This workshop is designed to provide a practitioner’s guide to translate ideas into a professional business plan that any potential investor would expect to see. Based on the practical know-how and extensive experience of the faculty in working with 1,000+ start-ups, this course helps an entrepreneur to find answers to critical questions around the business idea and communicate the building blocks of the business effectively.
In this workshop, we will also demystify valuation process for start-ups and will explain key aspects that entrepreneurs need to understand while negotiating investments. How to avoid common pitfalls around equity dilution and value of equity in different funding rounds will also be a key aspect covered.
The key learning from this work-shop would be:
- Step-by-step business plan preparation guidelines
- What to pitch for and how to pitch to potential investors and business partners
- Step-by-step valuation guidelines for start-ups
- Effective marketing strategies for commercialization of business ideas
- Understanding founders’ and investors’ ownership, equity dilution, and value of equity in funding rounds
- Discussion on various analytical frameworks and theoretical concepts through illustrative examples
- Avoiding common mistakes in funding negotiations
Who should attend this work-shop?
This program is suited for anyone who wants to become better at communicating their business ideas in the most effective manner to potential investors/partners. Professionals working with investment banks, private equities and venture funds would also find it useful as they need to evaluate scores of business plans to identify the best investment opportunities.
Following set of professionals will find it useful:
- Professionals working with PE/VC/Angel Investment firms
- Professionals working with other financial institutions and consulting firms