This unit will introduce you to the lifecycle of high-growth new ventures (i.e. startups), with a focus on how they are funded, and the social economy as a reference point. It follows a successful startup’s path from founding through the stages of new venture finance. These include developing a business plan and its financials, the core skills of valuation, the venture capital industry, and finally how entrepreneurs and investors realize returns.

What you will learn

By the end of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Appraise the content, structure and purpose of entrepreneurship.
  2. Examine cash-flow management practices related to the enterprise.
  3. Critically evaluate the importance of external financing and inquire on the specifics of equity and debt financing for the enterprise.
  4. Formulate a prototype view regarding business plans and appraise the nature, purpose and characteristics of income statements, cash flow statements, and balance sheets as financial reporting mechanisms.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding on the purpose, means and finance options of social entrepreneurship
  6. Assess the cutting-edge developments that the digitalization of entrepreneurship has brought into the finance options of new and growing ventures.

Course Info

Length: One 1 hour video

Institution: University of Glasgow

Level: high

Effort: 5 hours

Schedule: Self-paced