All undergrads have been dreaming to be the next big name in the start-up world. And why wouldn’t they? Startups are cool, upbeat and fast paced. But what looks cool and gloomy on the outside takes efforts and too much heart, courage, sweat, blood and dedication to establish. So, if you think you are ready to be in love with the struggle of being an entrepreneur, this is where you’ve got free (yes free) help to find. Other than what we call MOOCs or Massive Online Open Courses, the internet also has a wide variety of resources to use for budding entrepreneurs to learn.
Down below are seven courses that come straight from the recommendation of the greatest start-up minds of the world, and meticulously created and curated by the most prominent Universities and professors. You are up for a real joy ride with this one!
1. How To Start A Startup | Y-Combinator
Sam Altman, president of Y Combinator, and Dustin Moskovitz, Cofounder of Facebook, Asana and good ventures kick off How To Start A Startup Course. Sam covers the first two and four key areas: Ideas, Products, Teams and Execution. Dustin discusses why to start a startup.
2. Technology Entrepreneurship | Stanford University
This course by Stanford University introduces the fundamentals of technology entrepreneurship, pioneered in the Silicon Valley and now influencing various other locations around the world. It will help you understand how technology entrepreneurs start companies.
It will go about how you can take your tech idea to an all new level by finding a commercial opportunity, gathering resources such as talent, capital and managing and marketing the company in the right way for rapid growth.
3. Introduction to Entrepreneurship | University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill brings to you a full video lecture series on “Introduction to Entrepreneurship”, that will help you grow as an entrepreneur.
4. Entrepreneurship Through The Lens Of Venture Capital | Stanford University
With over a century and a half of venture capital experience and many more years of practice in entrepreneurship, the teachers and guest lecturers of this student-initiated course of Standford University, bring to you the fundamentals of building a successful company. While there is no set of formula for building a great company, basic principles and general patterns are manifested in most successful startups.
5. Building A Business | Oxford University
Constantin Coussious, a professor at the University of Oxford, introduces the initial steps needed to launch a venture and the issues to consider.
6. Introduction to Consumer Behaviour | IIT Kharagpur
Sangeet Sahney, a reputed professor from Department of Management at IIT Kharagpur talks about Consumer behaviour. The one who needs to become an entrepreneur must know his consumers very well.
Strategic Marketing- Contemporary Issues | IIT Kharagpur
Professor Jayanta Chatterjee from IIT Kharagpur, Department of Management talks about how to pitch and market your idea in the right way.
Is this everything you’ve ever wanted?
These set of lessons will get you set towards your road to success.