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Beyond Silicon Valley: Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies - The Greek Story·

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

As Greek participants, you will be invited to join meet-ups in four different cities in Greece - an opportunity to discuss the topics of the course, ask questions about material you don't understand, share ideas and find out how to make your business (or business plan!) stronger.

Featured Greek businesspeople and thinkers include: Aristos Doxiadis, Ioanna Pepelasi, Apostolos Apostolakis, Dimitris Stratakis, A. Pantazis, E. Markou, Revecca Pitsica, Haris Makryniotis, Aphrodite Bouikidis, Nikos Moraitakis.

The course developer is professor Michael Goldbergof 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 be live-streamed on Coursera.

The course is sponsored by ALBA Graduate Business School at The American College of Greece, Metavallon, and the US Embassy in Athens.

Join this course to:

  • Follow your entrepreneurial dream

  • 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

The course will start on April 28, 2014!

More information here: http://www.alba.edu.gr/ENTREPRENEURSHIP/MOOC/Pages/default.aspx