Entrepreneurial Finance (FIN328)
Entrepreneurial Finance provides the finance foundation for starting a business. This course will enable you to develop financial management tools and techniques that you will use over the following life cycle stages of a venture: development, start up, rapid growth and maturity. In addition you will be able to apply the finance tools learned in this course to the areas of market opportunity, competitive position, composition, and sources of financing of the ventures. Upon completion of this course you will have the knowledge to finance an entrepreneurial venture, identify key investors and understand all stages of investment for the entrepreneurial firm.
- Identify the financing process of the entrepreneurial business.
- Identify the key elements of a good business plan.
- Perform financial analysis and plan as applied to startups and forecast free cash flow.
- Employ corporate finance principles (such as contingent claims and contracting theory) for the analytical valuation of new ventures.
- Identify the role of private equity investors - for example, angels, VCs, vendors - in startups.
- Analyze the process through which entrepreneurs and private equity investors exit their investments.