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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....



May 13, 2017

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


Jun 14, 2016

Excelent course, with great interviews. I am sorry I didn't get it 5 years ago. I would have saved hours and hours preparing for a VC, that I would have used to get customers.


26 - How to Finance and Grow Your Startup – Without VC 的 50 個評論(共 102 個)

創建者 Mais J

Jun 19, 2017

Very insightful especially for someone who is at the idea stage of a startup. Thank you coursera, LBS, and professor John!

創建者 Priyank M

May 03, 2020

Prof Mullins' clarity of thought and its transmission makes this a must do for anyone who needs to take an idea further.

創建者 Nihou

Jan 14, 2018

The quality of the interviews and the content is one of the best I've seen

Thank you very much for all this content

創建者 olayanju o

Jun 27, 2016

one of the best courses on entrepreneurship. Changed my orientation regarding start ups and developing businesses.

創建者 Natalie

Oct 14, 2016

Great course with lots of interviews from entrepreneurs and VC professionals. Great insight from real-life cases.

創建者 gamal w k

Jun 27, 2016

This Course is currently changing my life , The instructor Professor Mullins is The best, he inspired me a lot

創建者 Sergei

Nov 21, 2016

Well structured, Interviews bring amazing value added, highly motivational and very professional talk

創建者 João N S

May 10, 2016

Very useful course for entrepreneurs who don't want to invest their time looking for investors money

創建者 Susanna T

May 25, 2016

Great course! A lot of interesting interviews to important investors and entrepreneurs. Thank you!

創建者 Rashad M z

Apr 08, 2017

Very interesting and I really learned a lot and know exactly how to begin my own startup company.

創建者 Ryan L

Mar 27, 2017

Fantastic course! Assignments, interviews and lectures are all filled with great information.

創建者 Jarryon P

Nov 13, 2017

A beauty of a course. Has definitely saved me many hours and many future tears. Thanks John!

創建者 Peter T

Apr 21, 2018

Great entertaining and engaging course! Makes you think and opens mind to new ideas

創建者 Hayet Z

May 10, 2018

A lot of inspiring case studies being shared and great business strategy explained

創建者 Ismail R

Feb 01, 2017

Good one. But do this course if you are already ready with your idea/prototype.

創建者 Andrea V

May 23, 2020

Thank you John, and all the people that contributed to creating this course!!!

創建者 Zigor K N S

Jun 22, 2017

It was a wonderful learning and give me so many knowlegde!!! Amazing program.

創建者 Ribu T

Apr 17, 2016

Practical frameworks supplemented with cases studies. A must course for th.

創建者 Seyedsaeid M

Jun 06, 2017

I think this course is one of the best courses in guiding the beginners.

創建者 Manuel B G

Jun 27, 2017

Great, Useful, practical .... excellent choice to improve skills if you

創建者 Alan S R

Dec 11, 2017

Great teacher and interesting interviews with successful entrepreneurs

創建者 Cynthia C

Nov 30, 2018

Great information and great teacher. Thanks for teaching this class!

創建者 Shamil A

Jan 21, 2017

That's great! Very useful and non-ordinary course from John Mullins.

創建者 Edgar C

Jan 05, 2020

Excellent financial information in order to understand startups.

創建者 Dominic v M

Aug 03, 2016

Thank you for very interesting lectures and inspiring interviews