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​Economic growth is effected through the infusion of new ideas, and entrepreneurs – whether in a corporate setting or as start-up founders, are the catalysts for these ideas.  Entrepreneurs play a role in economic revitalization and strategic renewal throughout the world.  This course helps to bridge the gap between theory and practice by providing practical and useful tools, approaches and insights in order for aspiring entrepreneurs to conceptualise and launch their new venture.

The course will equip participants with the mindset and understanding to understand and manage the formation of new ventures, while developing an appreciation for the challenges and opportunities of innovation-driven entrepreneurship.

'Now more than ever, the skills associated with being an entrepreneur are relevant and necessary.  During and post covid-19, we are and will continue to see a growth in self-employment and the launch of entrepreneurial ventures.  Having the right partner to guide you on thus journey will be e necessary precondition to success'. Dr Jonathan Marks, Course Lead Faculty. 

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Who should attend?

Individuals looking to self-employ now or in the future, as well as those who wish to develop the skills and knowledge associated with being an entrepreneur.  

This course is open to anyone who has the passion, desire and commitment to follow through with their ambitions and dreams to start a new venture.  If you are able to bring the time and energy to engage fully with the course and the activities and materials provided, you will have a rewarding learning journey and will have taken the first step toward developing a start-up venture.

How you will benefit

 This programme will offer participants the opportunity to:

·         Explore the necessary building blocks of creating a new venture

·         Understand how to develop creative and scalable business ideas

·         Develop and create reliable and robust business plans and business models

·         Initiate engagement with investors and the pitching process. 

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This course uses a combination of different content streams and learning materials.  As part of the certification of learning that will be provided by GIBS, participants will need to pay for external accreditation from online MOOC course providers.Description Text

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