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Entrepreneurship Accelerator

Entrepreneurship Accelerator
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      This is a collection of practical advice and support for students and other would-be entrepreneurs to develop their business ideas. It complements a number of other learning resources and sources of information available at the OU and is an ideal preparation for entering the OU business accelerator competition sponsored by Santander, or for anyone seeking to establish and move their enterprise on to the next level. It covers the key aspects of sourcing finance, communication, intellectual property, selling, pivoting and making a pitch and adopts a hands-on approach that allows students to directly apply the knowledge they acquire.

      See the annual OU Entrepreneurship competitions.

    • This course is part of a collection

      This course is part of a collection

      This course is part of a collection of courses called The Open University Competitions website. There are 2 courses in this collection so you may find other courses here that maybe of interest to you.

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    • Course learning outcomes

      After studying this course you should be able to:

      • clearly explain a business idea and how it captures and creates value
      • communicate effectively through the right message, appropriate channels and media (especially social media)
      • take your first steps in establishing a career as an entrepreneur
      • have confidence in yourself and your idea, and have strategies to mitigate the risks involved
      • be resourceful, resilient and knowledgeable in order to become the expert in your own business
      • evaluate the pros and cons of different means of funding and support for your ventures.
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    • 12 hours study
    • Level 0: Beginner

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