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Spring 2015-2016
EGR 495   No Audit

Special Topics in Entrepreneurship - Venture Capital Enabling Innovation

Shahram Hejazi

Early stage investors not only fund startups but also enable innovation through mentorship and partnership with the entrepreneurs. Understanding how these investors think, and make financial decisions is critical to students that are interested in entrepreneurship as well as to those that would like to work in investment firms. The course will start by introducing how investment funds are formed and operated and cover topics such as investment process, term-sheet, valuations, market analysis, financial projections and ROI, risk analysis, due diligence, and investor/shareholder rights.

Sample reading list:
Andrew Metrick, Ayako Yasuda, Venture Capital and Finance of Innovation
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
The class will use the case study model. Each class will be divided into three components: guest speakers, exercises/team projects and lectures. Reading assignments approximately 50 pages per week.

Requirements/Grading:
Take Home Mid term Exam - 30%
Quizzes - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
Other (See Instructor) - 40%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
There are no prerequisites for this course. Students from all disciplines are welcome..

Other information:
Other: 40% final project

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42501 L01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm F   Friend Center   006   Enrolled:52 Limit:70