The Startup Entrepreneurship specialization focuses on issues of Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship. It leads the students through the entire process of creating a start-up from an idea.
Part One deals with ideas, and the creative imagination: discovering new ideas, new products, new services, new and better ways to do almost anything.
Part Two focuses on how to build a business (entrepreneurship). This course guides the learner through a series of tools and methods that help take an idea and make it happen, in a way that can sustain the business or organization that delivers it to humanity. Use this course to build a solid business or organization around the idea you developed during Part One.
Part Three offers Innovation Career Lessons from a Master of proven achievements. During this course you will follow conversations and interviews with Dadi Perlmutter, who until recently was Executive VP of Intel Corporate, the highest ranking Israeli executive of any multinational company.
The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology is one of the world's top science and technology research universities. The Technion was founded in 1912 and its main campus is located in Haifa, Israel
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Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
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How long does it take to complete the Startup Entrepreneurship Specialization?
Time to completion can vary based on your schedule, but most learners are able to complete the Specialization in about 4 months.
What background knowledge is necessary?
No background knowledge is required. This Specialization is designed for all those who are considering launching, or have already launched, a startup business, and those who are simply interested in how this is done.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
It is recommended that the courses in the Startup Entrepreneurship Specialization be taken in the order outlined. In the Capstone Project, you will have the opportunity to synthesize what you have learnt from all three courses.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
Coursera courses and certificates don't carry university credit, though some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.
What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
After completing the specialization successfully, you will be able to transform ideas into real products, services and processes, by validating the idea, testing it, and turning it into a growing, profitable and sustainable business.