Identify, Analyze, and Launch Your Startup. Build Your Skills to Develop Great Ideas into Great Companies.
About this Specialization
Develop your entrepreneurial mindset and skill sets, learn how to bring innovations to market, and craft a business model to launch your new business successfully.
The Entrepreneurship Specialization examines the entrepreneurial mindset and skill sets, indicators of innovation opportunities, critical steps to bring innovations to the marketplace, and innovation strategies to establish and maintain a competitive advantage. Fundamentals of new venture financing are explored with attention to capital structures for new ventures, term sheets and how to negotiate them, and the differences between early-stage versus later-stage financing. You will understand how to develop winning investor pitches, who and when to pitch, avoid common mistakes, and ‘get to the close.’ In the final Capstone Project, you will apply the tools and concepts from the specialization courses by crafting a comprehensive, customer-validated business model and creating a business plan and investor pitch.