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No previous knowledge required, just your motivation to change the world!

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Do you want to change the world? Do you want to know how to start?

Nowadays, the world needs responsible leaders to solve problems that matter. It is up to us to come up with sustainable solutions to shape a better world. Become an entrepreneur and be part of the change!

Join us on this journey that provides you with the latest tools and the mindset to discover the entrepreneur within yourself. By combining lectures from world-renowned speakers like Prof. Muhammad Yunus, Alexander Osterwalder and Hedda Pahlson-Moller with insights from serial social entrepreneurs, we delve into the world of social entrepreneurship. Topics range from business modeling and design thinking to impact creation and social innovation.

This course will lead you through your own impact journey where you will get a full perspective of the world of social entrepreneurship and give you the essential insights to boost your entrepreneurial intention and become a real change maker.

You are not alone in this journey—this course will connect you with like-minded people all around the world in order to create a community with different backgrounds, personalities, and perspectives. You will have the opportunity to interact with your peers through a dynamic learning structure that will encourage discussion and idea sharing on a weekly basis.

After this course, you will be able to assess entrepreneurial opportunities through the perspective of both impact and business. The tools you acquire will enable you to turn these opportunities into viable social solutions and maximize impact.

This course was created by the Social Entrepreneurship Akademie, a cooperation of the Munich Universities and their Entrepreneurship Centers

What you'll learn

·         Gain insights from social entrepreneurs and their experiences

·         Learn about the impact value chain from academics from diverse disciplines

·         Use the design thinking method to identify concrete social problems and come up with sustainable ideas to solve them

·         Understand the concept of social innovation and learn how to apply it

·         Dive into social impact and learn how to measure it
Module 1: Entrepreneurship And YOU
  • Social Innovation
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Yunus Social Business
Module 2: Getting Started
  • Needfinding and Ideation
  • From Purpose to Idea
  • Impact Creation
  • Creating Great Teams
Module 3: Make It Happen
  • Prototyping
  • Starting in Imperfect Surroundings
  • Entrepreneurial Resilience
Module 4: Think Big
  • Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
  • Business Models with an Impact
  • Crowdfunding
Module 5: Staying On Track
  • Impact Measurement and Scaling
  • What to do when it doesn´t work
  • Overcoming Failure
Module 6: Share It
  • Pitching and Idea Communication
  • Storytelling
  • Staying Motivated and Motivating Others

Meet your instructors

Ryan Little
Advisory Board Member
Social Entrepreneurship Akademie
Christina Hunn
Head of Global Entrepreneurship Summer School
Social Entrepreneurship Akademie
Alexander Osterwalder
Co-founder at Strategyzer
Hedda Pahlson-Moller
CEO of TIIME.org
Professor Muhammad Yunus
Nobel Peace Laureate, Chairman of Yunus Centre
Yunus Centre
Ding Li
Vice President at Non-Profit Incubator
Non-Profit Incubator

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Learner testimonials

"In this course I've gained more motivation to start a social business in max. 5 years! I don’t have an idea yet! I had it some time ago but being a full-time employee didn't give me time to focus on problems of my community. I quit my job & went to India as a volunteer. This course includes being resilient when doing entrepreneurship! I want to be part of a community of practice & I want to listen to others! Thanks a million, wonderful SEA team!" - 2018 MOOC Learner, Colombia

"I really liked the great opportunity to access to high level of concentrated knowledge and experience in a well-structured, free course, which gives me the possibility of doing something relevant in society under a pretty much focused approach." - 2016 MOOC Learner

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