Taking the Entrepreneurship Route

Course

Facilitated e-learning

UN Partner

Offered by

International Trade Center

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Length
Two weeks
Effort
4 hours
Level
Introductory
Language
English
Region
World
Venue
Online
Certificate
Yes
Price
Free
Start date
6 July 2020

Course summary

This course gives aspiring young entrepreneurs a clear understanding of the path of entrepreneurship, the risks and rewards of being an entrepreneur, as well as the business start-up process.

Topics

Sustainable Development Goals
Decent work and economic growth

About this course

This course gives aspiring young entrepreneurs a clear understanding of the path of entrepreneurship, the risks and rewards of being an entrepreneur, as well as the business start-up process. Young men and women will benefit from enhancing their entrepreneurial mindset and developing skills to identify and act on opportunities. This course is part of the ITC Youth and Trade Initiative, which is aimed at fostering the inclusion of young entrepreneurs into international markets and global value chains, with the ultimate objective of creating jobs and income opportunities.

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Learning objectives

  • Understand the risks and rewards of taking the entrepreneurship route;
  • Identify the role of an entrepreneur;
  • Conceptualize entrepreneurship as a process;
  • Formulate a Business Opportunity Assessment to decide whether or not to act on an identified business idea; and
  • Produce a Business Model Canvas to document a company’s value proposition, infrastructure, customers and finances.