How to Fund your Business: Equity, Debt, Unfund
What you'll learn
- Understand and manage Unfunding mechanisms
- Understand the conditions of angel investing
- Understand the conditions of venture capital
- Understand the conditions of debt / loans
- Have a smart conversation about what it takes to fund a company
- Validate if a funding option is possible or not for a specific situation
- Basic knowledge of business jargon
- Understanding of financial statements: cash flow, balance sheet, profit and losses
Do you have a superb business that can transform the world but you don't know how to fund it? Are you struggling to get the resources you need so you can take your business to the next level? Do you prefer to find what works under which circumstance than spend time and energy complaining about how difficult it is to get funded?
Welcome to this program, a comprehensive program in easy to understand, short chunks organized in a way that you can think differently and act upon it, so you can get the resources you need to start and grow your company.
This programs helps individuals learn how to fund start-ups, causes, projects inside organizations or corporations and existing companies.
It integrates funding needs with investment needs, and provides a conceptual understanding of the funding mechanisms so you can think strategically, and be proactive, instead of reactive, to funding.
The course is structured in six sessions:
1. Basic concepts and mindset;
2. Funding mechanisms (unfunding, debt and equity);
3. Unfunding (crowdsourcing, factoring, leasing, disappearing);
4. Equity funding (founders, family, friends, partners, angels, VC);
5. Debt (short-term, long term) and
6. Funding strategy.
We provide a format useful to many learning styles: whether you learn by watching, listening or doing. If you need the "helicopter view" or if you want to dive deeper into details, with templates, discussion guides and other resources.
I created the program because funding is a PROCESS, not a series of unconnected events. There is a special session for minorities, that is related to overcoming internal battles, imposter syndrome and reactions from others that throw founders into a negative spiral.
The program is also useful to investors, relatives and friends and consultants who are curious about funding as a process and would like to provide better support.
Who this course is for:
- Small business owners
- Consultants and advisors
- Executives that want to understand the funding process
I am an international expert in creating wealth from innovations and help people live a live with passion, purpose and wealth. This is the leadership of the future, and expands beyond business and entrepreneurial mindsets.
My career started as a young scientist and professor on Agronomy before becoming involved in product development for a Bayer-Shell joint venture and eventually turning into an entrepreneur and angel investor after attending Babson College's MBA program. (I received the Armando Travieso fellowship)
As an entrepreneur, I have started nine companies -successfully exiting from five of them- and two non-for-profit. I have also failer miserably in two ocassions. One of my biggest accomplishments was the pivotal role I played in the Development for the Entrepreneurial Curriculum and the Venture Capital Industry in Chile, where I lived between 1996 and 2002.
I have also consulted, mentored, or coached hundreds of entrepreneurs worldwide. An avid traveler, I have lived in the US (Chautuaqua, Boston, Houston, and Silicon Valley); Australia, Denmark, Chile, Switzerland, and Venezuela; and visited over 100 countries.
I have also served as a panel member of several international business plan competitions, including WRI, Endeavor, Babson College, and Western Australia's Inventor of the Year. And I enjoy being an active academic researcher and angel investor. I am one of the few female members of the prestigious Sand Hill Angels in Silicon Valley.
Philanthropically, I support organizations that foster education, entrepreneurship and domestic harmony.
She have an Engineering and Master of Science degree from Universidad Central de Venezuela, a Master of Business Administration from Babson College, and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Western Australia... and I speak English, Spanish, some German, Italian, French, Portuguese, and Arabic... and few words in Korean that my South Korean daughter-in-law has taught me.
A bit more about me can be found on my personal web.