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ENTR623 - Venture Capital

Course Details

Course Code: ENTR623 Course ID: 4831 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course covers major sources of funding for entrepreneurs - including family and friends, angels, venture capitalists, informal investors, banks, and crowdfunding. Each are reviewed and evaluated in this course. Some topics for this course include valuation, bootstrapping, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and private placements. Students create financial statements, develop a funding plan for a new venture, and create a pitch to present to an investor. *This course uses spreadsheet software.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Course Objectives:

  1. Assess appropriate sources and structures for common entrepreneurial capital.
  2. Evaluate various types of funding options for your venture.
  3. Determine a funding option for your capital needs.
  4. Create key financial statements and financial ratios for your venture.
  5. Formulate a funding plan for a new venture.
  6. Develop a presentation package of materials for the investor.
  7. Perform a pitch to present to an investor.
NameGrade %
Forums 30.00 %
Forum - Introduction 3.75 %
Forum - Your Venture 3.75 %
Forum - Lending Institutions 3.75 %
Forum - Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists 3.75 %
Forum - Crowdfunding and Competitions 3.75 %
Forum - Valuation 3.75 %
Forum - Pro Forma Statements 3.75 %
Forum - Funding Plan 3.75 %
Assignments 40.00 %
Week 1 - Financial Statements 5.71 %
Week 2 - Examining Funding Gaps 5.71 %
Week 3 - Angels and VCs 5.71 %
Week 4 - Crowdfunding and Competitions 5.71 %
Week 5 - Valuation 5.71 %
Week 6 - Pro Forma Statements 5.71 %
Week 7 - Funding Plan 5.71 %
Final Project 30.00 %
Forum - Presentation Materials 15.00 %
Week 8 - Presentation Pitch 15.00 %
Book Title: Business Finance Basics: Learn What You Need in 2 Hours (A Crash Course for Entrepreneurs)
Author: Girard, S., O'Keefe, M., and Price, M.
Publication Info: Career Press
ISBN: 9789077256404
Book Title: Banker's Guide to New Small Business Finance: Venture Deals, Crowdfunding, Private Equity, and Technology, + Website
Author: Charles H. Green
Publication Info: Wiley
ISBN: 9781118837870
Book Title: Here's the Pitch: How to Pitch Your Business to Anyone, Get Funded, and Win Clients
Author: Martin Soorjoo
Publication Info: Wiley
ISBN: 9781118137529
Book Title: Start up and Run Your Own Business: The Essential Guide to Planning, Funding and Growing Your New Enterprise
Author: Jonathan Reuvid
Publication Info: Kogan Page
ISBN: 9780749460600

Book Title:Start up and Run Your Own Business: The Essential Guide to Planning, Funding and Growing Your New Enterprise
ISBN:9780749460600
Publication Info:Kogan Page
Author:Jonathan Reuvid
Unit Cost:$31.35
Book Title:Banker's Guide to New Small Business Finance: Venture Deals, Crowdfunding, Private Equity, and Technology, + Website
ISBN:9781118837870
Publication Info:Wiley
Author:Charles H. Green
Unit Cost:$49.40
Book Title:Here's the Pitch: How to Pitch Your Business to Anyone, Get Funded, and Win Clients
ISBN:9781118137529
Publication Info:Wiley
Author:Martin Soorjoo
Unit Cost:$21.36
Book Title:Business Finance Basics: Learn What You Need in 2 Hours (A Crash Course for Entrepreneurs)
ISBN:9789077256404
Publication Info:Career Press
Author:Girard, S., O'Keefe, M., and Price, M.
Unit Cost:$18.39

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.