From Idea to Impact: Transforming Your Vision with Venturing 101

Feb. 19, 2024
Model in Utility Hoodie from student company Ari Everyday Wear

Nick Kyle, models an Ari Everyday Wear Utility Hoodie in white.

Photograph by Jordan Johnson

In today's rapidly changing world, entrepreneurial skills are in high demand. Venturing 101 offers a hub of knowledge and guidance for those who want to build their skillset and transform ideas into reality. This free, asynchronous, online course is designed to equip individuals with an essential understanding of entrepreneurial principles and possibilities.

“Venturing 101 did a great job teaching me the basics of starting a business, and I am excited to share that my brand has officially launched,” commented Elias Sitzmann, UArizona Physiology Sophomore and Founder of Ari Everyday Wear about his experience.  “It did so much for me, and continues to support me to this day.”

Ari Everyday Wear was started by Elias Sitzmann in 2023.  The company’s mission is “to create a community centered around a passion for health-both mental and physical-through innovative and creative apparel.” 

Whether someone is already a startup founder, or just wants to develop valuable skills, Venturing 101 has valuable resources available. The core set of courses include Getting Started with a Venture, Ideation, Problems, & Solutions, Customer Development, Failure & Resilience, Business Modeling, Communicating Your Idea, Building Your Team and Financial Literacy.  Additional course modules are available.

Course Overview

Venturing 101 is a comprehensive, FREE, online course that covers a wide range of topics crucial for entrepreneurial thinking and starting a venture. From ideation and customer discovery to communicating your idea and venture modeling, this course offers a holistic approach to entrepreneurship education. Anyone is eligible to register for this course. You do not have to be a UArizona student to register for Venturing 101! 

Key Features

  • Flexibility: Complete the course on your schedule and complete as many topics as you want.
  • Interactive Learning: Through short activities, videos, examples, self-assessments, and reflection prompts, participants actively engage with the content, fostering a deeper understanding of entrepreneurial concepts.
  • Actionable Tools and Resources: Venturing 101 provides participants with practical tools and resources to apply their learnings immediately. 

Venturing 101 is more than just an online course; it's a gateway to a world of opportunities and possibilities for aspiring changemakers. By enrolling in this comprehensive program, individuals gain the knowledge, skills, and support they need to transform their ideas into thriving ventures. Whether you're a budding entrepreneur or someone seeking to enhance your entrepreneurial mindset, Venturing 101 is the catalyst for your entrepreneurial journey.