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About the Course

The course aims at providing knowledge and experience to entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs generally start with a mission, a new idea that they want to bring to the world. If the idea is original, it is probably not expected by the market, which has to be educated. This is a very costly experience. Entrepreneurs need to gather capital at the start of the journey. They need to articulate clear plans, define objectives and resources and raise money accordingly. They also need to manage cash for two reasons: i) because the better it is managed, the less you need to raise with outsiders; ii) because generation of cash flow is the pillar of the valuation of the company. And we should add that the practical reason why a company gets bankrupted is because it runs out of cash.. The course is based on this belief. We look at the myth of the balance sheet and explain the dynamics of cash flows and the way they should be managed. We also investigate the basics of venture capital and provide a practical roadmap to entrepreneurs. Many courses are dedicated to the same topic. Our originality is that we operate in the advisory board of the private equity firm, Xerys and are board members of their venture companies. In addition, Michel was the country head for Merrill Lynch in France while Philippe served in the same function at UBS. The former as head of investment banking, the latter as head of global markets....

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By Lucas G

Oct 10, 2020

good course. Miss the explanation sometimes

By Nico G

Jul 29, 2019

Videos are okay but quizzes are very annoying with confusing answers with no explanations for the right one. I would not recommend this course

By Bakytzhan K

Feb 17, 2018

Excellent course, which delivers very well it's Idea.

By gautier v

Mar 4, 2019

Very interesting course. Excellent professors.

By Josephine B M

Mar 9, 2021

Need for focus and commitment

By Nancy N

Mar 10, 2021

Nice studying here

By Enzo D

Feb 15, 2021

Excellent cours

By Clément N

Jan 3, 2018

Un peu trop superficiel de mon point de vue

By Jonathan G

Feb 26, 2018

learned a lot about entrepreneurship.

By Delpy

May 23, 2020

Cours très intéressant qui permet d'appréhender les possibilités de financement, clés de la croissance des start-up.

By Yvonne S

May 4, 2021

excellent studies!!!!

By Jean L G

Sep 3, 2020

easy to understand. easy to folllow

By Xiaolin W

Oct 18, 2022

The final peer-reviewed assignment is way too difficult for a six-week course. And you generally have to wait for months to get your assignment peer-reviewed.