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Stanford University is a private research university in California founded in 1885. Throughout its history, Stanford has maintained a reputation for producing the highest standards of academia, innovation and entrepreneurship. The university is consistently ranked among the world's most elite academic institutions.

Stanford has produced an astonishing number of Nobel laureates and has an unparalleled track record of producing some of America's finest business minds. The university is one of the most successful academic institutions for attracting funding for start-ups. Stanford alumni have founded a number of highly successful companies that produce more trillions of US dollars in yearly revenue and provide millions of jobs.

Among its graduates, Stanford counts a large number of living billionaires, further proof of the quality business education the university delivers. To spread this highly effective learning, Stanford has teamed up with Alison to produce free online courses in entrepreneurship and business growth to help foster the next generation of business leaders.

Free, Online Courses Created by Stanford

  • Certificate The Elements of Entrepreneurial Success

    The Elements of Entrepreneurial Success

    4-5 hrs
    This free online course sees business leaders offer their experience and advice on becoming an entrepreneur
  • Certificate Business Growth: Start-Ups, Investment and Negotiation

    Business Growth: Start-Ups, Investment and Negotiation

    4-5 hrs
    Learn how negotiation, investment, development and fundraising can help businesses grow in this free online course.
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