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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Introduction to Financing Corporate Ventures

In this module, we will learn the fundamentals and how to create financial statements for new ventures within the corporate environment....
13 videos (Total 70 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
13 videos
Welcome to Module 11m
Finance for the corporate entrepreneur3m
The entrepreneurial spectrum6m
Corporate entrepreneur vs. startup entrepreneur5m
The "too typical" return on investment (ROI) process7m
A better approach to return on investment (ROI)4m
Intangible assets and return on investment (ROI)4m
The roles of products and leadership in return on investment (ROI)4m
Financial statement basics4m
Financial statement details7m
Financial metrics7m
Preview of the Master of Professional Studies in Technology Entrepreneurship10m
7 readings
Welcome to Financing and Profiting from Innovation for Corporate Entrepreneurs10m
Meet Michael R. Pratt10m
Connect with your Classmates10m
Our Recommended Textbook for the Course10m
Income Statement Template (Optional)10m
Cash Flow Statement Template (Optional)10m
Balance Sheet Template (Optional)10m
2 practice exercises
Quiz 120m
Financial Metrics Exercise - Customer Acquisition Cost and Long Term Value Exercise4m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Corporate Venture Valuation Techniques

In this module, we will examine valuation techniques for understanding how to assess and grow the value of the corporate venture....
8 videos (Total 47 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Valuation techniques3m
Net present value9m
Opportunity cost of capital5m
Why NPV is best4m
Project payback period3m
Internal rate of return8m
Weighted average cost of capital9m
4 readings
This is why public and private tech valuations are completely different (Optional)10m
Analyze the ROI of your innovation idea, step by step (Optional)10m
A better way to understand internal rate of return (Optional)10m
Take a look at some of Uber's finances in China as it eyes an IPO (Optional)10m
2 practice exercises
Quiz 220m
Corporate Venture Valuation Techniques Exercise4m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Sources of Financing for Corporate Ventures

In this module, we will explore the different sources of internal and external financing for the corporate venture....
8 videos (Total 35 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Sources of funding1m
Internal funding3m
Customer and vendor financing3m
Franchising4m
Joint ventures8m
Co-branding6m
Licensing agreements6m
3 readings
How to put your money where your strategy is (Optional)10m
How nimble resource allocation can double your company’s value (Optional)10m
Negotiating a better joint venture (Optional)10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 320m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Creating the Investment Proposal for the Corporate Venture

In this module, we will apply lessons learned in the course to structure a funding deal and pitch the corporate venture....
8 videos (Total 49 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Business proposals and the pitch3m
How to write an effective business proposal3m
What do your funding sources want to see4m
How to create a pitch deck6m
Do's and don'ts of the pitch12m
Final thoughts5m
Learn More with the Master of Professional Studies in Technology Entrepreneurship10m
6 readings
Unearthing the sources of value hiding in your corporate portfolio (Optional)10m
Strategic principles for competing in the digital age (Optional)10m
Corporate venture capital (Optional)10m
Investing in breakthrough corporate venture capital (Optional)10m
Concrete steps for CFOs to improve strategic risk management (Optional)10m
In search of ingenuity (Optional)10m
2 practice exercises
Quiz 424m
The Pitch2m
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By VGMay 11th 2017

Really interesting information and useful. well presented.

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Michael R. Pratt

Lecturer of Technology Entrepreneurship
Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech)

About University of Maryland, College Park

The University of Maryland is the state's flagship university and one of the nation's preeminent public research universities. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, the university is home to more than 37,000 students, 9,000 faculty and staff, and 250 academic programs. Its faculty includes three Nobel laureates, three Pulitzer Prize winners, 47 members of the national academies and scores of Fulbright scholars. The institution has a $1.8 billion operating budget, secures $500 million annually in external research funding and recently completed a $1 billion fundraising campaign. ...

About the Corporate Entrepreneurship: Innovating within Corporations Specialization

For an increasing number of established companies, creating new business opportunities within the company is an imperative for success. Maturing technologies and aging product portfolios are requiring companies to create, develop, and sustain innovative new businesses. The Corporate Entrepreneurship Specialization is designed for those interested in learning how to innovate and apply entrepreneurship principles in the corporate setting. Learners will develop knowledge on how to navigate the barriers to creating, developing, and sustaining innovative new businesses or initiatives within existing companies. These new activities rarely fit neatly within well-established systems, processes, and cultures. Learners will develop the skills, and learn the tools and best practices, for identifying and developing the entrepreneurial opportunities, building business models, creating strategies for leading innovation, and financing innovation. These four topics comprise the four courses of the Corporate Entrepreneurship Specialization, along with a final project. The Corporate Entrepreneurship Specialization is for individuals who are charged and/or inspired to develop and lead new businesses within established companies. It's specifically designed for junior- and middle-managers with the the opportunity, or responsibility, to start new businesses or initiatives within their company or division, in any industry, and in any country....
Corporate Entrepreneurship: Innovating within Corporations

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