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Ready to raise capital? Join Finance Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs!
Our next session runs from September 14, 2015 to December 14, 2015.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
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.
ABOUT THE COURSE
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.
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|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|
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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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