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Financing the Entrepreneurial Business

VC and Growth Capital for Entrepreneurs and Investors Create the perfect conditions to finance entrepreneurial businesses. Understand the different sources of financing and explore each stage of the deal cycle, from both sides of the table.

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Programme impact

Create the conditions for a successful deal

Are you a high-potential entrepreneur seeking investment, an angel, venture capitalist, or an early stage investor eager to create value and maximise returns? Come together with your counterparties and clients in this practical programme.

  • Understand the full ‘venture capital cycle’ and the market for entrepreneurial finance: its players, their motivations and its impact.

  • Gain practical tools and frameworks. Learn to structure successful deals, understand valuation techniques and leverage funds to improve returns.

  • Value what an early-stage venture or buyout is worth – and learn how to buy a business with other people’s money.

  • Explore exit strategies, initial public offerings, and trade sales. Share experiences from both the entrepreneur and the investor viewpoint – all within one classroom.

  • For investors: Grasp what drives entrepreneurs, and build your network to enhance your deal flow.

  • For entrepreneurs: What drives investors? Discover what angels and venture capitalists are looking for, how to identify one who will add value and how to build ‘win-win’ outcomes.

  • For advisors and those in government support organizations: How can you successfully participate in the entrepreneurial ecosystem? What value can you add? How can the entrepreneurial financing mindset enhance your organization?

Right for you

This programme is designed for high-potential entrepreneurs and investors who invest in entrepreneurially-driven firms, as well as other professionals who participate in or support their country’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Whichever side of the deal table you sit, this course offers unique insights and frameworks into those with whom you will deal.



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Attendees include:

  • Entrepreneurs, and their advisors and consultants.

  • Investors in privately-held companies, limited partners and other providers of capital to venture capital and private equity funds.

  • Business angels.

  • Managers of accelerators and crowdfunding platforms.

  • Corporate venture capital investors and family offices.

  • Those in government agencies and NGOs supporting the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Who attends

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The data above display the top nationalities and top 10 industries of participants who responded to our survey during the last full academic year.

Programme Content

Practical learning. Immediate impact.

Explore real-life case studies and gain insights to create future opportunities.

  • Gain hands-on exposure to the entrepreneurial financing process from beginning to end – giving you the expertise to create value and grow the pie.

  • Explore a range of scenarios, including financing start-ups, management buy-outs, and growth capital deals.

  • Investigate actual deals in emerging markets, Europe and the US, and improve your global deal-making perspective.

  • Discover how to value privately-held companies and examine the non-financial factors impacting those valuations.

  • See due diligence from both sides of the table, explore term sheets and shareholder agreements, and learn how to structure and price financing options and manage multiple rounds of financing.

  • Become a savvy investor – look at different considerations and pitfalls, and understand the psychology of deal-making.

  • Plan your exit strategy, focusing on initial public offerings and trade sales.

Our faculty

Experts in the field

Access some of the world’s leading thinkers whose cutting-edge research in global business is grounded in real-world practicality.

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Certificate in Finance

This programme can also be taken as part of the Certificate in Finance. Gain the knowledge and tools to build expertise in finance. Customise your learning by selecting four courses from our extensive, world-class portfolio.


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