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Building a business is no joke! Get to understand the evolution, significance and current reality of entrepreneurship.

Accessing your full potential

Entrepreneurship is not a new concept. The role of the entrepreneur has help significance for hundreds of years. But what exactly does it mean to be an entrepreneur? In this course, we will take a look at the history of entrepreneurship, we'll profile some famous entrepreneurs and break down the fundamentals of this often misunderstood term.

Skills You Will Learn

The Fundamentals of Building Something

The Myths about Entrepreneurship

How to Start Your Own Entrepreneurial Journey

News Ways to Think About Problems


Chapter 1: What is Entrepreneurship


  • Lesson 1.1 Session Overview
  • Lesson 1.2 What is entrepreneurship?
  • Lesson 1.3 History of entrepreneurship
  • Chapter Summary

Chapter 2: Who is the Entrepreneur


  • Lesson 2.1 The qualities of an entrepreneur
  • Chapter Summary

Chapter 3: What Entrepreneurship Isn't


  • Lesson 3.1 What entrepreneurship isn't
  • Chapter Summary

Chapter 4: Origin Stories


  • Lesson 4.1 Airbnb
  • Lesson 4.2 Glossier
  • Chapter Summary

Chapter 5: Conclusion


  • Lesson 5.1 Conclusion
  • Chapter Summary


  • Additional Resources

About Your Instructors

Joanna Buczkowska-McCumber

Joanna Buczkowska-McCumber

Introverted Extrovert

Joanna is the Executive Director for the League of Innovators.  She is an impact leader, start-up strategist, and an advocate for youth entrepreneurship. With an MBA from The University of British Columbia, and a decade of experience working with start-ups, Joanna is an expert in the field of entrepreneurship & innovation. Joanna has a passion for business and she's on a mission to bring change making ideas from concept to reality.


About Your Instructor

Marlon Thompson

Marlon Thompson

Hip Hop Enthusiast

Marlon Thompson is the Director of Programs for The League of Innovators. With experience in operational and growth development for name-brand start-ups such as Indochino and Kit & Ace, Marlon cut his teeth in entrepreneurship with some of Canada's leading innovators. Focused on delivering what matters to the next generation, Marlon directs the content of LOI, presenting what youth need, when they need it the most.


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