Free Online Courses To Ready the Entrepreneurial Mindset, According to Student Ambassadors

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Stanford, MIT, Johns Hopkins and many others are offering free online classes to give learners independent opportunities to pursue education without the diploma, of course. Add, yes, there are many lists of free online courses, many of which are good and a bunch of which are not. But what about those wanting to get up to speed on STEM, Innovation and the Entrepreneurial Mindset. Here’s a list of courses and platforms known for honing your entrepreneurial mindset, expand your skill set and open up doors beyond the traditional classroom or workplace educational environment curated by Student Ambassadors. Help add to the list by posting your submissions in the comments section.

~ Humera Fasihuddin, Manager of Student Programming, T: @ihumera


Innovation (Leticia Britos-Cavagnaro)

DTAL (Tina Seelig)

Venture Development
How to Build a Startup (Steve Blank)
Technology Entrepreneurship (Chuck Eesley)
Technology Entrepreneurship (Chuck Eesley)

International Venture Development
Lean for Social Impact (Steve Blank, Acumen Fund)
Human-centered Design for Social Innovation ( Acumen Fund)
Storytelling for Change, ( Acumen Fund)
Acumen Leadership Essentials, (Acumen Fund)

Computer Science
6 Classes/ Tutorials Teaching you how to code in 8 weeks (David Sinsky, Founder of Yipit, Lifehacker Contributor)

Health Sciences and Biomedical Engineering
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Open Courseware
Johns Hopkins, Coursera

General Education
MIT Open Courseware (School of Engineering, School of Science, School of Architecture and Planning, Sloan School of Management, School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Other)

Khan Academy, K-12 Basics (Math, Science & Economics, Humanities, Test Prep, Teacher/Coach Resources)
TED Talks, Watch one video a day and in two years you’ll be ‘the most interesting man in the world’.

Online College
Mindover U: Concept-stage, two-year alternative college experience imparting innovation and design-thinking skills with team-based project work (Greg Wilson, Student Ambassador)

Tools for you to start an online course

Coursesites, A free version of Blackboard

For Faculty

Learn how to incorporate Lean Methodology into your curriculum at Lean LaunchPad (Steve Blank)]

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