Welcome to Explore Entrepreneurship!
30 Video Lessons & 12+ Hours of Education
This completely free entrepreneurship course from Dunin-Deshpande Queen's Innovation Centre (at Queens University) helps students turn their idea, technology, or inspiration into a venture that addresses a pressing problem!
This course is a MUST ATTEND if...
💡 You are dreaming of starting your own venture but don't know where to start.
💡 You are a soon-to-be business owner who wants to get things done right the first time.
💡You are an existing business owner who wants to improve and innovate your venture.
Course Outline - 5 Modules
The Explore Entrepreneurship Online Training contains 12+ hours of content on the fundamentals of launching your venture featuring instructors and speakers from the Dunin-Deshpande Queen's Innovation Centre network and alumni community.
This module provides an overview of the characteristics that lead people to become successful entrepreneurs: coach-able, committed, and curious. Professor Greg Bavington discusses the importance of understanding and being comfortable with failure and risk, and how to manage your mental health as an entrepreneur.
The Systems Thinking module provides an overview of the interconnectedness of the systems in which we work. Drawing inspiration and insight from things that are similar and things that are different. 'Systems Thinking' as a tool for Systems Leadership to enable and support systems-level change.
Customer Discovery provides students with an overview of tools used to better understand the pain points and needs of potential users/customers and the importance of empathy: Observation, Insight, Interviews, Photo Journals, Personas, Journey Maps etc.
This module demonstrates to students how to discover and ensure your solution is financially viable. An overview of the Price, Cost, Value continuum and how to properly define these terms appropriately. Determining and understanding the value of your product or service by empathizing with your customers/users.
This module examines: What is social enterprise? What are the advantages and disadvantages of achieving social impact? How can the government, private sector and non-profit sector come together for social impact? What is systems leadership and why is it important for scaling social ventures?
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