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Being an entrepreneur and creating a startup requires money. This money is essential to building a prototype, hiring a great team, and launching a new product or service. How do you raise money for your startup? Venture capitalists.
Introduction to Venture Capital will teach you how to get the money needed to run your startup. You will learn who venture capitalists are, how they think and gain an understanding of their motives, investment strategies, and what they’ll expect from you.
In addition to lectures you will get first hand inside knowledge from experienced entrepreneurs and venture capitalists on what it takes to successfully acquire money for your startup!
No mandatory prerequisites, but basic knowledge of Entrepreneurship and math is beneficial.
- What a venture capitalist is and why they do what they do.
- How to select and pitch to a venture capitalist.
- Basic knowledge on valuation and negotiation techniques.
- What a Term Sheet is, its clauses, and possible pitfalls.
- What changes when a venture capitalist enters your company
- How, when, and why a venture capitalist exits your company and how it affects your and your team
Head of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group and Co-Director of the TIME Research Area
RWTH Aachen University
RWTH Aachen University is among the leading technical universities in Europe measured by its academic output, the quality of its graduates, and by the quantity of its external funding. A unique location in the center of Europe bordering Belgium and the Netherlands induces an international and technology driven climate for Aachen as a University City as well as for the whole region. Founded in 1870 RWTH holds 260 institutes in nine faculties and has more than 42,000 Students, about 7,000 of whom are international.
Teaching at RWTH Aachen is first and foremost application-oriented. Its graduates are therefore sought-after as junior executives and leaders in business and industry. National rankings and international assessments attest to the RWTH graduates’ marked ability to handle complex tasks, to solve problems constructively in team work and to take on leadership roles. It is therefore not surprising that many board members of German corporate groups studied at RWTH Aachen.
RWTH Aachen University has a major interest in sharing its qualified lectures and research experiences and has a history in implementing numerous blended learning patterns in higher education.
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