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Entrepreneurship 4: Financing and Profitability, University of Pennsylvania

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About this Course

Start-ups can benefit from a wide variety of financing options on the path to profitability, but how do you know which one to choose? This course explores different financing models, including bootstrapping, organic growth, debt and risk capital, and also provides a clear overview of equity financing including the key types of investors: angels, venture capital, and crowdfunding. You’ll learn about terms, and term sheets, exit modes and what exit strategy might be best for you. By the end of this course, you’ll have an understanding of what success looks like and how it can be financed. You’ll also be ready for the capstone project, in which you will get feedback on your own pitch deck, and may even be selected to pitch to investors from venture capital firms....

Top reviews

By MG

Apr 01, 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 CS

Apr 12, 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. :)

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By Dmitrii Maslennikov

Dec 12, 2018

Good for everybody who wants to understand main steps for an entrepreneur.

By LUK HEI YEUNG

Nov 21, 2018

It is a good course for entrepreneurs to get know what's need to know before they plan for their start-up.

By Gautam Bansal

Nov 17, 2018

There can be more numerical examples, short case studies, to add more practical side to the course.

By Danai Srijunchai

Nov 07, 2018

Thank you, Useful course

By Jaume Labro

Oct 30, 2018

Very good information to keep in mind when planing a business to be sustainable!!

By Antonio Cesar Roque Gameiro Neto Santos

Oct 30, 2018

Problems and small projects could be added to this course

By Wing Hin Chui

Oct 21, 2018

Interesting Course, lot of great example shared in the lecture.

By Carlos Jacobo Rauseo Freytes

Sep 22, 2018

A 360 journey through entrepreneurship. Some lessons very easy to follow, others too packed with info and a rhythm that could be easier. Very grateful.

By pravin Kumar

Aug 14, 2018

very useful tools are discussed

By James Taylor

Jul 27, 2018

Woo! I feel great about taking these courses.