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Starting Up: How is the course graded?
There is no grade, but the amount of exercises you complete is tracked. To get the certificate, you need to answer all the questions and get at least 60% of them correct. I've completed the course but I haven't met the passing grade. Can I retake the course? Unfortunately, at this moment in time it is not possible to retake the course or re-submit failed questions.
Starting Up: How can I get 2 ECTS credits?
To register the two ECTS credit units, please follow the instructions here: Student from Aalto University Please register for the course and find instructions from MyCourses. Student from Finnish University or University of Applied Sciences If you want an official registration from the course, you find information from MyCourses platform. Students from other countries
Starting Up: I want to share my Starting Up stories on social media. Which tags and handles should I use?
Starting Up: How long will the course take?
We expect that on average the course takes roughly 50 hours to complete. In addition to reading, the exercises require much time. You can do the course at your own pace, but we recommend trying to finish in 6 weeks (in our experience, having a deadline makes it more likely students will finish the course).
Starting Up: I have passed the course, when do I get the certificate?
After passing the course, you should have received an email with a link to your certificate. Your certificate will also be available at the top of the My profile page. If you cannot find your certificate, please make sure you've passed the course.
Starting Up: I’d like to have some more information on the subject, where should I look?
Books Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future. The Mom Test - How to talk to customers & learn if your business is a good idea when everyone is lying to you. Lean Startup. Crossing the Chasm. The Founder’s Dilemmas. [Venture Dea
Starting Up: Who created the course and how?
The idea was initiated by the student-run accelerator Kiuas, an active member in the startup community – they approached Aalto University and pitched the idea to other partners, who were quick to jump on board. The course content creators consist of Aalto Ventures Program, Kiuas, Maki.vc and Reaktor employees. The source for the material is both previously published literature and interviews with entrepreneurs that were cond
Starting Up: Can entrepreneurship be taught with a course?
No one becomes an entrepreneur by taking a course. Entrepreneurship is one of those areas where, undoubtedly, you learn best by doing. However, we believe that there are basic facts – terminology, processes, best practices – that you can definitely brush up on, which can help you get started and avoid the most common pitfalls.
Starting Up: Why is the course focused on startup entrepreneurship and not entrepreneurship in general?
Startup entrepreneurship is one of the strongest examples of modern entrepreneurship and over the past ten years, the buzz around it has increased. Now we think it’s time to bridge the knowledge gap and bring concrete tools to support the inspiration work done. Also, there’s a strong startup community around Aalto University, which is why it made a lot of sense for us to focus on startup entrepreneurship.
Starting Up: How is the content licensed?
All content (such as text, pictures, interactive elements and layout) (C) Aalto University, all rights reserved. Such content may not be reproduced, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of Aalto University.
Starting Up: Why do I need to create an account?
Sign up is not mandatory to access the course and you can freely browse through the course content. If you want to do the exercises and complete the course, signup is mandatory.
Starting Up: Will the course be available in other languages?
We’re kicking off with English, because we want the course to be accessible to as many as possible. Decisions on new language versions will be done in 2020, so stay tuned!