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Flexible deadlines
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Approx. 9 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Company Structure & The Foundation: Financial Statements and Projections

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 29 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
6 videos
Overview of Key Financial Statements5m
The Income Statement: Terminology & Structure7m
The Balance Sheet: Terminology & Structure5m
The Cash Flow Statement: Terminology & Structure5m
Financial Projections - Predicting the Unknown4m
4 readings
Investopedia: Definition of Income Statement10m
Investopedia: Balance Sheet Definition10m
Investopedia: Definition of Cash Flow Statement10m
Explore Projected Income Statements10m
3 practice exercises
Income Statements30m
Balance Sheet30m
Cash Flow Statement30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

The Frame: Forming the Legal Entity

2 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 14 min)
2 videos
C-Corps vs. LLCs: What's the Difference?10m
1 practice exercise
C-Corps vs. LLC's30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

The Features: Intellectual Property

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 12 min)
4 videos
Patents: Form & Function2m
Copyrights: Form & Function2m
Trademarks: Form & Function4m
3 practice exercises
Patents30m
Copyrights30m
Trademarks30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

The Finish: Building the Team

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 14 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
3 videos
Why Your Team Matters4m
How to Build a Great Team5m
1 reading
"The Mechanics of Mafia" by Blake Masters (transcribed from Peter Thiel)10m

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