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Overview

The programme 

Start-ups can benefit from a wide variety of financing options on the path to profitability, but how do you know which one to choose? 

This Entrepreneurship 4 - Financing and Profitability offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Pennsylvania explores different financing models, including bootstrapping, organic growth, debt and risk capital, and also provides a clear overview of equity financing including the key types of investors: angels, venture capital, and crowdfunding. You’ll learn about terms, and term sheets, exit modes and what exit strategy might be best for you. 

By the end of this course, you’ll have an understanding of what success looks like and how it can be financed. You’ll also be ready for the capstone project, in which you will get feedback on your own pitch deck, and may even be selected to pitch to investors from venture capital firms.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Business Models and Keeping Customers
  • Financing, Valuation, and Terms
  • Private and Public Financing, and Calculating Breakeven
  • Elements of the Pitch and Exit Strategies

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Funding

Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project.

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