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Approx. 8 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Business Models and Keeping Customers

4 videos (Total 53 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4 videos
Business Models9m
Lifetime Value of Customer26m
Greylock Partners: Joseph Ansanelli14m
1 reading
Lecture Slide PDFs10m
1 practice exercise
Building a Business Model and a Customer Base Quiz20m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Financing, Valuation, and Terms

4 videos (Total 62 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4 videos
Financing: Rounds and Raises13m
Equity Financing: Valuation26m
Equity Financing Terms and Term Sheets11m
1 reading
Lecture Slide PDFs10m
1 practice exercise
Financing Methods and Valuation Quiz20m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Private and Public Financing, and Calculating Breakeven

5 videos (Total 65 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
Financing: Crowdfunding21m
Debt Financing13m
Burn Rate4m
Breakeven Analysis8m
1 reading
Lecture Slide PDFs10m
1 practice exercise
Choosing Financing, and Calculating Breakeven Quiz20m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Elements of the Pitch and Exit Strategies

4 videos (Total 48 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4 videos
Pro Forma Financial Statements18m
Entrepreneurial Exits17m
Course Wrap-Up1m
1 reading
Lecture Slide PDFs10m
1 practice exercise
Strategies for the Pitch and the Exit Quiz20m
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Top reviews from Entrepreneurship 4: Financing and Profitability

By MGApr 1st 2017

Love this course, especially in planning a new start-up. I can take these lessons and incorporate them into my planning process. That is precisely what I'm going to do.

By CSApr 12th 2018

I have always been in start up business, and I deal with these everyday, and yet I still learned plenty from this course. Many thanks to all the professors. :)

Instructors

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Kartik Hosanagar

Professor
Wharton School
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Lori Rosenkopf

Vice Dean and Director, Wharton Undergraduate Division
Simon and Midge Palley Professor of Management
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David Hsu

Richard A. Sapp Professor of Management
The Wharton School
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Ethan Mollick

Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Management- Wharton School
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David Bell

Xinmei Zhang and Yongge Dai Professor, Professor of Marketing
Marketing
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Karl T. Ulrich

Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
The Wharton School

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About the Entrepreneurship Specialization

Wharton's Entrepreneurship Specialization covers the conception, design, organization, and management of new enterprises. This five-course series is designed to take you from opportunity identification through launch, growth, financing and profitability. With guidance from Wharton's top professors, along with insights from current Wharton start-up founders and financiers, you'll develop an entrepreneurial mindset and hone the skills you need to develop a new enterprise with potential for growth and funding, or to identify and pursue opportunities for growth within an existing organization....
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