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Entrepreneurship Certificate

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Have a great idea for a startup but don’t know where to begin? 

This certificate program is designed to give both entrepreneurs and new investors the skills needed to evaluate the viability of business concepts and markets, navigate the pitching process, and ultimately gain an understanding of how to receive and invest from a variety of sources.  This program will cover investments from equity investors, angel investors, venture capitalists, crowdfunders, economic development centers, and grants.

In this certificate program, you will learn how to find the right match for your opportunity or investment style, and what goes into delivering and assessing a successful business pitch. You will also explore how to protect your interests as the company is being structured, how to assign a fair valuation to the opportunity, and how to perform due diligence as the financing process moves from investor interest to actually closing the deal. Finally, you will examine the strategies for keeping entrepreneur/investor relations alive and healthy long after the deal has closed.

For the best experience in this program it is strongly recommended to take these courses in the order that they appear.



About eCornell of Cornell University

As Cornell University’s online learning subsidiary, eCornell provides many of the world's leading organizations with online professional development in the areas of finance, healthcare, hospitality, human resources, leadership, management, and marketing.

eCornell's proven course development model and asynchronous instructor-led course delivery provide students with a flexible, engaging, and immediately applicable learning experience crafted by Cornell University faculty. eCornell has delivered online courses to over 90,000 students in more than 200 countries.

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