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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 https://www.london.edu/education-and-development/executive-education/topic/finance/financing-the-entrepreneurial-business#.WIVY_FyTQ-0 for info....

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SK
2020年7月18日

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.

KK
2017年5月12日

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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創建者 Salman W K

2020年7月19日

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.

創建者 Krishnarjunarao G K

2017年5月13日

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

創建者 Emi H

2018年4月2日

I can not recommend this course highly enough. It literally has changed my life and is from my perspective a must take for every aspiring entrepreneur and also for those already on the path.

創建者 Vinícius G F

2016年8月11日

Excellent course, easy to understand, all sorts of examples and interviews: from entrepreneurs to VC executives, suppliers, costumers... You will definitely learn something useful here.

創建者 Hernán R

2016年6月14日

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.

創建者 Rodrigo C S M

2020年5月26日

This course was so useful, learning about customer funded business models and the VC world really helps you understand the underlyings of successful entrepreneurial ventures.

創建者 Alejandra M

2017年4月20日

This was a very useful course. The teacher is excellent, the materials are well designed and the topic is fascinating. I'm glad I invested my time!

創建者 Saad Q

2016年10月16日

This is a fabulous course, a must take for aspiring and practicing entrepreneurs. Guides you how to survive and swim along the sharks.

創建者 John M

2021年11月25日

Thank-you Prof. John Mullins and Coursera, the course was enlightening in many aspects and the presentation was excellent!

創建者 Mais J

2017年6月19日

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

2020年5月3日

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

2018年1月14日

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

2016年6月27日

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

創建者 Natalie

2016年10月14日

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

創建者 Saurav m

2020年5月29日

The only best alternative course that condemns the angel investors and gives important insights on Crowdfunding.

創建者 gamal w k

2016年6月27日

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

創建者 Giedrius

2021年8月31日

S​uch a valuable information for those who don't know where to start when they don't have funds available.

創建者 Sergei

2016年11月21日

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

創建者 João N S

2016年5月10日

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

創建者 Susanna T

2016年5月25日

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

創建者 Rashad M z

2017年4月7日

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

創建者 Milton C

2021年4月3日

Educational, inspirational, makes you think outside the box and question what you already "knew"

創建者 Ryan L

2017年3月27日

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

創建者 Jarryon P

2017年11月12日

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

創建者 Susan M B

2020年8月3日

This was an excellent course! THanks for the opportunity! How do I receive my certificate?