Frequently Asked Questions
How often is The Founder’s Journey – An Entrepreneurial Process course offered?
The Founder’s Journey – An Entrepreneurial Process course by Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship is offered three times a year. Please see the course schedule outlined on the website TheFoundersJourney.ca.
How long will The Founder’s Journey – An Entrepreneurial Process course be available?
We hope that aspiring entrepreneurs will be able to take advantage of this free course for years to come.
How long do I have to complete The Founders Journey - An Entrepreneurial Process course?
Each participant will be granted unlimited access for a period of just under 3 months.
How long is the course?
The course consists of eight (8) unique modules which must be completed in order. The course is designed so that participants can learn at their own pace, meaning the course can take as little or as long as you need to absorb the content and pass the end-of-module quizzes. The average time commitment for each module is 20 to 30 minutes to complete.
Who will be teaching the course?
Module 1: The Entrepreneurial Process – Professor Eric Morse
Module 2: Ideation – Associate Professor Larry Plummer
Module 3: Exploring Solutions – Assistant Professor Janice Byrne
Module 4: First Launch & Traction – Assistant Professor Daniel Clark
Module 5: Planning & Financing – Lecturer David Simpson
Module 6: Go-To-Market Plan – Lecturer Eric Janssen
Module 7: Growth & Scaling Up – Associate Professor Dominic Lim
Module 8: Social Enterprise – Professor Simon Parker
Can I communicate directly with the Ivey Business School Professors?
The Ivey Business School professors who teach this course do so via pre-recorded video seminars. Unfortunately, it is not possible to communicate with the professors directly about the course content.
Why is The Founder’s Journey – An Entrepreneurial Process course offered in ‘sessions’?
Our experience has shown that participants are more likely to complete the course when deadlines are involved. Additionally, having time between modules provides an opportunity for course and website maintenance that would otherwise be disruptive.
If I don’t finish the course by the end of my session, do I need to re-register and do I lose my progress?
Once your session expires, you will not be able to access your course materials. However, if you re-register for the next course session, and if you re-register using the same email address, you can continue the course materials from where you left off.
How do I add my The Founder’s Journey – An Entrepreneurial Process Certificate of Completion to my LinkedIn Profile?
The Credential ID and URL fields are not necessary for adding the course to your LinkedIn profile. Simply type in Western University Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship The Founder’s Journey – An Entrepreneurial Process in the Issuing Organization field, click “This Credential Does Not Expire”, and that’s all there is!
What score do I need to pass the course?
All participants must obtain at least 80% on each module in order to progress to the next module.
If I don’t meet the required score of 80%, can I take the quiz again?
Yes, if you don’t obtain 80%, you can take the quiz again.
Can I list the Certificate of Completion from The Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship on my resume?
Yes. You will receive a Certificate of Completion that you are welcome to share on your resume. It is not, however, an official Certificate, Diploma or Degree and does not count towards any official Western University or Ivey Business School course credits.
Do I need to complete the modules in order?
Yes, the modules need to be completed in sequential order as the skills and topics taught build from one module to the next
Can I complete the modules using my mobile device?
Yes, you can complete this course on your computer, tablet or mobile device.
Who can take this course?
This course is open and available to all Canadians. There is no age restriction on the course content, and the content covered is designed to support aspiring entrepreneurs.
Can I re-use the material from the course?
You can view the material as many times as you like during the course session, but you will not be able to download the course materials or access them once your course session has ended.
My username & password won’t work. Who can I contact?
Please contact Help@TheFoundersJourney.ca
Do I need a broadband or high-speed connection to follow the course?
A high speed internet connection is highly recommended, especially for viewing the videos.
What internet browsers supports The Founder’s Journey – An Entrepreneurial Process course?
○ Google Chrome: version 74+
○ Safari: version 12+
○ Microsoft Edge: version 44+
I am having trouble watching the videos. Who can I contact?
Please contact help@TheFoundersJourney.ca
Is the course content accessible for people with low vision?
Yes. Please refer to this link for more details.
How will my personal data be used?
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