This course examines the range of financing options that a life science/healthcare company has at the startup phase of its life cycle. In this difficult financing environment, ventures need to look to any and all sources of capital that will allow them to create value inflection points, reduce risk and position themselves for additional investment. This course will cover a range of funding sources including grants, angels, seed and venture capital and non-traditional sources such as foundations and crowdfunding.
Two perspectives, that of the entrepreneur and that of the investor, will be taken. Some of the takeaways will be navigating the investment world, determining appropriate capital sources for your venture, the investment criteria typical of a source, the inside story on venture capital, and non-dilutive funding such as grants. This course will also touch lightly on business planning, basic finance and creating an investor presentation. The course will provide information to help set a plan of action to fund a company.
Level: beginner · Schedule: fixed
Technology Entrepreneurship - NovoEd
Scaling Up Your Venture Without Screwing Up - NovoEd
The success of every venture depends on scaling: on sustaining and enhancing its effectiveness as it adds more employees, customers, and locations. The problem, however, is that scaling comes with inherent risk. Even the best founders and teams face setbacks, make mistakes, and must muddle through stretches of confusion and uncertainty.
Innovation and enterprise
Managing the innovation process is neither a scientific process nor a black art. We will explore a model for innovation.
Introducing something new or innovating is easy in theory but hard in practice. New ideas can be plentiful, but selecting the best ideas and implementing them can be challenging. Managing the innovation process is n...