The Challenge


How might we support web entrepreneurs in launching and growing sustainable global businesses? read the brief


Learn to Make

Entrepreneurship isn't simply having an idea, it's about making it a reality.

Many skills are needed to bring a venture to life.

For web startups, hacking/coding/developing/programming is a fundamental building block.
 So, regardless of your role in the web entrepreneurship ecosystem, it's to your advantage to have some foundational understanding of this.

Luckily, it's easier than ever to get started. Here's some free resources to begin that stress learning by doing (including courses/content/credit stemming from places like Stanford, MIT, UC Berkeley, etc.):

  • : Building a Search Engine with Google's co-founder making guest appearances, Programming a Robotic Car, Web Applications, Cryptography, etc.
  • : Easy way to get started with Javascript for someone who's never coded before.
  • : Content from multiple universities, including a Software as a Service intro teaching Agile Development using Ruby on Rails.
  • : 1st free MIT Course is on Circuits & Electronics.
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Amy Bonsall

March 14, 2012, 15:43PM
Awesome, Vincent. I think it relates well to a couple of other inspirations. See my comment on:

Aina Cherry

March 13, 2012, 23:09PM
Awesome inspiration Vincent! I agree with this. It's important to learn how to code yourself when you are an early stage lean start up.

Meena Kadri

March 13, 2012, 22:15PM
And a great inspiration for the learning-by-doing mantra!

Arjan Tupan

March 13, 2012, 20:15PM
Great contribution, Vincent. Thanks for sharing. It would be great if we can have European initiatives like this as well.
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