Entrepreneurship for Global Challenges in Emerging Markets Free Online Course by Delft University of Technology

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Delft University of Technology is offering free online course on Entrepreneurship for Global Challenges in Emerging Markets. This course will introduce you to entrepreneurship for global challenges in emerging markets.

In this six week course, applicants will learn how to start a business and build your network in various cultural and social contexts in emerging markets. This course will start on January 9, 2018.

Course At A Glance 

Length: 6 weeks
Effort: 2-4 hours pw
Subject: Business & Management
Institution: Delft University of Technology and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $50
Session: Course Starts on January 9, 2018

Providers’ Details

Delft University of Technology is the largest and oldest technological university in the Netherlands. Our research is inspired by the desire to increase fundamental understanding, as well as by societal challenges. We encourage our students to be independent thinkers so they will become engineers capable of solving complex problems.

About This Course

Students will acquire a set of practical tools which will enable you to discover the opportunities in your own environment and how these can be used to make an actual change! You will learn how to rethink your value proposition with your own case study, or with one we provide.

Why Take This Course?

Students will be able to develop your value proposition more quickly by getting to know your customers and partners better and understand local values and institutions. You will have the opportunity to get to know a network of innovators and entrepreneurs in which you can – during and after the MOOC – share your experiences and perhaps even team up to start a business.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify global challenges in emerging markets.
  • Apply the Value Proposition Canvas to an identified ‘local’ challenge.
  • Learn from experienced entrepreneurs ‘successes and failures.
  • Think strategically about interactions with business partners, customers and government authorities.
  • Think strategically about the internal management style and business culture of your organization.
  • Understand opportunities for and barriers to socially responsible entrepreneurship in emerging markets.
  • Understand that there are multiple ways of setting up a revenue model for a business idea.


Esther Blom
Lecturer in Sustainable Entrepreneurship at Delft Centre for Entrepreneurship
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Otto Kroesen
Assistant Professor in (business) ethics, cross-cultural entrepreneurship and development theory
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Ellen van Andel
Project Coordinator Africa and Lecturer of Entrepreneurship Education
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


Undergraduate level is required.
No other previous knowledge is needed. Only your enthusiasm to become an entrepreneur in an emerging market.

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Create an edX account to SignUp
  • Choose “Register Now” to get started.
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