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TE 398 F - Bootstrap to VC: Fund Startup

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This course will examine a host of ways that aspiring tech entrepreneurs might cobble together enough cash to make their ideas come to life. We will examine the difference between dilutive & non-dilutive funding. We will learn the value of debt vs. equity. We will explore ways to find early check-writers, and identify and develop plans for timely pursuit of both government and private grant programs. The course will follow the chronological progression of an early-stage venture and cover likely funding sources at each stage. In addition, we will cover company valuation, terms and potential pitfalls. In each instance, we will use real-world examples and speakers to illustrate the concepts. This is intended as a practical course that will translate to your own venture so that you come away with a funding strategy to position yourself for success.

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Fall 2017 schedule

TitleRubricSectionCRNTypeHoursTimesDaysLocationInstructor
Bootstrap to VC: Fund StartupTE398F66607LCD21500 - 1650 W  203 Transportation Building Harlee Sorkin

Technology Entrepreneur Center

Engineering at Illinois

351 Coordinated Science Lab, MC-228
1308 W. Main Street
Urbana, IL 61801
217-244-2646
tec@illinois.edu

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