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- Venture for Discovery Part I
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- Venture for Entrepreneurial Finance
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- Venture for Market Leadership
- Venture for Product Innovation
Our Venture for Startup Finance™ program provides participants with an intensive, “hands-on” course focusing on the basics of creating integrated financial projections and statements for new ventures. Participants learn all steps required to build profit and loss statements, cash flow and breakeven analysis, capital requirements, balance sheets, and start up metrics for performance measurement and monitoring. Sources of funding for new ventures are explored with a focus on early stage requirements.
At the highest level, you will come away with clear answers to the following questions:
- What are the challenges of building credible financial projections and how to develop detailed assumptions that form the basis of your business model?
- What are common mistakes made in new venture financial assumptions and projections?
- How to estimate all sources of revenues and associated costs of sales for each stream?
- How does one differentiate variable and fixed costs based on your business model?
- What are current approaches to estimate customer acquisition costs and lifetime value?
- Why is cash management so important to early venture success and how to build a cash flow plan?
- What metrics are critical to measure and monitor new venture success?
- How are capital requirements estimated for both start up needs and early operations?
- What financial information do investors want to see and how do you best present critical data?
The program uses a proprietary sequence of modules and tools to support the development of your new venture financials. Participants learn how to build integrated financial statements for early stage ventures. Specific skill development and issues covered include:
- Start Up Math: Understanding the key financial information that new venture founders and teams must estimate and monitor
- Market Size Estimates: Applying bottom up analysis to determine target market potential and associated revenue projections
- Customer Acquisition Costs: Calculating the costs of acquiring new customers compared with the lifetime value of each customer
- New Product Costs: How to estimate product costs for minimal viable products, early prototypes and larger volume production
- Operational Costs: Determining all fixed costs required to operate your business and identify ways to minimize these costs through bootstrapping, outsourcing, and collaborating
- Start-Up Metrics: Identifying critical indicators for benchmarking, measurement, & monitoring
- Funding Sources: Understanding the many options for start up funding, including up to date information on crowd funding, peer-to-peer lending, and public incentive programs
- Investor Requests: Determining what information investors will want to know about new venture’s start up costs, capital requirements, and growth potential