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This course introduces students to a human-centered design process and to how these methodologies can be applied to develop socially impactful enterprises. It also introduces a social justice lens, integrating issues of power and privilege into the design process. Students will have an opportunity to practice the methods of discovery and ideation to more deeply understand the unmet need they are hoping to address thr...
Aug 26 - Oct 06
Online
Fall 2019
In this course students will learn how to create a business model for a mission-driven venture. During the course, students will test, validate, and adapt how to approach their venture's vision, while learning the ins and outs of designing a business model, utilizing business model tools and lean startup methodologies. Students build an understanding of the interrelationships between business model components and the...
Aug 26 - Oct 06
Online
Fall 2019
Have you ever had an entrepreneurial idea that you knew was going to change the world, but didn't know how to put the next steps into action? In "Launch and Scale Your Social Impact Venture" students will learn from an experienced entrepreneur and start-up investor how to assemble the key resources needed to take the important next steps. Through lectures, discussions, and real case-studies students will learn basic ...
Oct 28 - Dec 15
Online
Fall 2019
In this course, students will solidify their own social venture idea and will learn skills and strategies to create and test prototypes of their venture ideas as a means of developing a proof of concept. Students will also deepen their understanding of the ecosystem (field or industry) in which they are working and their theory of change in order to strategically intervene within that system to achieve scalable impact.
Oct 28 - Dec 15
Online
Fall 2019
Tap into the enormous potential of social media to effectively elevate your brand and business. In this class, we cover the essentials -- from mapping your strategy, choosing your channels, and crafting viral content to monitoring, measuring, and responding to user activity for best performance. Gain immediate actionable insights and set goals that will have you powering through your core KPIs (we'll explain what th...
Aug 26 - Sep 29
Online
Fall 2019
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