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.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|08/31/20 - 01/29/21||02/01/21 - 03/28/21||Winter 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|11/30/20 - 04/30/21||05/03/21 - 06/27/21||Spring 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
- Assess appropriate sources and structures for common entrepreneurial capital.
- Evaluate various types of funding options for your venture.
- Determine a funding option for your capital needs.
- Create key financial statements and financial ratios for your venture.
- Formulate a funding plan for a new venture.
- Develop a presentation package of materials for the investor.
- Perform a pitch to present to an investor.
|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 %|
|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:||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|
|Publication Info:||Kogan Page|
|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)|
|Author:||Charles H. Green|
|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|
|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.*|
Not current for future courses.