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From Idea to Pitch Course

This survey course introduces fundamental concepts of the entrepreneurial process that must occur to go from a business concept to the launch of a new venture. Learners improve their entrepreneurial skills through content and interactive activities around the processes and steps that an entrepreneur must take to go from A to Z in successfully launching a business.

By the end of this course, you will not only have developed a comprehensive business pitch but also gained the confidence and knowledge needed to embark on your entrepreneurial journey with conviction. Whether you're an aspiring founder or a future business leader, this course is your gateway to the world of entrepreneurship. You will gain a well-rounded skill set and knowledge base, enabling them to transform ideas into compelling business pitches and thrive in the entrepreneurial landscape.

Next start date: March 1 Start Date
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Course level

Course level

Graduate

Course duration

Course duration

max. 8 weeks

Estimated time per week

Estimated time per week

10-15 hours

Course prerequisites

Course prerequisites

None

Cost

Cost

$ -

Course credits

Course credits

3

Relevant jobs

Relevant jobs

From Idea to Pitch Course Overview

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Identify and recall key concepts related to the entrepreneurial process, such as business concepts, venture launch, and inputs for business success.

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Explain the fundamental steps and processes involved in transitioning from a business idea to the successful launch of a new venture.

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Apply entrepreneurial concepts and principles to real-world scenarios, demonstrating the ability to use these concepts in practical situations.

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Analyze the various components and factors that contribute to the success of an entrepreneur, including identifying potential challenges and opportunities in the entrepreneurial journey.

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Develop a personal development plan leveraging valuable entrepreneurial resources to be prepared to ultimately create a pitch deck and business plan.

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Evaluate the effectiveness of different entrepreneurial approaches and strategies, and make informed judgments about the most suitable methods for achieving desired business outcomes.

From Idea to Pitch Course Skills

Funding a BusinessCreating a Business PlanBusiness Idea ValidationCreating a Business Pitch

How will I learn?

Your course starts on the first of the month. The course consists of 6 modules, and is designed to take you eight weeks to complete. Nexford’s learning design team has purposefully created courses to equip you with competencies mapped to the skills employers are looking for. Each course has 5-7 learning outcomes based on the skills employers need. Everything you learn gives you measurable skills you will use to succeed in today’s world of work.

Nexford courses are not live or recorded lectures. Instead, they’re reading, videos, interactive elements, quizzes and relevant case studies. Programs include assessments, peer-to-peer discussions, and a final project to practice what you’ve learned in a real-world context. Program content is available 24/7 during the course, and you have opportunities for collaboration and networking with learners during and after your program. Our global community of learners work at top companies such as Microsoft, Deloitte, and Google.

You'll have 24/7 access to success advisors to support you. Faculty also provide you world-class support. Book appointments with them, get individual feedback, and attend regular optional webinars.Nexford courses are rigorous and they encourage critical thinking - because we care about what you know how to do not what you know you have regular hands-on assessments reflecting the business world.

Modules
1: Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs and Innovative Business Ideas
2: Comprehensive Business Plan
3: Entrepreneurial Strategies for a Startup
4: Challenges and Opportunities of Entrepreneurship
5: Development Plan for Entrepreneurial Ambitions
6: Approaches for Effective Pitch Decks
7: Final Project

View the catalog to learn about how this course is graded.

You'll get real skills you can use at work, straight away.

Once you've taken one course, you can take more. Using stacked credentials, you’re able to take enough courses to make a certificate, and take enough certificates to build a degree.

If you apply for a Nexford certificate or degree, you'll get credit for each course you take.

What support will I receive?

When you have a dedicated team on your side, you'll never be alone studying at Nexford. Hailing from many different countries and with online education expertise, our faculty provides you world-class support. Ask them questions during one-to-one office hours or live chat, email them any time, and get individual feedback on your assessments.

While you’re learning, you’ll also have full access to the Nexford online library, which includes access to millions of full-text articles, industry reports and key sources such as the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and The Economist.

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