How an Entrepreneur Shapes a Better World (MOOC)

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Discover the right tools needed to grow as an entrepreneur who would like to contribute toward social good.

Do you want to change the world? Do you want to know how to start?

About the course

Nowadays, the world needs responsible leaders to solve problems that matter. It is up to us to come up with sustainable solutions to shape a better world. Become an entrepreneur and be part of this change!

Join in on this journey that provides you with the latest tools and the mindset to discover the entrepreneur within yourself. By combining lectures from world-renowned speakers like Prof. Muhammad Yunus, Alex Osterwalder and Prof. Dr. Barbara Scheck, and with insights from serial social entrepreneurs, you’ll delve into the world of social entrepreneurship. Topics range from business modelling and design thinking to impact creation and social innovation.

This course will lead you through your own impact journey where you will get a full perspective on the world of social entrepreneurship and give you the essential insights to boost your entrepreneurial intentions and become a real change maker.

You are not alone in this journey—this course will connect you with like-minded people all around the world in order to create a community with different backgrounds, personalities, and perspectives. You will have the opportunity to interact with your peers through a dynamic learning structure that will encourage discussion and idea sharing on a weekly basis.

After this course, you will be able to assess entrepreneurial opportunities through the perspective of both impact and business. The tools you acquire will enable you to turn these opportunities into viable social solutions and maximise impact.

This course was created by the Social Entrepreneurship Akademie, a cooperation of the Munich Universities and their Entrepreneurship Centres.

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What you will learn

By the end of this course, you will know how to:

  • Gain insights from real social entrepreneurs and their experiences
  • Learn about the impact value chain from academics from diverse disciplines
  • Use the design thinking method to identify concrete social problems and come up with sustainable ideas to solve them
  • Understand the concept of social innovation and learn how to apply it
  • Dive into social impact and learn how to measure it

About the instructors

Ryan Little works in the fields of impact investing, social innovation, technology for good, and corporate social responsibility. He is co-founder, of and adviser to, CanadaHelps, a donations platform that has facilitated more than $900 million in charitable donations, for which he was awarded E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year (Social Enterprise, Canada) in 2016.

Christina Hunn is leading the Global Entrepreneurship Summer School (GESS), a programme of the Social Entrepreneurship Akademie organised in cooperation with six university-based entrepreneurship centres in Munich (LMU, TUM, MUAS), Mexico City (Tecnológico de Monterrey), Shanghai (Tongji University) and Cape Town (LifeCo UnLtd South Africa).

Alex Osterwalder is an entrepreneur, speaker and business model innovator. He is co-founder of Strategyzer, a leading SaaS company that helps organisations develop new growth engines, better value propositions and powerful business models via online applications and facilitated online courses.

Hedda Phalson-Moller has spent 20 years building, growing and investing in start-ups as an entrepreneur and business angel. In her role as Professor of Entrepreneurship, the field of social entrepreneurship inspired her to dedicate her time and research to organisations and initiatives contributing to the development of the ‘impact economy’.

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus is the father of both social business and microcredit, the founder of Grameen Bank, and of more than 50 other companies in Bangladesh.

Ms. Li Ding is the Vice President of Non-Profit Incubator – one of the leading supporting organisations for NGOs and Social Enterprises in China since May 2008.

Duration: 6 weeks, 6 to 8 hours per week

Language: English

Instructors: Ryan Little, Christina Hunn, Alexander Osterwalder, Hedda Phalson-Moller, Muhammad Yunus, Ding Li

 Institution: seakademieX

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