A beautiful and well oriented course which helps proving your concept of business by customer funding and no external venture capital. Thank you so much to the course instructor and the whole team.
It was an amazing opportunity wherein we had a great chance to both learn about various customer funded models through interviews, guest talks and practice them through assignments in parallel
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par Andrea J•
The content by John is great. But there is not enough support for the course. File cannot be uploaded easily. Grading by peers is questionable. There're usually 3 people who review your work, but in one of the assignment, there is only 1 person who grade my paper. In his opinion, the paper has not met "the criteria" (actually, it did). I cannot re-submit paper afterwards, and have to wait for the whole next cycle of course to have the paper review again. This is time consuming, and very frustrating.
par Frederick B•
Definitely worth taking! Eye opener on lots of issues and topics. I took the course while in the middle of launching my venture. I will definitely put some of what I learned there in motion and certainly keep all in mind before planing my next move.
The course rang lots of bells as i already got VCs buying shares in some of my companies. I would have had taken the course before, I would certainly have done things differently.
Better late than never!
Thanks J Mullins and LBS
par Pedro T•
The lecture / interview approach brings diversity and different views on the table. The topic of the MOOC is actually quite simple, and it's its simplicity that makes it so important - first thought for the large majority of entrepreneurs should be to raise money by their own means, ie building a sellable product and finance the business through customers. The fact that it isn't so nowadays, is the reason for so many failures and it's also why this course is so relevant.
par SreeChandan N•
Very good course on Entrepreneurship, especially for people who do Not have much experience in this field. Experiences from various Entrepreneurs and Venture Capitalists is invaluable!
par Armand S•
I really enjoy interview with founders . This course give me lot of insights to founded by venture with customers and involve them as soon as possible. Thanks
par Sergey G•
I found this course quite interesting, it made be consider I perspective I previously hadn't. The only drawback is that it is rather slow in places.
par Nejc M•
Enjoyed the course, learned about how to finance the startup without venture capitalists and finished before expected date.
par Rajat N S•
After the grading process, At least the tutor should look at the Assignments submitted so as to provide fair result.
par Peter L•
I learnt a lot from John Mullins and his guests. It will definitely help me in growing my business. Thank you.
par DESDOUITS F•
very insightful even though some examples are slightly outdated
par Kaspars S•
Valuable not only for those who wanna start without VC's
par Siddharth P•
Best in class and inspiring for future entrepreneurs..
par MADAN A•
An Excellent Course. Wish we could go in more depth!
par Edward B•
A great, practical approach to growing a startup
Very interesting course. Makes you think.
par Kayeye M J•
Nice lecture. I have learn a lot
par Alessandro A•
While the content of the course is valid and thought stimulating, the development of the course is barely sufficient in my opinion. It resembles too much as an advertisement of the professor's book, extended over 7 weeks of MOOC. The investor interviews are interesting at the beginning, but tend to become boring on the long run. Sometimes they fall into simple chit-chat and always go around the same topics again and again ("no need for VC funds / bootstrapping make you stronger and better / etc."). I cannot say that this course is bad because I did take some valuable insights from it. However, it is not an excellent course either, it is rather a middle of the pack type of MOOC. Peer reviews have been quite slow perhaps due to low attendance of the course itself.
par Gunay F•
I would appreciate to have a more direct interchange with the course Professor, to have him more engaged in the evaluation of our homework, his participation in our discussion forums.
par Hieronymus D•
Less financing, more a pricing model focus.
also far to often does he recommend hos book.
par Mehwish k•
it was amazing and very knowledgeable
par Adhitya B•
par Γιώργος Κ•
The course is only a collection of interviews of other entrepreuners. I do not believe it provides any specific knowledge and the topics discussed are too generic. The interviews are nice, but I would expect a clear guide on how to bootstrap your own start-up without VC.
par Lucas G•
The ideas behind this course are good but seem like the main focus is to promote a book that the author has written on the topic. Insufficient people taking it as for the peer review system to work. It took 25 days for my last submission to be reviewed.