amazing opportunity wherein we had a great chance to both learn about various customer funded models through interviews, guest talks and practice them through assignments in parallel
Jun 14, 2016
Excelent course, with great interviews. I am sorry I didn't get it 5 years ago. I would have saved hours and hours preparing for a VC, that I would have used to get customers.
by Pedro T•
Apr 29, 2016
The lecture / interview approach brings diversity and different views on the table. The topic of the MOOC is actually quite simple, and it's its simplicity that makes it so important - first thought for the large majority of entrepreneurs should be to raise money by their own means, ie building a sellable product and finance the business through customers. The fact that it isn't so nowadays, is the reason for so many failures and it's also why this course is so relevant.
by Siddharth P•
Jan 19, 2018
Best in class and inspiring for future entrepreneurs..
by armand S•
Aug 18, 2016
I really enjoy interview with founders . This course give me lot of insights to founded by venture with customers and involve them as soon as possible. Thanks
by Sergey G•
Aug 13, 2016
I found this course quite interesting, it made be consider I perspective I previously hadn't. The only drawback is that it is rather slow in places.
by Andrea J•
Nov 06, 2017
The content by John is great. But there is not enough support for the course. File cannot be uploaded easily. Grading by peers is questionable. There're usually 3 people who review your work, but in one of the assignment, there is only 1 person who grade my paper. In his opinion, the paper has not met "the criteria" (actually, it did). I cannot re-submit paper afterwards, and have to wait for the whole next cycle of course to have the paper review again. This is time consuming, and very frustrating.
by Kayeye M J•
May 12, 2017
Nice lecture. I have learn a lot
by Edward B•
May 10, 2016
A great, practical approach to growing a startup
by Nejc M•
Sep 27, 2018
Enjoyed the course, learned about how to finance the startup without venture capitalists and finished before expected date.
by Peter L•
Nov 06, 2018
I learnt a lot from John Mullins and his guests. It will definitely help me in growing my business. Thank you.
by Kaspars S•
Jul 20, 2016
Valuable not only for those who wanna start without VC's
by frederick b•
Jan 16, 2017
Definitely worth taking! Eye opener on lots of issues and topics. I took the course while in the middle of launching my venture. I will definitely put some of what I learned there in motion and certainly keep all in mind before planing my next move.
The course rang lots of bells as i already got VCs buying shares in some of my companies. I would have had taken the course before, I would certainly have done things differently.
Better late than never!
Thanks J Mullins and LBS
Jun 17, 2019
Very interesting course. Makes you think.
by Madan A•
Jul 05, 2018
An Excellent Course. Wish we could go in more depth!
by Alessandro A•
Jun 03, 2018
While the content of the course is valid and thought stimulating, the development of the course is barely sufficient in my opinion. It resembles too much as an advertisement of the professor's book, extended over 7 weeks of MOOC. The investor interviews are interesting at the beginning, but tend to become boring on the long run. Sometimes they fall into simple chit-chat and always go around the same topics again and again ("no need for VC funds / bootstrapping make you stronger and better / etc."). I cannot say that this course is bad because I did take some valuable insights from it. However, it is not an excellent course either, it is rather a middle of the pack type of MOOC. Peer reviews have been quite slow perhaps due to low attendance of the course itself.
by Adhitya B•
May 08, 2016
by Mehwish k•
Oct 23, 2017
it was amazing and very knowledgeable
by Hieronymus D•
Sep 15, 2019
Less financing, more a pricing model focus.
also far to often does he recommend hos book.
by Asrarul K M•
Sep 08, 2018
This course is basically a collection of interviews with some experts and indirect advertisement toward's the instructor's authored book on the subject