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What you will learn

  • Develop your own business model canvas and pitch for your startup idea.

Skills you will gain

Financial TechnologyPresentationpitchEntrepreneurshipBusiness Model Canvas
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Beginner Level
Approx. 13 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Your Business Challenge

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 18 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Introduction to the Course Project7m
Framing Your Business Challenge3m
Understanding Your Customers3m
3 readings
How This Course Works5m
Understanding Intellectual Property10m
Week 1 Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Are you ready for this course?
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Your Business Model Canvas

3 hours to complete
1 video (Total 11 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
1 reading
Business Model Canvas Resources10m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Creating Your Pitchdeck

3 hours to complete
1 video (Total 7 min)
1 video
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Delivering your Pitch

4 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 39 min)
5 videos
Proof of Steak Pitch6m
Proof of Steak Pitch Feedback10m
Registree Pitch6m
Registree Pitch Feedback12m

About the Fintech Startups in Emerging Markets Specialization

The University of Cape Town’s specialization will give aspiring entrepreneurs the tools to understand the technological innovations and challenges the financial services industry faces in the emerging market context. The specialization covers foundations of the changing financial regulations, new technological applications like blockchain or artificial intelligence and design thinking for startups in emerging markets. Through real-world case studies, you will see how this technology can unlock growth and spur innovation and will understand the specific emerging economies environment within which innovation can take place. This specialization is particularly suited for entrepreneurs or aspiring entrepreneurs who want to learn how they can harness the power of fintech or technology in an emerging market. You will work on a business plan for your own fintech or tech-based startup idea in the capstone project comprising a business model canvas and pitch. This allows aspiring entrepreneurs to take a tangible step towards launching their own startup. Watch the course trailer...
Fintech Startups in Emerging Markets

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