US Embassy in Athens Partners w/ Greek Organizations to Support Budding Entrepreneurs


For the first time, a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the Coursera platform will be enhanced with content designed specifically for a Greek audience of budding entrepreneurs.

The course is free of charge and open to everyone, and will include a series of interesting interviews and discussions with entrepreneurs from different parts of the world, funders, and business experts.

From April 28 through June 9, participants will get simple, practical advice and information on how to start a business and identify funding sources in a tough economic environment.

The course developer is Prof. Michael Goldberg of Case Western Reserve University. Prof. Goldberg will deliver the final lecture in the course from Athens on June 11. Greek participants will be invited to join the lecture, which will also be live-streamed on Coursera.

Those hoping to start businesses in Greece are encouraged to join this course that will help them follow their entrepreneurial dreams. Topics will include:

-Identify and pursue opportunities
-Identify funding sources and partnerships
-Understand the mechanics of entrepreneurship in the new startup era
-Learn about different aspects of entrepreneurial activity: technology, agriculture, tourism, manufacturing, social entrepreneurship

Highlights of the course:
-An international approach with a strong Greek representation
-A comprehensive discussion on entrepreneurship and its future in Greece
-Real time meet ups in Athens, Thessaloniki, Iraklio and Ioannina with guest speakers
-Online discussion with Prof. Goldberg
-Final course lecture by Prof. Goldberg on June 11, 2014 to be delivered from Athens

Register for the course here.


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