Starting a Company? 8 Free Online Classes You Can't Miss

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Recommended by: Balaji Pasumarthy

Free but valuable.. from expert entrepreneurs and reputed universities like Stanford. Topics I feel are very relevant for Start-ups like "How to Build a Startup", "Introduction to Finanace", "Competitive Strategy".  I liked that these courses are specific for Startups.. like this quote " “We used to think of startup as a smaller version of a large company,” ...“We now know that a startup is something very different and very unique.” These courses will certainly be useful for entrepreneurs just about to start a venture.

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Entrepreneurial education is slowly but surely becoming more mainstream. Traditional universities are offering entrepreneurs more tools than ever before. But education start-ups such as Coursera and Udacity have taken this a step further--offering in-depth classes on entrepreneurship taught by industry heavy-weights such as Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur Steve Blank for free.

Here are eight classes that every entrepreneur should take.

How to Build a Startup

Steve Blank, author of The Startup Owner’s Manual and The Four Steps to the Epiphany, teaches this nine-lesson class. Students learn how to identify and engage customers, use feedback, market a product, and make streng.....


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