Who is this class for: This course is designed for those that have been contemplating starting a business and haven't taken action yet, and also for those that have committed to action but need guidance in where to begin. It is an inclusive course that is applicable to all new business ventures regardless of industry or required resources (financial, talent, etc.).

Created by:  Michigan State University

  • Forrest S. Carter

    Taught by:  Forrest S. Carter, Associate Professor, Faculty Director of Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation


  • Ken Szymusiak

    Taught by:  Ken Szymusiak, Managing Director, Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

    Broad College of Business

  • David Wheeler

    Taught by:  David Wheeler, Creative Research Faculty, The Hub for Innovation

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How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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Michigan State University
Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 150 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.
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Rated 4.2 out of 5 of 96 ratings

This course is so intense and powerful.

This course was very helpful. Thank you. ;)

This course give you a clear idea of whta do you need to build a start up.

Really deals with the basics. Without which, the rest seems almost pointless - sort out your mindset and free yourself to be and do exactly what you want. The course made me look at myself and how I was the one holding me back. Highly recommend it.