Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

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.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 29.02.2024 - 11.04.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Peter Kelly

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English

CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD

Content
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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 for whole curriculum period:

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

Workload
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Meetups

DETAILS

Substitutes for Courses
Prerequisites

FURTHER INFORMATION

Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring III
    2023-2024 Spring III

    Enrollment :

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