Credits: 5

Schedule: 28.02.2019 - 04.04.2019

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

office - Tuas Talo, Maarintie 8 (2168) next to Aalto Ventures Program


mobile: +358 41 503 4508

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

IV spring (2018-2019, 2019-2020)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course is designed to enhance student's understanding of the dynamic challenges faced by entrepreneurial ventures in securing financial backing to support future growth and development. After this course, participants can: a) identify and assess various sources of finance to support entrepreneurial ventures, b) interpret information presented in historical financial statements and forward looking projections, c) evaluate the "value" of a venture, and d) understand the dynamics of negotiation and structuring deals.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Sources of finance (crowdfunding, bootstrapping, debt, business angel and venture capital investment), Pricing equity stakes (valuation), Negotiating shareholders agreements, Managing venture development, and Realising value (trade sales, initial public offerings).

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Individual case write-ups, take home exam, group assignment.

Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation): 

5 individual write ups based on cases discussed in class (25%)

1 individual take home exam (25%)

Group assignment to be conducted ideally in groups of no more than 4 students 

Details on calculating the workload (applies in this implementation): 

5 ECTS = 135 hour workload

Session participation (20) 

Preparation (35)

Take home exam (15)

Group assignment (65)

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Cases and notes delivered in class.

Details on the course materials (applies in this implementation): 

Digital case package will be arranged during week 2 of the course

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Replaces to course TU-91.2009 and TU-E4030

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

No prerequisites

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course is intended mainly for students majoring Industrial Engineering and Management, those participating in minors of Creativity & Venturing, and Aalto Ventures Program Minor/Startup minor.

Additional information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

ask the course instructor by email:

Details on the schedule (applies in this implementation): 

We are meeting in U270 (U8) in the main building Otakaari 1 on Thursdays 09.15 - 12.00


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