BlueSky Ventures: The Entrepreneurship Mindset

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Learn to think like a successful entrepreneur in a short game

What you'll learn

  • A FREE, on demand interactive Wharton course

  • An engaging business simulation combined with video lectures & personal feedback

  • Frameworks for analyzing business strategy

  • Techniques that drive business success

BlueSky Ventures
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About BlueSky Ventures: The Entrepreneurship Mindset

How do you know if a new business venture is going to succeed?

In BlueSky Ventures, you'll learn the critical skills needed to assess business strategy. In this quick, interactive course, you will assist a group of investors in deciding which startup to back while learning vital skills drawn from the latest research on strategy and entrepreneurship.

Engaging characters bring the BlueSky Ventures world to life, giving you a chance to learn in a whole new way. You will have a chance to analyze business models, interview executive founders, and build financial projections for a variety of realistic businesses.

This interactive course is self-contained and will teach you all the skills you need to know. You'll hear from Wharton faculty, and receive personalized feedback and suggestions for further growth.

The Experience & Your Commitment

BlueSky Ventures is a free, on-demand ARC that takes between 60-90 minutes. Play through it once, or multiple times!

We have designed this experience to expose learners to how ARCs work, and also as an introduction to the more advanced 3-week Entrepreneurship Strategy Course which puts learners in the role of founders making strategic and entrepreneurial decisions, as well as the Organization Leadership and Innovation Course which teaches how to develop new ideas inside of organizations. Sign up for them now.*

*Both the Entrepreneurship Strategy Course and the Organization Leadership and Innovation Course are available in 2 or 3 day Intensive Sessions.

What is an Alternate Reality Course (ARC)?

Built on our ARC platform, Alternate Reality Courses are a new breed of serious games. Every course combines world-class subject matter expertise, hyper-immersive interactive fiction, the science of learning, and innovative game design. ARCs are deeply engaging, teach through experience, and promote robust and enduring knowledge that you can (and will!) use beyond the course.

An ARC teaches you in three ways:

Learning objectives - skills you will learn and use in the future

Practice objectives - specific experiences you will encounter, so that when you see them in the real world, you will know what to do

Thinking objectives - mental techniques you will learn that are applicable outside of the context of the simulation

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Course instructors

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Ethan Mollick Professor of Management

Featuring

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Eurie Kim General Partner at Forerunner Ventures
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Marc Lore Serial Entrepreneur

What you'll learn

  • Understanding the building blocks for business success, including strategic frameworks for evaluating concepts
  • Working with multiple types of data to assess businesses holistically
  • Conducting strategic experiments to reduce risk
  • Assess business potential through interviewing founders
  • Hands-on experience with financial models and projections, along with sensitivity analysis
  • Improvise answers to investor questions based on what you learned
  • Using mental simulation and mental time travel to get new strategic perspectives
  • Avoiding incorrect pattern matching and other destructive mental shortcuts
  • Understanding the building blocks for business success, including strategic frameworks for evaluating concepts
  • Working with multiple types of data to assess businesses holistically
  • Conducting strategic experiments to reduce risk
  • Assess business potential through interviewing founders
  • Hands-on experience with financial models and projections, along with sensitivity analysis
  • Improvise answers to investor questions based on what you learned
  • Using mental simulation and mental time travel to get new strategic perspectives
  • Avoiding incorrect pattern matching and other destructive mental shortcuts

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