You have a great idea about starting your own business but you don’t know how to finance it. Money is a really essential part of implementing your idea. Without funding you can’t hire a great team or launch your new service. So, how to find money for your startup?

This online course will teach you how to get the money you need to start your business. You will learn what Venture Capital is and who venture capitalists are – how they think and how they implement investment strategies.

Moreover, you will get firsthand inside information from experienced entrepreneurs and venture capitalists on what it takes to successfully acquire money for your startup!

About the Course

What you'll learn: • 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 you and your team.

Starting date: 25 January 2016 Length: 6 weeks Language: English Instructor: Malte Brettel Institution: RWTH Aachen University