RAISING CAPITAL FOR YOUR ENTREPRENEURIAL VENTURE

Venture Capital, Angel Funding and Debt: Raising capital for your entrepreneurial venture

Course Overview
Course Objectives
Course Faculty
Recognition and Certification
Date and Locations
Who Should Apply
How to Apply
Application Review Process
Course Fee
Withdrawal Policy
Scholarships
Contact Information

 

Course Overview
Venture Capital, Angel Funding and Debt addresses key questions that challenge all entrepreneurs: how much money can and should be raised; when should it be raised and from whom; what is a reasonable valuation of the company; and how should funding be structured? The course comprehensively explores the financial tools needed by an entrepreneur in starting his or her own business. By studying real-life business cases and learning from professors, investors and entrepreneurs, participants gain insight into both the investors’ and entrepreneurs’ points of view in funding a venture. Participants will gain a practical framework they can use to secure or provide investment for high-potential businesses.

Course Objectives

Faculty graduates of this program will be able to address critical topics in venture financing by running short-duration courses for both students and entrepreneurs. Graduates should be able to work on:

  • Financial analysis and valuations
  • Choosing the right financing options
  • Structuring deals
  • Determining the best exit strategy
  • Avoiding costly pitfalls
  • Managing investor-entrepreneur relationships

Course Faculty

John W Mullins

Associate Professor of Management Practice in Entrepreneurship, London Business School

Professor John Mullins brings to his teaching and research 20 years of executive experience in high-growth firms. He founded two ventures, one of which he took public. His two defining books for entrepreneurs, The New Business Road Test and Getting to Plan B, have received rave reviews in the international business press: INC, America’s top entrepreneurship magazine, recently listed Getting to Plan B as one of the best books for business owners.

Prof. Mullins’s research has won him national and international awards from the Young Presidents’ Organization, Marketing Science Institute, the American Marketing Association, and the Richard D. Irwin Foundation. He earned his MBA at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and his PhD in Marketing from the University of Minnesota.

Murray B Low

Associate Professor and Director, Eugene M. Lang Center for Entrepreneurship, Columbia Business School

Professor Low is an experienced entrepreneur and a leading authority on entrepreneurship in independent, corporate and not-for-profit settings. Starting businesses in several industries led him to study how the entrepreneurial process differs by context. His current research examines the dynamics of entrepreneurial careers. As the founder of the Columbia Entrepreneurship Program, he has worked to make entrepreneurship a viable career option for MBA graduates. Low consults to both small and large companies, family businesses and not-for-profits. He teaches executive seminars in the areas of entrepreneurship and strategic management and makes frequent presentations to academic and industry groups. He has published widely in academic and practitioner journals and is a regular commentator in the media.

Recognition and Certification

On completion of the course and the specified requirements, successful graduates will be awarded Certification in “Advanced Knowledge: Raising Capital for Entrepreneurial Venture” by NEN in association with the Wadhwani Foundation.

Date and Locations
Jan 19-21, 2010 Welingkar Institute, Bangalore

Duration:
3 days

Who Should Apply

Given the universal focus on finance by students and entrepreneurs, and their general lack of understanding and knowledge in this area, this course would be useful for faculty working with students or entrepreneurs at any level – not necessarily only advanced students – as the course material can be adapted for all. However, the course is designed for participants who have some background in entrepreneurship, and who wish to advance their knowledge of entrepreneurial finance. Participants who have working knowledge of accounting and basic finance might find they benefit more from this course than those with no background in this area.

How to apply

To apply for the course, please download the Course Application Form. If you’re unable to access the forms, please contact us at +91 80 4168 9195. Please print, fill out, and send the forms to us either via mail, e-mail or fax.

Mailing address for applications:
National Entrepreneurship Network
Ground Floor,
Villa No. 2, Regent Place
Thubarahalli, Varthur Main Road
Bangalore 560 066
E-Mail:
Fax: +91 80 4168 9194

Deadline to submit application: December 7, 2010

Application Review Process

With the growing number and sophistication of entrepreneurship educators in India, the demand for the entrepreneurial Courses, in particular, is strong, and we cannot guarantee space for all applicants. During the week following the application deadline, applications for the course will be reviewed by the Course Admissions Committee. The Course Admissions Committee will include members of NEN Trust, and may include the course Teaching Faculty, topic experts, and other senior NEN Faculty Leaders. We may follow up with you for clarifications post their meeting.

Admission is based on the applicant’s demonstrated passion, execution track-record, ability and commitment to make a difference in building entrepreneurship programs for their students, or in supporting entrepreneurs.

Notification of Application Status
You will be notified by email of your application status within 1 week after the application deadline, which is 5 weeks before the course begins. If you have any questions about the status of your application, please call us at the office, or email us at .

Course Fee

NEN institutional members: Rs. 20,000(Wadhwani Foundation Scholarships applicable only to selected NEN Faculty members)
Non-Institutional members: Rs. 45,000
The course fees cover tuition, course materials including cases, and most meals. Travel and lodging costs must be borne by the candidate or their sponsoring institution. The NEN Education team will assist selected candidates in identifying and arranging affordable accommodation close to the program venue.

Course Fee Due Date
Along with the acceptance notification, successful applicants will receive a course invoice and payment instructions. Payment is due within 2 weeks of the invoice date. Late or missing payments can result in the applicant’s place being given to another candidate.

Advance Preparation
The course will have required advance reading and possibly other additional advance work. The advance preparation allows for the participant to extract much more value from the course, and for richer classroom interaction and a better experience for all. Once we receive your confirmation and your payment of course fees, you will receive emails notifying you of the advanced preparation requirements, and sent a link to any materials which you will be able to download. In addition, we will be in contact to help you make any travel and accommodation arrangements.

Withdrawal Policy

We do understand that last minute problems do occasionally arise, and that it is sometimes necessary to withdraw from a course at the last minute. In this case, we will refund most of the course fees, subtracting Rs. 3000 to cover the NEN Trust administrative costs associated with the participant.

Course Cancellation Policy
Program dates, course fees and teaching faculty may be subject to change. Please check the NEN website for updates before applying. If a program is cancelled by NEN, the participants’ total course fees will be refunded. If for any reason, the course can’t be held on the scheduled dates – reasons could include bandhs, weather or other problems – NEN will work with the teaching faculty to reschedule the course, and the participants’ fees will be applied to the course on the new dates. NEN will not be responsible for travel, accommodation or other costs that may have been incurred by the participant.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to cover the entire course fees for NEN Faculty Leaders. Scholarships are intended for NEN Faculty Leaders from institutes that are unable to afford the subsidized course fees. Scholarships are not guaranteed, and they are not awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis. Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of demonstrated merit and need. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please download the scholarship application form on our website, fill and send it to us along with your course application.

Candidates who qualify for the scholarship will be expected to confirm their attendance by making a fully-refundable deposit payment of INR 5000 along with their course participation confirmation. The payment will be refunded immediately upon successful completion of the course.

For More Information

Please contact the NEN Education team at:

National Entrepreneurship Network
Ground Floor,
Villa No. 2, Regent Place
Thubarahalli, Varthur Main Road
Bangalore 560 066

E-Mail:
Tel: +91 80 4168 9195

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