Entrepreneurship Learning Center

A starting point for first time entrepreneurs

Welcome to our Self-Paced Entrepreneurship Learning Center!

Starting a new venture but don’t have much experience in innovation and entrepreneurship? You’ve come to the right place.

Tufts University’s Self-Paced Entrepreneurship Learning Center provides you with the concepts, frameworks and skillset needed to build a new venture from scratch. Feel free to go in order or start exploring any module at will.

Entrepreneurship 101: Building a new venture

Module 1: Entrepreneurship Fundamentals

Define your “why”, choose a problem to solve, build a founding team, and master entrepreneurship frameworks.

Module 2: Market and Customer

Choose a beachhead market to start with, build knowledge about your customer and understand their needs and goals

Module 3: Solution and Differentiation

Define your solution and value proposition, test for problem-solution fit, and ensure it is different and better than the alternative

Module 4: Go To Market Strategy

Develop buyer personas and map their buying process, and understand your sales funnel

Module 5: Finances, Risks, and Opportunities

Develop financial models, assess risks and opportunities, and explore ways to raise capital

Module 6: The Venture’s Journey

Adding to the team, forging a culture, address legal, finance and operations concerns, and build a toolkit for the future

Additional Resources

Educational Videos

View recorded Zoom videos from an entrepreneurial bootcamp held at DEC covering time tested entrepreneurial concepts

Self-Guided Accelerator

Follow the structure of our 10-week-long accelerator and make progress on your venture

Pitching resources

Learn to put forward your very best pitch


See our custom curation of templates for executive summaries (aka one pagers) and more