A new paradigm in entrepreneurship has replaced the model of the Silicon Valley startup garage with laptop computers and distributed networks. In this new paradigm, founders, partners, and critical startup resources may be accessed and acquired anywhere anytime. New technologies can be readily deployed to customers, markets, and distribution channels across the globe with the same infrastructure and underlying entrepreneurial principles and practices. Technology Entrepreneurship will empower you with the knowledge, skills, and methods you need to create and launch a new technology company and to successfully compete in this new paradigm.

This specialization is a great fit for people who have always wanted to start a technology business, are interested in joining a technology startup company, are tired of working at traditional jobs and making money for other people and want to learn more about entrepreneurship, or are looking for a greater sense of purpose and are passionate about making the world a better place.

By completing this specialization, you will be able to:

  • Describe how to form, fund, and launch a new technology venture
  • Apply systems thinking to write vision and mission statements, competitive advantages statements, and value propositions
  • Define, construct, and integrate the core elements of a holistic business plan
  • Create a business presentation and pitch to potential investors


  • Getting Started with Startups
  • Creating a Startup Company
  • Forming, Funding, and Launching a Startup Company

This specialization can be taken for academic credit as part of CU Boulder’s Master of Engineering in Engineering Management (ME-EM) degree offered on the Coursera platform. The ME-EM is designed to help engineers, scientists, and technical professionals move into leadership and management roles in the engineering and technical sectors. With performance-based admissions and no application process, the ME-EM is ideal for individuals with a broad range of undergraduate education and/or professional experience. Learn more about the ME-EM program.

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