First MOOC on Entrepreneurship starts on April 4 on openHPI

Why entrepreneurship?

On April 4th a 2-week workshop on Successful Business Creation in IT (in German) will start on openHPI, the educational Internet platform of the Hasso Plattner Institute. Manuel Effenberg, lecturer for IT Entrepreneurship at HPI, created the course and teaches it. In the course Effenberg and his team give an overview of all relevant aspects which must be considered when establishing an IT startup. You can enroll in the course here:

In the past, openHPI only offered courses  on IT which dealt with, for example, internetworking, different programming languages, or similar topics. In the trailer, Prof. Christoph Meinel, HPI Institute Director, explains how the idea for this program was born:

“The founding of many startups has been based on the HPI context. Just one example is Dubsmash, whose app is in first place in the Apple iTunes store in 78 countries.  HPI offers entrepreneurship courses to give its students the best possible preparation in founding their own startup after the completion of their studies. With this workshop we would like to give the broad public access to this knowledge.”

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What awaits participants?

In this 2-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) all questions that entrepreneurs themselves ask will be addressed, for instance the design of the business model, product development and  financing possibilities. Course instructor Manuel Effenberg explains who he would like to reach with his course:

“All who are interested in entrepreneurship, and who may even already have their own business idea, are welcome to join the course and to share their experience with other participants.”

Anyone who already has his or her own business, or who would like to learn how to manage business processes, can look forward to our course Business Process and Decision Modeling, starting on April 11. For more information and registration please click here:

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About openHPI

openHPI is the educational Internet platform of the German Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam. On openHPI you take part in a worldwide social learning network based on interactive online courses covering different subjects in Information and Communications Technology (ICT).

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