Entrepreneurship in the Research Context
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Researchers taking this course will learn about entrepreneurial motivation, appetite for risk, skills and capabilities, and what makes entrepreneurs successful. They will also get a good overview of how an entrepreneurial journey fits together, and how their own journey might take shape.
This course will help researchers to understand why and how opportunities arise and to spot opportunities which could add value in their current environment. Participants will also learn to evaluate ideas and assess whether they are worth pursuing, as well as receiving guidance on how best to argue a business case for their ideas.
This course aims to help researchers think in a logical and systematic way about the resources required to start a successful venture. Participants will gain an understanding of the importance of social capital and the best ways to recruit and select founding team members. They will also learn how best to raise appropriate financial capital and will become aware of sources of help and advice available to nascent entrepreneurs.