Finance Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs - 30 Days of Mentoring

30 Day Coached Boot Camp! Build a profitable company, make money, and raise capital the easy way.
  • Lectures 15
  • Video 1 Hours
  • Skill level all level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
    30 day money back guarantee!
    Available on iOS and Android
    Certificate of Completion

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Course Description

Ready to raise capital? Join Finance Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs!

Our next session runs from September 14, 2015 to December 14, 2015.


Lili Balfour has advised over 100 companies, who have gone on to raise over $200 million from investors around the world. She is the author of Master the Finance Game, a Wall Street Journal Guest Mentor, a contributor at Fox Business News, a blogger for The Huffington Post, a guest contributor for HuffPost Live, and a guest lecturer at UC Berkeley.


Finance Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs outlines 30 days of action to get you funded quickly. It includes a downloadable financial model, a cap table, and a list of investors.

By the end of your 30 day session you will have a solid financial plan for your company, including:

- financial model with meaningful metrics

- funding strategy specific to your company

- list of capital sources (angels, investors, etc.)

- plan of action (detailed process to execute your funding strategy)


We meet each week online to discuss the materials during the 30 day period. Details will be sent to all participants.

What are the requirements?

  • Basic computer skills

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 15 lectures and 25 mins of content!
  • Build a financial model
  • Create a pitch deck (or crowdfunding campaign)
  • Find investors

What is the target audience?

  • Entrepreneurs building companies

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee

Forever yours.
Lifetime access

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion


Section 1: Week One - Financial Strategy

In Lecture 1, we focus on building a financial model the easy way. We focus on the salient six - revenue, COGS, R&D, SG&A, operating income, and cash. We review basic metrics and discuss free resources to further your learning.

You will find the sample financial model below. If you need further guidance on constructing the model, you can email me for a discount code to Lean Finance for Startups, which includes step-by-step instructions for constructing the model.


In Lecture 2, we focus on finding our break-even point and determining our funding timeline.


In Lecture 3, we focus on different types of capital sources.

Section 2: Week Two - Developing Contact Lists

In Lecture 4, we focus on building a target list for angel investors and friends and family. We focus on using free resources to build our list.


In Lecture 5, we focus on building a target list for a crowd funding campaign. We focus on using free resources to build our list.


In Lecture 6, we focus on building a target list for venture capital. We focus on using free resources to build our list.

Section 3: Week Three - Developing Materials

In Lecture 7, we focus on developing on building materials for fund raising via angel investors.


In Lecture 8, we focus on developing on creating a crowd funding campaign.


In Lecture 9, we focus on developing on building materials for fund raising via venture capital funds.

Section 4: Week Four - Developing an Outreach Campaign

In Lecture 10, we focus on developing an outreach strategy for angel investors.


In Lecture 11, we focus on developing an outreach strategy for crowd funding.


In Lecture 12, we focus on developing an outreach strategy for venture capital funds.

Section 5: Maintenance + Resources
Office Hours
Finance Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs' Facebook Page
Y Combinator's Startup School

Instructor Biography

Finance for Entrepreneurs , Join our global community of over 10,000 entrepreneurs.

Finance for Entrepreneurs was created by Lili Balfour, founder of Atelier Advisors and author of Master the Finance Game.

To date, she has served over 10,000 entrepreneurs, from Silicon Valley to Dubai, via online courses and in-person workshops, from SF Hacker News to American Express CEO BootCamp. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Fox Business News, and Forbes.

Lili spent over 15 years in investment banking (technology and healthcare) and investment management before creating Atelier Advisors, a firm that provides strategic and financial advisory services to early-stage companies. To date, she has helped over 100 early-stage companies raise over $200 million.

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    • Mike Newton

    Solid Crash Course

    Lili gives a short, but solid course in finance with examples and simple explanations, that anyone can follow. By following the steps and returning each week for the duration of the training, anyone should be able to apply the steps and resources provided and be on their way to raising capital from the right sources and starting a company.

    • David Raynor

    Great Course!

    Lili did a great job of covering the basics here.

    • Sul

    Very helpful course

    Very helpful course

    • Mark Robinson

    Solid Financial Understanding

    This is another solid course from Lili. It gives a great break down of working with financials for your business as well as ways to create contacts that can help you succeed. It provides a wealth of value on raising capital and understanding what it takes to help your business prosper financially.

    • Michael Choke

    Great course

    Easy to follow, practical lessons that I can apply immediately. Highly recommended!

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