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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 Start Month Session Weeks
08/31/2021 - 02/04/2022 02/07/2022 - 04/03/2022 February Winter 2022 Session I 8 Week session
11/30/2021 - 04/29/2022 05/02/2022 - 06/26/2022 May Spring 2022 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 %

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.
Book Title:Start up and Run Your Own Business: The Essential Guide to Planning, Funding and Growing Your New Enterprise - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9780749460600
Publication Info:Kogan Page Lib
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 (Ebook available through the APUS Online Library)
ISBN:9781118837870
Publication Info:Wiley Lib
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 - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9781118137529
Publication Info:Wiley Lib
Author:Martin Soorjoo
Unit Cost:$21.36
 
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.