Sep 30, 2023  
2020-2021 SGPP Catalog and Handbook 
2020-2021 SGPP Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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IENT610 Entrepreneurial Financing (3 cr.)

This course introduces the concepts of bootstrapping, crowdfunding, venture capital, and other types of equity and non-equity financing available to new ventures. Examining the variety of technology-enabled options for creating a crowdfunding platform or securing venture capital, students have the opportunity to explore and identify how to determine best fit financing. The course covers the concepts of company valuation at the different stages of equity financing from seed-stage to mezzanine investments, as well as angel investment and how investors view company valuation.

Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Apply knowledge of appropriate financing options and the due diligence process for new ventures.
  2. Compare and contrast the use of venture capital and equity versus non-equity finance options.
  3. Identify the components of a company valuation and use of convertible debt.
  4. Develop financial projections for a startup organization.

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