What is a social enterprise? When should you start one, and when should you join one? What are the biggest challenges when starting a social enterprise, and how can you overcome them? Dr. Michael Gordon helps learners explore these questions in his Starting a Social Enterprise: Lessons Learned and Ignored MOOC. Drawing from the experiences of social entrepreneurs, Dr. Gordon aims to guide learners to consider whether to start, how to start, and how to operate an early-stage social enterprise. Utilizing video content, the course discusses the most important aspects of starting a social enterprise, including the traits of successful social entrepreneurs, team building, leveraging effective impact measurements, and how best to manage the operational and social components of a successful social enterprise. Anyone actively exploring the possibility of starting a social venture to address poverty, improve the environment, or promote a more just and inclusive society will benefit from the course. Learners can use the concepts they learn in this unique opportunity as a springboard to explore if they want, and how, to start a social enterprise.