Venture Capital & Startups 5: Sources of Capital and Finance Topics for Startups.

Feb 9, 2023, 4:30 pm6:30 pm
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Event Description
Session Description: This class will provide an overview of how startups raise money to get going and grow, what are the appropriate sources of that money, and what are typical terms for that investment. You will learn about crowdfunding, angel investors, accelerators, and the venture capital industry; the organization and operation of venture capital funds; investment methodology; monitoring and portfolio liquidation. We’ll primarily focus on one of those sources of capital, venture capital firms, and what VCs look for when evaluating startups.
Cohort Description: A growing number of startups are emerging from universities and research institutes — young enterprises that are accelerating innovation and changing the game in social entrepreneurship and in every field imaginable. Increasingly, graduate students are the founders behind these new businesses. At Princeton, there is a robust innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem that connects graduate students, postdocs, alumni, faculty, venture capitalists, and industry.  During the course of 8 weeks, this program serves as a “crash course” for understanding the world of VC funding and startups. You will learn about the lingo, the economics, the process, and the landscape—and meet members of the broader innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. You will also hear first-hand from graduate alumni founders about their entrepreneurial journeys -- and all of the challenges and successes they had along the way. The cohort culminates with a group project where graduate students will work across disciplines to synthesize and apply their learnings. 


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