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TE 398 F - From Bootstraps to Venture Capital: Funding Your Startup

Course Description

This course will examine a host of ways that aspiring tech entrepreneurs might cobble together enough cash to make their ideas come to life. The course will explore the difference between Equity (ownership), Non-Dilutive (grants) and Strategic (customer) funding sources. The course will follow this chronological progression of an early-stage venture and cover likely funding sources at each stage. In addition, we will cover company valuation, investment terms and potential pitfalls using real-world examples and speakers to illustrate the concepts.

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View the TE 398 syllabus.

Fall 2020 schedule

TitleRubricSectionCRNTypeHoursTimesDaysLocationInstructor
Bootstrap to VC: Fund StartupTE398F66607LCD21500 - 1650 W  147 Altgeld Hall Harlee Sorkin

Technology Entrepreneur Center

The Grainger College of Engineering

351 Coordinated Science Lab, MC-228
1308 W. Main Street
Urbana, IL 61801
217-244-3124
tec@illinois.edu

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