Introduction to 173c

Introduction to 173c - Business 173c Entrepreneurial...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style Business 173c Entrepreneurial Finance (aka Small Business Finance) Professor Steve Bennet
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Agenda l Syllabus Overview l Blackboard demo l Introduction to Entrepreneurial Finance l Financing Sources l Opportunity Identification l Case Study Video l Homework Assignments
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General Information l Instructor: Steve Bennet l Email through Blackboard is the best way to reach me l Class – Monday afternoons – 1:30 – 4:15 pm BBC 003 l Office hours – After class (4:15 – 5:15 Mondays) or by appt (BT 954) l Blackboard – updated syllabus, lecture notes, announcements, assignments, discussion group, chat, email, group projects, grades - http://sjsu6.blackboard.com/webct/ l Class Limit - 45 Students l (Add policy to be addressed in a few minutes)
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Who is Steve Bennet? l Personal l SJSU l Lecturer and Steering Committee for SVCE l APC – Dean’s advisory committee l 173C (previously taught 170) l E-Lab – Experimental Course Offering Internships § Space available – first meeting tonight in BBC 123 l Non SJSU l Bodega Partners § CFO or Board Member of 20+ Silicon Valley start-ups l Sand Hill Angels § Investor and Board Member l Prior Experience/Education
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l Required: l Course Reader* available from University Readers ( www.universityreaders.com) l Recommended: l The Case Study Handbook; by William Ellet; Harvard Business School Press;ISBN: 978-1-4221-0158-2* * On Reserve at MLK circulation desk
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Goals for Business 173c l Apply financial theory to start-ups l Critical thinking l Improve decision making skills l Business and Financial Analysis l Develop presentation and communication skills l Expose to entrepreneurial careers l Excel wizardry…. l Question successful entrepreneurs, investors, and service providers l Earn credit towards Finance degree and/or Entrepreneurship Concentration l Participate in Business Plan Competition ($10K+ in prizes) l Fun
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The Big Picture l Entrepreneurial Finance skills beneficial for students: l Interested in working in an entrepreneurial venture l Interested in working in the venture capital or private equity industry l Interested in understanding what makes Silicon Valley special l Who want the ability some day to “stick it to the Man”
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Expectations l Presence, Preparation and Participation l Let me know in advance (email through Blackboard) if you can’t make it or are not prepared (one free pass) l Assigned seat l Prepare for all case discussions l Come to class ready to ask and answer questions of substance on cases, readings and speakers l Check Blackboard regularly l Easy to have email forwarded l Professional behavior (on time, respectful, cooperative) l In assigned seat per seating chart l Phone’s off (or at least silent) l Tolerance for ambiguity l Successfully completed 170 l Not on the Internet trying to qualify for the World Series of Poker during class
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Course Topics l Entrepreneurial Process l Opportunity Assessment l Business Models and Business Plans l Financial Projections l Valuation l Deals and Terms l Franchising l l IPO
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