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Who? If you’re an entrepreneur at any stage of your journey, or even an aspiring one, and you need money to start or grow your business, this course is for you. What? This course will introduce, and help you put to use in your startup, the five models through which your customers can – and will, if you ask them! – fund your business. These five time-tested models have been put to use by entrepreneurial superstars like Michael Dell, Bill Gates, Richard Branson and more. Sadly, though, the five models are rarely talked about and not widely understood. Until now! The five models will be brought to life by the real-world stories of an inspiring collection of incredibly creative entrepreneurs from around the world – including successes and failures – through a series of captivating no-holds-barred interviews with founders and others, and investors, too. Why? More than two generations ago, the venture capital community – VC’s, business angels, incubators, and others – convinced the entrepreneurial world that writing business plans and raising venture capital constituted the twin centerpieces of entrepreneurial endeavor. They did so for very good reasons: the sometimes astonishing returns they’ve delivered to their investors and the incredibly large and valuable companies their ecosystem has created. But the vast majority of fast growing companies never take any angel or venture funding. Are they onto something that most of today’s entrepreneurial ecosystem has missed? Indeed, should a business angel or VC be seen as the first port of call for getting your nascent entrepreneurial venture off the ground or growing it faster? Perhaps not. How? You’ll be asked to do a series of exercises – out in the real world – to put your growing toolkit to use in your business or the one you hope to start. Hands-on, practical tools to help your business start and thrive – without venture capital. You’ll join our discussion board of fellow participants, if you like, and learn from others who are putting the tools to work, just as you are. And to suit today’s fast-paced lifestyles, we’ve broken what you’ll get – short lessons, interviews, thought-provoking questions, even some optional things to read – into bite-sized chunks, so you can log in and grab them whenever and wherever you are. And what else? If, after checking out and perhaps completing this course, you find your company in a position where seeking venture capital turns out to be the right thing to do next, John Mullins leads an inspiring and hands-on executive education course at London Business School – this one face-to-face – called Financing the Entrepreneurial Business. There, among a room full of investors and entrepreneurs, you’ll study a series of captivating real-world cases and learn everything an entrepreneur – or an investor, for that matter – needs to know to handle the person who sits across the deal table and take an entrepreneurial business from start-up to exit. See for info....

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18 июля 2020 г.

A beautiful and well oriented course which helps proving your concept of business by customer funding and no external venture capital. Thank you so much to the course instructor and the whole team.


12 мая 2017 г.

It was an amazing opportunity wherein we had a great chance to both learn about various customer funded models through interviews, guest talks and practice them through assignments in parallel

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автор: Adhitya B

8 мая 2016 г.

Very Useful

автор: Γιώργος Κ

9 янв. 2022 г.

The course is only a collection of interviews of other entrepreuners. I do not believe it provides any specific knowledge and the topics discussed are too generic. The interviews are nice, but I would expect a clear guide on how to bootstrap your own start-up without VC.

автор: Lucas G

9 янв. 2020 г.

The ideas behind this course are good but seem like the main focus is to promote a book that the author has written on the topic. Insufficient people taking it as for the peer review system to work. It took 25 days for my last submission to be reviewed.

автор: Asrarul K M

8 сент. 2018 г.

This course is basically a collection of interviews with some experts and indirect advertisement toward's the instructor's authored book on the subject

автор: John M L

27 янв. 2021 г.

This course does not do what it says on the tin. I took this course and bought the book (£15) to learn how to fund my Start-Up. This course offered several scenarios that can be used 'once you get to a certain position'. If you start a website and want to put buyers and sellers together, then yes, getting the customer to fund it is possible. Having an idea and wanting to get that idea to a working demo or actual product, then no, this course doesn't do that. It tells you to 'Bootstrap' at the start and then once you have a product or service, then you can get a or some customers to fund the business.

I have an idea for a product to reduce Carbon Footprint, save on Feed costs for livestock and half the current cost of feed. It will use 95% less water than traditional methods, require no transport and benefit farmers and livestock, which then benefits the marketplace and consumers. But I have a Pitch Deck, Biz PLan, Financials, Website etc but need to build the product. I have no money to bootstrap any further and need at least £100k to get this system made and working to prove concept. Once I have proved concept, I can then approach customers to help fund the next step or approach Angels.

This course does not show me how to get funding for my start-up, to get to a stage where a customer would look at us.

автор: ELEONOR P

12 апр. 2022 г.

Assigments are really hard to submit and confusing to follow through or understand.

автор: Eloi G

15 нояб. 2020 г.

This MOOC should just take 5 slides. No need to even do videos.